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.
I've played over 70 Games for the Wii. If there is a reason to own a Wii this game is it. It is a tragedy that this game was not made for the other consoles. I think if it had better graphics it would be perfect in my opinion. But there has been plenty of games with amazing graphics that are just plain boring, short, or have under developed game play. This is a must buy game for the Wii if u like rpgs!