- 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!)
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5