gamers (79%) found this review helpful
This is by far the best Wii game to ever exist.
It absolutely blew me away. The story, the soundtrack, the combat, and the beautiful world it takes place on is incredible.
These words mean nothing, unfortunately, unless you've played it.
Just rent then buy it and love it.
gamers (68%) found this review helpful
The ONLY game I consider better is EarthBound on SNES. Xenoblade has the most beautiful soundtrack I have ever heard, the graphics are gorgeous for a Wii title, the characters are well written and if you don't like the British voices you can switch to the original Japanese voices ( all text will still be in English ) but the voice acting is actually very good. The battle system can seem complicated at first, but once you get into it it's a lot of fun. 100+ hours of gameplay with nearly 500 side quests. BUY THIS GAME IF YOU LIKE RPGs!
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This is the RPG I've been waiting for! What really hooked me was the battle system, open environment, music and just how simple its to get around to any location you want. The battle system is similar to an MMO but much quicker and more strategy is involved. 19 hours in and i'm still learning new ways to battle. Its so simple but deep. really love the scope of the open environments. I spent about 10 hours just in the first town and beach/forest area completing missions and getting to know the characters. Its such a joy to just wander around I didn't want to use the jump to any area feature. I can't believe that the he Wii can handle a game as huge as this with almost no load times! wow! I can't say enough about the music. For the first time since final fantasy 10 I just sat there listening to the music during the title sequence. everything else is just magic. some areas like the bionis leg (during day) are ok but most of the music is Uematsu caliber. The gem crafting is a bit overwhelming and confusing. I'm still trying to figure it out. The story is interesting and will get you hooked from the get go. Some minor stories can be predictable. The characters are solid; some scenes are better than others. The overall dialogue is mostly good but there are times that it seems a bit awkward due to the character animation (very old school) and scripting. The english dub is surprisingly good. The only character so far that annoyed me was the villan Xord; its over acted. I'm happy that they included the original japanese dialogue and it can be switched at any time! I like to listen to the main plot in japanese and the battles in english; so I know what the heck my characters are doing and I can follow up at the right time to chain a combo. I'm about 20 hours in and loving every minute!The awesomeness of the game completely overshadows its minor shortcoming. This is a must buy!