- 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: I've had similar thoughts the past several months. What do I really use social media for? I don't interact a whole lot, so for me, it's more about getting content. "Less about the social, more about the media" as I like to put it.
Sept 3, 2023 11:05:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On second thought, maybe I should give Bluesky a try. I was actually considering Mastodon as a replacement of X and didn't really think much of Bluesky since posts are viewable by members only, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
Sept 7, 2023 14:29:50 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I relate with that and Twitter. I started using it and got addicted to scrolling, retweeting things. Nowadays I come back in short waves, or learning about media like you. Unfortunately it's hard to keep track and Musk doesn't like datascraping.
Sept 11, 2023 6:11:48 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The other reason I use it is to follow art channels I like, specifically to browse cute art.
Sept 11, 2023 6:12:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have got a Bluesky account. I'll consider actually posting later. And I haven't even used X for at least a month. There are a few X users I'm interested in re-following (in a general sense) if they have accounts elsewhere.
Sept 11, 2023 12:34:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The problem with being completely sucked into Surge Concerto's world is that I can't actually look them up outside of the game, since everything, including some official media, is spoiler. It's the same issue as BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light.
Sept 11, 2023 12:37:04 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Cool ^^ Sorry to hear that Hope you have fun with the games until you don't have to avoid the spoilers.
Sept 11, 2023 18:02:45 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I've been fed up with online editors and software which claims to be free but isn't. -_- I've usually joined an image with audio w/Avidemux which actually is open source. Now I just use FFMPEG to do same for less clicking. I'm satisfied this way though. ^^
Sept 11, 2023 19:15:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I think microblogging sounds nice too. I might try it myself one day. ^^ Twitter/X's character limit is restricting, as is the organisation/discovery of tweets. Don't worry about audience, it isn't important tho if u want one I'm sure will get1 eventually.
Sept 11, 2023 19:19:44 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Funnily enough there is a recent Hatsune Miku/Pokémon collab called Pokémon feat. Hatsune Miku Project Voltage 18 Types 18 Songs where it imagines if Hatsune Miku was a Pokémon Trainer and what Pokémon she'd use.
Sept 11, 2023 19:23:20 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sony has announced a State of Play for tomorrow after the Direct. Didn't they do this last September, also? EDIT: Yes, they did.
Sept 13, 2023 16:04:08 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not a bad Direct. I'll post my impressions later.
Sept 14, 2023 9:45:28 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, I still don't know if NST had anything to do with Mario vs. Donkey Kong on Switch, but plot twist! They *did* develop F-Zero 99.
Sept 14, 2023 14:11:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: About a quarter done in Ciel nosurge DX (1/3 story, about 1/5 items). Absolutely love the story, but the gameplay is pretty bad. Wouldn't have liked it at all in its original online, real-time-only form.
Sept 15, 2023 14:35:58 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Apparently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 won the Award of Excellence at TGS.
Sept 21, 2023 11:33:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is unexpected. His name is almost synonymous with the studio.
Sept 25, 2023 10:46:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Surge Concerto (and the overall Ar Tonelico series, from what I know) has deep lore and unfathomable dark stories on top of rather shallow gameplay. It's in some ways a far more extreme version of the BLUE REFLECTION series.
Sept 26, 2023 14:08:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game design similarities aside, I'm surprised that the same developer behind Atelier can make something like this. Not exactly my cup of tea, but that's an extra layer of appreciation I have for them.
Sept 26, 2023 14:09:54 GMT -5