Xenogears is a 1998 RPG video game from then-Squaresoft (now Square-Enix). It is James' favorite video game of all time and has been a huge influence on his life in numerous ways. He has played through the entire game literally over 20 times, which is no small feat given that it is a 65-75-hour game. The game's acclaimed soundtrack was composed by James' favorite composer ever, Yasunori Mitsuda.
Strangely, the game is also the reason James hates Square-Enix to this day, as their meddling and rushing of the game forced it to be put on shelves before it was actually truly completed.
He is also one of a select few people on the planet who actually understands every minute element of the ridiculously complex plot--including all of the historical, religious, artistic, and literary metaphors and references.