The best JRPG on the Wii which has a great story and the game world looks beautiful.
27 September 2012
Summary: If you only buy one more game before the Nintendo Wii U 32GB Premium Pack - Black comes out then make sure you buy Xenoblade Chronicles because it is a epic game which should not be missed by rpg lovers. The combat system feels very fresh and is easy to master and the story line is very touching which might bring a tear to your eye. The voice acting is most excellent for a game and they have used British isles actors which makes a nice change.
Summary: What starts off as a freshingly deep game, eventually descends into a depressingly long, poorly directed pain. I'm all for value for money, but when the game drags on for so long that it ruins the overall pacing and makes the whole thing feel more like a chore, it's self-defeatist.
Excerpt: "...many of the areas in Xenoblade are freely open you can even earn points for exploring places around the map, which I think is very clever and encourages the player to take the initiative. Just be careful you don’t run into any powerful monsters! To battle, you select a nearby enemy with the ‘Z’ button to bring up its details, then press A for your characters to approach the enemy and begin auto-attacking. Your controlling character’s Arts are displayed ...
Pros: Fantastic gameplay with many unique features, good story, beautiful open - world scenery .
Cons: A few niggles here and there which I've detailed in the review .
Summary: Being a wii owner is not a great experience. The number of truly great games on the machine probably don't even hit double digits but this is certainly a contender for number 1. Xenoblade is the story of a young man named Shulk who becomes the weilder of a weapon known as the Monado, a weapon that has been used in a conflict against a mechanical enemy known as the Mechon.
Summary: I got this game for Christmas and have enjoyed every single minute of the 200+ game hours I have spent on it. My son managed to finish the game in around 50 hours but I am much more curious and like to seek out the side-quests and explore the sprawling levels. Other reviews tell you about the game - The battles - The unique monsters - The baddies with their cockney accents (the game is japanese and has been translated absolutely perfectly) - The playable characters - The...
Summary: I'm not gonna go on and on about the storyline, characters or gameplay; you can read one of the countless professional reviews for that. All you really need to know is that, as a big fan of JRPGs, this really hit all the right buttons for me. Plus, it's nice to hear a largely non-American voice cast in a game for once.
Summary: During the past few years the JRPG genre has been in a sort of slump, sure there have been exceptions such as eternal sonata and resonance of fate but for the most part the genre has been lacking killer titles that really push the genre forward into to new and inventive territories. then along came xenoblade.