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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    What Xenoblade Chronicles X loses because of its outdated visuals, it overcompensates with its content.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: 23 out of 286
  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 7, 2015
    10
    Best Game Ever! nanun e game eul haebogo nae ga jinjunghan mirajinn e daeut danun neukkim eul bat at da. This is life. I hope more DLC. I wantBest Game Ever! nanun e game eul haebogo nae ga jinjunghan mirajinn e daeut danun neukkim eul bat at da. This is life. I hope more DLC. I want more skell. I need a bigger Gun! Expand
  3. Dec 5, 2017
    10
    Truly a masterpiece. Everything about this game is perfect - soundtrack, gameplay, graphics...
    Xenoblade Chronicles X is and will always be
    Truly a masterpiece. Everything about this game is perfect - soundtrack, gameplay, graphics...
    Xenoblade Chronicles X is and will always be one of my favorite games ever.
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  4. Dec 11, 2015
    10
    Best RPG released since the Ps2 Era.

    Perfect game in every respect. Completely destroys Failout 4 in every possible aspect. From the
    Best RPG released since the Ps2 Era.

    Perfect game in every respect.
    Completely destroys Failout 4 in every possible aspect. From the character models, all the way to the superior combat system. Xenoblade Chronicles X takes the cake. The foolish and lack of mind will play Fallout 4, and the wise and true gamers will Get Xenoblade Chronicles X.
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  5. Aug 18, 2016
    9
    Uno de los mejores Rpg que he jugado y un juego al que todo usuario de Wii U, que disfrute con el genero, debería jugar. El apartado gráficoUno de los mejores Rpg que he jugado y un juego al que todo usuario de Wii U, que disfrute con el genero, debería jugar. El apartado gráfico es muy bueno y la historia es también muy buena. la banda sonora magnifica también, solo que cuando escuchas la canción que suena en New Los Angeles o la que sale cuando despegas con un Skell puede resultar repetitiva si llevas mas de 100 horas jugadas como es mi caso. Recomiendo edición coleccionista que está muy bien acabada. Expand
  6. Dec 9, 2015
    8
    Xenoblade X is the spiritual sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii. Like its predecessor this game pushes the WiiU to its limits.Xenoblade X is the spiritual sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii. Like its predecessor this game pushes the WiiU to its limits. Visually the game is punching above its weight. You can notice where a few concessions had to be made however. Alpha texture resolution can create uneven edges around objects. There are also instances of clipping where a car will pass right through your characters. Despite its few graphical shortcomings however; the game still manages to impress with its sheer artistry and scale. Speaking of scale its been estimated that Xenoblade X is larger than the worlds of the Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 combined. The Witcher 3 could fit in Xenoblade X three times while Fallout 4 could fit inside X's world 5 times.

    The game doesn't hold your hand and it also doesn't pull any punches. The game can be difficult at times but has a decent curve. Some of the menus can be a bit dense and you aren't given a lot of explanation. If there was ever a game you wanted to read the manual or guide for? This is that game. Fortunately the game has a on disc manual that can be accessed from the gamepad. But it can also be rewarding to explore these menus on your own and learn how its systems work with one another.

    You start the game by creating a character of your own. The options are fairly straightforward and get the job done. It is a bit disappointing that even after creating a character to your liking; your character is essentially a blank slate with no real personality to speak of. The story is intriguing though suffers from stiff presentation and dialogue at times. Some of the story missions unfortunately are gated behind side missions.

    The biggest selling point of the game is getting your own mech (Skell). This doesn't happen until 30+ hours into the game but is rewarding once you do. Skells themselves offer different combat and traversal options including the ability to fly. However it comes at a cost. The Skells themselves are expensive and can be destroyed in combat. Replacing them isn't cheap either. In combat your Skell's equipment determines what arts you can use. However like attacking appendages of your enemies in ground combat? Enemies can also attack individual parts of your skell. Once you lose an arm or something, this can prevent you from using a specific art in that fight. So it is imperative to know when to use your skell and when to save it from destruction.

    Overall Xenoblade X is a fantastic game that shouldn't be missed if you are a WiiU owner. The game offers hundreds of hours of content and is easily worth the $60.

    *****SPECIAL EDITION REVIEW*****
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    I would like to now take this time to review the special edition. The 120+ page artbook is beautiful. The pages are glossy with a varnish applied to certain images that really give it a premium quality finish. The special edition also comes with a matted art card which is very nice. My biggest gripe is with the soundtrack that is on the USB device. The tracks themselves are gated behind a form of DRM that has for some users locked their particular drive. So at the present it is little more than a paper weight. Its disappointing that Nintendo had to implement a form of DRM for a soundtrack we had already purchased in the special edition.
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  7. Jul 30, 2017
    0
    Sexisitc, faschistic pile of digital garbage without music or story.

    A psychological bootcamp for which the consumer is supposed to play,
    Sexisitc, faschistic pile of digital garbage without music or story.

    A psychological bootcamp for which the consumer is supposed to play, so *they* get what they want - one-sided trade without delivering anything for the money - effectively shameless theft with lower motives of psychologically conditioning the player according to the after work is /at/ work agenda.
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