In the Iwata Asks for Xenoblade (3DS one I think) they said that the Wii game really bucked the trend for poor performing JRPG's in North America (thank you very much Glory of Heracles) so I think NoA was probably all in from the start for this game.
I'll take Smash Bros increasing the visability of Xenoblade. I was on board with the game way back in 2009 when it was shown off as Monado: Beginning of the World, so I'll take any latecomers.
BUT THAT"S NOT ALL! (for Europe) The original Xenoblade Chronicles is available to download on the Wii U eShop right now! Those who purchase will receive a small discount on the eShop version XCX. (Does anyone ever take advantage of the eShop offers of "buy this new game get some other game free/discounted?" because it always seems better to stick with retail).
That NA special edition was finally confirmed during PAX: a 100 + page art book, a matte art card, a flash drive modeled after a key item in the game preinstalled with ten music tracks from the game, and a special box are included for $89.99.
Amazon sold out already from what I've heard. Hopefully by the time I have some spare cash there will be some available for the standard going rate (hell no to scalpers)!
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is series. But as soon as Shulk is playable, then all of a sudden it's the greatest thing ever?
This comment may be old but I feel like the same can be said about Bayonetta game/being in Smash. Everyone who didn't buy Bayonetta suddenly wanted the game after she was announced. And then when it was revealed that NoA was going to sell more copies of Bayonetta 2, people got angry they didn't include the original with it.
Got this for Christmas and finally completed Chapter 12 last night after a 152 hours. Still having completed everything or tried any of the online multiplayer stuff but this game is truly massive in size and scope. I think they may have added too much to it. I wonder how many players will even see it all?
World size is pretty impressive as well as the different continents. I thought Sylvalum was the most original though. A strange region that looks cold but turns out to be a (white) desert regions with strange spherical trees and those massive flattened rib like structures around the borders of the continent. Funnily enough though it turns out to be my least explored region in percentage.
Found gathering items and finding certain enemies that drop said items to be annoying though, it just becomes easier to consult the Xenoblade wiki instead of running around randomly. The Blade Report I thought would help but just ends up filled with memes. The Reward Ticket feature is a nice way to get these items faster if you have enough of them.
There a ridiculous large amount of party members, scattered around NLA (but 4 of those are from included DLC). Though you have to use Elma and Lin most of the time.
I'll probably play more in the future, but I need to have a break from playing it and try to get through more of my backlog.
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5