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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Reviews: 89 Metacritic, and 89 Opencritic

Runa216 said:
I love classic FF (1-12), will I like this? I've been meaning to get it for ages, but I can never bring myself to do it due to the cost.

It's most comparable to FF XII in terms of combat and the scope of the areas, including overpowered foes strolling through the landscape to keep you on guard early on and come back later on. You don't have gambits to control partner AI, but you don't need an elaborate system when you can simply equip your party members with appropriate arts to make them behave like you want to. There's an occasional hiccup in AI behavior, but when you fail in combat, it's usually for at least one additional reason.



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

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IcaroRibeiro said:
RolStoppable said:
Too many reviewers showing their anti-Nintendo bias again.

Hmm, I always thought overall critics were pro-Nintendo though? Nintendo 1st party AAA games usually get high scores

You aren't pro-something when you acknowledge that something great is great.



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:
IcaroRibeiro said:

Hmm, I always thought overall critics were pro-Nintendo though? Nintendo 1st party AAA games usually get high scores

You aren't pro-something when you acknowledge that something great is great.

Well, I wouldn't call last Pokemon game good (even calling it average is too much leniency), and it still having a 80 score based on... nothing

IMO, all critics are like partners of big studios rather than their critics, not only Nintendo

Most of reviews can't give really low scores to bad games even if they want, which game distributor will give them a copy if a channel keep destroying their games with low scores? A game is not the same as a movie or a music album where you can watch or listen when it came out and make a review in less than one day even after the official release. A game need some time to play, test and get deeper into the system, which would make reviews a bit long time to be written. Nobody wants this, neither the reviewers (who wants clicks and readers) neither the publishers (who want buyers hyped by the scores)

So...yeah, I think critics are really pro-Nintendo in the end



Even if this would just get a 50 I would still buy it beacuse the wii version was a master piece.



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Great score considering the original got a 92. Remasters tend to score lower than the original games, but in this case the difference is minimal. It could even end up at 90.



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Really good reviews for this one even if it scored lower than the original. I really like how the menu and UI has been improved over the original. The old menu was a chore when I played this on Wii. It’s a shame the resolution is still pretty poor when undocked though. Overall, the reviews have been well done and accurate for this remaster. An 89 Meta is hardly a reason to whine about bias against Nintendo.



Still deserving of such a high score even 10 years later.
The original release was kind of lightning in a bottle but this time without the lightning people gave the bottle a fair shot ;P



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This Remake deserves more than this to be quite honest. But excellent score nonetheless.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

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OTBWY said:

Looks like it is up to Xenoblade DE to break the bad string of disappointing remakes/remasters/reboots/re-imaginings.

Super hyped to play this again in all its new shiny glory.

Trials of Mana is great.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!