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.
Regardless of the graphics having room for improvement..the story line is amazing and the game play, even thou, a bit confusing at the beginning its very innovative, once you get the hang of out you'll wish this game never ends
I have heard great things about this game, so when I got it I had high expectations. First off, the first and only RPG I have played and liked is Pokemon. I wanted to change that, so I got this game. I got two hours in, and I was confused beyond what I thought was imaginable for a video game (and I'm pretty smart, if I have a say). I didn't understand the battles and the battling system AT ALL. I tried to get help from the in-game tutorials, in text and video wallthroughs, and even from my sister (who happened to be in the room at the time). I wish that I could've gotten into it more.