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« Reply #120 on: December 11, 2017, 09:03:01 AM »
Iíve had two crashes, both times when fast-traveling to Torigoth.
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« Reply #121 on: December 11, 2017, 01:57:02 PM »
I had a soft-crash while going through menus. Just showed a blank menu screen and none of the buttons did anything, but I could still move between the Switch home menu and the game screen.
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« Reply #122 on: December 12, 2017, 02:30:24 PM »
I'm about ~45 hours into the game and 2 is a better game than Xenoblade 1 and X. Without question.

VO is pretty top tier too. Tons of different voices that match the characters' personality. They genuinely thought it through, better than most RPGs out there. Lot of thought went into selecting accents for different races and the people who do the weirdo characters absolutely nail it.

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« Reply #123 on: December 12, 2017, 03:53:32 PM »
Feeling crushy-blushy yet, Mr. Rex? :-*

I think they really overdid it with the accents. There's no need to go so over the top with them. And sorry, but Rex in particular really needed some of his takes redone. Plus, the schizophrenic Blade that crops up later falls a bit flat since the VA struggles with the concept of representing two different personae. And proper Tsundere speech patterns.

However,  I'll take it. It's a bit overdone, some of the choices seem off (Nia oscillates wildly between "utterly wrong" and "absolutely the best choice" for me), but in the end it's a cohesive package and ... it works. Which is far more than  I ever expected, honestly. I can listen to this and not get goosebumps (subject matter aside). It's good enough.

Bonus: there's one thing that really destroys the dub for me, though. THINK YOU CAN TAKE ME? DON'T FORGET ME! THINK YOU CAN TAKE ME? DON'T FORGET ME! THINK YOU CAN TAKE ME? DON'T FORGET ME! THINK YOU CAN TAKE ME? DON'T FORGET ME! THINK YOU CAN TAKE ME? DON'T FORGET ME! THINK YOU CAN TAKE ME? DON'T FORGET ME! THINK YOU CAN TAKE ME? DON'T FORGET ME! THINK YOU CAN TAKE ME? DON'T FORGET ME!
(It's so much worse when you can actually understand what they're shouting.)
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« Reply #124 on: December 12, 2017, 03:54:06 PM »
The end of Chapter 4 is the most anime ever.

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Fighting a maid robot.

Fighting a GIANT maid robot.

The giant maid robot boarding montage.

You now have a maid robot to fight the giant maid robot.

Mythra flipping through the air and casting Meteor in slow-mo to murk some baddies.

Also, earlier in the chapter, but Mythra slapping Rex into the screen for making a penis joke, and the screen shattering into a battle transition, in a parody of the style of Final Fantasy X.

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« Reply #125 on: December 13, 2017, 12:25:15 AM »
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is easily in the top 3 JRPGs I've played in the past few years, only games that really come close are Final Fantasy 15 and Persona 5. I'm in Chapter 6 right now and the game is moving along at a pretty good pace, but it still gives you plenty of room to go off and do other stuff. I've got just over 40 hours in this so far and still feels like I've got a ways to go before I reach the end-game, so I'm happy with the amount of content the game has. I think somewhere earlier in the thread was saying that maybe the game was rushed a bit, but I don't get that feeling at all. Everything feels pretty fleshed out and handled well, with lots to do and see.
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« Reply #126 on: December 13, 2017, 06:46:14 AM »
Yeah I hated this game at the start, but I just hit chapter 6 and I'm really warming up to it.  The story appears to be shying away from slapstick animu garbage and I've opened up enough blades to have some good variety (although I still want that blade with the tigole bitties that triggers Resetera :'()

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Reading about how to properly animation cancel and use chain combos at Reddit upped my enjoyment immensely.  The tutorials could better explain things.  :doge

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« Reply #127 on: December 13, 2017, 01:05:45 PM »
XBC2 needs a manual - at best it should be one of those game guide sized super manuals with an attached optional walkthrough and plenty of artwork.
(Even better if it was one of them apple ebook things with videos and whatnot. Remember when they tried to sell that rich and creamy content stuff with Yellow Submarine and other high profile content? Good ole Jobs...)


I FINALLY unlocked thunder mastery or whatever level 2 for my electric loli. Now to backtrack through all areas for the 74538146 previous instances of her custom stuff.

Also, a mate warned me about a point of no return event in chapter 8. Jikes. Now I'm OCD'ing like a proper madman and doing every quest and opening every chest and whatnot. While I'm still in chapter 5.
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« Reply #128 on: December 14, 2017, 02:47:02 AM »
Didn't XCX  also struggle with not explaining the mechanics and desperately needing a manual?
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« Reply #129 on: December 14, 2017, 01:04:34 PM »
Didn't XCX  also struggle with not explaining the mechanics and desperately needing a manual?

More like, this has been an issue with Monolith Soft games going back to Xenosaga I.
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« Reply #130 on: December 14, 2017, 04:32:59 PM »
Looking at the bootiful MariO hardcover walkthrough/artbook/Nintendporn makes me doubly sad that this game has no such thing. I mean, the artbook in the CE sure is nice from what I could see when I flipped through it (still trying to avoid spoilers). It's just, it could be a really amazing artbook-and-walkthrough-and-manual hybrid instead. Fewer artworks to ogle, but on the other hand sorely needed utility far beyond that.


Oh well. It's odd that this game is still on the top spot of the German eshop. Even before the 25%-off Rocket League, which by all accounts should be a decent seller. Then again, Germany. Our throughput on switch downloadable games is probably counted in dozens per quartal. :-\
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« Reply #131 on: December 14, 2017, 05:13:14 PM »
Chapter 3 question

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Last night, before I quit to go to bed, I just got to the big city and Pyra has been captured. Rex has to use different blades, but all of the ATK blades I've drawn so far are non-rare and kinda shit. Please tell me I get her back quickly
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« Reply #132 on: December 14, 2017, 08:03:43 PM »
Don't fret, TVC 15, you will have her back pretty quickly.

However, temporarily and arbitrarily losing access to drivers and/or Blades is quite common in the game. Better get used to it. Some even leave your party permanently or for extended amounts of time.

Also, don't worry about drawing shit Blades at first. You will soon have a use for them, and that will lead to you boosting your idea cloud stats, which in turn will help you with drawing better Blades.

There's also a salvage point (key words "pier" "#2") that can be exploited for farming common and rare cores that you will unlock very soon.
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The nerdlings have found out that you just need to get the cheapest variant of cylinders and fail all QTEs, then look for a crab with a certain level among the monsters that spawn. It will occasionally drop rare cores, and consistently if you can overkill it. It also almost always drops a common core.
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« Reply #133 on: December 14, 2017, 09:07:00 PM »
Thank you. Iím blushy-crushy for you.
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« Reply #134 on: December 14, 2017, 10:41:35 PM »


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« Reply #135 on: December 15, 2017, 01:39:25 AM »
Jesus Christ.

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« Reply #136 on: December 15, 2017, 01:52:51 AM »
The apparently final chapter 3 battle is testing my patience :(. Iím going to try and grind for a bit, and if that doesnít do the job, it may be back to homosinuality for me.
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« Reply #137 on: December 15, 2017, 03:51:07 AM »
I did it! I forgot that sleeping in an inn gives you a ton of extra XP for some reason. I went from level 22 to 30 and then smoked the fight.
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« Reply #138 on: December 15, 2017, 04:10:42 AM »
The rest XP comes from exploration and such menial tasks. It gets added to an XP bank account of sorts, and you can withdraw it if things get too annoying, like you just did.

I still think that the Roc design is somewhat unfortunate. In a game full of boob monsters he looks like a bird with tits.
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« Reply #139 on: December 15, 2017, 05:22:31 AM »
dammit, you dudes got me hyped for this now. might pick it up this weekend

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« Reply #140 on: December 15, 2017, 06:12:45 AM »
i like your attitude
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« Reply #141 on: December 17, 2017, 02:52:33 PM »
Look who I got last night. Bonus: she has a Southern accent. I'm so straight right now.

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I finally unlocked her yesterday.  :lawd

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« Reply #142 on: December 17, 2017, 05:02:58 PM »
I just spent my weekend baking cookies and not playing videogames and XBC2 in particular. Fuck me, I have a slight core gambling addiction. Need to roll some more gacha. Gimme Waifu for Laifu.
dammit, you dudes got me hyped for this now. might pick it up this weekend

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So, have you succumbed yet? Did you indulge over the weekend?

I just hope you kept your hype in check. It's still a (likely) rushed, rough game with plenty of annoyances.
If you can see past that though... :aah
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« Reply #143 on: December 17, 2017, 10:18:33 PM »
Got nearly 80 hours in this so far, about halfway through chapter 8. :whew
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« Reply #144 on: December 17, 2017, 11:49:50 PM »
I'm at 65 hours and at the final boss (who's beat my ass twice).  :yeshrug

I don't have the patience to do side quests any more.  :fbm

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« Reply #145 on: December 19, 2017, 04:36:00 PM »
I beat it.  It's basically the opposite of Persona 5 where the beginning is dreadful and it gets progressively better throughout (although I hated the ending).

I never want to touch it again.

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« Reply #146 on: December 19, 2017, 07:33:46 PM »
What is aggro apart from 90's slang?
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« Reply #147 on: December 19, 2017, 07:42:14 PM »
Shorthand for aggression aka when the enemy is targeting a particular character.  You want your tank to draw the enemy's attention as often as possible as they are more durable than your other characters.

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« Reply #148 on: December 19, 2017, 09:18:48 PM »
Shorthand for aggression aka when the enemy is targeting a particular character.  You want your tank to draw the enemy's attention as often as possible as they are more durable than your other characters.

I don't think I'm at the point where I have tanks yet?
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« Reply #149 on: December 19, 2017, 09:36:38 PM »
Shorthand for aggression aka when the enemy is targeting a particular character.  You want your tank to draw the enemy's attention as often as possible as they are more durable than your other characters.

I don't think I'm at the point where I have tanks yet?

Do you have Tora and Poppi yet? They're you're first driver/blade tank. But once you start getting more blades, you can switch things up and make pretty much anyone a tank/attacker/healer with the right combination.
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« Reply #150 on: December 20, 2017, 12:43:25 AM »
Yeah I got Tora and Poppi. I thought you meant something different, like a real tank :P

The nomenclature in the Xeno games is a bit weird to me even after all this time :P

Also do I need to do the gatcha stuff (rare blades) to be successful or can I just grind things out? Do you ever get more rare crystals? I used one up and got shit from it.
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« Reply #151 on: December 20, 2017, 03:42:09 AM »
Yeah I got Tora and Poppi. I thought you meant something different, like a real tank :P

The nomenclature in the Xeno games is a bit weird to me even after all this time :P

Also do I need to do the gatcha stuff (rare blades) to be successful or can I just grind things out? Do you ever get more rare crystals? I used one up and got shit from it.
"Tank" is not XBC2 specific vocabulary. It's from the old ages of RPGs. Tank and spank. Recruit a meat shield that is so heinously obnoxious that an enemy can't help but beat their ass with ever-growing enthusiasm, then amass as many damage dealers (dps) as possible to kill the enemy, plus maybe a healer or two so the Tank will survive getting their shit pushed back in for long enough. It's the holy trinity of RPG party game design. Most MMOs feature some sort of this setup, even the ones that claim they don't.

Anyway, just keep drawing Blades. Core supply is not an issue after you have finished chapter three.
Even before the salvage spot that gets unlocked after that which churns out at least one common core per dive, if you need more, salvage. You can get quite a few cores by just that. You may also encounter human enemies that shout THINK YOU CAN TAKE ME at you at some point. If you farm them you will also gain an above average amount of common cores.
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« Reply #152 on: December 20, 2017, 02:11:46 PM »
Just finished Chapter 7 at 58 hours in. That fight against

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was a bitch, but that ending was :uguu :uguu :uguu
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« Reply #153 on: December 21, 2017, 12:39:15 PM »
Beat it last night, logged nearly 90 hours. What a great game.
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« Reply #154 on: December 22, 2017, 12:52:26 AM »
60 hours in and I just hate this game so much. I can't believe how terrible it is in almost every conceivable way. Anytime it does something I like it quickly follows it up with something worse. Chapter 7 has just been a disaster with terribly designed encounters, field skill checks, and dungeons. This game is so bad. I've spent so much time that I can't simply just drop it. I wish there was a easy mode so I could just power through it. So that when ENEMIES FUCKING ARGO DURING A "BOSS" BATTLE BECAUSE THE AI WONDERED OVER THERE I CAN JUST NOT GIVE A SHIT.

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« Reply #155 on: December 22, 2017, 05:51:45 AM »
I'm not as far yet (still wasting time in chapter 5), but can't you just lure away and exterminate any roaming mobs before engaging the boss? Failing that, are you sure they actually aggroed and didn't just get hit by splash damage? I know this has happened to me before.

Also, normally you should easily be able to curbstomp your way through most areas by staying at an inn and levelling your party to the max.
I was too lazy to persevere through the fights against my merc buddies to unlock the higher merc rank, so I just added seven levels and roflstomped the annoying bastards. No more random aggro from mobs as well. Kinda boring, to be honest.

But who knows, chapter five might still be easy mode.
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« Reply #156 on: December 22, 2017, 09:46:34 AM »
I just started this last night and so far so good. One thing thatís nice about having been gaming since the 80s is that now all graphics basically pretty good to me. People say it looks bad in handheld, but my frame of reference includes games that look so terrible that it still looks about as good as PS4/X1 to my eyes. Like itís closer to horizon than it is to say, FF7 or Oni.

Of course Iíve barely done anything yet.

I donít hate the pants as much as I expected to.

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« Reply #157 on: December 22, 2017, 05:23:46 PM »
First patch is out. Nothing really major [other than fixing some quests that could become broken], but it does make using the map/fast travel a bit easier.
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« Reply #158 on: December 23, 2017, 07:52:50 AM »
This is the weebest thing I've ever played in my life holy shit.  :rofl

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« Reply #159 on: December 23, 2017, 11:54:12 AM »
I finished up chapter 1 this morning and so far, I actually like the pace. I was really expecting the beginning to be worse based on impressions.

Itís very weeb, and I, about 75% sure that Pyras voice actor does one of the characters on monster high cartoons my kid watches.

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« Reply #161 on: December 23, 2017, 06:45:49 PM »
I'm about 10 hours in and so far I like this game.  The weeb shit doesn't even faze me.  I'll take all the giant anime titties, plz.
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« Reply #162 on: December 23, 2017, 09:16:31 PM »
I love titties in games. Nia got a fat ass and probably one of the super pussies.

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« Reply #163 on: December 23, 2017, 10:01:35 PM »
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« Reply #164 on: December 24, 2017, 10:30:10 PM »
Halfway through chapter 3.  This game does a really good job with the environments to make this feel like an epic game.  I'm taking time to do some grindan, the side quests, etc.  Really like the game so far.
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« Reply #165 on: December 25, 2017, 01:48:09 AM »
According to the Switch I have played XBC2 for 75 hours. And I'm still in chapter five. Probably near the end of it, but nonetheless. Boggles the mind.
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« Reply #166 on: December 25, 2017, 07:23:34 PM »
Just about done with chapter 2 and... man I wish I could review the tutorials. The feedback for the glade arts is sort of bad. I canít really tell when I am doing to combos or whatever.

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« Reply #167 on: December 26, 2017, 05:04:13 AM »
I'm like 7 hours in now and man

the anime-pedal has met the metal

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« Reply #168 on: December 27, 2017, 07:43:14 PM »
Just had Xenoblade crash on me after not saving for about an hour.

Cool.

Happened something similar early so I save at every opportunity.


Man, Jin has the KyloRen/Sasuke syndrome. Iím in the chapter 8 and I lready see the twist of
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Malos and the Elf Pope are playing both sides together.
I like how Rex pointed out that their goals are exactly the same.

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« Reply #169 on: December 27, 2017, 08:14:12 PM »
Started this last night
once you get to pyra I can confirm this game is maximum anime
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« Reply #170 on: December 27, 2017, 08:48:22 PM »
Started this last night
once you get to pyra I can confirm this game is maximum anime

How cute. Wait until you see the event where Poppy joining the party.

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« Reply #171 on: December 27, 2017, 09:02:06 PM »
I got to chapter 3 on my plane ride today and canít figure out where the heck I need to go to get to the Uni shipbuilders or whatever.. I keep stumbling into areas where my whole party canít get 2 shorted by even the lowliest enemies.

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« Reply #172 on: December 27, 2017, 09:21:33 PM »
Salvaging. Generally speaking, the quest objectives descriptions will at least mention in what are the item is or if is a salvageable item.

Also, have you checked your blades affinity chart? You need to check your status to there activate your upgrades.
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« Reply #173 on: December 28, 2017, 02:10:54 AM »
Well I finished it. What an awful game. I almost hope this is the last Xeno JRPG if this is what Monolith Soft thinks is acceptable. I haven't been so disappointed in a game in such a long time. This is easily the worst JRPG I've played since Eternal Sonata. At least that game had the decency to be short. This game is easily an 80hr game.

What was there to like here?

It wasn't the story. The story was crap. Tales level crap complete with the same sophistication of themes. Any 5 year old could tell you the some moralizing crap this game does, probably with a bit more directness and little need to keep repeating the same stuff over and over again for hours on end. I get it, life is worth living and it won't change if you refuse to not change. I get it, people need to work together. Jesus Christ did this story have the nuance of a Disney Channel kids show, except here they felt the need to have characters constantly moralize to you the player. It got extermley annoying.

And yet most of the character's had no real development. The party members were awful and for most of them after they had their little episode of development the story put them in the back of the bus, only playing lip service to them every once in a while. Good jrpgs will have their characters tied to the story, the setting, and keep them involved till the end. Not here. Once they join you're party, they are done honestly and in the end what where these character's arcs? Rex's stays an optimistic little generic anime boy the whole time. His only challenge is I guess he loses at one point. Oh boy! A character with really no personality beyond being optimistic anime boy. No challenge in life beyond keep going. No identity crisis. No real conflict. Just super boring. Nothing memorable about this character at all and his strange creepy waifu relationship is lame and otaku baity. He loves Pyra why? What is their relationship beyond "GOTTA GO TO ELYSIUM". Like there's nothing there whatsoever.
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Morag becomes useless and offers nothing after she joins you. Far more interesting as an antagonist because at least she had presence. After she joins your party she just continues to be stern anime female. Yawn inducing. I don't know why people like this character beyond their waifu fetishism. She looks stupid. She looks like Chopin from Eternal Sonata and her cool presence fades after chapter 3. But see here's another character that added nothing to the game. Here we could have seen the reflection of the world's politics as she clearly is bias towards her nation. You get a few snippets, but nothing interesting. Honestly what was her character? Did she have an arc? Did she have any conflict? No.

Zekke. Whatever. Not even a character. They don't do anything with his exiled prince aspect and the anime badass goof thing pretty much stops. But here is the perfect example of where the game basically stops to a crawl to show his backstory and then moves past it. Out of nowhere the game decides to stop what it's doing and have his backstory with Pandoria and then goes "oh were done with this episode" time to move on with the Nia stuff. It was like ok, I guess that's all this character deserves.

Pyra. Just more anime waifu crap. What was interesting about her. That she talks mysteriously about this plot(EVERYONE IN THE GAME DOES. EVERYONE ACTS LIKE THEY ARE IN THE KNOW). She seems to be hiding something? She seems to have some secret? Some agency? Whatever thats all droped midway as she becomes more interested in crushy blushy for Rex. Her character just basically becomes Rex's girlfriend and loses any aspect that made her at all somewhat ok. Even Tusandre Mythra gives up the act as the game goes on.

I don't care about the Nippon character, but at least the chapter about him was full of actually amusing anime jokes. I hate the Nippons and thier humor and va. At least Poppi was somewhat fun in a very cliche anime way.

And then Torna is just whatever. I wish I liked them, but Christ did they suck. Nomura's work here seemed very phoned in. Oh he has glasses and is the smart one! Most of them just seem like overly sad sacks with the dumbest goal ever. WE WANT TO DESTROY THE WORLD BECAUSE HUMANS ARE BAD. I almost can't belive this is a theme/story beat in the game. Constantly about how humans destroy stuff. Yes, it's never been done before, but here it pretty much stops there.

Jin/Malos: Human's are bad
 
Rex: Well yeah, but not always and sometimes they do good.

Jin/Malos: Wel....yeah....but eventually all they do is kill and destroy.

Rex: Yeah, but so what not everyone is like that

Jin/Malos: i guess....but BLADES aren't slaves and thats bad.

Rex: Yeah but your driver's loved you and we work as a team.

Jin/Malos: Oh well...WHATEVER

Thats almost every scene and then anyway I guess Torna realizes how dumb and angsty they sounded anyway because reasons. or rather because the story is crappy. It's funny because right before they died it was like the game frogot to develop the glasses dude and the girl and was like oh yeah they I guess had something life...IDK brother and sister because. It was like wtf are you even trying?

And then Fantasy Pope is also evil because get this bad people did bad things and I guess he should control everything because of that. Nobody saw that coming.

No one here had interesting motivations. No inserting conflicts that reveal some character substance. No villain here had a logical argument that a 12 year old couldn't see a problem with. It was the worst of anime philosophizing and it was embarrassing and tiring to listen to.

And then the sci-fi twist is stupid. In the first Xenoblade it worked. The Monodo and just general setting of the world being on two giant robot gods already establishes that the world has something going on. Here honestly the world feels like a fantasy world and even Blades aren't odd. So to throw in the connection to the first game feels so random and pointless for the story. It also doesn't add much. I guess the creator is some sad sack in a space station who's point is what? He really makes no impact on the story and changes little about the core of the story. We learn about Blades, but as a non angtsy viewer I already know Blades are people and honestly the game does a really poor job of selling the Blade conflict. Yes there's regulations on them and yes the country where they were equals was unfairly destroyed. But honestly they don't seem unfairly treated and the Driver Blade thing needs to exist anyway. The alternative doesn't really work, so honestly whats the endgame? The game brings up this problem and then basically has nothing interesting to say about it.

And I don't know the world never felt interesting to me. But also because it's a typical jrpg world and you know what? That does not work with the scale of the Blade games. Are these supposed to be big nations and big cities? Because they just feel like JRPG worlds and in that I mean a country has one city and that's it and the city isn't big. That works in things like Tales or other jrpgs. Hell in some Tales games they have in the background the rest of the cityscape to make you feel like this city is bigger. But since Xeno games go for scale, it feels like the whole world is small and less than a million people live in it. I guess that's true, but because of that none of these places feel like what they say they are. These aren't nations. They are some small towns. Other Xeno games did'nt feel like that because well in the 1st Blade it is just a small population, likewise in XBX.

Also the environments never felt as big or grand as XBX. A lot of them felt small. A lot of them felt like linear hallways. A big valley here and there, but most of them had few interesting aspects to them. Nothing like XBX's world.

Also the whole Titans thing was lame and did'nt do anything. At no point did I ever feel like I was on something. If you took out a few sky boxes, this world would feel like generic rpg world. Nothing like realizing your on the arm of a mech god like in XB1.

As for the battle system. It was fun somewhat. It always felt slow. When you switch to combat it felt like your character was now walking through water. Animation was slow and felt like it took forever. Stupid that animation was prioritized as characters would miss out on topples and launches because they had to do their animations. AI was dumb and I've never felt that about ai controlled parties. Not in FFXII, Persona, or whatever. Here since setting up combos depends on your party as well, means you have to wait and pray they switch to the Blade you want them to. Meaning you can miss out and chances and moves you want to do.

The RNG blade system is awful. That is all. After 80 hrs I never got Kos Mos. Fuck this.

And that's it. I hated this game. This has really killed my intrests in Monolith Soft. I can't belvie they made something this awful. I mean I don't even care about how ugly the game looks. There's not a cool design in this game. NEVER HIRE THIS CHARACTER DESIGNER AGAIN. I don't even care about Pyra's tits. Whatever they are stupid, but her outfit in general looks lame. Colorful robot girl anime shit in a world where no one looks like this. Then her and Rex decide to cosplay like Kos Mos. Everyone looks like crap. The game was crap and I hope honestly the Xeno series is dead if this is what they think they can make.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2017, 03:11:59 AM by Rahxephon91 »

Rahxephon91

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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 |OT| Maximum weebage! Year of Nintendo continues!
« Reply #174 on: December 28, 2017, 02:13:18 AM »
This game is:


tiesto

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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 |OT| Maximum weebage! Year of Nintendo continues!
« Reply #175 on: December 29, 2017, 02:44:58 AM »
I'm in the midst of chapter 4 and I think this game is great so far, though there are a few things that should have been cut. The dispatch missions... they had something similar in MGS5 and FFT. Who the hell finds these things fun? You just send people out and wait in real-time. No gameplay whatsoever... what's the point? Also needing field skills to get to new areas is pretty pointless too.
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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 |OT| Maximum weebage! Year of Nintendo continues!
« Reply #176 on: December 29, 2017, 04:20:53 PM »
Choose, weeb bullshit or crucified hamsters? There is no middle ground.
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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 |OT| Maximum weebage! Year of Nintendo continues!
« Reply #177 on: December 30, 2017, 01:01:11 AM »
Maybe is because the JRPG standards have become so abysmal but I donít particularly hate Rex or Pyra (outside Mythra Tsundere BS), feel less forced than, say, Shulk and Dunbanís Sister whatishername. 


tiesto

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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 |OT| Maximum weebage! Year of Nintendo continues!
« Reply #178 on: December 30, 2017, 11:11:28 AM »
Yeah I quite like the characters in this game, so far it has a much goofier tone than the original or X (the latter of which the goofiness felt extremely forced and out of place). Fought the
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giant maid robot
and was LMAO. Also LMAO at Mythra's tsundere stuff.
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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 |OT| Maximum weebage! Year of Nintendo continues!
« Reply #179 on: December 30, 2017, 06:57:22 PM »
Beginning chapter 9: Game pls

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Dont try to make feel sorry for Torna, they are a bunch of unlikeable dicks that deserve having their face blown up. I donít even feel sorry for Jin, how I will feel sorry for the rest of Organization XIII rejects

I only like Malos because he is a unapologetic dick with some moments of self introspection:

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And god pls, pls betray Jin at the end.