338 Comments
Posted by darkjohnny47

yes?

Posted by FinalGameFreak

yay

Posted by Grimmy616

BRAD SING TO ME

Edited by Molenator85

Early Morning Quicklook!

Posted by evilkaz

Hey

Posted by brotherstereo

Neat-o

Posted by BeachThunder

I was actually expecting a longer quick look :o

Edited by SomeJerk

As much as I wish JRPGs and lengthyass games could get more coverage on GB, it's difficult with the time you need to finish one - compared to any western developed game.. Found myself just about satisfied with my more recent purchase of Tales of Graces F and love Xenoblade (music helps a bunch), thanks for the QL, the game deserves some of the hype it's getting.
 
(Also: Best played with the Classic Controller. Freaking marvellous game WORTH BUYING A WII FOR. And I don't believe in the Project Rain hype)
(And that music mmmmmm)
 
(And bring on people who thinks it seems like any standard JRPG with PRESBUTAN mindless combat: In my opinion the game starts 20+ hours in (if you do sidequests to fill the time out, by that measurement))

Edited by mutha3

I don't understand the fervor over this game. It seems pretty standard JRPG fare to me. Combat seems way to automated  as well.

Posted by sungahymn

Been waiting for this.

Posted by Morningstar

Love this game ^^

Posted by DonChipotle

It's weird how a game like this is considered, like, the savior of JRPGs when it is not at all as great as the internet hyped it to be. It's like a single player MMO with characters that are bad. It's no Trails in the Sky.

Posted by MrGtD

Other JRPGs That 'Get It': Persona 3, Persona 4

Posted by johncallahan

@DonChipotle: You sir are my new best friend. I went through the hassle of importing Xenoblade, and hacking my Wii and all that. Xenoblade is not bad by any means, but Trails in the Sky has some of the best writing I've seen in an RPG in a long time. MUCH better.

Posted by dvorak

The best jRPG since the PSX era. No hesitation.

Posted by ninkendo

Having put 50 hours into the PAL version I can indeed confirm this is the best JRPG I've played since the SNES days. Got about halfway through that version of it. Picking up the US version this morning so I can restart and play it all the way through.

Posted by clintlandon

"So there's a threat level?" Yes, Brad. It's Threat Level Midnight! I always get excited about JRPGs, then I play for about five hours and realize I can't play one game nearly as they want me to. That's my own weakness; I'm glad these kind of games exist and wish more of them were made.

Posted by I_am_Lono

Patrick is shit awful at talking and playing games. This was agonising to watch! He talks about the game in an extremely convoluted while the on screen action consists of him walking away from points of interest or just walking backwards and forwards or in circles!

Posted by blacklab

Large swords and guns

Posted by Metal_Mills

Uh oh. Patrick, Brad and a JRPG? Nerds gonna be raging bout something soon. Time to bail.

Posted by vince_kupo

@I_am_Lono said:

Patrick is shit awful at talking and playing games. This was agonising to watch! He talks about the game in an extremely convoluted while the on screen action consists of him walking away from points of interest or just walking backwards and forwards or in circles!

Didn't had sex last night?

Posted by Phoenix87

Hey Final Fantasy, take a nice long look this game and take some notes. Here's how not to fuck up an RPG.

Posted by BigChief

Eh, there are more JRPGs that "get it" than people give credit for. Just got done playing Radiant Historia, that was a hell of a game. That said, I'm excited to start playing this one soon, it sounds great.

Posted by squrler

Love the shoutout to Radiolab!

Posted by Emilbus

The story gets pretty awesome the more you play it.

Posted by kollay

This was really one hell of a fucking game.

Edited by Raszagal

26 Min? This Game deserves a much longer QL.

Posted by mutha3
@BigChief said:

Eh, there are more JRPGs that "get it" than people give credit for. Just got done playing Radiant Historia, that was a hell of a game. That said, I'm excited to start playing this one soon, it sounds great.

Highfive! That is a cool game that actually does some really  neat stuff with its gameplay structure(and even its story, if you're into Crono Trigger). Xenoblade looks okay but its cut from the same cloth as stuff like FFXII/XIII and Monster Hunter. I guess I'm just not fond of single-player MMO-knock offs with an emphasis on grinding.
Posted by HT101

This was a good look at the game and I would definitely play this if I had a Wii.

Posted by PerfidiousSinn

@Metal_Mills: The sad thing is they already were before you posted this comment.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

@Metal_Mills said:

Uh oh. Patrick, Brad and a JRPG? Nerds gonna be raging bout something soon. Time to bail.

Did you saw the comment 2 below yours? It's already on.

Posted by VargasPrime

@DonChipotle said:

It's weird how a game like this is considered, like, the savior of JRPGs when it is not at all as great as the internet hyped it to be. It's like a single player MMO with characters that are bad. It's no Trails in the Sky.

It could possibly be because Trails came out on the PSP, while this is on the Wii, which considerably more people own... It's not like there are a vast amount of good JRPGs on home consoles these days.

Posted by DonChipotle

@VargasPrime said:

@DonChipotle said:

It's weird how a game like this is considered, like, the savior of JRPGs when it is not at all as great as the internet hyped it to be. It's like a single player MMO with characters that are bad. It's no Trails in the Sky.

It could possibly be because Trails came out on the PSP, while this is on the Wii, which considerably more people own... It's not like there are a vast amount of good JRPGs on home consoles these days.

There are a decent amount of them on the PS3, actually.

Posted by mbr2

THOSE SWORDS ARE HUGE

Posted by MACog

Fuck yeah Radio Lab shout out!

Posted by VargasPrime

@DonChipotle said:

@VargasPrime said:

@DonChipotle said:

It's weird how a game like this is considered, like, the savior of JRPGs when it is not at all as great as the internet hyped it to be. It's like a single player MMO with characters that are bad. It's no Trails in the Sky.

It could possibly be because Trails came out on the PSP, while this is on the Wii, which considerably more people own... It's not like there are a vast amount of good JRPGs on home consoles these days.

There are a decent amount of them on the PS3, actually.

Are there? I've never played any, since I didn't own a PS3 until recently, but aside from Valkyria Chronicles, I don't recall any that caught my interest.

Posted by GioVANNI

This game seems better than I expected. I thought it's hype was largely probably due to the internet being the internet.

Posted by DonChipotle

@VargasPrime said:

@DonChipotle said:

@VargasPrime said:

@DonChipotle said:

It's weird how a game like this is considered, like, the savior of JRPGs when it is not at all as great as the internet hyped it to be. It's like a single player MMO with characters that are bad. It's no Trails in the Sky.

It could possibly be because Trails came out on the PSP, while this is on the Wii, which considerably more people own... It's not like there are a vast amount of good JRPGs on home consoles these days.

There are a decent amount of them on the PS3, actually.

Are there? I've never played any, since I didn't own a PS3 until recently, but aside from Valkyria Chronicles, I don't recall any that caught my interest.

The PS3 is home to a lot of obscure JRPGs that get a bad rap largely because they have anime style graphics and situations. But it also has Disgaea and those games are alright.

Posted by murisan

@DonChipotle: Disagree. It's better than I even was hoping for. Don't own a PSP, so can't comment on Trails, but this is the best JRPG since FF6 IMO. Better than FF7. Far better. The voices in Japanese are fine and there's that option in all versions.

Posted by Ett

Should do a follow up Quick look because this is nothing. this isn't even covering 20% of what the game has.

ps. Doesn't the American version have the Japanese voices option like the European had?

Online
Edited by mutha3
@VargasPrime said:

@DonChipotle said:

@VargasPrime said:

@DonChipotle said:

It's weird how a game like this is considered, like, the savior of JRPGs when it is not at all as great as the internet hyped it to be. It's like a single player MMO with characters that are bad. It's no Trails in the Sky.

It could possibly be because Trails came out on the PSP, while this is on the Wii, which considerably more people own... It's not like there are a vast amount of good JRPGs on home consoles these days.

There are a decent amount of them on the PS3, actually.

Are there? I've never played any, since I didn't own a PS3 until recently, but aside from Valkyria Chronicles, I don't recall any that caught my interest.

I'm a fan of the genre and I can't say that anything jumps out at me outside of Valkyria Chronicles,Disgaea if you aren't sick of those games yet and........that's kinda it.
 
Poor showing from JRPG companies on home consoles all-around. Atlus needs to get its ass in gear and release some SMT on a console already!
Posted by GioVANNI

@I_am_Lono said:

Patrick is shit awful at talking and playing games. This was agonising to watch! He talks about the game in an extremely convoluted while the on screen action consists of him walking away from points of interest or just walking backwards and forwards or in circles!

Someone's panties are in a bunch.

Posted by DonChipotle

@murisan said:

@DonChipotle: Disagree. It's better than I even was hoping for. Don't own a PSP, so can't comment on Trails, but this is the best JRPG since FF6 IMO. Better than FF7. Far better. The voices in Japanese are fine and there's that option in all versions.

Saying something is better than FF7 is not setting the bar high at all. Most FF games are better than FF7, so there's that.

Posted by Superfriend

Youtube won´t allow me to finish this video :(

It stops at around 22 minutes.. then again, Youtube has been acting all sorts of weird lately. It´s almost like back in 2004, when I had to wait for every single vid to load because streaming was so damn slow.

Posted by kollay

Would have preferred them just exploring Gaur because that place is really, really huge. Cleared and got the landmarks as soon as I got there. All I can say is FUCK those giant birds when I was doing that.

Posted by MannySavior

@mutha3 said:

I don't understand the fervor over this game. It seems pretty standard JRPG fare to me. Combat seems way to automated as well.

The only thing that's automated on the character you're controlling is the regular attacks. And that's the way it should be. There's no value in me mashing on a attack button. The strategy comes in the positioning and proper usage of skills. There's also a lot of other stuff going on in the battles that you don't even realize unless you're the one playing.

Posted by Excast

Xenoblade Chronicles Endurance Run!  The people (especially us non Wii owners) demand it!

Posted by Addfwyn

It's a good game, and since the crew here generally seems to sorta avoid portables (which remains a huge shame), it makes sense why they'd see it as something of a saviour of JRPGs lately.

Still, that claim aside, it's a good game, which is really the important part. I could compare it to other JRPGs on consoles or portables all day, but there's no point. Unfortunately, my Wii is on the other side of the planet, so I never got to do a full play through of this. Buying a new Wii or shipping it over for a single game isn't really worth it either.

Posted by VargasPrime

I mean... I know JRPG tastes vary wildly even among people who are generally fans of the genre as a whole, but... this game seems cool, and if it's half as good as everyone says it is, I'll be happy.

I would be disappointed at the shortness of the quick look because it seems like it barely scratches the surface of what the game has to offer, but I'm already buying this, so it's OK.

Posted by ptys

They should ported this to the 3DS. Would be a great fit!