XenoBlade Chronicles
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2013
This game is the best RPG of the previous generation (Wii, PS3, Xbox360). The world is large but well made and full of awe inspiring vistas. The story is not emo and the characters are very likable. The gameplay is a combination of monster Hunter and FFXII and there are tons and tons of stuff you can do in the game that hooked me more than Skyrim or Oblivion. Definitely recommended and I wish Nintendo does a re-release for people that want to play this game but can't because the the huge prices here
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2015
My only complaint is that I no longer have access to the television. Kid has been playing this during all his free time. Graphics are excellent and gameplay hold's my son's interest. Can't believe I spent so much money on a video game, no Gamestops near me had it available, but he was very happy, so that was worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2015
OMG THIS GAME IS GREAT! The battle mechanic is awesome, it is really rewarding to level up your arts to do more damage, the voice acting is great, and THE STORY!!!!!!!!! THE STORY! It's great!!!!! Itis my favorite RPG game ever :) Totally worth the 70 dollar price tag :)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2014
I have been a fan of this team's work across their various publishers, and Xenoblade definitely has recognizable DNA. With the disclaimer that I have not yet finished the game, I can already see a typically strong focus on story and character design. Art is rich within the confines of the platform, and while I can't say I remember much of the musical score offhand, it does fit the areas and it doesn't get tedious. Combat is once again completely redefined from past and similar titles, but once you're eased into the complexities, the system flows quite well.

Most strikingly, there has been some very obvious effort in Xenoblade to streamline out aspects which typically slow down or break the flow of RPGs: Saving and loading can be done virtually anywhere. Consumable items are nonexistant (and you don't miss them), so farming is fairly irrelevant. Enemies significantly weaker than the player simply do not attack unless actively engaged, and enemies significantly stronger telegraph their strength well enough to be avoided. In combat, basic attacks are carried out automatically whenever characters are in range, so battle orchestration becomes an act of choosing when and how to direct and deploy characters' unique abilities. A liberal instant travel system makes backtracking/revisiting a breeze. Gimmicks and subgames are conspicuously sparse. I will dock a few points on the sheer number of sidequests available, which can tend to derail story progress, but at least quests are all tied to named and fleshed-out NPCs rather than stapled onto a faceless board purely for completionism. Plus, most are considered 'completed' as soon as requirements are met, without even needing to report back anywhere.

The net result is, I must concede, a game which feels far more like a MMO than a typical JRPG, even though certain JRPG elements remain strong. It is not the classical formula of turn-based challenges bolted onto an independent narrative e.g. traditional Final Fantasy, but it does stop short of the complete freeform experience e.g. Elder Scrolls which has been in vogue recently. Offhand, I might liken it to a Final Fantasy XII (but with more kinks worked out, and less focus on content for content's sake) or a Last Story (but with less dynamic action and more party/control flexibility), or perhaps a modern Star Ocean (albeit with considerably less character development complexity). If you're just looking for a build a character / save the world open-ended timekill, you can do far better for the price. If you want a game that's going to be well-known and well-traveled, that you can look up, grind through, and check off your list, you can do better for the price. However, if you look at an RPG from the price backwards to the amount of time and investment you'll be able to put into it, and the fresh, engaging experiences you'll get out of it, Xenoblade Chronicles is thus far standing up to the $80-odd I got my copy for, and I could definitely see deluxe packs with additional materials being worth more.
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on November 4, 2014
I couldnt wait to play this game. the story i ll leave to decide what you think of it, at the end of game it left me feeling mixed. as far as the gameplay goes it does very well. the world you traverse is vast and the beauty makes you want to explore more. exploration is rewarded with challenging hidden enemies which rewards rarities. the characters are all fun to play as, adding twist to old rpg roles. each character has a fixed way they play,no one is the same. the battle system is active turn base just like final fantasy 7 and 8 but at a faster pace. cool down times on skill actions get rid of the old mp system which feels great not having to bulk on mp items. music is greatly composed by the xenogears vet and can feel his style in this one resembles his previous work, except for the out of place rock n roll tracks cause everything else is orchestra. not that i dont like the them, it just feels out of place since the theme for the game is almost 95 percent orchestra. it really doesnt match the rest of tracks if you played through whole game. the ending explain the aftermath well. i honestly didnt like the ending though. i ll leave to your viewing to see if you like it. which makes this game great is the gameplay and exploration which is highly addictive. the musical scores sets the defined mood that only the xenogears composer vet can do. the world is so vividly beautiful,that in itself makes you want to explore every nook n cranny. almost like rogue galaxy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2015
Found it for 40 at the local game stop - they even had multiple copies! Whole family loves to play this game. Definitely recommend searching it out and playing it (but try not to pay the 100ish they're asking here)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2014
When of the best games I ever got and I usely hate rpg. A little pricey but worth every penny. It was in good condition still in the warper when I got it and arrived on time:)
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on August 29, 2014
Words can not explain how much I love this game. Graphics is a little bit outdated because of the incapacity of wii console. However,It has most beautiful scene that I've seen in a video game. Music is phenomenal ,and the british voice acting is charming. Gameplay is deep and interesting. After 72 hours,I still have tons of things to do. You can Obtain the extra skill trees, kill the super bosses and reconstruct colony 6. All in all, Xenoblade set completely different standard of rpg.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2013
Xenoblade is undoubtedly a great game. It brings me back to my childhood, where I stayed up all hours of the night beating such classics as Final Fantasy 6,7,8,9,10, Chrono Cross, Chrono trigger, the Star Ocean series, the Grandia series, Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, and the Xenosaga series. The story is deep and satisfying, and it's one of those rare games where you actually feel a little depressed when the credits finally roll across the screen. I recommend this game to anyone who loves RPG's, and what they embody. However, there are several places where you can either rent or buy this game at a much cheaper price. Search around before blowing hundreds of dollars on it!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2013
Xenoblade Chronicles is such a fantastic game! This is the best RPG to come out in years. There is tons to explore, the world is massive and beautiful. The characters are enjoyable and the voice acting is very good. The combat system is fun and engaging, and there so much side content that you can spend well over 100 hours on this game (I played 140 hours my first playthrough, and did not complete everything there is to do), so you definitely get your money's worth. The story is engaging and interesting, offering new twists as you go along, I was really surprised by the ending! Oh and the music is very good too. The game can be challenging, but not so difficult you ever feel it's impossible.

The only thing I really had a problem with in the game was the back-and-forth of finding people you need to talk to for side quests. Although the game does keep track of what side quests you have done and a list of NPCs you meet, it can be difficult to find who you need to speak to at the right time/location. I probably spent a lot of time just looking for certain NPCSs to finish quests.

But other than that it is all good. This game is definitely worth the buy. Most people say it's more fun with the Wii's Classic Controller Pro, but it's not necessary if you don't have one. Using the Wii remote and nun chuck work just as well. You have to hold down an extra button to turn the camera, but you get used to it within a few minutes, it's less trouble than it sounds like. Also, you can still get copies of this game at Gamestop for much cheaper than Amazon prices. But however you play, and wherever you get it, you won't regret it!
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