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  • Summary: Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of this refined battle system,Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of this refined battle system, allowing you to fight as both the artificial lifeforms known as Blades and their masters, the Drivers. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Oct 24, 2018
    100
    It’s hard not to recommend Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country to anyone looking for a great RPG experience on the Switch. It’s a great expansion for fans of Xenoblade 2 while at the same time being a perfect way for newcomers to sample the games without signing their life away on a full-length RPG. It also has one of the better stories in the series and to me it plays the best that these games have, so if you’ve been on the fence then definitely check this one out.
  2. Sep 19, 2018
    90
    Torna ~ The Golden Country manages to offer both a similar and distinct experience to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 at the same time. The prequel builds superbly on the main game’s lore, providing a fantastic experience for fans just looking to see more of the world. Meanwhile, those looking for a more mature story and cast will absolutely get on board with Lora, Jin, Addam, and the rest of the crew. It’s almost a shame that the time we get to spend with them is so short in comparison. Monolith Soft has created another excellent experience for Switch owners to get stuck into.
  3. Sep 25, 2018
    85
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 expands its already huge amount of content with a brand new prequel story in the shape of Torna - The Golden Country. This is essentially a brand new game and it even improves upon its predecessor.
  4. Sep 14, 2018
    80
    It’s clear now that Torna - The Golden Country is a more refined and much better experience. The story of Lora and Jin, Addam and Mythra, and the rise and fall of Malos is actually far more engaging than the tale of Rex and Pyra was.
  5. Oct 1, 2018
    80
    A beefy stand-alone prequel DLC with the same lights and shadows of the main game and a fresh twist on the combat system side.
  6. Sep 19, 2018
    80
    A fantastic entry point for those who are unfamiliar with the series as well as being a great addition for long time fans. Torna ~ The Golden Country manages to be approachable and enjoyable for everyone. The new changes to combat really help make things more interesting and the world is huge. Definitely worth a play.
  7. Sep 23, 2018
    60
    An ambitious addition to an already enormous game, but by stripping away many of the features on the sides of the experience, you’re left with a game that never quite finds the highs present in the original game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 72
  2. Negative: 6 out of 72
  1. Sep 14, 2018
    10
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    Score/Nota: 10/10 Hands down, for the best expansion of Nintendo's history; even superior to other
    Review/Reseña (English/Español)

    Score/Nota: 10/10

    Hands down, for the best expansion of Nintendo's history; even superior to other popular ones like The Witcher 3.

    It almost took a year of updates after the updates, where problems and errors are corrected and, simplified mechanisms and new customization elements were added, for free. However, when it comes to the expansion itself, the amount of substantial content that was added is brutal so that the time you spend at Alrest never ends.

    The icing on the cake is Torna; This kind of independent "mini" Xenoblade, which, in its 20-22 hrs for complete the main story with a couple of things in the middle (45-50 hrs if you want to complete it at 100%), is undoubtedly the aggregate that was needed to close with classy, the better and bigger story that the Switch catalog has to offer.

    With a more obscure and focused narrative of story (that seemed to be a kind of attempt to generate reminiscence towards Xenogears), a cast of solid and endearing characters, new elite music, refreshing zones for explore, refined combat system (more agile and dynamic), new mechanics (camping and communities), and a lot of aditional content, like secondary missions, as well as monsters and objects to be achieved, they build a spectacular conglomerate, that does not do more than grant applause and congratulations to the boys of Monolith for tremendous "opus".

    It seemed that 2018 would be decaffeinated for Nintendo and its console, but seeing that among its arsenal is the Genial "Octopath Traveler", the glorious "Ultimate" in Christmast, and the best expansion in the last decade; we could say that it will come out very well, facing the promising and bright future that will be 2019. 10/10

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    Manos hacia abajo, para la mejor expansión de la historia de Nintendo; incluso superior a otras populares como las de The Witcher 3.

    Tomo casi un año de actualizaciones, donde se corregían problemas o bugs, y se añadían mecánicas simplificadas y nuevos elementos de personalización, de forma gratuita. Sin embargo, en cuanto a lo que la expansión en sí se refiere, es brutal la cantidad de contenido sustancial que se agregó para hacer que el tiempo que pases en Alrest nunca termine.

    La guinda del pastel es Torna; esta especie de "mini" Xenoblade independiente, el cual, en sus 20-22 hrs de duración de partida (45-50 hrs si quieres completarlo al 100%), es sin dudas el agregado que hacía falta para cerrar con broche de oro la mejor y más grande historia que el catálogo de Switch tiene que ofrecer.

    Con una narrativa más oscura y enfocada (que pareciera fuese una especie de intento por generar reminiscencia hacia Xenogears), un cast de personajes sólidos y entrañables, nueva música de élite, zonas explorables refrescantes, sistema de combate refinado (más agíl y dinámico), nuevas mécanicas (acampar y comunidades) y toneladas de contenido secundario, como misiones, así como monstruos y objetos por conseguir; construyen un conglomerado que no hace más que otorgar aplausos y felicitaciones a los chicos de Monolith por tremenda "opus".

    Parecía que el 2018 sería descafeinado para Nintendo y su consola, pero viendo que entre su arsenal está el genial “Octopath Traveler", el glorioso “Ultimate” en las navidades, y la mejor expansión en la última década; podríamos decir que saldrá bastante bien parado, de cara al prometedor y brillante futuro que se dislumbra en el 2019. 10/10
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  2. Sep 20, 2020
    10
    An awesome game! Is a game made for fans! If you liked xenoblade Chronicles 2, you will love this game! And of course you will cry!
  3. Sep 21, 2018
    10
    A must buy for fans of the maingame Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I would highly recommend to play the maingame before the DLC, cause Torna spoilsA must buy for fans of the maingame Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I would highly recommend to play the maingame before the DLC, cause Torna spoils many things.

    Music is fantastic, graphics are a bit better than in Xenoblade 2, the characters are a joy to watch, especially Lora and Jin, story is good, you have to do some sidequests for progression, but they are more fun than in Xenoblade 2. One of thebest DLCs ever, i mean it's like a full game and when you don't rush through it it will entertain you for 25-40 hours. The titan Torna is also one of the best designed titans. Enjoy!
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  4. Feb 29, 2020
    9
    Amo este juego, arregla muchos de los errores de la primera parte y centra la historia en el mejor hisbando de la serie. Si bien tiene algunosAmo este juego, arregla muchos de los errores de la primera parte y centra la historia en el mejor hisbando de la serie. Si bien tiene algunos problemas con la mitad de la historia es muy recomendable para los fans y aquellos que disfrutaron de xenoblade 2. Expand
  5. Sep 28, 2018
    9
    Honestly, Torna - The Golden Country is almost as good as Xenoblade 2 with my only complaint being that it wasn't longer! (Even though for DLCHonestly, Torna - The Golden Country is almost as good as Xenoblade 2 with my only complaint being that it wasn't longer! (Even though for DLC the rough 15+ hours spent on the main story alone is quite impressive) This DLC managed to improve upon some issues from Xenoblade 2 and even managed to make the battle system more enjoyable by adding new mechanics such as switching between driver and blade.

    However, even though this game is amazing as an expansion for Xenoblade 2 I'm not sure if I'd rate it so highly if I hadn't played Xenoblade 2 meaning that I'd have trouble recommending the game as a standalone.

    Overall, if you played Xenoblade 2 and enjoyed it you'll almost certainly enjoy Torna, but if you haven't played Xenoblade 2 some parts of the story may make less sense giving you a somewhat lesser experience than if you had played Xenoblade 2.
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  6. Sep 17, 2018
    8
    in general a very good dlc, with interesting story (about 22 hours), characters, good music, good combat sytem
    but note that the game forces
    in general a very good dlc, with interesting story (about 22 hours), characters, good music, good combat sytem
    but note that the game forces u to do a lot of (sometimes very boring) side quests in order to continue the main quest(took me about 7 hours to do all the requested sidequest)
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  7. Oct 19, 2018
    0
    still very bad map (guide) design...a waste of time....it is not a complete game in some way.

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