I love tradtional RPGs and this game is just that. It is lovely world and with huge amount of things to do and see. As to graphics it is a Wii game don't expect PS3 or 360 quality in the visuals but look for the little details that are put in. They make the world just that more real. Expect to do lots of little mini quest, this game is full of them, and expect to do lots of monster grinding for them, but this isn't the usual go there and hit them. The combat is very fluid and with chians and mixing of skills in real time make the game fights go faster and flow better.
I wish we had more games like this in the market and with Last Story an Pandoria's Tower to come the Wii is going out on a strong RPG foot.
The Wii is dead, but this Epic JRPG keeps it alive
posted by CylanthMN (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Apr 16, 2012
Member since Jun 2011
gamers (43%) found this review helpful
Dont let the fact that its on the Wii dissuade you, this is an epic JRPG that melds JRPG gameplay with western MMORPG mechanics. Its long, its got interesting characters and a deep story. A very involving battle system, Its got tons of customization, side quests, and places to explore, epic mobs to kill. The only downside is that its on the primitive Wii, meaning the graphics just arent meant for HD screens. If you can overcome that, you will enjoy this massive JRPG. SquareEnix could learn how to make a good RPG from these guys.
posted by thatoneguythatg (BELGRADE, MT) Apr 17, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
gamers (38%) found this review helpful
If your Wii has ever had any disc-read problems then theres a good chance you won't get to play this game much, if at all.
The small amount I got to play I enjoyed, but what happened after rendered that joy into sorrow and remorse. Here's what happened; I got Xenoblade in the mail and I excitedly put it in my Wii only for it to tell me that it is unable to read the disc. I've had this problem before and it was only a matter of re-inserting the disc until it started to spin. Well after about a dozen tries it finally fired up. I played for several hours and then I shut it off and went to bed.
The next day when I tried to get it to play, it just plain refused. So I get on the net to see if other people are having the same problem and how I might fix it. I found that the culprit was a dirty disc-read lens coupled with dual-layered discs. Nintendo used to make a cleaning disc that seems to be discontinued. So I look on youtube to see if there is anything I can do without an official cleaner and found several videos detailing how to make your own cleaner.
I was a bit skeptical but I really wanted to continue this game, so I made my own cleaning disc and carefully wiped the inside of my console and to my relief it actually worked, the game played on the third try.
So I play for several hours until I went to make dinner. After eating I went back to play and it worked after the fourth try so I thought it must have worked, right? WRONG!!!
About ten minutes in my Wii starts making a horrible buzzing. I turned it off for a while and then turned it back on. It seemed to be fine other than not being able to play the dual-layered disc (others played fine). I should have given up at this point but like a fool I decided to try cleaning it again . The pad on the disc got caught on something and is now stuck in the disc drive. Now I have to risk ruining by taking it apart.
It looks like I'll have to wait until I get a Wii U to play through this game.