Finally got the last story.

#1 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Oh man this game is good, I mean holy crap. I've played 16 hours of the last story and it is easily the best jrpg this generation. I was weary of this because xenoblade was terrible, but damn I fucking love this game. It's toned down final fantasy. Everything about final fantasy, take it down a step and make it more believeible. The british voice acting is downright charming. A great way for the wii to end.

#2 Edited by mattdragn (76 posts) -

For sure man, me and my mate are playing through it we're right at the same area as you. It's pretty good and the story takes some good turns, though I wish the main character would get thrown in jail a bit less >.<. Really looking forward to seeing how this one ends, kind of holding out for a not happily ever after ending, but I suspect that's where they'll go. Good combat too. It is one of the few games I kind of wish wasn't on the wii though, as there's some beautiful art work and world design here, and the frame rate does it no justice sometimes (rarely). Still a proper boss game all in all.

#3 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

Wax Xenoblade really that bad? I don't know if I'll ever get around to playing either of these games, but I definitely want to.

#4 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

I played 20 hours of xenoblade and my god it was the most boring game ever. I kept playing yelling "when the hell is something going to happen?"

#5 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Anyone else get the last story? That book box it comes in is really nice.

#6 Posted by Hailinel (24413 posts) -

@JZ said:

I played 20 hours of xenoblade and my god it was the most boring game ever. I kept playing yelling "when the hell is something going to happen?"

I played a hundred hours and counting of Xenoblade and the amount of stuff to see and do is almost overwhelming.

@DoctorWelch said:

Wax Xenoblade really that bad? I don't know if I'll ever get around to playing either of these games, but I definitely want to.

No, not at all. It's an amazing experience, one that I highly recommend.

@JZ said:

Anyone else get the last story? That book box it comes in is really nice.

I have it, but I haven't started it yet.

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#7 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

Funny, I had the opposite reaction - I thought Xenoblade was great and The Last Story was terrible.

#8 Edited by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

I swear, it's impossible to tell whether or not a JRPG is good based on other people's opinions. More than any other genre I feel like the difference in opinion varies so greatly from game to game that it's hard to know what to trust.

#9 Posted by frankfartmouth (1016 posts) -

I haven't played Last Story yet, but I'm about 20 into Xenoblade right now, and I think it's awesome. I hope that doesn't mean I'm going to think Last Story's gonna suck because that's how this thread is trending so far.

#10 Posted by Turambar (6739 posts) -

I thought both Xenoblade and Last Story were pretty good games. Does that mean I win?

#11 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

@Turambar said:

I thought both Xenoblade and Last Story were pretty good games. Does that mean I win?

NO! YOU LOSE!

The real answer is: EVERYTHING SUCKS!

#12 Posted by ImHungry (377 posts) -

Xenoblade is fantastic. The story doesn't actually move all that slow, just that you'll likely be pursuing many of the hundreds of sidequests between each plot point instead of going straight to the next(though you often can) which can make it seem slow and draggy, but that game is amazing.

Been sitting on a copy of The Last Story for a while, can't wait to rip into it once finals are over.

#13 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1565 posts) -

@ImHungry said:

Xenoblade is fantastic. The story doesn't actually move all that slow, just that you'll likely be pursuing many of the hundreds of sidequests between each plot point instead of going straight to the next(though you often can) which can make it seem slow and draggy, but that game is amazing.

Been sitting on a copy of The Last Story for a while, can't wait to rip into it once finals are over.

If I could give one piece of advice to people going into Xenoblade, it would be to do as few side quests as you can get away with, and generally avoid anything that seems grindy. The side-quests are largely terrible and inconsequential (I know a few people here disagree, but you're masochists), and stuff like heart-to-hearts aren't worth the time investment. If you stick with the main story, you'll have a much better experience, and won't miss all that much -- if you really want to see the missable stuff, find it on YouTube or something. I played through a substantial number of side-quests, and still had to grind before going into the end-game, so they won't necessarily even save you from that.

#14 Posted by Tophat666 (229 posts) -

I just picked it up in a buy 2 get 1 free deal, & let me tell you, after the shit storm that was RE6, I'm so glad to see such a well done Japanese developed game.

I'm loving every second of this game (about 11 hours in), & I was shock on how well they worked a cover system into a JRPG. It's basically Mass Effect with swords, & i'm glad to see others enjoying it too. I would further in the game, but the Battle Royle beta ends soon & needed get some time in on that, also I have time because of Hurricane Sandy making not able to go to work.

Definitely gonna be one of my favorite games this year.

#15 Posted by mattdragn (76 posts) -

Just beat this now and I'm pleased to say that the story holds up right to the end of the game. Really good characters and a solid conclusion to the game along with a strong final boss and a couple of good if fairly obvious plot twists. Fantastic soundtrack for the last couple of bosses to!

#16 Posted by Hailinel (24413 posts) -

@mattdragn said:

Just beat this now and I'm pleased to say that the story holds up right to the end of the game. Really good characters and a solid conclusion to the game along with a strong final boss and a couple of good if fairly obvious plot twists. Fantastic soundtrack for the last couple of bosses to!

I just beat the game myself tonight. I really enjoyed the story and characters. And yeah, while there are some predictable plot twists and some tropes that people will easily spot because of Sakaguchi's tastes in storytelling, it really holds up all the way to the end.

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#17 Posted by believer258 (11801 posts) -

I seem to remember Video Game King leading me to think this was not a good game...
I may be wrong on that.

#18 Posted by TournamentOfHate (430 posts) -

This thread is the first time I've read anything bad about Xenoblade.

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