Summary: Being a wii owner is not a great experience. The number of truly great games on the machine probably don't even hit double digits but this is certainly a contender for number 1. Xenoblade is the story of a young man named Shulk who becomes the weilder of a weapon known as the Monado, a weapon that has been used in a conflict against a mechanical enemy known as the Mechon.
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: I'm not gonna go on and on about the storyline, characters or gameplay; you can read one of the countless professional reviews for that. All you really need to know is that, as a big fan of JRPGs, this really hit all the right buttons for me. Plus, it's nice to hear a largely non-American voice cast in a game for once.
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!