Why haven't you played Xenoblade Chronicles?

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#1 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (5326 posts) -

Arguably the best JRPG of last gen[my favorite is Dark Souls though(inb4darksoulsisnotajrpg)]. The game contains tons of quests, an amazing storyline and lore, huge maps and lots of areas, 100+ hours of playtime without doing the side quests plus New Game +, and a great combat system. And while the characters models and textures are ugly, the beautiful environments make up for that.

It's a must-try for any JRPG fan. So, why haven't you played it? Are you looking forward to its spiritual successor?

#2 Posted by Ballroompirate (22555 posts) -

Dont have a Wii or Wii-U

#3 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26283 posts) -

"It's only on the Wii, therefore, it sucks."

#4 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (5326 posts) -

"It's only on the Wii, therefore, it sucks."

Lol, I remember some people begging this and The Last Story to be ported to the PS3.

#5 Posted by IncisionX (157 posts) -

A true hidden gem but I can't help but feel the entire time .. * If only this was on a more powerful console *

Don't get me wrong, I love the game and you're right about the environments looking great but it could just benefit so much from that extra lick of paint other consoles offer, but I do recommend to every RPG fan to play :D

#6 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

not paying no $90 at least back then....

nintendo kills me, there is demand for a game yet they make no copies

#7 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (24929 posts) -

@93BlackHawk93 said:

@nintendoboy16 said:

"It's only on the Wii, therefore, it sucks."

Lol, I remember some people begging this and The Last Story to be ported to the PS3.

Mostly Japanese folk if I remember correctly.

One even went as far as to buy the game just post a video of them cutting the entire game into pieces.

I think it was the Last Story btw.

#8 Posted by sukraj (22177 posts) -

I don't like jprg

#9 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26283 posts) -

@93BlackHawk93 said:

@nintendoboy16 said:

"It's only on the Wii, therefore, it sucks."

Lol, I remember some people begging this and The Last Story to be ported to the PS3.

Mostly Japanese folk if I remember correctly.

One even went as far as to buy the game just post a video of them cutting the entire game into pieces.

I think it was the Last Story btw.

lol GN even shared that.

#10 Posted by mems_1224 (46606 posts) -

I played about 2 hours of it and meh. It was really ugly and Im not into console JRPGs to begin with.

#11 Edited by silversix_ (14085 posts) -

I would enjoy this game on the Vita, it fits the system perfectly

#12 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (5326 posts) -

I would enjoy this game on the Vita, it fits the system perfectly

Too bad. Nintendo 1st party game. :P

#13 Posted by StrifeDelivery (1396 posts) -

It's a decent game, but really nothing to get overly excited over. There are simply too many quests, with the majority being annoying fetch quest scenarios. Also the UI is kind of a drag. At the midpoint and beyond, the story kind of begins to fizzle, with an ending that is really kind of meh.

#14 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24929 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

I would enjoy this game on the Vita, it fits the system perfectly

Too bad. Nintendo 1st party game. :P

Then he should get a WiiU and a Copy of Xenoblade and play though the Gamepad. Though he would also have to get a Wiimote and C.Controller to play it.

#15 Posted by widdowson91 (1235 posts) -

I loved Xenobalde Chronicles, and X is currently my most anticipated Wii U game.

#16 Posted by edwardecl (2127 posts) -

I prefer turn based combat than real time in games like these, the art style is pretty epic though.

#17 Posted by Minishdriveby (9762 posts) -

Arguably the best JRPG of last gen [my favorite is Dark Souls though (inb4darksoulsisnotajrpg)]. The game contains tons of quests, an amazing storyline and lore, huge maps and lots of areas, 100+ hours of playtime without doing the side quests plus New Game +, and a great combat system. And while the characters models and textures are ugly, the beautiful environments make up for that.

It's a must-try for any JRPG fan. So, why haven't you played it? Are you looking forward to its spiritual successor?

I have played it and, my sentiments, like your's, is that it's only second to Dark Souls.

#18 Edited by MlauTheDaft (3414 posts) -

It's a decent game, but really nothing to get overly excited over. There are simply too many quests, with the majority being annoying fetch quest scenarios. Also the UI is kind of a drag. At the midpoint and beyond, the story kind of begins to fizzle, with an ending that is really kind of meh.

Pretty much this. Fewer, better sidequests would have done the game great favors and I can't help but wish it were on better more powerful platforms.

#19 Posted by Minishdriveby (9762 posts) -

It's a decent game, but really nothing to get overly excited over. There are simply too many quests, with the majority being annoying fetch quest scenarios. Also the UI is kind of a drag. At the midpoint and beyond, the story kind of begins to fizzle, with an ending that is really kind of meh.

The quests really aren't a chore. Everytime you reach a new area, talk to everyone in town to activate all the new quests because most are collectathons, all you need to do is naturally progress through the game killing enemies and you will complete most of the quests. The quest system is great because once you get all the items asked for you usually don't even need to return to the quest giver to get the reward. I completed about 300 quests while just playing through the main game, not trying to go out of my way to complete the quests. If you want to talk about a game with bad side quests point your finger towards Ni No Kuni. Xenoblade is really great in how it streamlines most of the annoying JRPG features (fast traveling, change time on the fly, automatically complete quests, EXP for discovering new areas).

#20 Posted by freedomfreak (39235 posts) -

Because Nintendo isn't competent enough to put it on the Eshop.

#21 Posted by V3rciS (2213 posts) -

Cause my copy of Xenoblade together with Pandoras Tower and the Last Story are still sealed and will remain so for the time being.

#22 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3497 posts) -

I haven't seen it anywhere. And I know it's expensive online, so I won't be getting it anytime soon.

#23 Edited by IamAdorable (402 posts) -

The copies I found were way too expensive. It's a real shame. I am looking forward to X though.

#24 Posted by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

Too busy playing better jrpgs like ni no kuni, demons souls and soul sacrifice for starters.

#25 Edited by aroxx_ab (9282 posts) -

For a Wii game it is amazing yeah

#26 Posted by ankor77 (941 posts) -

I have both xenoblade and last story. I only played about 5 hours of xenoblade and then got distracted. I want to go back and play but with two kids(3 if you include dota) i cant find time for a 100 hour experience. The last story is the perfect length and a really cool game. One day I will dedicate myself to xenoblade, I just havent been able to make myself do it yet.

#27 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (5326 posts) -

Because Nintendo isn't competent enough to put it on the Eshop.

It's a Wii game released not too long ago... :/

@V3rciS said:

Cause my copy of Xenoblade together with Pandoras Tower and the Last Story are still sealed and will remain so for the time being.

Why?

Too busy playing better jrpgs like ni no kuni, demons souls and soul sacrifice for starters.

I know you're a fanboy but XC outscores every one of those. ;)

#28 Posted by Zassimick (6346 posts) -

I played about five hours then got distracted. It's next in my backlog once I beat Metro: Last Light though!

One of my favorite games of all time is Final Fantasy XII; I found the gameplay absolutely wonderful. I need to spend more time with Xenoblade because I know it's got a very similar style (minus the amazing Gambit system).

#29 Posted by freedomfreak (39235 posts) -

It's a Wii game released not too long ago... :/

And it's also hard to find. And if you do find it, chances are that it is mighty expensive.

There's still some demand for the game, so putting it on the WiiU eshop would be great. It's already translated. Just give it some gamepad compatibility. Charge a fair price for it so that people can experience the game. At the very least, it'll be good to build up some hype/interest for X.

#31 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (5326 posts) -

@93BlackHawk93 said:

It's a Wii game released not too long ago... :/

And it's also hard to find. And if you do find it, chances are that it is mighty expensive.

There's still some demand for the game, so putting it on the WiiU eshop would be great. It's already translated. Just give it some gamepad compatibility. Charge a fair price for it so that people can experience the game. At the very least, it'll be good to build up some hype/interest for X.

Fair enough. But if they don't even have GC games on it it's impossible.

#32 Edited by freedomfreak (39235 posts) -

Fair enough. But if they don't even have GC games on it it's impossible.

I wouldn't say it's impossible. Kamiya already said that it would be perfectly doable to bring over Bayonetta to WiiU.

It's just that Nintendo hasn't done it with any title.

#33 Posted by MonsieurX (29579 posts) -

Barely any copies available and I'm not paying 100$ to play it now.

#34 Edited by Stevo_the_gamer (42638 posts) -

So, why haven't you played it?

Because JRPGs are a big pile of poo.

#35 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7219 posts) -

Because Nintendo isn't competent enough to put it on the Eshop.

I feel this is a big reason why many haven't played it. Xenoblade is currently being sold in Gamestop and other resell outlets for upwards of $80+. That's just not reasonable, but because the game isn't widely available, scalpers can get away with it. If it were on the eShop, many more people would get to experience it.

Then, there's emulators, which are extremely tempting for people with PCs powerful enough when the regular game is so expensive and hard to find.

#36 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Because it's not on a system I own or care to own.

#37 Posted by finalstar2007 (24973 posts) -

Its on a system that i dont own and dont plan on owning.

#39 Edited by MonsieurX (29579 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

@93BlackHawk93: nah didn't win Game of the Year like demons souls did

92 MC > 89 MC

Deal with it

http://www.1up.com/news/1up-favorite-games-2012-xenoblade

Unless you stick to GS only,then Last Of Flops sucks and got out-goty-ed by Zelda LOL

#40 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3497 posts) -
#41 Posted by gameofthering (10139 posts) -

Not that much of an RPG fan.

#42 Posted by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

@MonsieurX: hey I'd be mad too if I played on a platform that had no game of the year exclusives and I constantly had to beg for ports.

#43 Edited by MonsieurX (29579 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

@MonsieurX: hey I'd be mad too if I played on a platform that had no game of the year exclusives and I constantly had to beg for ports.

Hey,have you ever posted something to try to refute my point or you simply can't,as usual?

WoW,Everquest,Grim Fandango,Diablo,Total Annihilation got GOTY

Still has more than POS3

#44 Edited by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

@MonsieurX: it won Game of the Year. you lose. I posted links to all the times you guys beg for ports. you lose again. its been months of me asking you and you never answer my question. once again you lose. unless you'd like to be a big boy and answer the question right now. how many game of the year exclusives did the PC have gen 7 on GameSpot? answer the question.

#45 Posted by V3rciS (2213 posts) -


@V3rciS said:

Cause my copy of Xenoblade together with Pandoras Tower and the Last Story are still sealed and will remain so for the time being.

Why?

Because this

Barely any copies available and I'm not paying 100$ to play it now.

#46 Edited by MonsieurX (29579 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

@MonsieurX: it won Game of the Year. you lose. I posted links to all the times you guys beg for ports. you lose again. its been months of me asking you and you never answer my question. once again you lose. unless you'd like to be a big boy and answer the question right now. how many game of the year exclusives did the PC have gen 7 on GameSpot? answer the question.

Now you're back to the PC thing again. Moving post's goal as usual,congrats.

The Last Of Flops didn't win GOTY,you loose.

5 games = all the times?

You never specified gen 7 in your earlier post,LOL

#47 Posted by Heil68 (43508 posts) -

Barely any copies available and I'm not paying 100$ to play it now.

I may rent it though.

#48 Edited by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

@MonsieurX: love how you frantically have to re edit your posts in the sad attempt to counter me. B-) keep dancing my little beggar puppet

#49 Posted by MonsieurX (29579 posts) -

@MonsieurX: love how you frantically have to re edit your posts in the sad attempt to counter me. B-) keep dancing my little beggar puppet

I love how you delete your posts to look less like an idiot

@MonsieurX: hey I'd be mad too if I played on a platform that had no game of the year exclusives and I constantly had to beg for ports.

Never specified gen 7

lol owned again,come back for more!

#50 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (17354 posts) -

I haven't seen it anywhere. And I know it's expensive online, so I won't be getting it anytime soon.

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