- A DLC expansion pass is available that will include several packs of new game content from launch until next fall.
- Rex's outfit will be available as free DLC in Zelda: Breath of the Wild on November 9. (But will the Champion's Tunic be in XC2?)
I'm actually kinda in the mood for a meaty JRPG (and not Falcom's Trails series, which can feel more like a visual novel disguised as an RPG). I let Xenoblade Chronicles X slip by on the Wii U, but maybe it's time I get back into this series.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 9, 2017 20:43:56 GMT -5
Here's a lengthy gameplay video from GameXplain with Demetrius from the NoA Treehouse.
It addresses a couple of things I was wondering about.
First, the characters' outfits don't change during the game. Strange, since that was in both previous games. It's a little disappointing because I'm a sucker for playing dress-up with my characters, but it's certainly no deal-breaker. If it was anything like the original Xenoblade, the characters would look like a mess no matter what they were wearing.
(I do kinda wish Monolith Soft had some better character designers, tho.)
Second, the length of the game is comparable to the original. So, likely a good bit over 100 hours, depending on how much side content is done.
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 4, 2017 20:15:48 GMT -5
Played a chunk of this over the past few days, and I'm quite enjoying it!
My one complaint, however, is probably the same as most other people: the character designs. Some of them are cool, but some are kinda bad in a distracting kind of way.
And it's weird, because I like the actual characters, themselves. They're well written, the dialog is full of flavor, and I even like the English voice acting (even if it doesn't match the mouth movements).
I won't dwell on it, but it's the one thing that kinda sticks out.
Otherwise, I like pretty much everything else. I'm gonna take my time and play through this one slowly.
Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 9, 2018 14:51:28 GMT -5
Don't know if I should post this here or in the Currently Playing thread, but since I'm also discussing the latest patch, I might as well post here.
I finished the game yesterday after about 176 hours. Really quite enjoyed it despite having flaws or issues that I think I would normally find off-putting. Enough of it clicked with me to keep me hooked, and I plan to keep playing it to do some of the things I haven't been able to do yet, like take on some of the high-level super bosses and collect the final four rare Blades I haven't gotten.
But it looks like I finished the game just in time because version 1.3.0 is due out next week, and it includes a New Game+ with a substantial number of features.
I was under the impression that the Torna Drivers and Blades would only be for people who bought the DLC pass, but it sounds like they'll be available to everyone. (That leaves me wondering who the new Blade(s) will be when the proper Blade pack comes out. There is speculation...)
I have not bought the DLC pass. None of what has been offered so far (mainly just rare items that can also be obtained in-game) seems to be worth the price, especially for US$30. The Blade pack and new Story due out later this year need to be pretty substantial to justify the cost.
Post by Nester the Lark on Mar 3, 2018 15:46:51 GMT -5
Haven't decided if I want to jump into New Game+ yet, but I probably will.
I'd like to talk about this game more, particularly spoilers from later in the game, but I don't think anyone else here besides Leon is playing it. The problem with NinDB is that while we all like Nintendo, our specific interests are a little scattered. That can make it hard to discuss particular games in-depth.
Poppi Buster will be available to people who bought the expansion pass, and is obtained via a quest.
The other is T-elos from Xenosaga, and is available to everyone, but only in New Game+. She's obtained randomly from Core Crystals, and apparently has a high probability of being rolled. (Unlike Kos-Mos.)
Monolith Soft is giving away so much good stuff for free, I still wonder what the motivation is for buying the season pass. (No complaints from me, tho!)
Shrikeswind: His name is Elliott, btw.
Aug 31, 2022 3:59:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Good to hear! Best of wishes to you and to your sister's family.
Aug 31, 2022 8:57:30 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Congrats again, Uncle Shrikes!
Aug 31, 2022 9:18:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The Japanese voice actor for Adol (of the Ys series), Yuji Kaji, will be making an appearance at Konami's TGS presentation to "represent the fans." In the past, Konami has showcased Falcom's games at TGS. I wonder if there will be more to it...
Aug 31, 2022 9:23:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm reluctant to do spoiler discussions because if people are playing the game, they wouldn't want spoilers, and if they're not playing the game, they wouldn't be interested anyway.
Sept 3, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
Sept 4, 2022 11:28:04 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
Sept 4, 2022 11:30:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
Sept 4, 2022 11:38:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
Sept 4, 2022 11:40:15 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
Sept 4, 2022 19:04:34 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
Sept 8, 2022 14:50:28 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
Sept 8, 2022 14:51:39 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
Sept 9, 2022 8:49:46 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
Sept 9, 2022 8:50:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
Sept 9, 2022 9:13:49 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
Sept 13, 2022 9:47:11 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
Sept 19, 2022 8:44:03 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
Sept 19, 2022 8:55:44 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Nintendo has had a good rhythm with their releases. When I'm tired of Xenoblade, they release a new Fire Emblem. When I'm tired of Fire Emblem, they release a new Xenoblade. When I'm tired of both, they release a new Zelda.
Oct 1, 2022 8:58:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a relatively new game in terms of TAS, so it usually doesn't look as impressive as Super Mario 64. But sometimes we get stuff like this: Cosmic Cove Green Star 1 in 20.58s
Oct 1, 2022 9:29:20 GMT -5