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  • Summary: Join the battle for Bionis to repel the invasion of a terrifying mechanical army and uncover the secrets of a mystical sword called the Monado in Xenoblade.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 12, 2015
    100
    Large-scale story of Xenoblade Chronicles will draw you into a huge world naturally, where boredom has no place and you’ll spend there several hours of a game time with love. This one is a must-have, and not only for fans of JRPG games. [Issue#252]
  2. Apr 7, 2015
    90
    An immense world to explore. Charming characters everywhere. A deep and satisfactory combat system. Gorgeous soundtrack. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a great adaptation for New Nintendo 3DS of one of the best Wii games and, probably, the best J-RPG of the last decade.
  3. Jun 4, 2015
    90
    Games like this on the Wii didn’t sell anything compared what Nintendo was able to do with Mario, and the majority of 3DS owners don’t have access to the title since it’s a N3DS exclusive. Still, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is worth buying a new system for, and this is a must-have for longtime jrpg fans.
  4. Mar 30, 2015
    89
    Xenoblade Chronicles is a game that ticks all the right boxes.
  5. Apr 8, 2015
    85
    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is a marvelous port of an awesome JRPG, whose brilliance and ambition overlook the technical compromises: this is, along with Persona 4 The Golden, the very best JRPG that ever graced a handheld console.
  6. 80
    The finest version of Xenoblade Chronicles that we’ve seen. And if you’re a fan of JRPGs and you don’t own a 3DS? This is a solid reason to pick up Nintendo’s portable.
  7. Apr 9, 2015
    60
    It has merit, and its best qualities still manage to shine through on the small screen, but it's definitely not the optimal way to enjoy one of the more celebrated RPGs of the last generation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 43
  2. Negative: 5 out of 43
  1. Apr 10, 2015
    10
    Beautiful, artistic, deep, interesting. I never played it on Wii, but for 3DS standards, we just got an amazing, long game with a load ofBeautiful, artistic, deep, interesting. I never played it on Wii, but for 3DS standards, we just got an amazing, long game with a load of exploration and quests to do. A lot of mechanics to master. A lot of skills and strategies to check out. A lot of cutscenes to watch, a lot of amazing music to listen to... A lot of goodness embedded into that small catridge.

    Game is, long story short, about a conflict between organic and mechanical races, that both live on huge, lifeless giants that used to fight long time ago. The setting of the game juggles epicness, jrpg-like cuteness and... a little bit of shocking, grim atmosphere here and there, since the machines' favourite food are organic races.

    What is amazing about this game is the number of side-quests and their meaning. You actually get access to a map of people you talked to, and upon discovering connection between them they get connected on the grid with specific relation. You can change/enhance that relations by doing different quests, and those sometimes offer you a choice. Upon doing quests more and more of them are coming. Just finding every npc in the game is challenging task.

    Areas you're about to explore are vast, interesting, and filled with strong monsters. Music is amazing, and the battle system is easily the best I've ever seen in jrpg.

    I could go on. The thing is, if you don't have Wii, just go and get this game, it's worth it. I can't think of a single thing that's wrong with it, unless you hate doing a lot of side-quests and reading a lot of equipment/skill details.
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  2. Apr 30, 2016
    10
    Un juego verdaderamente hermoso, cuando lo jugué se convirtió en uno de mis juegos favoritos para siempre. Lo recomiendo bastante si, como fueUn juego verdaderamente hermoso, cuando lo jugué se convirtió en uno de mis juegos favoritos para siempre. Lo recomiendo bastante si, como fue mi caso, aún no haz jugado la versión original de wii. Una obra maestra sin duda a mi parecer, solo que la verdad si fastidia un poco que tenga gráficos, que podrían ser de gamecube, siendo un juego que salio en 2012 Expand
  3. Apr 25, 2015
    10
    Beautiful, artistic, deep, interesting. I never played it on Wii, but for 3DS standards, we just got an amazing, long game with a load ofBeautiful, artistic, deep, interesting. I never played it on Wii, but for 3DS standards, we just got an amazing, long game with a load of exploration and quests to do. A lot of mechanics to master. A lot of skills and strategies to check out. A lot of cutscenes to watch, a lot of amazing music to listen to... A lot of goodness embedded into that small catridge. Expand
  4. Apr 30, 2015
    9
    Simply put: It's Final fantasy VII with better combat, better story line, better character relation, better world consistency, betterSimply put: It's Final fantasy VII with better combat, better story line, better character relation, better world consistency, better character progression and better artistic direction. A new sherif in town. The JRPG reference. Expand
  5. Apr 23, 2015
    9
    Not sure how so many people wrote reviews on day one of this massive game...I am about 25 hours in, level 31. This game is an absolute charm.Not sure how so many people wrote reviews on day one of this massive game...I am about 25 hours in, level 31. This game is an absolute charm. The world is big (but not in the annoying sandbox version of big), the characters are lively and vibrant, and the battle system is very fun and unique. There is so much to love about this game. For example, let me note the affinity system. It reminds me of Majora's Mask where you meet people and do things for them. In this instance, a chart develops that shows how everyone is connected and their sentiments towards one another. Very nice touch and adds to the depth of the world building in this game. Now, graphics... If you enjoy 3DS games or have played a few 3DS games, then you know already that graphics really don't matter (for they arn't next gen). This game looks quite good and every zone has its own flare and appeal. Any graphical displeasure will be completely forgotten about as you battle, travel, quest, meet new people, craft gems, run away from level 82 monsters, equip new weapons and armor (that actually change apperance!), get to know your travel-mates, and so on. If you like RPGs, then this game will please you. Enjoy! Expand
  6. Apr 12, 2015
    7
    A Masterpiece on the WII - A blurry experience on the NEW 3DS

    I was seriously exited to play the NEW 3DS Release of Xenoblade but after the
    A Masterpiece on the WII - A blurry experience on the NEW 3DS

    I was seriously exited to play the NEW 3DS Release of Xenoblade but after the first 2 Hours, I can say that it is a bit of a let down. Compared to the Visuals on the Wii, the Graphics are unsharp, blurry and (which is why i bought it again in the first place) the 3D is not very impressive. This is mainly because the whole World is supposed to fit on a bigger Television and looses much of its appeal on such a small screen.

    While impressiv that such an Openworld Game is available "on the Go" it feels too big at times. Playability is great, the C Stick Movement is a welcome substitue for a Controller and the FPS delivery is solid. Audio Quality didnt suffer much and the Interface was customized for the 3DS / doesnt clutter the upper Display. You can save anytime you want but that is possible on the Wii too.

    Xenoblade itself is still a 10 out of 10 but this Version only gets a 7 out of 10 because of the above mentioned flaws. If you can, play it on the Wii.
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  7. May 15, 2018
    0
    I'm still confounded by the amount of hype this game got. The combat is a terrible combination of the worst that every F2P Korean MMO has toI'm still confounded by the amount of hype this game got. The combat is a terrible combination of the worst that every F2P Korean MMO has to offer and the story and characters are bland and predictable.

    This game is a prime example of why you should never go quantity over quality.
    - There's hundreds of sidequests, BUT they're all the same kill x monsters, collect y items, ad infinitum.
    - The world is massive, BUT there's little to no reason to explore any of it. That cranny over there? Has the same items and monsters as everywhere else.
    - The game is long. You'll put in about 80 hours or so to finish the story, BUT it's all due to the horrible pacing and the game's forced marches across it's broad landscapes. It stretches itself incredibly thin in order to claim that long play time. The game really doesn't have any right to be longer than 30 hours with what's in it.

    Your time is better suited to playing anything else, really.
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