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How did you enjoy Xenoblade Chronicles?

I was really feeling it! 34 57.63%
 
I liked it a lot! 11 18.64%
 
It was okay 3 5.08%
 
It was okay, just not my type of game 3 5.08%
 
I didn't care for it much 4 6.78%
 
I wasn't really feeling it! 4 6.78%
 
Total:59

UPDATE #1

So I finally got Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii! Took forever to get a copy that was under $80 around where I live -that, and in my area. So in a similar vein to BraLoD, I'll be posting my personally impressions of this game. 

I'll update this thread once a day. So check for my Impressions as I progress through! -If you want...  And yes, there will be spoilers, but only minor. Larger ones will be in spoiler text.

So anyway, here's how I feel so far:

Story: 

So I've gotten a bit further now ending with Shulk, Fiora, and red hair dude entering the cave. The story has expanded a bit more, with the most significant being that the Manado gives visions of some sort. 

I'm definitely a lot more interested in the story now. I'm not pulled in yet but I'm definitely starting to see this games potential, story wise. 

Music:

Since last time I've heard a few more tracks. I'm not sure which I heard (too lazy to search for it XD) but I really liked it. Can't wait to hear more tracks!

Graphics/World:

Graphics are the same as before for me, I'm not sure my opinion on this games graphics will change. The world itself feels very well crafted and alive though. The town feels alive and gives off a feeling of Dalmasca, I'm not 100% sure why. Maybe it's just because those bunny things make me think of Moogles from FF12 XD

Gameplay: I haven't played much further to expand on this topic as of this update.

Gameplay is quite interesting. So far it's not too complicated, system wise or battle wise, but that'll probably change. I like the battle system being about either heaaling or dealing extra damage. The system is reminescent of Final Fantasy 12 to me. The way the enemy will target certain party members due to damage is interesting

I like the city mechanics. Interacting with townspeople can have some benefit to the game/adds to their overall background, something not too many other RPGs do. I like the side quests as well, but do they have time limits? I hope not.

The collectables are interesting as are the gems.

Characters: 

Shulk: You know, I didn't think much of him early (then again, it's still early) but he's a bit more interesting than I first gave him credit for. He developed much but it does seem to look like he likes Fiora. We shall see if that develops...

Fiora: Not much is shown about her yet except that she seems to have a thing for Shulk. She's related to the brave dude from the beginning, I think?

Red hair dude*: I really like this guy. His personality is definitely the most stand out thus far. I want to see him get more screen time XD

Dickson: I thought he had died for whatever reason. But he's still around. He's pretty interesting. I kinda want to see more of him as well.

Brave dude who can wield Manado*: Since I haven't seen him much since the beginning besides 1 cut scene I can't comment much on him. I thought Fiora was his lover at first though v.v

*Yeah yeah, I can't remember their names

How I feel about the game at this point in time:

The game is picking up. I'm starting to really warm up to this game now XD Shulk is more interesting than I thought, so is Fiora. I remember hearing something about Shulk and a girl once, I hope she doesn't die or something o.o

Score:

I thought it'd be cool to score it and then update the scores as I progress to see how that also changes over time. Please try not to get offended if the score is below what the game is to you, it's not a personal attack on you nor the game, just how I feel towards it at the given moment. You can complain once I finish if the score is below what you'd llike. If you like, you can question why the score is where it is at the current moment:

8/10

Previous Score:

7.3/10



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I'll score your impressions a 2.9/10. Poor conduct, a lot of haterade and general ill will.

Will update every now and then.

Update #1 - Much more openminded and less dismissive now, but it could be a fluke. - 5.0/10



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments

RolStoppable said:
I'll score your impressions a 2.9/10. Poor conduct, a lot of haterade and general ill will.

Will update every now and then.

Haterade is the best.



I thought the prologue was cool in the beginning, but now that I understand what was happening I love it. 

 

And this prologue theme...

 



There is something worse than a review in progress? Yes, a review in progress with a score in progress





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Goodnightmoon said:
There is something worse than a review in progress? Yes, a review in progress with a score in progress



It's not a review by any means XD Just an overall impession of it. I'm only doing it because I know how many Xeno fans ae on this site XD plus they might be able to help if I get stuck plus I love my score in progress <3



StarOcean said:
Goodnightmoon said:
There is something worse than a review in progress? Yes, a review in progress with a score in progress



It's not a review by any means XD Just an overall impession of it. I'm only doing it because I know how many Xeno fans ae on this site XD plus they might be able to help if I get stuck plus I love my score in progress <3

No problem, it will be interesting to see how much will change your perception of the game once you finish it. So maybe in Xmas? xD



oh man. you know nothing, john snow.



You're entering quite possibly the best jrpg ever concieved. You will not regret the purchase.



bigtakilla said:

You're entering quite possibly the best jrpg ever concieved. You will not regret the purchase.

What are your top 10 jrpgs, not counting Xenoblade?