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PostSubject: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Wed 23 Jan 2013 - 22:59

When I seen this my jaw  Afraid , it just looks absolutely stunning, so what do you think? prequel? sequel? or just set in the same universe as Xenoblade?



Also it will be interesting to see how they go about the multiplayer aspect.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Wed 23 Jan 2013 - 23:49

If I ever unseal my copy of Xenoblade, I'd offer my thoughts on its possible prequel/sequel status. As my current knowledge stands, it's great to see another high-profile Wii U title in the pipeline.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Thu 24 Jan 2013 - 0:02

Given what you can already see in the trailer i'm pretty sure prequel is completely out of the window. Shulk (at least, it looks pretty darn like him) appearing, for a start, even before considering stuff in Xenoblade's plot and other stuff.

It's definitely set in the same universe (Shulk's there, and also i believe that's the bionis you can see in the background at one point). I think the bigger question is whether it's going to be a straight up sequel, or as a few things suggest maybe more multiplayer-focused (maybe something like Monster Hunter?) or even MMORPG route.

Either way....i'm hyped. Just gotta drag myself through XB's last third first X_X
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Thu 24 Jan 2013 - 7:52

Xenoblade was one of my very favourite Wii games, so I'm psyched for this. Look at the size of that brachiosaur-thing!
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Thu 24 Jan 2013 - 8:43

I already posted in here dammit! Judging by the ending I don't see how it can be a direct sequel to Xenoblade. I'm just glad to be getting more of the similar.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Thu 24 Jan 2013 - 9:10

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Given what you can already see in the trailer i'm pretty sure prequel is completely out of the window. Shulk (at least, it looks pretty darn like him) appearing, for a start, even before considering stuff in Xenoblade's plot and other stuff.

It's definitely set in the same universe (Shulk's there, and also i believe that's the bionis you can see in the background at one point). I think the bigger question is whether it's going to be a straight up sequel, or as a few things suggest maybe more multiplayer-focused (maybe something like Monster Hunter?) or even MMORPG route.

Either way....i'm hyped. Just gotta drag myself through XB's last third first X_X

I'm thinking the multiplayer is more like Monster Hunter as if it was MMO then you would think they would've shown more than 4 people playing at a time (yet they didn't) the question is though, how does MP slot into the game itself? co-op through the whole story? or is it separate from the single player?

Let the speculation run rampant.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Thu 24 Jan 2013 - 10:35

My god. THIS GAME. THIS game has me really excited for when it is released!!

The first impressions is just amazing, even though it was technically a teaser trailer, a minute of it is enough. For one thing it seriously looks like a game you'd get on a high end PC. The draw distance is astonishing, and looks like the best looking game when it comes out late this year or early next year. Then there is the soundtrack... just... amazing.

I think it'll be Singleplayer with Online 4-player so friends that you have can join you kill off huge monsters and do other stuff - including mech battles!
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Thu 24 Jan 2013 - 21:38

should be great but i would of sooner had last story 2
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Thu 24 Jan 2013 - 23:39

masofdas wrote:
should be great but i would of sooner had last story 2

You'd need to ask Mistwalker about that Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Thu 24 Jan 2013 - 23:40

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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Thu 24 Jan 2013 - 23:59

Xenoblade was awesome! Great story and characters as well as English voice acting that was actually good. Any news of a sequel is great. Last story? ...
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Fri 25 Jan 2013 - 9:51

i loved last story how can you j8 it, to be honest ive played about 2hrs of xenoblade and stil not touched pandoras. What i played of xeno was great still not sure about the battle system on it
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Fri 25 Jan 2013 - 15:53

Well to be fair, the ability to shoot bananas and trip people was fun, however the game itself was short, as in fps campaign short (it took me 12 hours). The battle system was clumsy with either control method, having move and attack as the same button caused problems and the other method only produced one attack animation repeatedly. The special 'ability' you gain as Zael isn't very innovative, turn on for aggro, turn off for no aggro, as opposed to xenoblades's changing the future mechanic which offers a greater choice on how to proceed. Also you can play as any character on xenoblade, the weapon upgrade system is far superior and diverse. I could go on.

However back on topic, the monolith trailer looks stunning. The enemies look bigger than that of monster hunter!
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Sat 26 Jan 2013 - 15:36

This is the first Wii-U game that has really left me with a "wow" impression after seeing it. While I never really played Xenoblade much (not because it was a bad game, I was just too busy at the time to sink countless hours into it), I still had good fun, and this new title looks like it'll be the best of both it and other Monster Hunter-esque games. Plus there's a certain childlike appeal to fighting dinosaurs in a mech.

One of the few games that's making me want a Wii-U currently.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Sat 26 Jan 2013 - 17:20

I hope they localize this. It looks great. I believe Xenoblade sold well so its likely depending on how big the budget for this is.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Sat 26 Jan 2013 - 17:55

what FPS r u playinf halo 4 took me 5hrs and cod is about 4 at best not 12 and last story took me 18hrs i think. i loved the battle system on it, my mate played it for more then that but then he did everthing. i need to play xeno but its having time
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Sun 27 Jan 2013 - 17:01

Sentinator wrote:
I hope they localize this. It looks great. I believe Xenoblade sold well so its likely depending on how big the budget for this is.

The fact they showed it on a Euro Nintendo Direct pretty much confirms it will be released here.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Sun 27 Jan 2013 - 23:21

And America will probably get it too after a lengthy campaign. Geek
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Mon 28 Jan 2013 - 7:19

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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Mon 28 Jan 2013 - 14:36

I don't think the US would take as long for this game. Maybe the kind of gap we had to wait for Brawl.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Mon 28 Jan 2013 - 20:44

So, I've thought through all the things I disliked about Xenoblade, and I'm going to list them all as a topic for discussion and to boost my ego. These are the things X should not have:

  • No chests: I cannot be the only person who likes finding a chest and getting a rare item out of it. Screw you, shops: I got this through exploration, not capitalism! The "flavour items only" thing in XC was fun, and I'd like the sparkles on the ground to return, but give us some chests too please!
  • Lots of "collect ten things" quests: about one per village is fine. More than that, and trawling the ground for sparkles loses its... sparkle.
  • Jagged scenery porn: this really shouldn't be a problem on the Wii U, and it didn't even bother me that much at the time, put there was the occasional feeling that XC bit off more than it could chew when it came to vistas. Let's have some beautiful spectacles this time please.
  • (These two are end-game spoilers.)
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  • Horribly unbalanced characters: There was no reason to use Reyn or even Shulk after about halfway through. Especially considering...
  • Reyn time: The main reason I switched to Japanese voices. That said...


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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Mon 28 Jan 2013 - 23:33

I agree with the side quest point, there wasn't much individuality to them and they got tedious fast. Reyn is pretty inept halfway through the game, However I found Shulk to be great the whole way through especially when used with
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As for the story im a little bit more forgiving, I found the ending quite satisfying especially from a philosophical point of view,
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Certain characters brought a great mix of surprise and individual adversity towards characters
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However they do need to work on the sidequests and better balance the characters, because my party absolutely tore apart the final quarter of the game, other than that it was a great display from Monolith.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Tue 29 Jan 2013 - 7:57

To be clear, with regards to the ending
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Also how the heck does your favourite team not have Sharla in? I played as her for most of the game. Good medic, best friend.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Tue 29 Jan 2013 - 14:25

*avoids all spoilers*

Aye, Sharla is a definite must have in your team & tbh I struggled a lot until she showed up.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X   Wed 12 Jun 2013 - 9:48

Seems awfully silly for this to be languishing on the second page, when it was one of the best games that Nintendo showed off. How about that open world, then? I know Athrun's salivating over the robots too. Athrun, stop that, your keyboard's getting damp.
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