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  • Summary: Search for the ultimate paradise, Elysium, with your companion, Pyra.

    Explore an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilization live on the backs of colossal beasts called Titans. Experience the story of Rex and his new friend, Pyra, a mysterious being known as a Blade
    Search for the ultimate paradise, Elysium, with your companion, Pyra.

    Explore an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilization live on the backs of colossal beasts called Titans. Experience the story of Rex and his new friend, Pyra, a mysterious being known as a Blade who grants him tremendous power. Together, search for Pyras long lost home Elysium, the ultimate paradise for all of humanity.

    Features:

    * Explore colossal beasts called Titans, the homes of different civilizations, offering expansive regions to discover.
    * Form powerful bonds with Blades, unique beings granting tremendous power to their users, called Drivers.
    * Features a deep battle system that builds on triumphs of the Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles X games.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 92
  2. Negative: 1 out of 92
  1. Feb 14, 2018
    100
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a game that impresses by its size and its ambition. After more than 160 hours necessary to complete 100% of the game I can say that it is a gift for any fan of RPGs, being one of the most impressive games to have in the first year of a console. With varied and very beautiful music this game will guarantee dozens of hours of fun. With so many excellent qualities, Xenoblade 2 is a must-have game in your library and will make you little by little enchanted by these incredible characters.
  2. Nov 30, 2017
    92
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is exactly what we expected it to be: a magnificent and elaborate game, full of secrets waiting to be unlocked. The joys of exploring play a role as crucial as the writing, which is able to create a deep and original plot. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a masterpiece: another exclusive for Nintendo Switch that you simply can’t miss.
  3. Nov 30, 2017
    90
    With its amazing story and deep combat system Xenoblade Chronicles 2 offers an excellent sequel to what probably is the best jrpg of the past two console generations.
  4. Dec 5, 2017
    85
    Without being the game of the year, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 manages to offer enough good things to be a very decent JRPG game that is worth the attention of any Nintendo Switch owner, in spite of a few shortcomings like the awful clipping and framerate drops.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 16, 2018
    80
    Extensive and massive JRPG. Although with a rather cliché story and characters, it comes with a beautiful world and a fighting system growing more and more complex with every hour played. [Issue#282]
  6. 80
    With Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the Nintendo Switch wraps up its first year with one of the biggest games in recent memory; JRPG fans have yet another epic game to enjoy before we head into 2018.
  7. Dec 8, 2017
    40
    The highly anticipated sequel to one of the Wii's biggest sleeper hits is one of the most overindulgent games of the year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 72 out of 664
  1. Dec 1, 2017
    10
    Awesome game. A must for any JRPG fan. Feels state of the art in it's overall world design while still maintaining that feel from the classicAwesome game. A must for any JRPG fan. Feels state of the art in it's overall world design while still maintaining that feel from the classic RPG:s. A smash hit just like the previous games in the series. Think this is a game really every Switch owner should pickup. Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2019
    10
    Took me 300 hours to finish this game, despite all those hours neeeded to complete it, I never wanted it to end, and thats a feeling not everyTook me 300 hours to finish this game, despite all those hours neeeded to complete it, I never wanted it to end, and thats a feeling not every game causes in me. And for the first time in my life, I shed a tear playing this game, the ending and story is sad, but it is amazing. Expand
  3. Mar 14, 2018
    10
    After 85 hours of full gameplay this is one of the most beautiful and biggest JRPG i´vplay on 2017.
  4. Dec 20, 2020
    9
    Many elements of this game are quite incredible, but there are several detractors which keep it from being a perfect experience. Managing allMany elements of this game are quite incredible, but there are several detractors which keep it from being a perfect experience. Managing all the different system for each of your characters can be enjoyable at times, but more often than not felt like busywork. Figuring out how to use the battle system is unclear and it takes several hours until you unlock the mechanics which actually make combat fun. Many of the characters are over-designed, and frankly look a bit hideous. The side quests are serviceable, but never engaged me nearly as much as the main story content. However, apart from one or two pacing issues and a few inconsistent vocal performances, I love just about everything else. The story is relatively intricate and deep, and leads to some very effective emotional beats. The characters are (for the most part) quite well defined and enjoyable to interact with. The soundtrack is outstanding, and contains some of my favorite songs from any video game I've ever played. The battle system can be tremendously fun in the latter half, and has some very unique and satisfying mechanics. The worlds are vast and enjoyable to explore. Visually it's incredibly good, the substandard resolution is a shame, but it doesn't actively detract from the experience while playing. It is unfortunate that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 doesn't contain the level of consistency seen in it's predecessor, but it is still highly worthwhile. In fact, the high points in 2 are often far higher than those in 1, even if the overall quality doesn't quite match up. I'd recommend trying Xenoblade 2 out, if you can get past the flaws it's one of the most unique and beautiful games out there. Expand
  5. Dec 1, 2017
    9
    Another Xenoblade thing. I think this game is great 'n all. Despite having an anime-like animation, which drops my score from 10 to 9, theAnother Xenoblade thing. I think this game is great 'n all. Despite having an anime-like animation, which drops my score from 10 to 9, the rest of the game is still great to explore. Expand
  6. Aug 22, 2020
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The Battle System while innovating wasn't as fun for me personally as Xenoblade Chronincles. I still think this is an amazing game with great characters and beautiful music. Rex for smash Expand
  7. Feb 25, 2022
    0
    I rarely write a review but this game really deserve it. The world is amazing, characters and some story situations are really very funnyI rarely write a review but this game really deserve it. The world is amazing, characters and some story situations are really very funny (like when Rex said that Pyra is heavy and she cried). It remind me old school jrpg from psx. It remind me also style of FinalFantasy which was my most favorite jrpg in the past. I had no idea before buying how good this game is. Expand

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