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Lryu222 said:
Is Xenoblade 2 one of these highly praised JRPGs that have terrible writing, voice acting and tons of fan service? .

In a word: yes. 

In a sentence: yes, but don't tell anyone I said that.  



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Lryu222 said:
Is Xenoblade 2 one of these highly praised JRPGs that have terrible writing, voice acting and tons of fan service? .

Writing and Voice-Acting: I thought it was good overall. There were definitely some cringe-worthy moments here and there. (Rex and Nia's relationship for example. Specifically this one particular scene...

Spoiler!
You know, the scene where Nia reveals her true form and then, out of the blue, confesses her love to Rex and Rex literally just says, "Wha...?"

... Where the fuck did that come from?!)

But other than small things like that, I enjoyed the writing and voice acting as a whole and thought it was good. Especially been Tora and Poppi - Not quite on the same level as Reyn and Riki from Xenoblade 1, but still pretty good.

Fan-service: Ohhhhhh yeah. 'Tons' is an understatement. 



PAOerfulone said:
Lryu222 said:
Is Xenoblade 2 one of these highly praised JRPGs that have terrible writing, voice acting and tons of fan service? .

Writing and Voice-Acting: I thought it was good overall. There were definitely some cringe-worthy moments here and there. (Rex and Nia's relationship for example. Specifically this one particular scene...

Spoiler!
You know, the scene where Nia reveals her true form and then, out of the blue, confesses her love to Rex and Rex literally just says, "Wha...?"

... Where the fuck did that come from?!)

But other than small things like that, I enjoyed the writing and voice acting as a whole and thought it was good. Especially been Tora and Poppi - Not quite on the same level as Reyn and Riki from Xenoblade 1, but still pretty good.

Fan-service: Ohhhhhh yeah. 'Tons' is an understatement. 

Heh. I don't think actually that's much the case here, I mean typical, probably but unless you count Mythra/Pyra simply standing there as fan service then I can't help you there.

Anywoo, I stand by Torna The Golden Country as the best part of the XC2 experience.



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PAOerfulone said:
Lryu222 said:
Is Xenoblade 2 one of these highly praised JRPGs that have terrible writing, voice acting and tons of fan service? .

Writing and Voice-Acting: I thought it was good overall. There were definitely some cringe-worthy moments here and there. (Rex and Nia's relationship for example. Specifically this one particular scene...

Spoiler!
You know, the scene where Nia reveals her true form and then, out of the blue, confesses her love to Rex and Rex literally just says, "Wha...?"

The game is in my top 10...but holy crap did I hate that scene. Came of nowhere and accomplished nothing, you could have removed everything after the  reveal and literally nothing would change. I actually sympathized with Rex's response given how random it was.

Overall I thought the writing was great though. Sure there were some JRPG cliches like the fallen hero that has to keep doing what he's doing because it's too late and an evil fantasy pope, but the cast was fantastic overall, and where it was done, the character development was fantastic, especially on Rex. 

OT though: Great news...would like to see more of what this studio is working on. Xeno 3 (or 2-2 for me) would be awesome of course...but a new IP would be interesting too.



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^Ah yes, the best scene of Xenoblade 2, wish I could forget it.

Anyways, is nice to see Monolith having a healthier development under Nintendo, both in studio growth and quality (Xenogears is ok despite its great story and Xenosaga is kind of a trainwreck).

Still would like them to have a more grounded development in terms of gameplay, feels like they try to be too experimental instead of polishing what is already there. An excess of ambition, which shows a lot in Xenoblade X.



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I do really like that Nintendo is investing in growing Monolith Soft, they're a very important asset in that they can make the kind of games that EPD can't/won't and as such bring a welcome variety to Nintendo's first party catalogue.



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edit: misread the thread

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I hope they can expand and do something else than RPGs.



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TomaTito said:

I hope they can expand and do something else than RPGs.

Disaster Days of Crisis 2?



HoangNhatAnh said:
TomaTito said:

I hope they can expand and do something else than RPGs.

Disaster Days of Crisis 2?

*shaking the Joy-Cons intensified*



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