After hearing how great the game was, i decided to try it out. The gameplay is so fresh and original, I don't want to explain it so go watch some youtube videos of it. The game have tons of sidequest and the main quest too me 60 hours to beat. This is worth the 50 bucks if ya plan to buy it.
I didn't completely hate the idea of this game,
however, like most current Wii games it just seems that they are
dressing up old Gamecube games and adapting them to the Wii controls, I don't want to say this a completely terrible game but
considering the price for it NEW to purchase is a real middle finger
to a game audience.
as for graphics, wow, they didn't even try to dress this game up,
I mean I don't expect much from Nintendo nowadays, but wow....
these were bad graphics even for Wii.
unless your a hardcore JRPG fan I wouldn't suggest this game
to the average gamer.
posted by vocal_hero (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Jul 2, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
gamers (20%) found this review helpful
Xenoblade chronicles had the potential to be a great rpg in my personal opinion, but the fact that it was made for the wii left it dead in the water. The mechanics, story, characters, world, and battle system are all great and redeeming qualities of this graphical eyesore of a game. Yes, I am completely aware of the wii's specs in comparison to other platforms and have come to expect the low end quality and visuals, this is why I have to exclaim, its a shame a game like this landed on the wii of all platforms.
Now don't get me wrong, I am a very nostalgic kind of guy who loves to revisit older platforms and often replay a lot of my favorite titles and I have little issue with graphical quality. But the wii seems to pump out a relentless onslaught of low tier junk, closely resembling diarrhea. It's hardware severely limits the game designers resources and productivity, often scaring away 3rd party designers all together. The bogus controls have definitely overstayed their welcome, and can single handedly destroy any interest one has in any wii title in general.
That being said I have to give Xenoblade chronicles two different ratings as it would be unfair to rate it solely on hardware limitations. 9/10 in gameplay while I truly believe it earns a 3/10 graphically.