Three things that make Xenoblade Chronicles an RPG you must play
19 April 2012
Excerpt: One of the biggest liabilities Xenoblade Chronicles has to deal with is that it’s a JRPG. The first letter in that acronym comes with a lot of baggage that will deter many people who enjoyed Skyrim, Mass Effect, and The Witcher. It’s also only on the Wii, and only available from Gamestop.
Summary: Xenoblade Chronicles is the sort of precious jRPG that this recent console generation has sorely lacked. Despite some missteps and over-complication, the game stands out as one of the best in recent years. Xenoblade creates a world simply begging to be explored.
Pros: Easily among the best looking Wii games out there, Unparalleled, massive environments create a living, breathing world, Spectacular value…even a barebones run should take a minimum of sixty hours, Soundtrack is diverse, varied, and beautiful
Cons: The final third of the game's environments fall off in quality, beauty, and exploration, Sidequests are largely uninspired and trivial, Many aspects of the game's underlying systems are poorly explained
Excerpt: Xenoblade Chronicles is not only the best RPG this generation, but it's also my favorite game on the Nintendo Wii. If you like RPGs, then you own it to yourself to buy this limited time gem of a game.
Pros: + Incredible world, + Great story by Monolith Soft, + Fun battle system, + Deep level of character customization, + Fantastic Soundtrack, + Lots of side quests
Cons: Muddy textures on the Wii, Story takes a long time to get going
Conclusion: Concept: Combine the best visuals ever seen on the Wii with a sweeping narrative, a unique setting, and a compelling combat system to revitalize the JRPG genre
Graphics: The draw distance of the massive, gorgeously detailed zones would be just as impressive on a more powerful console
Sound: Solid music sets the backdrop, while a strong British cast provides some of the most subdued, least-embarrassing voice acting ever in a Japanese RPG
Playability: Several complex...
Excerpt: Xenoblade Chronicles is a game of many contradictions. It is, at its heart, a traditional Japanese Role Playing Game (JRPG) in the truest sense of the term. The West has fallen out of love with the genre in recent years, preferring the post-apocalyptic desolateness of the Vault and its surroundings or the sci-fi fantasy of Shepard and his crew.
Conclusion: Xenoblade Chronicles dispose encore de nombreux points sur lesquels nous ne sommes pas intervenus, comme notamment la gestion de l'inventaire, les objets, les gemmes et la possibilité d'améliorer les armes, etc... Le titre regorge d'aspects, de points, des données essentielles appartenant au genre du RPG. A vous aussi la découverte et les longues heures de jeu où vous pourrez à votre tour découvrir toutes les possibilités du jeu.
Pros: Un jeu riche et complet, La clarté des informations, Une bande son exceptionnelle, Un système de relation des personnages intéressant, La liberté dans les quêtes secondaire, La richesse du contenu secondaire, Les environnements vastes
Cons: Des combats bruyants, Les caractéristiques des objets peu claires, un inventaire limité
Summary: I simply cannot find fault in this masterpiece of a game.
Pros: An epic story with many unexpected twists., Beautiful, wide areas to explore, teeming with life and countless discoveries., So much to do, yet never repetitive!, Successfully incorporates everything that makes the JRPG genre great.