To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Xenogears. The philosophical undertones are extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of Kantian metaphysics most of the references will go over a typical gamer's head. There's also Fei's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation - his personal philosophy draws heavily from Nietzchean literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these themes, to realize that they're not just cool- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Xenogears truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the propensity in Fei's existencial catchphrase "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH," which itself is a cryptic reference to Enoch's Hebrew epic "The Book of Enoch" I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Tetsuya Takahashi's genius unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools… how I pity them. 😂 And yes by the way, I DO have a Xenogears tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.
I disliked Xenogears. Then I played it after having read The Holy Bible and I realized it's a masterpiece!