Picked up a Basic last week with NSMBU, Sega All-Stars Racing, and a bunch of Wii games like Last Story, Rhythm Heaven Fever, and Mario Galaxy. Couldn't find any copies of Xenoblade Chronicles anywhere, and screw paying $100 for it on Amazon.
Looks pretty cool to me. Can't remember what game it was I played that had a combat system just like this, where you queue up commands three or four at a time with infrequent pausing in between. I think maybe Dungeon Siege? And the stealth kind of reminds me of Demon Stone for the PS2.
You guys are crazy people if you expected this game to get rave reviews. It's in a similar niche space as Monster Hunter now. Not really a shooter, not really a brawler, not really a horror game. It's Mercenaries 3D with a story mode. Which, if you're a part of that audience, is great.