How are more people not talking about this game?

#1 Posted by Ketchupp (678 posts) -

This has got to be the most interesting thing I've seen from E3 that I didn't know existed. I don't even know what it is! Open world Monster Hunter with mechs?? Sure. I think I might buy a Wii U...

#2 Posted by MOAB (435 posts) -

i've missed pretty much everything at e3 so far. the description and video for this look sweet. i shall keep tabs!

#3 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2717 posts) -

A lot of nintendo fans are really hyped for it - and more power to them. There just aren't too many people sold on a Wii-U yet, so it makes sense that barely anyone is talking about ANY of Nintendo's titles.

It certainly didn't help that the main Nintendo E3 stream yesterday was borked to all hell.

#4 Edited by spraynardtatum (4038 posts) -

Yeah that game looked incredible. They showed gameplay and it looked awesome and expansive and unique. I'm really excited for this game.

#5 Posted by evanbower (1243 posts) -

@ketchupp said:

This has got to be the most interesting thing I've seen from E3 that I didn't know existed. I don't even know what it is! Open world Monster Hunter with mechs?? Sure. I think I might buy a Wii U...

It isn't monster hunter-y. It is a JRPG with a real-time battle system.

#6 Posted by TruthTellah (9614 posts) -

@ketchupp: I don't know what to say about it. Once I see some of the real gameplay mechanics, I'll be a bit more excited. I'm definitely interested from how it looks, but I'm uncertain about how it will really play. A lot of things -look- cool.

Plus, it's only coming to the Wii U, and for many people, that takes it a bit off their radar. For me, I'm still hoping for a PS4 release despite the near nil chance of that. ha.

#7 Posted by Ketchupp (678 posts) -

@evanbower: I know nothing about the game other than what was in the Nintendo Direct video. I was just going off of fighting giant monsters and the look of the game.

#8 Posted by Souai (6 posts) -

It had an announcement trailer in January which and there wasn't much new information about the game from the E3 Trailer. If anything it seemed to distance itself from showcasing earlier explicit Xenoblade mechanics and the weird low poly shulk splash character. I found the giant decreasing percentage gauge for the town interesting, and I wonder how that will tie into the story of the game assuming it's not just a odd measure of time. The giant robot at the end reminded me much more of Xenogears than Xenoblade.

I'm not sure how monster hunter elements tie into it, but I guess there was some implied coop multiplayer from the first trailer. All combat indications seem to be the real time combat wheel from the first game with cooldowns and a center special action and combat intiation thing from Xenoblade.

The game isn't coming out for another year at least, so I expect there will be more concrete systems and feature advertisements as we get closer to its actual launch.

#9 Edited by supamon (1339 posts) -

I know it's not but when I saw that X symbol pop up I immediately thought of Xenogears. I wish Square would make another Xenogears... ;_;

#10 Posted by Ketchupp (678 posts) -

@souai: Interesting. The MMO-ness of Xenoblade was what turned me off of that game so I hope they keep it light this time.

#11 Edited by Morningstar (2310 posts) -

Because it's on the WiiU I imagine. Loos amazing though, Im getting it.

#12 Posted by Hunter5024 (6250 posts) -

There was a robot suit, and then it walked by a dinosaur, and I was like, fuck, that's cool.

#13 Posted by Aegon (6573 posts) -

It looks cool except 1) Some of those swords are too big and 2) The main character moves his hips like a girl.

#14 Posted by xyzygy (10590 posts) -

I think it looks amazing. Loved Xenoblade so this one is a no brainer.

#15 Edited by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@ketchupp: I don't know what to say about it. Once I see some of the real gameplay mechanics, I'll be a bit more excited. I'm definitely interested from how it looks, but I'm uncertain about how it will really play. A lot of things -look- cool.

Plus, it's only coming to the Wii U, and for many people, that takes it a bit off their radar. For me, I'm still hoping for a PS4 release despite the near nil chance of that. ha.

Not sure if serious. Nintendo owns Monolith Software.

#16 Posted by Souai (6 posts) -

The fighting in the January trailer showed postional damage and part destruction, so I guess that's where the Monster Hunter angle comes from? This is a reasonable breakdown of the first trailer's information http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M69rPbLb1fg

I'm glad they've decided to turn the focus a little away from looking so strongly as a Xenoblade 2.0 with a dash of Xenogears and put the spotlight on the higher tech and space. I hope that is a reflection of confidence in the ability of their new title to stand on its own merits and not cling to so much of the whole package of Xenoblade.

I'm not going to inject too much speculation into it, though, given how far into the future the release will be.

#17 Edited by Red (6146 posts) -

Looks pretty good, but the Xenoblade style of game is something I'm not entirely sure I would like, and if I desperately wanted to try it out I'd pick up a Wii instead of a WiiU.

#18 Posted by TruthTellah (9614 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@truthtellah said:

@ketchupp: I don't know what to say about it. Once I see some of the real gameplay mechanics, I'll be a bit more excited. I'm definitely interested from how it looks, but I'm uncertain about how it will really play. A lot of things -look- cool.

Plus, it's only coming to the Wii U, and for many people, that takes it a bit off their radar. For me, I'm still hoping for a PS4 release despite the near nil chance of that. ha.

Not sure if serious. Nintendo owns Monolith Software.

heh. That's why it's a near nil chance. Because it would be Nintendo putting a game on the PS4. But a man can dream! ;)

#19 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@truthtellah: Unfortunately, that positions you in the same camp with the people that are still pitching fits over the fact that Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. :P

Anyway, I enjoyed the hell out of Xenoblade, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how that gameplay transitions into this new title. Xenoblade's environments are vast and gorgeous, and it doesn't look like this will be any different.

#20 Posted by TruthTellah (9614 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@truthtellah: Unfortunately, that positions you in the same camp with the people that are still pitching fits over the fact that Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. :P

Anyway, I enjoyed the hell out of Xenoblade, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how that gameplay transitions into this new title. Xenoblade's environments are vast and gorgeous, and it doesn't look like this will be any different.

heh. Well, I'm not complaining about it. I'm just holding out a crazy hope. :)

And I thought Xenoblade was decent as well. I hope X might have more shared with Xenogears, but I suppose that's just a bit of a hope, too. If it turns out well, it'll probably be one of the titles I buy when I eventually have to pick up a Wii U.

#21 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2067 posts) -

I was really confused at trying to figure out exactly what to watch this morning (I'm a Nintendo Direct n00b and I got stuck with a Japanese-language stream initially) but I did manage to catch X and thought it looked especially interesting.

I actually have no prior experience with Xenogears or Xenoblade, either, so I'm kind of curious what kind of game X is supposed to be relative to them.

#22 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@truthtellah: Unfortunately, that positions you in the same camp with the people that are still pitching fits over the fact that Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. :P

Anyway, I enjoyed the hell out of Xenoblade, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how that gameplay transitions into this new title. Xenoblade's environments are vast and gorgeous, and it doesn't look like this will be any different.

heh. Well, I'm not complaining about it. I'm just holding out a crazy hope. :)

And I thought Xenoblade was decent as well. I hope X might have more shared with Xenogears, but I suppose that's just a bit of a hope, too. If it turns out well, it'll probably be one of the titles I buy when I eventually have to pick up a Wii U.

You and me pal, we're full of hope.

#23 Edited by Darji (5412 posts) -

Because there is much more interesting stuff out there. Don't get me Wrong X is the most interesting Wii U game so far and probably for a long time but just watching the FFXV gameplay video was just better than the X stuff we have seen in this new trailer.

#24 Posted by demonbear (1928 posts) -

@aegon said:

It looks cool except 1) Some of those swords are too big and 2) The main character moves his hips like a girl.

That applies to every JRPG ever! ;)

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#25 Edited by Ketchupp (678 posts) -

@darji: FFXV absolutely looks cool, and will probably be the FF game I put the most time into, but as opposed to X I pretty much know what that game will be after seeing the trailer.

#26 Posted by TruthTellah (9614 posts) -

@supamon said:

@truthtellah said:

@hailinel said:

@truthtellah: Unfortunately, that positions you in the same camp with the people that are still pitching fits over the fact that Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. :P

Anyway, I enjoyed the hell out of Xenoblade, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how that gameplay transitions into this new title. Xenoblade's environments are vast and gorgeous, and it doesn't look like this will be any different.

heh. Well, I'm not complaining about it. I'm just holding out a crazy hope. :)

And I thought Xenoblade was decent as well. I hope X might have more shared with Xenogears, but I suppose that's just a bit of a hope, too. If it turns out well, it'll probably be one of the titles I buy when I eventually have to pick up a Wii U.

You and me pal, we're full of hope.

Always.

http://img.pandawhale.com/post-21259-Hope-is-a-dangerous-thing-gif-WlVk.gif

#27 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

@truthtellah: I see your Morgan Freeman and raise you a Tim Robbins "arms never at his side" edition.

#28 Posted by Flappy (2399 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@truthtellah: Unfortunately, that positions you in the same camp with the people that are still pitching fits over the fact that Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. :P

I'm gonna keep on flippin' my shit until one of two things happens:

1) Bayonetta 2 ends up sucking

or

2) Bayonetta 2 ends up on the PS4

Both options probably have a slim chance of actually happening, so I'm gonna be a salty guy for a loooooong time. In any case, I'll be happy if X is somehow connected to the Xenogears name. Even if I won't be able to enjoy it, Xenogears/Xenosaga deserve some sort of nod to avoid fading into obscurity.

#29 Posted by TruthTellah (9614 posts) -

@supamon: To bring it back on topic, you gotta have hope through it all.

#30 Edited by Souai (6 posts) -

It's really hard to tell how a game will be just from the early trailers. Hell look at Xenoblade's 2009 E3 trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPI4WLEQ5as

I think they have more support this time around after how successful the original was, and I'm cautiously optimistic going into 2014 that Monolith will deliver something special.

#31 Posted by kishinfoulux (2742 posts) -

There isn't much to discuss honestly. We know less about the game then we do when it was revealed a few months ago. It's obviously going to be online focused, but who knows beyond that.

#32 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

@truthtellah: Love that picture, one day Xenogears.. one day.

Back on topic: Yeah trailer looked great and although they didn't show much I can get behind a new(or different since I never played Xenoblade) RPG with mechs in it. I'm so starving for good RPGs this gen.

#33 Posted by nintendork666 (209 posts) -

Yup. Far more excited for this than any other game I saw at E3 this year.

The trailer is just way too badass.

#34 Posted by Benjo (101 posts) -

I'm starting to get more excited for this game than Zelda. The open world and real time battle system look really great.

#35 Posted by Sinusoidal (2085 posts) -

I'm torn. JRPGs have long been one of my - if not my single - favorite genre. Xenoblade Chronicles was easily the best JRPG of the last generation. I absolutely want to play this one.

BUT

Nintendo insists on continuing to region lock its consoles and I live in Korea. In light of the WiiU's poor performance elsewhere, Nintendo seems to have postponed the Korean release date indefinitely anyway. Japanese imports are readily available. North American or European are not. Not to mention an imported WiiU costs as much as a local PS4, which is already available here, not region locked, and supports multiple languages. The shit-icing on the shit-cake: an imported North American WiiU game costs about $80.

It's bullshit. Both Sony and Microsoft dropped region locking with the last generation of machines and did quite well in Korea's admittedly small console market (PC reigns supreme here.) I guess Nintendo just doesn't want our money.

#36 Edited by Corevi (6795 posts) -

@sinusoidal: Microsoft dropped region locking this generation, not last. The 360 was completely locked.

#37 Posted by Sinusoidal (2085 posts) -

@corevi said:

@sinusoidal: Microsoft dropped region locking this generation, not last. The 360 was completely locked.

Right. I forgot because most games for 360 weren't region locked outside of some sports' games, so it was hardly ever an issue here. Still better than Nintendo who region locks everything.

#38 Posted by Corevi (6795 posts) -
@corevi said:

@sinusoidal: Microsoft dropped region locking this generation, not last. The 360 was completely locked.

Right. I forgot because most games for 360 weren't region locked outside of some sports' games, so it was hardly ever an issue here. Still better than Nintendo who region locks everything.

Weird, every game was region locked here and in Japan.

#39 Posted by Sinusoidal (2085 posts) -

@corevi said:
@sinusoidal said:
@corevi said:

@sinusoidal: Microsoft dropped region locking this generation, not last. The 360 was completely locked.

Right. I forgot because most games for 360 weren't region locked outside of some sports' games, so it was hardly ever an issue here. Still better than Nintendo who region locks everything.

Weird, every game was region locked here and in Japan.

I could be totally wrong because I never had one myself, but two good friends of mine have Korean machines and say they have no trouble playing imports on them...

I performed some Google-fu and came up with this:

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-00-3-xbox360_compatibility_guide-49-en.html

Looks like the 360's region locking is a hugely random clusterfuck of madness.

#40 Posted by Killroycantkill (1551 posts) -
#41 Posted by cannonballBAM (659 posts) -

@killroycantkill said:

I feel a big part of the lack of discussion is the fact that not a lot of people played the original Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. It was a Wii exclusive, that could only be sold by GameSpot, also it was discovered the GameStop held back copies of the game on purpose to artificially drive up rarity so they could sell it for $80-$90 USD used.

Monolith should of followed PlatinumGames standard of packing in the original game, versus selling it at MSRP value for the New 3DS/XL.

#42 Posted by Killroycantkill (1551 posts) -

@killroycantkill said:

I feel a big part of the lack of discussion is the fact that not a lot of people played the original Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. It was a Wii exclusive, that could only be sold by GameSpot, also it was discovered the GameStop held back copies of the game on purpose to artificially drive up rarity so they could sell it for $80-$90 USD used.

Monolith should of followed PlatinumGames standard of packing in the original game, versus selling it at MSRP value for the New 3DS/XL.

I don't know if they should but that would be sweet value. I'd rather they get the extra money from me buying both games so I can see more games from them.

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