I've already preordered. It might be the only Full price switch game i Buy in 2020.
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, Who else is getting this?
I'm super curious about the game. I've never played either of the games in the series, and would totally like a decent length RPG.
My only concern is how complicated the battle system can get. I've watched a few reviews, and it seems manageable, I think? I did see that they added a casual mode which would be super helpful.
Would anyone recommend this? I'm not the biggest action rpg fan, but have played a few. I really liked Ni No Kuni 2.
@mightyduck: The combat may look imposing at first, but it isn't too hard to grasp after a few hours into the game imo. The sequels are often too complex for their own good, but this game hits a good sweet spot.
I wouldn't really call it an "action-RPG" either. Combat is real time and you can freely move around, but positioning is only marginally important. Mainly the direction you attack from to proc skill effects, and occasionally to avoid attacks. And most of your skills function on cooldowns, so the flow of battle isn't that different than a turn-based JRPG.
It's closer to Ni no Kuni 1 than 2, although I'd consider Xenoblade to have much better combat than NNK1.
@zeik Thanks for sharing that, I appreciate it. I'm kind of intrigued by it now, especially after watching a few more trailers and seeing your thoughts on the battle system. I think I may have to give this a go. The length of the game seems a little bit daunting, but I guess there could be worse things!
@sethmode: X is the one I have the least experience with, but I don't find the UI of Chronicles that bad, and the remake seems to have improved it in a lot of ways on top of that.
There's definitely a lot going on in the game, both in mechanics and UI, but if you have any experience with JRPGs I don't think it would take long to make sense of the important stuff.
I’m buying it on the switch to make up for having to pirate it on the Wii as it was nearly physically unavailable in the U.S. as far as I can tell there was no story coralaton with the other games in the series so if you played x or 2 it won’t matter. The worst part of the way it came out here is that it was the by far the best RPG the Wii had if you look at the quick look for it the way it had huge open areas with no loads was unique for a Wii game and while the models were low poly the sense of scale and scope was incredible. I hope there are new voices and translations but otherwise this game is great.
I'm grabbing it on release. From what I've seen the battle system looks fine and not the convoluted mess (imo) that was XCX and XC2. I'm gonna probably also give 2's dlc a try as well since it's battle system was worked on with new players in mind and the story/characters are supposed to be better than what was offered in the base game.
I played through the Wii version a couple times and bought a 3DS for this game. Anyone who's a fan of story based JRPGs should give it a try, it's also one of the few JRPGs that hits the ground running with the drama so it should hook relatively quickly I reckon (did for me anyway).
It has easily the simplest combat out of the series although the original still didn't do a fantastic job of explaining itself tbh. Hopefully this does a better job of on-boarding newer players but if not, it really isn't that complicated to learn and you don't really have to take advantage of all the features until the latter part of the game so there's plenty of time.
I'm currently pre-loading the definitive edition and I've been putting off a replay of the 3DS Ver in anticipation so I am ready for midnight. Real happy to see some interest from the duders, it's a real gem if you like these sorta games and still ranks as one of my all time favourite JRPGs.
I'm curious what the new content is but not enough to buy this version. Also i'm not a big fan of the new look of the characters, the graphics are better obviously but the new style is bit too anime for me.
@boozak: I am in the camp of wishing they had stuck closer to the original character designs, but there are too many other improvements in the game for that to be a deal breaker. (Although I actually think Shulk is close to perfect. It's the other characters that look a bit off to me.)
Besides, if I could grow to like those original character models despite how put off I was at first glance I'm sure it won't take that long to do the same for the new ones.
Downloading it right now which might not have been such a good idea since I felt like XC2 seemed not in line with what I was expecting game play wise early on(seemed like too few options for combat). Also getting one shotted by a giant gorilla which is 30 levels above me in the open world several times in a row while trying to fight level equivalent enemies got annoying. But decided on getting it since some seem to like it over XC2.
I wasnt a big fan of the old style but i still think its shame they changed it. It looked really unique and now its just looks anime. Its more aesthetically pleasing to me but I honestly dont care too much about being pleased constantly anymore. Theres already more stuff that i like than ill ever have the time for even if nothing new ever gets made. Id much rather just have something interesting put in front of me even if I end up liking it less :') SO in that sense I could also be happy that it looks different from the original xD
im not buying the game though any time soon. played around 35 hours of the wii one, loved the time I spent with it but dont remember anything about it besides thinking the graphics were at times almost unbearably bad which Ive never thought about a game I bought before or since (im really curious how id think about it now that im a little older and more forgiving, I think I might pop in my old copy as I still have my wii hooked up anyways,)
Edit: definitely thought the samuel l jackson samurai thing on ps4 looked pretty unacceptable too I now remember. OH and this combat free mmo which launched on ps4 in its first or second year), dont remember the name but I DO remember it being 25 goddamn euros, barely functioning, ugly as sin, and half an hour in I got stuck in the environment and couldnt get out even if I quit and reloaded xDI tried to get my money back to no avail xD But yeah forgot about those 2 for a hot sec... Pretty sure my reaction to xenoblade chronicles wasnt as bad is was to those 2 haha
@efesell: that's nice to hear. I think traveling that first area in xc2 felt messy, all the fauna was smattered across the field and the main character despite having a huge sword could (at the beginning, I assume) could only hit one enemy at a time. Just played less than an hour or XC and it already kind of feels better.
I bought it day one even though I won't have the time to play it til' later. Reason for this is mainly because I was forced to pirate it on a modded Wii back during Project Rainfall, because in Canada is was absolutely impossible to get my hands on a copy at the time. Now I've finally payed Monolith in full for one of the greatest JRPG's of the last 25 years.
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