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9.9 out of 10

Xenoblade Chronicles

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Overall 10
10

Three things that make Xenoblade Chronicles an RPG you must play

quartertothree.com
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.
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Overall 9
9.0

Xenoblade Chronicles Review

G4
12 April 2012
  • 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
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Overall 9
9.1
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 9
9.1
Sound 9
8.8
Storyline 9
9.0
Control 9
8.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
6 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Xenoblade is a game that lives up to its hype and shall be fondly looked back on.
  • Pros: Engaging cast of characters, beautiful graphics, great battle system, strong exploration aspect.
  • Cons: Perhaps one too many plot twists, items can be difficult to manage.
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Overall 10
9.5

A Vision Of The Future

Game Informer
6 April 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 10
10
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.4
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 10
10

Xenoblade Chronicles Review

Cheat Code Central
6 April 2012
Overall 10
10

Xenoblade Chronicles Review

ztgd.com
6 April 2012
  • 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
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Overall 10
9.5

Xenoblade Chronicles

Nintendo World Report
4 April 2012
  • Summary: I didn't expect to give such a high score to a game I originally knew so little about. Then again, I didn't expect to play one of the best RPGs of the last ten years, either.
  • Pros: Accessible, Fantastic combat system, Great soundtrack and good voice acting, Incredible storytelling, Vast exploration
  • Cons: Below-average visuals, Some grinding is not totally out of the question, Story can get a bit convoluted in a few parts
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Snackbar Games
2 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Small complaints aside, Xenoblade Chronicles does a lot right. It evolves this style of game by taking the necessary steps forward to keep things fresh, while respecting what made the genre so popular in the first place. It will appease both RPG veterans and newcomers alike, proving to everyone that there is a lot more life left in the JRPG genre.
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Overall 9
9.3
Design 10
9.7
Gameplay 9
9.3
Storyline 9
8.8

Xenoblade Chronicles

GameTrailers
27 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Though we were first made aware of Xenoblade Chronicles back at E3 2006, the long overdue RPG finally sees a North American release just as the Wii nears the finish line. After all the brouhaha over Nintendo’s lack of commitment to the game’s localization, is it better late than never for Xenoblade, or should it have been left to wither in obscurity? Xenoblade’s story feels distinct from the very get-go.
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Overall 10
10

Xenoblade Chronicles

Square-Go
21 December 2011
  • 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.
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