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zorg1000 said:
Update: I have bought both games.

I got Xenoblade first......and i just cant get into it. I absolutely loved Xenoblade X and put like 70-80 hours into it but i just havent found 2 to be nearly as fun, i got about 15 hours in and kinda felt like i was forcing myself to keep playing.

I decided to get Skyrim a few weeks later, im about 35 hours in and i cant put it down, its gotten to the point where my wife says she wishes i never got the game lol

Did you get Xenoblade digitally? If so, I feel your pain mate.



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Xenoblade 2 has one hell of a story and cast of characters, better than any Elder Scroll game after Morrowind.



I am a Nintendo fanatic.

Skyrim is currently on special in the eShop, but Xeno is somewhat better imo



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Wyrdness said:

Apples to oranges as entertainment is a very broad spectrum vague similarities don't make them the same, you may as well compare a car to a plane because they're both modes of transport, also get going doesn't mean the game isn't entertaining.

Stop defending Xenoblade and accept that other people have an opinion different than you. 

I put WAY more than 30 hours in the game and I still think it was atrocious with how it managed tutorials. You are free to disagree with that, but to keep arguing to the ends of oblivion to try and push a game onto someone isn't right . Zorg gave it a try , stop berating him to continue. Suggesting it in a friendly manor is fine, but this is just a bit far.

How is that berating him berating is what you're doing here if you read above I said it's not the best design but then the isn't really much alternative in teaching the player all the mechanics, highlighting that the game opens up after chapter 3 and encouraging him to continue is nothing wrong as not only did he buy the game but many players from that point really got grabbed by the game if he still finds it not to his taste then fair enough and I'm being friendly but feel free to say so if you're looking for a conflict.

Last edited by Wyrdness - on 03 April 2018

Xenoblade 1 > Skyrim
Xenoblade X > Skyrim
Skyrim > Xenoblade 2

Seriously, all games are superb. I'm lucky to own them all. I really am digging the Switch port of Skyrim.



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Well, if you thought the character models in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 were offputting... Skyrim is on a whole new level of ugly.

Actually, one of my big complaints about the game is that it was impossible to not make your character look hideous - I spent half an hour or more trying to make it look even close to decent; but to no avail.

Anyway, I also liked Xenoblade Chronicles X better than 2, but I liked 2 better than 1... For the most part:

1. Beginning part of XC1 (Climbing up the Bionis) is generally better than the beginning of XC2 (Chapter 1-4)
2. Ether Mine and Factory (Except on NG+) sucked equally.
3. Towns in XC2 are WAY better than XC1 (except Frontier Village, which is still very interesting).
4. XC1 gets really boring after Alcomoth, only exceptions are Fallen Arm (IMO the best part of the game) and the few minutes at Melia’s home in Alcomoth.
5. Chapter 8-10 in XC2 demolish anything XC1 ever had. It’s not even close.

But overall, I like the non-linear civilization building story, and the freedom of XCX a lot more than both games. Planet Mira is one of my favourite locations of all time. My only complaint about are that I wish NLA could be built up more and I wish more civilization could be built outside of it (there are a few things built, but I want FULL colonies).



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I played Skyrim back on the 360, and thought it was decent. I liked how open it felt, and the music was great. *hums the dragon song*

For whatever reason though, I just stopped playing and never felt any motivation to go back to it. The story/quests really didn’t leave much of an impact on me, and I honestly couldn’t name a single character other than Lord Boomstone the Brave. I suppose these aren’t issues if you aren’t interested in these things, but for me a compelling story and/or interesting characters are essential in an RPG game. It probably didn’t help that I don’t have much interest in western stock fantasy in general, so a lot of the appeal was probably lost on me.

Xenoblade 2 on the other hand gripped me from start to finish, had an amazing cast of characters, and probably the best story I’ve seen in an RPG since playing Tales of Symphonia back in 2004. It was one of those games where I felt disappointed once it was over, solely because I wanted to keep playing. 

That being said, the battle system does take a while to get going, and the game takes its sweet time in introducing mechanics, though I honestly preferred this style. Games that throw me into the thick of things and expect me to figure it out on my own are the ones I usually lose interest in the fastest. I like learning game mechanics the same way I learn languages; giving me the basic ideas piece by piece, and giving me time to master them before throwing more at me.

Personally, I found the gameplay to be incredibly addictive once you have enough Blades to master Chain combos, but if you don’t care enough to put in the time, that’s perfectly fair.



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Super_Boom said:

I played Skyrim back on the 360, and thought it was decent. I liked how open it felt, and the music was great. *hums the dragon song*

For whatever reason though, I just stopped playing and never felt any motivation to go back to it. The story/quests really didn’t leave much of an impact on me, and I honestly couldn’t name a single character other than Lord Boomstone the Brave. I suppose these aren’t issues if you aren’t interested in these things, but for me a compelling story and/or interesting characters are essential in an RPG game. It probably didn’t help that I don’t have much interest in western stock fantasy in general, so a lot of the appeal was probably lost on me.

Xenoblade 2 on the other hand gripped me from start to finish, had an amazing cast of characters, and probably the best story I’ve seen in an RPG since playing Tales of Symphonia back in 2004. It was one of those games where I felt disappointed once it was over, solely because I wanted to keep playing. 

That being said, the battle system does take a while to get going, and the game takes its sweet time in introducing mechanics, though I honestly preferred this style. Games that throw me into the thick of things and expect me to figure it out on my own are the ones I usually lose interest in the fastest. I like learning game mechanics the same way I learn languages; giving me the basic ideas piece by piece, and giving me time to master them before throwing more at me.

Personally, I found the gameplay to be incredibly addictive once you have enough Blades to master Chain combos, but if you don’t care enough to put in the time, that’s perfectly fair.

 

Everything about Xenoblade 2 ticks all the boxes for it to be the best in the series. I'm my opinion it has.. the best art style, animations, cinematics and story. Plus the battle system is superb once you gets to grips with it. However there are a few glaring things that put it below other Xenoblade games in terms of my personal enjoyment. These are the awful map and navigation system, which has you running around in circles for up to hours at a time, field skill levelling up system where its not clear what the objective is to level up, and lastly the sometimes dreadful technical issues that dog the game, From frame drops to huge resolution drops. I'm not a graphics person but I do like the game to be somewhat stable, especially when Xenoblade X ran superbly on a lesser powerful system. Xenoblade 2 is an incredible game but not the best in the series, and that bugs me because it has all the ingredients to be the best, but some things are poorly executed and that's a shame.

I say Xenoblade if you don't mind gameplay being interrupted by long (mostly enjoyable) cut scenes.

Go wtih Skyrim if you want your Open World adventuring to be more immediate.

They are both great packages and worth $60 either way.

I would say if you play primarily Undocked, Skryim's visuals hold up better than Xenoblade's.

Can't lose with either one you pick though.


this thread is so long i wonder if the person who asked the question already picked one...



pizzanuggs said:
this thread is so long i wonder if the person who asked the question already picked one...

Haha ya i picked both



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