Aside from the title screen, the graphics are on par with... PS2, but unless you're a snobby rpg player you will enjoy this game. This jrpg definitely needs to be played, admittedly it took me a while to get used to the battle system which ended up involving more tactics just auto-attack like i thought it would. The voice acting fits well with the jrpg scripts but honestly I can't tell the difference in the voice of Shulk and Reyn who you will hear a lot of. If you are an avid RPG player this game definitely needs to be played
posted by vocal_hero (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Jul 2, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
gamers (18%) 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.
gamers (17%) found this review helpful
I received this game hoping to play an epic RPG that had a solid story line, good gameplay, acceptable voice acting, and an overall enjoyable experience.
What I found was that I would have found this game great fun, if I were 12. I'm assuming a great number of gamefly customers are NOT 12 years old, so I would advise against renting this. If you ARE a 12 or 13 year old, then you very well may enjoy this game.
The voice acting was absolutely TERRIBLE, the storyline was excessively juvenile, and while the combat system wasn't terrible, it was in my opinion, sub-par.
Save yourself some time and energy, and find something else to play.