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: 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.
Summary: DISCLAIMER: This review refers to the UK version of the game, released under the name XENOBLADE CHRONICLES. ___________ MONADO: BEGINNING OF THE WORLD (aka XENOBLADE) is one of those great games that (for some unfathomable reason) Nintendo had initially decided not to market outside Japan. It has been available, fully translated, since August in Europe (where my copy came from). This used not to be true for the US. Luckily, Nintendo North America (finally!
Summary: This is a brilliant RPG for the Wii. Gamers who have played a lot of RPGs might find this similar to Final Fantasy 12, which is great for me, since I actually loved FF12. Set after a time of peace between Homs (humans) and Mechon (mecha), the colony comes under attack from the Mechon. Two great titans battled endlessly in a valley, one Bionis fighting for the Hom, and one Mechonis, fighting for the Mechon.
Pros: Long game, engaging storyline, pleasant battle system
Cons: Voice acting is a bit cheesy, some actions are a little fiddly to carry out.
Summary: Slight spoilers ahead Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) Story Xenoblade Chronicles begins as so many JRPGs do ...in a small peaceful town with the hero not really knowing where he is originally from and then suddenly everything that he holds dear is destroyed by mysterious metal clad beings... in that simple principle it holds its charm for setting up the beginning of a truly massive adventure filled with love and revenge.