posted by worlddomanator (PUYALLUP, WA) Apr 15, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
gamers (10%) found this review helpful
first off if like me you thought this would somehow tie into xenogears or xeno saga no ot doesnt. next issue this has THE LAMEST BATTLE SYSTEM EVER. all you do is swap between skills to do any damage and while if your close enough attacks auto for no damage.its like wow with downs. the only reason i even gave it a 2 was cause the wii finally got a new game. if this title was put under any other console it woulda bricked and never made it out. thanks gamefly for saving me the money that woulda been wasted too bad i wont ever get that 4 hrs of my life back. dont bother renting this seriously.
i started the game and it took me two minutes to take it ut and send it back i did not like the fact that u could not just use the weapons with the push of a button you had to go through multiple steps to fight it for kids not anyone 15 and up
posted by maskedpainter (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Jun 4, 2013
Member since May 2013
Presentation: Epic. Grand. Massive. Words to properly describe the world and its long list of characters presented to the player. Followed up with a constant real time environment that allows you to reach every point you see on screen and a story with enough originality t o set it apart from the typical this game shows us what Nintendo and its second party in house developers are capable of.
Game play: Constant real time battle system that allows you to place your person anywhere you need to make a critical blow. This also allows you to enter and leave battles seamlessly without loading screens, wait times or stoppages in play time. Enough customization options to keep even the most hard core gamers happy and a Affinity system that rewards you for building personal relationships among NPCs, Party members and entire towns.
Value: Here's the skinny. The main quest takes over 65 hours to complete while doing all the side quest take another 35 hours. It's easily over a hundred hours for a perfect run and over 80 for a normal gamer.
Verdict: Xenoblade Chronicles world is something to behold, with towns that bustle with life, a day and night system, wonderful engaging characters, beautiful music, rich story, real time battle system and so on and so on. If you're a RPG fan this is the best RPG released in the past decade and you'll do yourself a favor to put the time into this quality gem.