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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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  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 225
  1. Sep 2, 2016
    10
    Not only is this game the best RPG I have ever played, but it is overall the best game I have ever played. It features an expansive world, aNot only is this game the best RPG I have ever played, but it is overall the best game I have ever played. It features an expansive world, a long storyline with many plot twists. The characters are likeable, there are DOZENS of quests and things to do, such as item hunting and raising affinity among party members or within the world itself. And the OST is simply amazing! Definitely a must-play game! :) 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. May 30, 2020
    10
    I was so lucky to be able to go into this game expecting absolutely nothing from it and go out knowing what my favorite game, probablyI was so lucky to be able to go into this game expecting absolutely nothing from it and go out knowing what my favorite game, probably forever, is. It was a brand new franchise being released in the Wii's dead era and only made available in the US due to the efforts of Operation Rainfall. Even though it did manage to came out on top of the other 2 amazing games (Pandora's Tower and The Last Story), its success was very underwhelming. It took the main character, Shulk, getting featured in Smash for its popularity to grow at least a tiny little bit amongst Nintendo fans. Fortunately, 2 other opportunities for making this game receive the notoriety it deserved came along, but again, very unfortunately, both the 3DS and Wii U ports passed by unnoticed too. Now, with a remaster just so good that it reaches into a remake's domains, hopefully, justice will finally be served.
    Every single aspect of this game can be described as amazing and memorable: an enjoyable cast of characters that actually feel like human beings and that go through major development; a delightful original soundtrack that fits every scene it's featured in; a nostalgic yet modern JRPG combat system style; a unique art style that will most definitely immerse you into this game while paired with the other aspects already mentioned and the beautiful and breathtaking scenery and atmosphere that managed to use the Wii's potential to it's fullest. It really amazes me how they managed to do so much with such an outdated console when compared to its rivals at the time: the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3.
    Lastly, say or think whatever you want, you're allowed to do that. Now, the only thing you can't possibly deny is that this game has a heart. You can only get such results when you have lots of talented and inspired people working with passion and trying their best to make a masterpiece of their work. And that is what Xenoblade Chronicles is, a simply amazing and unforgettable experience. It doesn't try to revolutionize the JRPG genre nor does it have any other grandiose ambition, it only does everything a game should do just so right.
    Many games revolutionize genres, but very few can be considered just the perfect game for each one, and Xenoblade Chronicles is definitely one of them.
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  4. RNH
    Feb 2, 2013
    10
    This and Super Smash Bros, are the best Wii games there is. Xenoblade Chronicles is a must own for any self-respectable gamer. The game isThis and Super Smash Bros, are the best Wii games there is. Xenoblade Chronicles is a must own for any self-respectable gamer. The game is huge, with a unique game world that takes place on two giant corpses. The narrative is great, the cutscenes are even better. Gameplay is no slouch too, this battle system is one no ever JRPG nor APRG has ever come up with, its clever, easy to use, and fun. The future telling system is great, the bosses are cool, and the game will last you more than 100 hours. No other game, other than Red Dead Redemption or Super Smash Bros. Brawl, has made my jaw drop like this. Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    Its one of the goty on all plataforms: he innoves in gameplay, is very long with NOT DLCS, greats and big scenaries... i hope this game haveIts one of the goty on all plataforms: he innoves in gameplay, is very long with NOT DLCS, greats and big scenaries... i hope this game have been released to america o htey can play this wonderfull game :D 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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