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: 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 can't believe that Xenoblade Chronicles almost didn't make it to America. What was Nintendo thinking? The Wii can't boast many JRPGs period (the only ones I can think of are Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and those Final Fantasy games), and here Nintendo was trying to deny another one to American Wii owners. Fortunately, thanks to overwhelming fan support, the game found its way to the U.S. After a recent slew of unimpressive JRPGs, I was hungry for a change.
Summary: As one of the people who signed that petition and pre-ordered it, I'm so glad this game came out! Xenoblade is an amazing game. It's not perfect by any stretch but it does so many things right. The environments are amazing. The areas you explore are huge and rendered in great detail. Whole sections stretch for miles all around with barely any noticeable loading or graphical pop-ins as you move around. The grass, the bushes and the trees all sway in the breeze.
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.
Summary: I wanted to finish the game before writing a review, but damn, my instinct as a writer is to get my ideas on paper before they slip out of my mind, and with the way things are looking, I have a while to go before finishing up this game. So, here it goes: From just a glance, you wouldn't be able to discern the amount of depth that Xenoblade Chronicles provides, but believe me, there is a helluva lot of depth in this game, so much so that it's enough to be a turn-off to...
Summary: I love RPG's. I was interested that another one finally came out for the Wii, but at the same time, worried. Once I played this game, I knew there was nothing to be worried about. This was a great RPG, maybe even better than the rest. While the graphic are just "ok", everything else is flawless in every form. This is a must have for any Wii owners.