Maybe it's because I'm not too thrilled with combat that doesn't let you do much, but the combat in this game is BORING. It feels exactly like Final Fantasy 12 and even has the British voices too...I need more involvement in an RPG and I just pretty much have to move the character around and he attacks by himself...
Great music is the only thing saving this game.
Xenoblade chronicles, this game took me MONTHS to beat! but I must say this is the best story I EVER heard of (for once something has a good ending), very new and original. The different lands with the free roaming was AMAZING! The only reason why I'm giving this game a 9 out of 10 is because there was some times where the bosses were like SUPER easy and then BOOM another one comes and uses cheap moves that would kill u and ur whole team in one hit which got very annoying at times, but other than that this game is just AMAZING. now this is a game that's worth buying!
posted by Ryantehossim (CENTRALIA, WA) Feb 28, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
For a while, I've considered Tales of Symphonia my favorite RPG. I loved the story, the characters, the combat, the design, everything about that game was pure awesome.
However, after playing Xenoblade Chronicles, I'm starting to second-guess my high opinion of Symphonia. I could tell after the first major battle in Xenoblade that I was going to fall in love with this game.
The story is very well paced and you feel an emotional connection with each of the characters. Its not just a war they're fighting, its a battle for survival, a subject matter that most games nowadays do not follow unless its some alien force or undead horde being the antagonist.
The combat in this game is very reminiscent of Final Fantasy 12, but done right. I did not light FF12's combat system because the game pretty much played itself, and I hate it when games do that. But this one is active, engaging, and fun.
The world you explore in this game is nothing short of a visual spectacle. Despite the fact that the Wii is significantly less powerful versus the 360 and PS3, its still a darned good looking game. The environments are huge, and the world is gorgeous. The vibrancy, colors and scale really bring the Bionis husk to life. I consider it the best looking game on the Wii.
If you can manage to get your hands on this game, do it. Sure, it will cost a fair amount for a game released in limited quantities, but the amount of depth, story, scale, and gameplay really make for the best game on the Wii, and, in my opinion, the best RPG ever, and one of the best game ever made.