Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U

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  • Summary: Fight for survival while exploring the vast expanses of an unknown planet where anything you see is reachable in your weaponized mech, called a Skell. Customize a lethal skill set of combat and defensive skills, called Arts, to strengthen your strategies and defeat enemies efficiently.Fight for survival while exploring the vast expanses of an unknown planet where anything you see is reachable in your weaponized mech, called a Skell. Customize a lethal skill set of combat and defensive skills, called Arts, to strengthen your strategies and defeat enemies efficiently. Attack your enemies from multiple directions using melee weapons, guns, and your greatest asset—your tactical mind. Expand
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  1. Positive: 77 out of 87
  2. Negative: 0 out of 87
  1. Jan 27, 2016
    100
    If you loved Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii or Nintendo 3DS, you will soon find yourself a new love in the form of Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U.
  2. 95
    That is because ultimately, in what the game tries to do, it succeeds completely: it creates an incredible, breathtaking, awe-inspiring world that is an absolute joy to run around in, to fight in, to collect in, to look around in, to be in. It may not have done so flawlessly, but Xenoblade Chronicles X gave me one of the finest worlds gaming has to offer, and it populated that world with incredible things to do.
  3. Dec 30, 2015
    90
    While those hoping to just pick it up and immediately know what they're doing are likely to be a bit overwhelmed at first, others who are looking for a deep title chock-full of systems and content that have a learning curve will be well taken care of. There are certainly issues, but they get swallowed up by the sheer quality of the base game and its focus on depth.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Mar 3, 2016
    87
    Xenoblade Chronicles is otherwise great, but the thin main plot and sheer repetition drop the score. [Jan 2016]
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 16, 2016
    80
    What Xenoblade Chronicles X loses because of its outdated visuals, it overcompensates with its content. It is a huge, long-lasting and yet throughout an entertaining title, which relies on combat and character development. [Issue#260]
  6. Dec 17, 2015
    80
    Massive open-world JRPG with astounding exploration but some pacing and storyline issues.
  7. Dec 11, 2015
    50
    It ought to remind us of what’s so good about the maximalism of other JRPGs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 246
  1. Dec 4, 2015
    10
    Xenoblade Chronicles X is epic and a really great game, but one that requires the player to approach it in a specific way. Every user of WiiUXenoblade Chronicles X is epic and a really great game, but one that requires the player to approach it in a specific way. Every user of WiiU need to buy this. If you don't have a Wiiu, buy it ASAP. Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2015
    10
    you could probably be entertained by this for one hour of each day of next year. so this is your guarantee that the wii u has you covered evenyou could probably be entertained by this for one hour of each day of next year. so this is your guarantee that the wii u has you covered even if we have to weather another horrible game drought.

    get his and mario maker, and you seriously have an infinite amount of game to play.
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  3. Dec 22, 2015
    10
    Xenoblade Chronicles X is an awesome game in every way: huge map, fast loading times, better weapons / armor design done, ability to useXenoblade Chronicles X is an awesome game in every way: huge map, fast loading times, better weapons / armor design done, ability to use robots style "Gundam". The battle system is dynamic and captivating. Graphically the game has its limitations, but it is clearly a new generation of game.
    It will be difficult to get an RPG gather as many elements in the game as Xenoblade Chronicles X. pergunda remains: how great will be the next RPG from Monolith Soft.
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  4. Dec 8, 2015
    10
    So much to do and so little time. This game is huge and beautiful! Gamplay is complex and rewarding. Sound track is different but awesome. ISo much to do and so little time. This game is huge and beautiful! Gamplay is complex and rewarding. Sound track is different but awesome. I highly recommend this game! Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2016
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Definitely a must-have for your Wii U Library. The scale of this game is absolutely gigantic, and I don't just mean the open world aspect. The game is truly challenging; providing you with a variety of hundreds, if not thousands, of side missions to keep me busy while I grind for the next story chapter. Each side mission is unique and interesting with little to no repetitiveness. The combat is interesting and unique as well in that sense; the Xenoblade fighting system definitely brings a breath of fresh air to the (J)RPG genre.

    The dialogue is well-voiced and frankly hilarious at times. One issue I do have with the game is that the music tends to overpower the characters' voices a lot of the time; however the subtitles make that experience less uncomfortable for me.

    The game also has this tendency to push the multiplayer aspect onto the player; however this is easily dealt with by simply selecting the "Immersive Single-Player" mode when loading up your game.

    The story is captivating, making you wonder "what's going to happen next?" after every story mission/chapter. Initially, one might think that simply playing the story missions makes for an unsatisfactory story experience. This is where the Affinity Missions come into play. All across the overworld, one can find markers for "Affinity Missions", missions that are just like any other gathering/boss hunting mission; except with some story on the side. This game is designed to have you play the Affinity Missions in order to achieve the true quality of the game's story.

    Each character you play as also has his or her fair share of development and intriguing backstory. This leads me to another gripe about the game, the characters you are essentially 'forced' to have on your team. There are two characters, Elma and Lin, who are required to be on your team for almost every story mission/chapter. This concept is in the game for obvious reasons, those two characters have most of the main speaking roles in the game's dialogue; and also spoiler plot reasons that I won't go into. This doesn't necessarily bother me, as I think Lin and Elma are a joy to have around, both dialogue and gameplay-wise. However, I can see someone who isn't particularly into "happy-go-lucky 13 year old Chinese girl" or "stick-in-the-mud 29 year old boss". The game has its fair share of great characters to play with and as, it's definitely a shame you can't take them on more story missions due to plot reasons.

    The soundtrack is amazing, I instantly downloaded the whole album as soon as I clocked in about 2 or 3 hours of gameplay. The balance between orchestrated epics for large-scale boss fights and foot-tapping hip-hop for casually wandering around New Los Angeles really immerses you in the game.

    The combat follows its predecessor's style with the combat arts system. To me, the concept of using skills that will gain additional effects depending on your relation to the enemy or other factors of the battle is amazing. Every battle (no matter your level) requires a great deal of concentration and strategizing, as well as a strain on your multi-tasking bone. Even when you unlock your Skell (A giant robot unlocked later in the game), the fights are still difficult to manage and definitely the challenge that some RPG players are looking for.

    Every fight is made into an epic, no matter the scale of your enemy, thanks to the amazing soundtrack.

    Exploring the overworld is easy enough on foot, with the exception of being unable to reach certain heights without the use of the Skell later on in the game. Each area of the game's world is beautifully designed and rich with a unique and diverse collection of creatures to fight and interact with.

    I find myself still playing the game for hours on end, never finding myself bored or without something to do.
    Like I said, definitely a must-have for the Wii U's library. If you're interested in the game, but have to purchase the console just to play, definitely go for it.
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  6. Dec 5, 2015
    9
    Lo he jugado 20 horas y definitavamente es el mejor jrpg de lo que va de esta generacion. Su apartado artistico y banda sonora olvidan lasLo he jugado 20 horas y definitavamente es el mejor jrpg de lo que va de esta generacion. Su apartado artistico y banda sonora olvidan las limitaciones de la consola. Impresindible en Wii U Expand
  7. Nov 29, 2016
    0
    Probably the worst game in the generation by far, bland environment, awful gameplay, awful story, My advise to you would be to not get closeProbably the worst game in the generation by far, bland environment, awful gameplay, awful story, My advise to you would be to not get close to that game Expand

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