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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: 36 out of 51
  2. Negative: 8 out of 51
  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. Dec 16, 2018
    10
    I saw this game played by a youtube and I instantly knew I had to at least try it for myself, being a huge fan of JRPGs and all. I knew it wasI saw this game played by a youtube and I instantly knew I had to at least try it for myself, being a huge fan of JRPGs and all. I knew it was very different with the combat system but I was excited to learn the ins-and-outs of it all. As I progressed through the game I found many neat strategies for defeating enemies and winning fights. I ended up grinding to max level, completing every quest, and beating every super boss, and this was the first game I enjoyed doing this. The way it handles the superboss fights with unlocking them after certain points and having each drop gear that helps fight the next one. The final super boss was an insane challenge but so satisfying to complete the fight. Throughout the story, I was constantly guessing what would happen next and I was always surprised to see something new play with the theme of the game and using what I knew to surprise me. The characters and character swapping system was great and allowed really neat combat systems that I personally loved. I would max affinity between everyone so early because I would be constantly wanting to fight. The whole story is beautiful, it takes you through an amazing set of scenery and it really makes you think. it addresses themes of religion but none specifically, it really is an amazing game and I say you must play it. Expand
  3. 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
  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 10, 2019
    9
    Cast: 10/10
    Story: 9/10
    Fun: 9/10
    Gameplay: 10/10

    MUST PLAY
    ---------------------- ~75 Hours Played
  6. Apr 12, 2015
    7
    Overall, pretty good so far. Like others, I never played the Wii version since it became the price of 2+ DS games, but I'm glad I got theOverall, pretty good so far. Like others, I never played the Wii version since it became the price of 2+ DS games, but I'm glad I got the chance now.

    It seems pretty expansive with a lot going on. I actually wish that I had more time to give this game proper attention, because I feel like there's a lot to be taken in here. I'm curious about the world and I find it neat that they've given the townsfolk interactiveness beyond the usual two-phrase statement (although they still have this), but unfortunately there's so much of a web of interaction that I just can't spend the brain power to keep up with it. Not when I only have 20-30 minutes in between things during my day to play. Oh well, not the game's fault, it's mine for slipping further into adulthood.

    My one big complaint is the camera. Half the time I can't see what I'm fighting and having to manually swing the camera around to keep track of things is really getting old. I'd probably rate this game a 9 if it weren't for that, but honestly it may cause me to quit before the end. Perhaps I'm not doing something correctly, or there's an option I haven't found, but it sure is bugging the crud outta me.
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  7. Sep 3, 2020
    0
    Can't believe the 3DS version is so well received... This is an awful version. Do NOT buy it. Game is great, but the 3DS version looks likeCan't believe the 3DS version is so well received... This is an awful version. Do NOT buy it. Game is great, but the 3DS version looks like complete trash. I'm not even picky about graphics, but this is a blurry mess. Avoid at all costs. Waste of money. Get the Switch. Expand

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