Summary: I love this game.Its a fun open world game for hard core gamer's and casual gamer's. I had lots of fun with this game but the one thing is while in a fight you have to focus on selecting attacks while the enemy is attacking you.You have to find a strategy to help you keep from getting hit while selecting your attack but this adds on to the fun.
Don't worry about the graphics and just have a good time.
Mike, Game Informer
8 June 2012
Summary: Upsides: I haven't finished this game yet, but I've been very impressed so far. I'm 90 hours in. (Yes, 90. And I'm not done the main story...the number of sidequests is astounding.) The battle system is a blast, mixing MMO-style timing and typical JRPG tactics and giving both a breath of fresh air. Areas are so big that you can easily level grind just by filling out the area map. Tons of loot add to the strategy. And did I mention the sidequests?
Summary: This is, quite honestly, one of the best games I've ever played, and I've been in the video game-playing business for a long time. I'm still playing this game now after having already beaten it twice. My very first run of the game took me exactly 104 hours to beat, and even then I felt like I only scratched the surface. On my second run, it took me even longer to beat it, but I can say I've completely roughly 90-95% of the game.
Summary: Xenoblade is a great game, one of the best games on the Wii. The gameplay is great, the story is good for an RPG, and the music is fantastic. The characters are good, but sometimes the voices get a tad annoying during a battle (battles are also a good thing about this game!). It's very lengthy, it will take a long time to complete this game. The graphics are pretty good, but closeups are slightly ugly at some points.
Xenoblade Chronicles Review: The Beginning of the New World for JRPG's
1 June 2012
Summary: I have finally finished the latest epic for the Nintendo Wii, Xenoblade Chronicles after 120 hours of gameplay. Safe to say, it is a fantastic game. It has its ups and downs like all other games, but it is a satisfying experience nonetheless. Setting: The idea of living on the body of a god has long existed in human literature. Perhaps the most famous is the Enuma Elish from Babylon.
Summary: One of the main reasons that I love gaming as much as I do is because of JRPGs (Japanese Role Playing Games). The first RPG I ever played, the NES JRPG Dragon Warrior, got me hopelessly hooked on the genre as a whole. My favorite game of all time, Final Fantasy IV, is another JRPG, and was the first game that showed me that video games could reach a level of emotion and compelling storytelling that was as deep and as powerful as any great novel or film.
Summary: Xenoblade is the brainchild of Monolith Soft, whose credits include Baten Kaitos, Baten Kaitos Origins, and Xenosaga, among others. Released in Europe as Xenoblade Chronicles (in English) in August of 2011, the game was bafflingly absent from American shelves before Nintendo of America finally decided to give the game a limited Stateside release in April 2012.
Summary: Xenoblade Chronicles is kind of a tragic game, in my opinion. Its execution is top notch, but it is limited by its existence on the Nintendo Wii. The story is excellent, and the characters are well-crafted and interesting. I found myself caring about what happened to them, and wanting to know more about the world they existed in. In that respect, this game feels like a throwback to Chrono Trigger. The gameplay is very good, too.