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  • Summary: Xenoblade Chronicles throws you into a universe bursting with imagination. Take hold of an ancient sword that offers glimpses of the future, customise your characters extensively and discover a world where your relationships with others matter.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. Apr 19, 2012
    100
    There's a lot more to recommend Xenoblade Chronicles. The dialogue, the humor, the artwork, the prophecy system, the music, the variety of environments, the character progression, the crafting system, the crazy quest density, the quest quality, the memorable characters, the collectibles, the secrets, and so on. This is a landmark achievement in the genre. As of its release, you can no longer talk about great RPGs, or maybe even great games, without also talking about Xenoblade Chronicles.
  2. Sep 13, 2011
    100
    What makes Monolith's game such a stellar experience is the fact that everything it does dramatically improves and innovates the RPG genre. Xenoblade gives the player a whole world to interact with and explore, removing boundaries and convenient game design choices for the sake of fun and immersion.
  3. Aug 23, 2011
    99
    A huge world that makes the most of the Wii with hundres of missions which provide tons of hours of play. Probably the best Japanese RPG in years, and hands down the best of this generation.
  4. Sep 6, 2011
    91
    The best JRPG of this generation. A great new start for everyone looking for many entertaing hours of deep gameplay. Probably the Wii's swan song, don't miss it.
  5. Sep 9, 2011
    90
    Although its visuals aren't surely groundbreaking, Xenoblade Chronicles proves to be an excellent jRPG that demonstrates just how much this genre has still to offer to its loyal fans.
  6. Aug 18, 2011
    90
    It's a potent return to form for Takahashi, then, a glowing comeback for the Japanese RPG, and an injection of creativity for some tired hardware. Xenoblade Chronicles manages to impress, enrich and, best of all, inspire wonder.
  7. Apr 7, 2012
    65
    Many are calling this the Japanese RPG of this console generation-if not of all time-but it's simply got too many glaring warts for me to embrace the experience on that level. Instead, I see it as a deeply flawed, tantalizing glimpse of what the Japanese RPG can potentially become in the coming generation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 234
  1. Jan 15, 2017
    10
    As close to a perfect game in my mind as is possible, this game is something truly special! The story is something special and original, itAs close to a perfect game in my mind as is possible, this game is something truly special! The story is something special and original, it is truly fantastic. Even the world itself is something I have never seen done in a game, you have to play to understand why. Graphically some textures are muddy, but this is easily forgiven when you see the massive beautiful world. The gameplay itself consists of many different evolving mechanics that are always building and complimenting on each other. This game is quite anime to an extent, so if that is a turn off for you, I can't promise the same enjoyment. Overall I can't praise this game enough, while it is not my favorite game, it is a near perfect game, and it is worth picking up for sure! Expand
  2. Oct 11, 2011
    10
    An amazing technical and creative achievement for the Wii. This game will blow your mind with its grand scale. Easily a candidate for one ofAn amazing technical and creative achievement for the Wii. This game will blow your mind with its grand scale. Easily a candidate for one of the best JRPGs of all time! This game deserves an award for the music alone. Huge levels, interesting characters, over 450 quests, and at least 60+ hours of main story gameplay packed in this sucker. Expand
  3. Jun 24, 2020
    10
    The graphics aren't the greatest (no surprises there, its on the wii), but the storyline and the awesome characters as well as complex themesThe graphics aren't the greatest (no surprises there, its on the wii), but the storyline and the awesome characters as well as complex themes more than make up for it. The fighting is unique and initially challenging but inevitably rewarding. Its open world with plenty of side quests and enemies to fight.This is hands down my favorite game of all time, rpg or otherwise. I highly recommend. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2012
    10
    Masterpiece JRPG overworld that describes this game. I will play this game over and over again Killing those little buggers. This a video gameMasterpiece JRPG overworld that describes this game. I will play this game over and over again Killing those little buggers. This a video game and developers should take note because you want your game to be like this. The con could be graphics and texture, but it is not because it is more than that. I have played this for over 200 hours and more. Expand
  5. Dec 20, 2017
    10
    There are so many things this game does right. An excellent story filled with mystery, betrayal, sadness, joy, and love, a beautifulThere are so many things this game does right. An excellent story filled with mystery, betrayal, sadness, joy, and love, a beautiful soundtrack, great visuals (hey, this is a Wii game were talking about), and a lovable and memorable cast of characters. All these things add up and make this MY FAVORITE GAME OF ALL TIME. Expand
  6. Oct 8, 2017
    9
    the game in which I have invested more time. In some battles the fps lower what makes it lose quality ... anyway it is one of the best rpg Ithe game in which I have invested more time. In some battles the fps lower what makes it lose quality ... anyway it is one of the best rpg I have played Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2020
    0
    graphic:bad
    background music:bad
    story:bad
    temple:too slow
    on ns: bad
    suck jrpg than tov and others

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