Summary: XENOBLADE: CHRONICLES (aka: MONADO: BEGINING OF THE WORLD) 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 (at last!) yielded to the pressure of the fans and announced the release of the game.
Unique, plot-heavy, emotional, but a bit too dragged-out.
15 October 2012
Summary: Getting this game was a no-brainer for me when I finally picked up a Wii console. I had only recently played the Xenosaga series made by the same team, and I loved that story so much, I now rank it above all my nostalgic childhood favorites. This game too is amazing in similar aspects. However, the one and only major problem I had with the Xenosaga series is also present in this game, to a much greater extent. But first, the good aspects.
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: I remember hearing about this game when it was released in Japan back in 2010 and thinking it looked pretty good, and how disappointed I was when it wasn't going to be released in North America. To my surprise, Nintendo of America actually took a risk and released the game. So was it worth the wait? One look at my ranking should make it obvious.
Summary: Xenoblade Chronicles is well okay, the reason why graphics aren't necessary yet necessary for many who have LCD tv's, the blur and distorted pixels are the reason I hate the wii on lcd, but if it weren't for next gen consoles I would probably like the wii more than i do, the problem is this game would be better on ps3 or xbox360 here's why, The Control pad for starters old school is still the best, the wii-mote is what puts me off from wii games.