Zane MS "Twelfth Limit ~ Death by Leisure", amazon.co.uk
18 February 2012
Summary: One of the best JRPGs I've played this generation. Music is brilliant, story holds up, content keeps you entertained for 40-100 hours and is well worth any rpg lovers time. For my full in depth opinion, check out my video review! Hope it helps! [...
Summary: I've played a few RPG's in my time but I have to say that none have grabbed me like this game. After 10 hours or so of a game I generally tend to get bored. This game however keeps your interest as the environments are constantly changing. The characterisation is brilliant and the game has a bit of a star wars feel about it with different races such as the nopons, telethia etc.
A light-hearted, vibrant and colossal scifi/fantasy-RPG that earns it's place among the great RPG stars and an RPG fans heart
Alex Holt, amazon.co.uk
4 February 2012
Summary: Having played all the previous Xeno games, although they we're mostly decent, but not superb.. Xenoblade managed to push the mark a league or two higher than it's predecessors. It contains all the vital organs of an RPG, tension-building story roller coaster that starts timid but makes you suck your gut in by the end. A combat system that is unique in that you move freely on the battlefield, while choosing your abilities from a menu as per RPG law.
Excerpt: "...on gaming for some time. Xenoblade Chronicles is a fine example of such a game and one of the best RPG titles on the Wii, something that Nintendos latest console is very short on to be fair. The game is set in a war between two tribes in a mystical world with you taking one side, the “good” side of the battle. The story is quite good actually set up well and makes you feel involved. Very rare is it that a RPG has the story to match ...
Summary: I had high hopes for this after I saw the trailers and then I finally got the game. I played with Classic Controller Pro, which I find much easier to use than just remote, since there's no swordswinging by the remote. After confusion and getting familiar with controllers, actions and all the other stuff I just got hooked. Hours of playing, doing quests and collecting stuff. I really tried to do everything so I ended up playing 142h.
Summary: What a game! The story is tremendous though very cliche to other RPGs and Anime series. The combat at first seems very basic but can get quite complex while remaining fun. The controls on the classic controller pro are great. The dub is very well voiced and very Brtish. And the best thing about the game is the Soundtrack; really phenomenal stuff.
Summary: 8.5 Presentation Beautiful design makes up for Xenoblade's graphical shortcomings - but it's disappointing that the dialogue isn't lip-synced. 7.0 Graphics This is the best that the Wii can do, but it's not really up to modern standards. The artistic direction makes up for a lack of technical grunt. 8.5 Sound A super, varied score with generally excellent localised voice acting.
Summary: As I dust off my wii I think about the last great RPG that I got excited about on a Nintendo console and I have to think a long way back to Tales of Symphonia which took me 7 years to complete although I wish I never stopped playing it. Xenoblade sounded amazing and was one of those games that caught my eye the first time I caught wind of it in Japan and then the exciting news that it was being released into the UK.