Is Xenoblades Cronicles worth purchasing a Wii??

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#1 Posted by buccomatic (1941 posts) -

The title is basically the post.

Is this game good enough to warrant a purchase of a new (or used) Wii?

I love greatRPG games (the ones that aren't grt kinda suck IMO) and this one looks fantastic. So can anyone tell me from experience of actually playing the game if it's a game that is soo good that it's worth buying a Wii just to play?

#2 Posted by Profilia (2094 posts) -
My copy hasn't arrived yet, but I would say yes. I've heard nothing but praise for it. It's a limited release, so you really should pick up a copy. The price for it will no doubt be much higher later.
#3 Posted by gamegod (2497 posts) -

yes

#4 Posted by Gurzociurlo (108 posts) -

Well, it really depends on tastes, you know... Personally, this game gave me everything that Zelda Skyward Sword didn't, it's an epic RPG with a very good and fast-paced story, combat can be frustratingly difficult sometimes but rewarding in the end, and above all, the world is pretty much the hugest thing I've ever seen in ANY game, it literally takes hours to explore, it's so varied, from tropical jungles to snowy mountains, from mouldy caves to futuristic cities flying in the sky, and the day-night shift makes everything look even more fabulous, I wasn't really convinced the first time I played it, but if I didn't carry on I'd have made a big mistake, it's one of the best games I've ever played in my entire life, and I played a whole lot of them! I don't usually like Japanese RPGs that much (except for Tales of Symphonia, that was my #1 favorite before Xenoblade came around), but this game is worth the money, a speed run would take you 50 hours to finish!

There is only one thing I don't like in this game... Well, there might be spoilers in what I'm about to write, but I'll try to make it very vague. There will be a sidequest in which you'll have to do something, and get items in order to do it. Well, you can get those items in some areas, but at a certain point something will happen and you won't be able to pick them up, and the side quest will meet a point of no return. That could be frustrating...

Everything else is simply perfect... If sometimes you can see a developing team's effort in a game, well, in Xenoblade you will see the developing team's dedication.

#5 Posted by Sunuva22 (153 posts) -

If I didnt already have a wii I would get one for the latest games, I listed out some of the best RPGs and other games that you should give a try especially if you can find them for a cheap price

just get Link Skyward Sword and Twighlight Princess, Xenoblade Chronicles, Pandora's Tower, The Last Story, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Galaxy1 and 2both almost the same game, New Super Mario Bros Wii and you will have all the best games

If you are getting the wii for just one game that would be a waste although the game was very fun when I played it

#6 Posted by dizzyrhino (885 posts) -

Although make sure your WII can run Duel Layered discs. I can't play any of these newer games because for some reason my old wii simply can't run them. I bought the Last Story and I just get some "no disc detected message" can't return it because they say the problem is my WII not the game. I'm stuck in limbo trying to decide if I should buy a new WII or not. There aren't any people in my tow any more who can fix it either.

#7 Posted by Dracula68 (33102 posts) -
For me 1 game is never worth a purchase of a system but to each their own!
#8 Posted by nocoolnamejim (15136 posts) -
I'm holding off on a Wii given that I suspect the Wii U will be backward compatible and is less than a year off.

Xenoblade Chronicles The Last Story Dragon Quest X (If it doesn't end up being a worthless multiplayer fest and not like Dragon Quest VIII) Skyward Sword There's a fair amount of games that are on my "to play" list when I do get the Wii U or pick up a cheap Wii after the Wii U comes out.
#9 Posted by Bigboi500 (29910 posts) -

One game is never enough to purchase a system, but lucky for you there are tons of great exclusives on Wii. XC is a very deep and engaging experience, so I'd say get it and some other games.

#10 Posted by buccomatic (1941 posts) -

thank you, everyone, for your replies.

looking to buy a wii for this game and the zelda games as well.

hopefully i can get a good deal at newegg or somewhere soon.

thanks again

:)

#11 Posted by MalakTawus (2702 posts) -
I buyed a Wii only for Xenoblades and i couldn't be more happy since imo it's a truly epic game.........but after that i was able to enjoy The Last Story (not good as Xeno,but still a good game if you like jrpgs like me) and in two days i'll finally be able to play Pandora's Tower that seems to be another AMAZING game :) . In other words i suggest you to do like me, buy a Wii and enjoy Xeno to the fullest without worrying too much, after that you surely will be able to use your Wii also to play other interesting titles ( i HIGHLY suggest you to take a look at Pandora's Tower,seriously).
#12 Posted by csward (271 posts) -

I'm holding off on a Wii given that I suspect the Wii U will be backward compatible and is less than a year off.
Xenoblade Chronicles The Last Story Dragon Quest X (If it doesn't end up being a worthless multiplayer fest and not like Dragon Quest VIII) Skyward Sword There's a fair amount of games that are on my "to play" list when I do get the Wii U or pick up a cheap Wii after the Wii U comes out.nocoolnamejim

Your sig is awesome, sir.

#13 Posted by csward (271 posts) -

I couldn't get into the game and personally don't recommend it. This RPG is much too eastern imo like White Knight Chronicles and Final Fantasy 13. Sure, it has a few Elder Scrolls inspired conviences, but it's pretty dull and sophomoric imo.

#14 Posted by Autosaver1 (488 posts) -

#1 JRPG ever made.

Like said before, it seems like this game is limited. If you don't hunt a copy now, you may have to fork over a 100 dollars for a copy down the line. You could always buy a copy and buy a Wii U.

#15 Posted by JRLennis (27 posts) -

I'm very interested in this game, but can't really justify the purchase of a Wii for that alone. If the game is as good as people say, I wouldn't be surprised if a high-def version were to come out at some point. The Devil May Cry series and Metal Gear have gotten the high-def treatment already. Why not this?

Truthfully, it's the Wii's lack of high-definition capabilities that turned me off of the system in the first place. I say that everyone who owns a Wii should pick up this game and create some demand for an updated version that the rest of us can get excited about. Making a high-def version for the new Wii would be a smart move for Nintendo, especially if the new X-Box and Playstation go the "always-online" route.

#16 Posted by iHarlequin (1789 posts) -

Tough call. Personally, I wouldn't buy a console for a -single- game, because video games are expensive here. But when you consider that, along with Xenoblade, you have the other great jRPGS (namely The Last Story and hopefully, the upcoming Pandora's Tower), the Nintendo exclusives (Skyward Sword, Mario games, Donkey Kong, Metroid - specially the Metroid Prime Trilogy -) and, what influenced me a lot, access to old classics with the Virtual Console -- from NES and MasterSystem to Nintendo 64 you have games like Zelda: The Adventure of Link, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy III (VI) - possibly the best FF -, A Link to the Past, Phantasy Star II, Super Metroid, Majora's Mask, Ocarina of Time and dozens of other high-quality games that aren't easy to find nowadays for old consoles, or which you'd rather play it on your videogame instead of on your PC - turning down a Wii purchase, considering it's relatively low price (specially in the U.S./Canada/Europe), is a bad call if you like video games.

#17 Posted by iHarlequin (1789 posts) -

I'm very interested in this game, but can't really justify the purchase of a Wii for that alone. If the game is as good as people say, I wouldn't be surprised if a high-def version were to come out at some point. The Devil May Cry series and Metal Gear have gotten the high-def treatment already. Why not this?

Truthfully, it's the Wii's lack of high-definition capabilities that turned me off of the system in the first place. I say that everyone who owns a Wii should pick up this game and create some demand for an updated version that the rest of us can get excited about. Making a high-def version for the new Wii would be a smart move for Nintendo, especially if the new X-Box and Playstation go the "always-online" route.

JRLennis

Xenoblade: Chronicles was developed by Monolith Soft, which is a first party developer owned by Nintendo. It's not coming to another console, and if they ever ponder releasing an HD remake in a future Nintendo console, it's at least half a dozen years in the future -- not a year or two after the original game came out. It's certainly not a smart move: spending development time from Monolith Soft or whatever developers Nintendo decide to use to tweak the graphics of a game that is great just to appeal to a few people, instead of creating what could possibly be their next great game.

The lack of HD isn't a detriment to the game's quality. It would look better, true, but the game already looks great. The story, combat, massive world, exploration and amount of side-things to do is what makes this game as good as it is.

#18 Posted by kitty (114736 posts) -
I don't know it would be worth purchasing a console over one game. After that one game, then what? I'm sure you would want to check out that console's library of games and see what it has to offer.
#19 Posted by Willy105 (24524 posts) -
No game alone is worth a console, but you certainly would be doing yourself a favor owning a Wii and all of the great games it has. However, with the Wii U coming soon, you'll have to decide if you want to wait.
#20 Posted by rizimr (8 posts) -
Used copies are already around $100. About the same price as a Wii lol
#21 Posted by ThirteenChords (229 posts) -

Like others have stated there are plenty of exclusive Wii games worth a purchase. In addition to the Zelda games, there's games like the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Fragile Dreams, the Mario Galaxies, Donkey Kong Country Returns, No More Heroes, etc.

#22 Posted by Dezuria (614 posts) -
Xenoblade is my #1 favorite RPG of this generation, and I've played em all, across all systems. it's worth it.
#23 Posted by No_SuRReNDeR (321 posts) -

Agreed but also I would add that the Wii still has 2 more AMAZING games to come with Last Story and Pandoras Tower on the horizons.....the answer is a RESOUNDING yes....

#24 Posted by Bubble_Man (3095 posts) -

In combination with The Last Story, the upcoming Dragon Quest X and N's first-party titles, yes.

#25 Posted by Pvt_r3d (7897 posts) -
Even though I'm not a Wii owner, I've thought of just buying Xenoblade and the other RPGs before they are rare. Never know when a Nintendo Wii is being sold for dirt cheap.
#26 Posted by nadal97 (59 posts) -
would you really buy a console just for 1 game
#27 Posted by DiamondSlicer (206 posts) -

I guess for the people still thinking about buying a Wii, just wait for the WiiU since it can play wii games as well.