We Play: Xenoblade Chronicles

GameSpot's Kevin VanOrd continues his playthrough of this epic role-playing game for the Nintendo Wii.

by

Continuing where our episode of Now Playing left off, GameSpot editor Kevin VanOrd continues his playthrough of Xenoblade Chronicles. In this installment, we get to know buddies Shulk and Reyn as they rid a cave of its vermin, only to discover a new enemy has awakened. What are these new foes? What prompted their aggression? Why do bunny rabbits wield clubs with their tails? Tune in to find out whether these questions are answered, or if new ones arise in their stead!

Part 2

GameSpot's Kevin VanOrd continues his journey through Xenoblade Chronicles in the newest We Play. Join him as he discovers the Monado's secrets, comes to the colony's aid, and meets a previously unknown mechon that forever changes Shulk's future.

Part 3

GameSpot's Kevin VanOrd ventures further across the Bionis in the newest edition of We Play. In this installment, Shulk and Reyn seek out the faced mechon--and in the process, discover that the future is not as inflexible as they might have once imagined.

Part 4

Shulk and Rein encounter a refugee camp on the Bionis' leg. Join them--and GameSpot's Kevin VanOrd--as they meet Juju and Sharla, and ponder the fate of Colony 9.

"

Part 5

Juju bites off more than he can chew, and Shulk sees a troublesome future, in Kevin VanOrd's latest excursion across the Bionis.

Part 6

In Kevin VanOrd's latest journey across the Bionis, Sharla meets a blast from her past as she accompanies Shulk and Reyn to her besieged colony.

Discussion

202 comments
HailToTheGun
HailToTheGun

You need to put part 7 out to commemorate the fact that NA is finally getting it.

marius_belmont
marius_belmont

ahaha! he stopped playing at the same part i did! what r the chances...

megatronx2
megatronx2

R Any news episodes on the way by any chance?

nbox
nbox

it is the year 2024 the first hotel is opened in mars and part 7 of Xenoblade is not out

JackZor23
JackZor23

You breaking mah heart KVO! Now everybody has forgotten about this awesome playthrough!

filipepw
filipepw

jesus thoses xenoblade chars sure could talk less..

JackZor23
JackZor23

Stop reading the Zelda review comments and update us, please?

pegno304
pegno304

btw your random rambles are both entertaining and insightful. :)

JackZor23
JackZor23

Great news! Don't you think so too Zach?

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

Hey all! I will try and get one or two more episodes up this week. Stay tuned :)

edubb85
edubb85

Holy crap i missed the catagory part too and im really far into the game.

Arsyad00
Arsyad00

you don`t have to force yourself to do all the part kevin. i know this game and its still long way to win lol

eldin4444
eldin4444

I already beat the game, let me tell you something guys 1st NoA is crazy, 2nd you cant imagine how great this game is, and its ending. Incredible turn of events.

haluch
haluch

Kevin, I heard that you are reviewing Skyrim. Lucky guy. Playing Xenoblade AND Skyrim at the same time. Talk about hundreds of hours of good RPG.

enrique_marrodz
enrique_marrodz

Kind of sad the only way to "enjoy" the game is to watch someone else playing :( When is NoA change its mind about bringing it over to America continent?

TitanVex
TitanVex

These are great videos, and I enjoy watching them!! Thanks Kevin

nbox
nbox

every day i keep visiting this page to check for new parts can you please give us an approximate date for the next part every time your finished from a part thx

Letus
Letus

Thaks, feared it wouldn't arrive... Kevin you rock man..

haluch
haluch

keep it up Kevin! we will follow you til' the end!

Supabul
Supabul

How many Parts will it take to finish, the game is huge

zeonfollower
zeonfollower

The graphic style looks like Vagrant Story.

smetloos
smetloos

kevin, i found out the collectopaedia also after a few hours :) what a game. so much to explore. for me, next to resident evil 4, the best game for wii a the moment. waiting for zelda of course. good to see you play this game. trying to beat a big guy with a huge hammer at the moment.

nbox
nbox

try pressing + before equipping armor keep up the good work

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

Sorry it took so long, everyone! Part 6 has arrived. Working on making the video higher quality for next time.

nbox
nbox

how long is soon

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

Don't worry everyone--more parts are coming. And soon!

pegno304
pegno304

Please don't end the game in the middle...part 6 through end please?

nbox
nbox

Kevin it look like you didnt win the contest so you wont continue to post videos this is the only explanation i can think of to why part 6 is not out

megatronx2
megatronx2

Hey Kev, when's part 6 comming up?

Sunuva22
Sunuva22

I played 140 hours and finally finished this game such a great game this game had a great ending too im not sure but it would have probably been more fun if I didnt try to be a complete everything kinda player and just did story missions main bosses would have been a whole lot funner to take on FInal boss got his butt kicked in like 2 minutes while at the max level

nbox
nbox

I thought this is a weekly show

VGKen
VGKen

I remember 5-6 months ago when I had to scour the internet for Xenoblade news. And now when we, American, gamers can't have it, its everywhere.

Supabul
Supabul

Finally started playing this game. I'm addicted to it best JRPG I've played in a really long time. Its so refreshing to be playing this as I've been playing a lot of shooters. Only gripe with it is the graphics the huge area's to explore can look great but up close the game has some horrible textures and character models. I wouldn't mind a Wii U version

Menslaughter
Menslaughter

Just one thing I find really awkward watching your playthrough: You never initiate with the "Start Battle" command. It's great, really. Not only does it give you tension (=morale, higher tension->better evade/hit chance), but can be used from afar and while u wait a second, Reyn will have initated and already build up some aggro, so you can make use of your side- and backattacks. This will especially help versus stronger enemies like named ones, where it is rather fatal not to have the aggro on reyn and low tension. Also, Monado Enchant gives some atk power even while not fighting Mechon (it's nice), and the Monado Buster deals some good amount of damage even to non-mechon enemies, while Monado Shield is pretty worthless to use while not having a vision of a white colored enemy attack (no use versus red or purple, only white). I hope you found those small hints to be helpfull and keep it up!

jimjayjenkins
jimjayjenkins

here's a solution, for those of u who have some time and patience, oh and the will to really seek this game out - acquire the iso, PAL (it's in english), get an emulator and play. don't mess with ur wii. U might not get an exactly perfect level of play, but u'll finally stop whining about america this and boo-hoo that and move on with ur lives

schmam123
schmam123

so what is this WE play buisness im pretty sure its lets play

petes114
petes114

AHAHAHAHAHAHA! just watching 4-4 'The turkey stole their clothes' ahahaaha

Harker409
Harker409

LMAO I find it hilarious that Gamespot is rubbing this awesome looking game in our American gamers faces while they play it yet they are connected to GameFAQs....where discussing how to bypass the region lock on your Wii gets you moderated HA HA, talk about messed up! In all honesty Im wondering if they think getting this game exposure will change Nintendo's mind about a USA release. It is a VERY slim chance and highly doubtful.

Supabul
Supabul

The huge Scale of this game is amazing

whitecow
whitecow

"and that you're a phenomenal human being" hahahahahahaha

Sagem28
Sagem28

My personal GOTY ! Maybe Skyrim will top it...but I doubt it.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

Bad idea picking a fight with that giant monster lol.

supersackboy23
supersackboy23

It would've been funny if you did this for Wii Play.;)

sugrim
sugrim

Hope operation rainfall can one day be sucessful on day :( in the mean time i will watch these videos.