- 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: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: You know, you'd figure eventually I'd get a hang of the whole "personal tradition" thing. You'd figure.
Dec 2, 2020 11:03:35 GMT -5