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Takahashi: Xenoblade Chronicles X for Switch “would love to think about” and more

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Would be nice to play the game in 1080p. still take the opportunity to polish some aspects like the music in the city, the overly complex fighting system and the endless boring fetch quests.



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While I would like a Virtual Console that allows you to buy Wii U games, I'm really sick of hearing about ports and how we shouldn't care that Nintendo is using poorly-upgraded versions of games to sell a console because it makes "business sense".

I've never seen a community before jump down every discussion about ports with "But it makes sense because xxx amount of people missed xxx amount of games!" In fact I remember that when the Playstation 4 first launched sooooo mannnyyy Nintendo fans were calling the PS4 the "Remasterstation 4" and making fun of it because The Last of Us was such a big deal for the PS4 early adopters. But now it's totally fine, even though games like Mario Kart 8 already sold more than 8 million copies.

I frankly do not care if ports are successful, they should almost never be a selling point of a system unless it's an extremely old game. Someone wrote something along the lines of "Yea - Nintendo totally shouldn't port games on Switch, look at how unsuccessful it is!" sarcastically on the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe comment page. To me this is totally missing the point completely. Usually I see Nintendo fans consistently critiquing Nintendo but they just don't budge in this department because, for once in the life of gamers, people care more about the buisness practicality than they do their own value as a consumer. It's especially funny when you consider almost every game that people wanted or thought would be ports were the games that exceeded expectations, titles like Splatoon, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros. The irony is that a game like Xenoblade X is probably one of the few Wii U games that should be ported for more money and shipped for 50-60$ considering the fact that it has so much content and is fairly new, but now that Xenoblade 2 is coming soon most people would see a value problem in that amount of money.

Personally I was one of those people that bought the Last of Us on PS4 because I missed it on PS3, but I didn't buy a console around it and I think marketing a console around it wouldn't be a good business practice. If Nintendo released these on the Eshop or even released them at stores at a discounted price, it wouldn't be a problem. But it's clear with games like Mario Kart 8 that Nintendo doesn't care about their relative value for Wii U owners, or for gamers who are even aware of their existence. I know it's not my place to comment for consumers and there are certainly some benefits and added value of having ports, but I would hope that Nintendo sticks to their words and, by enlarge, ignore making more ports for marketing purposes rather than fan-service. I would buy Xenoblade Chronicles X in an instant, but I don't want to see the Wii U's failed marketing become the Switch's biggest strength.



I'd actually be happy if they bring it over to the Switch, I've not bought it on the Wii U yet, so if this ever happens it'd be the better option, although I can't really see it happening for some reason.



I love Xenoblade Chronicles X but if there is a port, leave it for a VC or some other outside team to handle. Unless Monolith Soft is working on a brand new IP then they should focus on a sequel to XCX not a port.

Given some of his discussions though, for his sake, I hope they take a brief break from craft massive RPG worlds and try some other genre they would like to dabble in.



I would love to play an enhanced version of Xenoblade Chronicles X with some more expansion. I would love to see how colonization and new permanent human settlements on the planet outside of NLA.

I would also like to see a full blown sequel, preferably taking place further down the timeline and uncovering the story of what happened to the original colonists through retrospective on discovery of objects: similar to how Xenogears explored the past 10,000 years. It was very interesting!



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numberwang said:
Would be nice to play the game in 1080p. still take the opportunity to polish some aspects like the music in the city, the overly complex fighting system and the endless boring fetch quests.

While 1080p would be nice for XCX, I wish the original gets remade in HD. I bought the game for the 3ds, but I just couldn't handle the 240p resolution and the textures. Playing it on a friend's PC on 1080p and better models makes such a significant difference.



monocle_layton said:
numberwang said:
Would be nice to play the game in 1080p. still take the opportunity to polish some aspects like the music in the city, the overly complex fighting system and the endless boring fetch quests.

While 1080p would be nice for XCX, I wish the original gets remade in HD. I bought the game for the 3ds, but I just couldn't handle the 240p resolution and the textures. Playing it on a friend's PC on 1080p and better models makes such a significant difference.

I believe you have Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles X mixed up :P



I'd rather have Chronicles and Saga Trilogy remasters. I'd say Gears but we know that will never happen.

 

XCX  was a piece of shit and a perfect example of what happens when you try to westernize a JRPG. All graphics and fighting and no story. Biggest letdown that year for me. Chronicles was a masterpiece, X blew chunks.



I need to atone for my sin and buy XCX soon. I don't care if there's a Switch port later on, it was meant to be played on Wii U and that's how I'll play it.

Still looking forward for XC 2 though.



I'd prefer an X-2 at some point, or at the very least have the port outsourced to another developer. I do think X would become even less accessible without a second screen, though.