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Submitted by Theyellowflash30 580d ago | opinion piece

Monolith Soft isn't Having any CPU Problems, Xenoblade 2 Surpasses Current Generation JRPGs

Nintendo’s President and CEO Satoru Iwata unveiled brand new Wii U games in Nintendo latest Nintendo Direct. However, X or Xenoblade 2 looks to be the Wii U’s first original game that takes full advantage of the hardware and gameplay functions of the system, leaving current generation JRPGs in the dust. Playeressence's Furious Francis salivates over the trailer and discusses the game in detail. (Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XV, Monolith Soft, Nintendo, PS3, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xenoblade Chronicles)

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animegamingnerd  +   580d ago
hey everyone on N4G i am going to sleep until E3 do me a favor and wake me up the day of nintendo's E3
NewMonday  +   580d ago
from what I see this how an AAA JRPG should be, but when (if ever) do we get it in the West?
animegamingnerd  +   580d ago
NOA did promise they will localize a lot more games then past gens cause of operation rainfall
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   580d ago
I think the original Xenoblade did pretty well so I don't see why they wouldn't release it in the west. Also it was a pretty big announcement and it would just be stupid to hype people up and not localise it.
Tvensky  +   580d ago
I dont know why, Wii U still doesn't impress me! It seems to be a good console, but I dont see any real reason why I should buy it instead of other consoles!
AsimLeonheart  +   580d ago
The trailer is impressive. However, nobody cared about Monolithsoft when they were making the Xenosaga series on PS2 and now they are suddenly regarded as a AAA JRPG developer. It is sad because they had to quit the Xenosaga series because of poor reception. Then they got sold to Nintendo and now they are rising to fame under them.
--Onilink--  +   579d ago
well considering this was a Nintendo Direct for America and Europe, i think its safe to say its coming. Besides Xenoblade surpassed NOA's sales expectations
Tei777  +   579d ago
we 100% will
NewMonday  +   579d ago
@AsimLeonheart

Xenosaga was good, but not AAA like Xenoblade, Monolithsoft leveled up with that game.
N4GDgAPc  +   579d ago
@newmonday

well my opinion I disagree. I think Xenosaga had a more indepth story than what xenoblade had. Still one of my favorite stories for video games and one of the top series.

Man did I hate people say the game sucked because all it was is cut scenes and no gameplay. Yes there was 8hrs of cutscenes but to get everything it took an extra 80+hrs.
MikeMyers  +   579d ago
Just imagine the response here on N4G if this game was announced for the PS3 and was partnered with Sony. You would have a totally different reaction. Same with if this game was partnered with Microsoft, again you would have a totally different reaction.

People often align the game with the system when it is the game that should be the main focus. So what ends up happening is you have people who have different levels of expectations to win them over.
blackbeld  +   579d ago
Xenoblade 2 is amazing!

I buy it day 1!
wolokowoh  +   579d ago
@Tvensky Your thought process is all wrong though. If you have to buy pick one console next gen obviously you should wait and see. The problem is you should not be thinking this way. This is very limiting. Instead it should be "Why should I ALSO buy this console when this other console will have many of the same things and possibly more?" Right now Nintendo is making a great case for secondary console. If they continue this trend they will eventually make a case for a primary console, which is the type of console that can win the first kind of argument.
RememberThe357  +   579d ago
@wolokowoh: And what if you don't have the time or money for a secondary console? If the Wii U doesn't seem to offer enough to current gen owners why would that change when the newer consoles come out?

Also on topic: I'm about 20 hours into Xneoblade and it's dope. If there was a game to get me into the Wii U it would be this one.
Gamer1982  +   579d ago
The problem with this game is simple.. This is the first Xeno game we will ever see not on the best selling console of the time. They started on PS1 then went to Ps2 then Wii and now WiiU. I think WiiU is the first time this series has been on a console thats not an established "top selling" console. It maybe in the future who knows? But company's have always played it safe with this series as it doesn't sell to well and it certainly isn't a console seller.
N4GDgAPc  +   579d ago
@Gamer1982
U forget a game like xeno back in the day no dought they would make it for ps1 to ps2. U just never seen any game like that made on the nintendo 64, gamecube, or xbox.

I don't know if you can count the ps1 though since that was made by squaresoft at the time.

Only reason xenoblade was made on nintendo because nintendo bought them out. I don't think they would of made it for the wii if they had the chance to make it on the ps3. They are nintendos first party comapny now.

So they never played it safe really. Xenoblade would of sold better on the PS3 anyways. Even though wii sold great only games that sold very well was mario and casual games.
DragonKnight  +   579d ago
@newmonday: All I have to say about Xenosaga is summed up in this one theme...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Yeah, it comes from the worst game of the series, but you can't deny the rivalry was epic.

@MikeMeyers: Was that comment necessary? It's like you were looking to invite the fanboys in to start console war battles. Seriously?
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NewMonday  +   579d ago
I agree that Xenosaga had a better story, but Xenoblade was better in gameplay and a better world to explore, but annoying English voice acting.

But the original Xenogears is still the best overall.
IAMERROR  +   580d ago
I hope this sells well, you Wii U owners gotta show interest in games like these so we see more.
MasterCornholio  +   579d ago
True instead of buying so many Mario games they have to show more interest in 3rd party titles. Seriously 600 k for Resident Evil Revelations (Uncharted Golden Abyss sold the same amount on a handheld with an install base of a million) is a pathetic amount on a handheld with an install base of over 20 million yet Super Mario 3D land sold over 6 million units and Mario Kart 3DS sold over 7.5 million units.

If Wii U owners want 3rd party developers to bring their games to their console then they better start buying them. It would be a shame if monolith does a fantastic job with this game and then sells very little.
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twilight_link  +   579d ago
MasterCornholio: Vita owners are bunch of idiots the second best selling game on this device is 4/10 game CoD.

They bought this trash because it's CoD those mature hardcore players are nothing but brainwashed fools, even bad port like Skyrim on PS3 sells far better than almost anything 1st party on PS3.

Sony create some great games but their customers are fools.
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truechainz  +   579d ago
If you are saying this as a Wii U owner who hopes to get this game then I agree. If you are not planning to get this game and the Wii U then please don't ask someone to do something like that if you aren't gonna get a Wii U and do it yourself.
Rynocirator  +   579d ago
@MasterCornholio Monolith Soft is actually a first part developer now, but I totally agree I don't care about mario anymore, or zelda, I want things that really shine on a particular system...nintendo has been falling back on the same games for over 20 years and they are truly boring now, it's about time they get known for other games.
Gamer1982  +   579d ago
Problem is it's NOT gonna happen is it? Once new consoles are announced most are gonna lose interest in WiiU and other than for the Ninty exclusives nobodys gonna buy the WiiU. It's not got the same pull as the Wii. I am not saying this as a fanboy but right now theres no reason to really buy it. It has a few nice 3rd party exclusives coming out for it but not enough to make it stand out and certainly not enough for gamers to stay behind a generation. I may get one myself though purely for Mario Kart & Smash Brothers in the future when released as love playing them with my sons.
kupomogli  +   579d ago
@AsimLeonheart

You didn't know? Being a first party studio under Nintendo makes your company 10,000 times better.

MonolithSoft was a great company prior to leaving Namco Bandai. Xenosaga 1 and 3, DBZ Attack of the Saiyans, and the two Super Robot Wars games(I've heard these two were good, not sure) were good games.

On the other hand, Namco x Capcom and Xenosaga 2 were pretty bad. The gameplay on Xenosaga 1 really sucked as well, but everything else was great.
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Hicken  +   579d ago
To be fair, the dev team was gutted in Xenosaga 2. Of the four Xeno games I've played (haven't played blade yet), XS2 is my least favorite.

That aside, was it decided that this was Xenoblade 2?
Gamer1982  +   579d ago
Nope no word this is Xenoblade 2 people are guessing right now. Cannot see it being that myself not this late after launch of the original either and not so different either. It may be a re-imagining of Xenoblade though.
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YoungPlex  +   580d ago
From a technical standpoint, this game is phenomenal! I've not been impressed like this in quite some time and given the fact that it was announced within 3 months of the Wii U's life cycle, makes it even more impressive. If this is what Wii U games look like this early on I highly doubt that graphics will be the determining factor in the upcoming console race. I'm sure that other next-gen consoles will be even more impressive, I just don't think it'll be to the point that anyone couldn't play this game because it looks like crap! Xenoblade was great looking but had terrible resolution, but this, this is going to be a masterpiece no matter what comes out... I'm glad to see Nintendo bringing Japanese support to American and Europe without delay.
Rynocirator  +   579d ago
They have probably been working on it for a couple of years now, thats why they are able to show something...on top of that I think it was more of a tech demo like versus xiii than a trailer...doesnt mean the game wont come out like versus xiii probably wont but its just showing what they have already. I bet all they have are the environments, the combat system, music, things like that...I bet there arent any cutscenes or we would have seen those instead like they did with xenoblade chronicles.
hkgamer  +   579d ago
looks fantastic to be honest, not many JRPG's will top the graphics on this for a while.

Those graphics should hold up for a while, I think the main problem the Wii had was the games resolution as well as the wii remote.

Wii U exclusive games should look pretty decent, but I guess compared to the other consoles it wouldn't be able to compete.
Neonridr  +   580d ago
The title of the article is a bit misleading. I mean it's not like Monolith Soft went on record stating that the CPU in the Wii U was great or anything. We are only making that assumption because the game looks absolutely stunning and thus we think that Monolith Soft is pushing the Wii U hardware like no other developer has done before.

I do agree with the above poster, that if Wii U games start to look like this and only get better from here on out, then there are going to be a lot of happy Wii U owners out there, and possibly some PS4/720 owners who want a secondary console for some exclusive Wii U games.

Regardless, this game looks very impressive, and if it has the scope and size of Xenoblade plus the added horsepower and graphical capabilities coupled with the extra storage space on the Wii U discs, then this game could certainly be an incredible experience. I can't wait to see more, hopefully at E3!
Theyellowflash30  +   579d ago
Sorry if the title was misleading. It was more of a response to the people, mainly digital foundry, who said the Wii U's CPU will cause problems for larger games.

But I think you can clearly see, when you optimize a game for a system, you won't have those problems.
Neonridr  +   579d ago
I have been saying all along that the Wii U has a totally different architecture to it, so when developers are willing to take the time to optimize it properly, you get games that actually look better than the 360/PS3 counterparts. But if developers just want to port their code over, then of course it will not look any better, and will more than likely not run as well as the primary platform since that's not the way the Wii U's architecture is designed to handle code.

This game looks stunning, and I cannot wait for it to release.
"Sorry if the title was misleading. It was more of a response to the people, mainly digital foundry, who said the Wii U's CPU will cause problems for larger games. "

What about disk space?
Instigator  +   579d ago
@ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney

The Wii U discs can hold up to 25GB, which is the same as a single layer Blu-ray disc. I don't know if the Wii U can read dual layer discs, but either way it shouldn't pose a problem with 25GB to work with.
hesido  +   579d ago
@Neonridr: I'm very sure WiiU will produce good visuals, but I think a console which launches 6 years after the current gen consoles should be producing better visuals solely with its raw power, and shouldn't have needed extra special care to just look about the same or slightly better. Nintendo went with the cheap route, and it shows. But I think it is OK to have it roughly the same as current gen, as devs won't have to tier their assets with respect to Wii U, their PS3/Xbox assets will do fine on Wii U. This way Wii U won't be able to hold back the next gen consoles, just as Wii 1 couldn't hold back PS3/Xbox development as there was massive difference in raw power.
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Kingofwiiu  +   580d ago
Indeed. As I was saying , it is clear from that footage that it surpasses current Gen RPG's and most games in general.

What were you saying Ez2013 ? And the game is pre alpha which means you can expect the kinds of leaps and bounds that Pikmin 3 has made since it was first unveiled.

By the time it's finished X will look better than anything on Ps3 and 360. That's not really a bragging right as the wiiu is an 8th gen system , but it's true.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   580d ago
Whoa whoa whoa.
Yes it looks awesome but let's not say things that aren't true.
gpturbo81  +   579d ago
fanboy RAAAAGGGGEEEE!
lovegames718  +   579d ago
Delusional as usual

You are not a professional and in the end professionals will explain to you how games liek the TLOU, GOW, Beyond etc... are better than the competition and nothing the wiiu spews out looks better.

You pray and hope but your prayers wont be answered lol Your hype off of what? I see neogaf has more informed and smarter pool of ppl in it because your going crazy over video of an empty boring looking world? lol come on man those videos proved or showed anything. I can put GOW3 pics next to those and show you how its really done with tons of enemies trying to massacre me.

Ppl trying too hard to prove that wiiu is next gen and its coming up short. You know its grasping for straws when rehashed games and hd remakes are "Nintendos awesome announcments that Sony and Micro should worry about" lol

Gow. TLOU, Beyond, Ni No Kuni all better and look better than anything that was shown sorry man try again in a few years.
pedroyamato  +   579d ago
It is an open world, RPG, MMO.

Bring a game with this characteristics and better graphics for ps3 or xbox and we can talk about it.

Btw the games you cited, no one look better than this.

Try again.

PS: I am waiting for the GOW3 pic with better graphics

At Exx2013:

I saw all the GIF (they look even worst on video), and they belong to action games with loading every 10 minutes and definitely, GOW3 does not look better than this. I own a ps3 bro.

Finally, LOL, if you think ni no kuni looks better than X (totally different art styles) then I tell you, Wind Waker HD definitely smash ni no kuni.

NEXT
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Ezz2013  +   579d ago
@pedroyamato
""Btw the games you cited, no one look better than this.""
i don't know what kind of world you live in
if you think those games he said don't look better

here
all in-game gameplay gif ...non of them are cutscene

http://www.abload.de/img/un...
https://images.nonexiste.ne...
http://i.minus.com/iblrUAoh...
http://www.abload.de/img/un...
http://h9.abload.de/img/unt...
http://blog.godofwar.com/wp...
http://www.abload.de/img/al...
http://www.abload.de/img/be...

now again say with a straight face they don't look better ...
you nintendo guys hyperball this game way tooooooooo much just like you did with ZombieU

as for open world JRPG game who look better than X games ...Ni No Kuni
http://nowgamer.net-genie.c...
http://images.gamersyde.com...
http://www.gamedynamo.com/i...
https://images-na.ssl-image...
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lovegames718  +   579d ago
So let me get this straight your hype off of bullshots amd a video probably on a computer showing a bland and lifeless world with dsecent graphics and your telling me youve seen nothing in videos or on systems that looks better lol hahahahah

Let me tell you something it looks like its going the open world route indeed lifeless, bland, minimal enemies and will be repetitous as hell. I seen a video of dust 514 that makes it look like its running on a super computer and although the visuals are decent on the ps3 and game seems good it doesnt look that suped up.

Games like Uc2, Kz, GOw3 look better and have more life so i dont even have to mention the new ones. Im already playing a gorgeous jrpg with lush graphics on my ps3 and its called Ni No kuni which based on reviews is tried and proven. Keep letting Nintendo pull the wool over your eyes. I wont!!!!
Ezz2013  +   579d ago
@pedroyamato

lol OMG!!XD Ok ok

you know what !!..it's no point to argue with you any more or any WiiU fanboy for that matter

you guys like to live in another world as it seem

what ever help you ;)
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aquamala  +   579d ago
Talk about delusional, 360/ps3 are maxed out, but we are just beginning to see games taking advantage of wii u, how do ps3 games look in its first 2 months after launch? And i have all 3 consoles dude
Muerte2494  +   579d ago
Doesn't ..
matter to me. I own xbox360, ps3, and wii U so bring on the games. What i think we all can agree on is that this game actually shows the potential of the wii U. With that said, all those gif and screenshots just make me glad that I own a ps3 (ps4 day one). This does look like some you're not going to want to pass up if you're a wii U owner. 2013 looks to be the return of JRPGS.
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WiiUsauce  +   579d ago
As excited as I am for God of War Ascension, the Last of Us, and Beyond Two Souls(actually, I'm not too excited for Beyond Two Souls, but it does look interesting), NONE of those games are open world, so you CANNOT compare them to Xenoblade 2.

Of course they can make a game like God of War that is closed off with invisible walls and camera angles that you cannot control look better in a small closed off space than an open-ended, sprawling, massive world like Xenoblade 2.

Xenoblade 2 is open world, and it is truly impressive how detailed the character models are, how detailed the landscapes, and how gigantic the monsters are and everything runs at a brisk framerate. Xenoblade 2 looks better than anything ever done on current gen consoles. Deal with it.
N4GDgAPc  +   579d ago
Well seems like they don't know the technical limintations. An Open world rpg game is never going to look as good as a game like Uncharted. You don't see much open world games as good as this.

Now is it the best? It all comes down to preference. I think ff13 looks a little better and from the videos from FFvs13 doesn't even compare. FFvs13 I can actually say it looks like it will be on par with uncharted. But thats square-enix for you. Graphics power house. I know alot of people hated ff13 but no dening that the graphics were amazing.

Some don't understand that they see something that looks better they think its better graphically. That is not true. Graphics deal with Global Illumination, Lighting, Normal Mapping anything with the game engine.

But why does someone think another game is better than the other though? Its just one is more artistically better. U don't need to have the best graphics to make a game look amazing. A great artist can make a game look alot better with a mediocre game engine than someone with very limited artistic skills on a top of the line game engine.

I remember when Mario Galaxy came out there was some that thought it was the best graphically game ever. No not even close. They just liked the artistic style of it.

If the world is as big as Xenoblade and detailed as it was then the environments will be amazing.
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TruthbeTold  +   579d ago
Not to take anything away from GoW, or Santa Monica, but God of War looks so great because the environments are fixed angle. Ever wonder why you can't change the camera angle and see the glorious graphics from different angles? Because the console isn't rendering the environment in 360 real time. it's an awesome, and clever trick, but obviously you can't do that in an open world game...
Arksine  +   579d ago
It looks pretty good. But its not a huge visual leap over the field in Final Fantasy XIII, if any at all. That was probably the most impressive aspect of FFXIII. But at this point I have much more faith in Monolith's ability to make a great game, rather than just a pretty game.

This game is going to force me to get a Wii U, hopefully I'll be able to wait until the first price drop. I have always been a huge fan of Monolith, but I would like to see them take another shot at a space opera like Xenosaga.
Theyellowflash30  +   579d ago
Did you see the comparison in the article of Final Fantasy XIII's Gran Pulse and Xenoblade 2's open world?

Xenoblade 2's enviornments are more detailed and lush. The grass and textures look a lot better in Xenoblade. Draw distance and scope are better as well. Plus the monster detail is better.

Run both games open worlds side by side. Xenoblade 2 is hands down better. And the scary thing is, the game is not even complete. It could look better when it finished.
jmc8888  +   579d ago
Final Fantasy XIII wasn't just linear, it was like on rails linear. Don't think I've seen a game that restrictive in terms of movement for a long time.

Plus you know their specialty is good looking games.
CrimsonSquall  +   579d ago
It looks good! But no, this is still not close to The Last of Us or Uncharted or GOW, Im sorry
Theyellowflash30  +   579d ago
Both of those games are not open world RPGs with massive monsters roaming about. There closed off action games. For the scope of Xenoblade 2 to look as good as it does, might be more impressive to some people. You can go anywhere in the game. Can't say the same about Uncharted and The Last of Us.
CrimsonSquall  +   579d ago
Sure The Last of Us isnt open world, however from what Ive seen, its not entirely linear akin to U3. But I guess in the sense of open RPGs, I guess it does sit pretty close or at FFVSXIII
jmc8888  +   579d ago
Open world game vs closed world game is an entirely different beast.

Open world games have much more to cram in, it's why GTA series has always looked far worse even on PC then what non-open world games look like at that given time.

The mods on Skyrim do a good job to bring out alot of detail, but at a higher resource cost, and still isn't the same as a closed off one. But very admirable.

Plus you are looking at early development of a specific game on a new console versus late development of a specific game on a mature console.

Why not compare this to say GTA IV on 360/PS3? Or something like that. I think that would be more appropriate.
CrimsonSquall  +   579d ago
I would compare them, but I can't. GTA IV was pretty early in the console cycle and they arent even really going for the same thing. Theres a lot more hussle n bussle in a GTA game in the world versus an rpg where u will mostly see monsters n some towns here n there to sparce with the sidequests, 2 very different feels
Qrphe  +   579d ago
Why do people jump the boat as already making the best-looking game they've ever seen?

Yes the game looks stunning, no, it's not beyond anything we've already seen.
TruthbeTold  +   579d ago
They're saying best on console. Not of anything we've ever seen. Yeah, people are excited, and the game looks great. Especially since it's a very early build. But I wouldn't call it jumping the boat. Considering the scope, and the look of it, the argument can be made. Whether it's true or not, probably can't be determined since it's all about preference.
SuperSonic266  +   580d ago
Ni No Kuni > This
Merrill  +   580d ago
I love Ni No Kuni, and the character models look great...BUUUT there are more than a fair amount of PS2 textures in this game, I'm just being honest. The game is pretty & colourful, but it is far from perfect.

I'm not dogging the game, I'm playing it on a 50 inch LED, it has blemishes, believe me.

If you're disagreeing you clearly haven't played it or you are just completely blind. Whatev, ignorance is bliss they say.
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Ezz2013  +   580d ago
"" I love Ni No Kuni, and the character models look great...BUUUT there are more than a fair amount of PS2 textures in this game, I'm just being honest. The game is pretty & colourful, but it is far from perfect. ""

are you sure you are talking about Ni NO Kuni here

because i thought you are talking about the " Monolith Soft" game
which indeed have ps2 textuers and lot's of them plus pop in every where
http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
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Godmars290  +   580d ago
What do you mean by *this* game?

Xenoblade 2 looks like its adding Monster Hunter and Dragon's Dogma Elements along with hit detection and limb removal. Ni No Kuni's mostly just offering an overworld, something that hasn't been done this but should have been.

That game looks good, great, but its not really doing anything that hasn't been done in prior console cycles. "This" game, Xenoblade 2, looks like it does.

The only way it could be better would be to have factions of enemies you interact and effect by dialog or other actions. Change the course of the story.
Sephiroushin  +   580d ago
Bad config there or your TV is just a cheap 50 inch LED really!

I'm currently re-playing it on a 65 inch TV and it textures do not look anything close to PS2, I wish my PS2 games textures would look half of that!
TheGrimReaper  +   580d ago
@Ezz2013:

Well, I don't think it's fair to judge "X" right now. I mean this is the first footage we have seen. When the development cycle gets in the final stages they will optimize it. How much? I don't know! But they will.
This game may be the reason I'll buy a Wii U before the next Zelda is released (no, Wind Waker doesn't count :P).
It all depends on the release date of "X".
If it releases near the other next-gen consoles, I might wait for Zelda until I'll buy a Wii U.
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Oh_Yeah  +   579d ago
@Ezzz2013,yeah the game doesn't look as great as say skyrim running off a 70$ graphics card.. But it's good enough for what it is.. Still might have to take in account the scale of the game. They may have went huuuge, the bigger it is the more the graphics will have to be toned down..Still its a massive open world game in hd that doesn't look bad. The game play is what counts here.
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jetlian  +   579d ago
xeno did have low polygons on the water and most games running open worlds have flat grass. Speed of movement was fast given the world
NastyLeftHook0  +   579d ago
i have a 50 inch led also.

And Ni No Kuni is the best jrpg ever made.
WetN00dle69  +   576d ago
Ni No Kuni looks good for a cartoon looking game.
Im sorry man But Xenoblade 2 looks freaking amazing! There is no way Ni No Kuni looks better than Xenoblade 2. NO WAY!
mamotte  +   580d ago
Right. Now compare Wind Waker with Uncharted. And FIFA with COD.
NastyLeftHook0  +   579d ago
i agree
PygmelionHunter  +   579d ago
Dude, the JRPG genre might finally see the revival we were hoping for on consoles, no need to take sides on that matter, nothing good will come out of that.

The more we support these games, the more of 'em we'll see and in increasing quality, that's why I pre-ordered Ni No Kuni and will most certainly pre-order Monolith Soft's X as well!
chadboban  +   579d ago
Thanks for being a good gamer, and not a console fanboy. And I agree, JRPGs are making a comeback but it's up to us to purchase the games if we want to see them succeed.
rainslacker  +   579d ago
This past year or so, I've been more excited for the JRPG's that are/have come out than I have this entire gen. It's sad that the genre hasn't seen a lot of console love this gen.
herbs  +   579d ago
Supersonic 266 why would you even compare Ni No Kuni to this!? They have completely different graphical styles, your comment is completely invalid, you Fail. Also to the people who think this game won't come out in North America after being showcased to North Americans your thoroughly retarded. N4G is full of fanboys who go full retard on a daily basis. How are some of you so devoid of reason and logic even when it comes to voicing your opinions about your favourite hobby.
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Dmd  +   580d ago
Yeah, now I want a Wii U...
Zichu  +   580d ago
Game looks pretty amazing. Guess I will have to add this game as another reason for me to get a Wii U.

So far we have:

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Bayonetta 2
Xenoblade 2

Any other game is just an added bonus.
cleft5  +   580d ago
Shin Megami x Fire Emblem needs to be added to your list of reasons.
ozzywazzy  +   579d ago
??? They just showed character art and now all of a sudden it's a must buy. You Nintendo fanboys never fail to amuse me. Anyway, I do have to admit X looks impressive.
Moncole  +   579d ago
@ozzywazzy
If the games was a cross over with a Sony series and was a PS3 exclusive than you will call it GOTY. It wont even matter what Sony series it will be a cross over with you will still call it GOTY.
ExCest  +   579d ago
@ozzywazzy That's because you don't understand that Shin Megami and Fire Emblem are awesome.

Add The Wonderful 101!
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AdvanceWarsSgt  +   579d ago
Looks like somebody has never played Fire Emblem before. I don't blame him either; the difficulty scares the nubs away.
MNGamer-N  +   580d ago
This game will be worth $60 bucks
WiiUsauce  +   579d ago
well worth the money for sure. I'm playing the first game right now and even this game on such an underpowered system like the original Wii is massive and packed with content. I can only imagine the possibilities for the next game, you have no idea how giddy I am for this game.
If you want to play the original, do not buy it on ebay. you will get ripped off. You can still get it on gamestop's website for 50 dollars new and it's well worth 50 bucks for sure. It's worth it for the music alone let alone the entire game lol.
strigoi814  +   580d ago
Still not impressed
profgerbik  +   580d ago
I don't know why anything remotely good looking on the Wii U people talk it up like it will be the best game to ever have graced this earth..

I am not denying that it doesn't look great but it's definitely being over hyped. I have played MMORPG's that are years old now that look this good.

From a graphical standpoint it is being over hyped, feels like ZombiU all over again.
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Deku-Johnny  +   579d ago
It's not really to do with the graphics. Monolift Soft made one of the best 7th gen games, possibly the best game of 2012. Obviously their next game was always going to be highly anticipated.
phantomexe  +   580d ago
If this gets localised it makes me want a wii u. I enjoyed xenoblade and the last story a great deal but the bull$hit we had to do just get them. I hope we see this in the U.S.
chadboban  +   579d ago
It was on the North American Nintendo Direct, the trailer is on Nintendo of America's official youtube page, and the Japanese trailer had the credits in Japanese while the one shown here they are english. I think we'll get the game here.
ayabrea93  +   580d ago
the environment in the game is just stunning, the character models seem really good as well. you can't really compare this and ni no kuni though, they're two completely different styes. it without a doubt looks better than lightning returns and xiii-2.
r21  +   580d ago
Gotta agree, this game looks way better graphically than any JRPG on ps3/xbox360. Also, i want this game.
Tei777  +   579d ago
They've passed current gen everything... not just JRPGs.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   579d ago
It looks good but what i want more than this is Black Desert Online.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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CatXFlash  +   579d ago
When the game comes out we should compare it to Lost Odyssey and Star Ocean Last Hope also FFXIII. We can already see the huge difference but would be nice to see them side to side. So glad I have a WiiU.
metroid32  +   579d ago
Are u the one with good drawings on miiverse.
Deku-Johnny  +   579d ago
It's funny how Nintendo shows a game that PS3 and 360 could never dream of running and yet people still try to convince themselves that the Wii U is weaker than them.
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1upgamer99  +   579d ago
Akuma has FF in right now with this trailer streaming next to it, saying to himself, "no Wii U is rubbish, and my PS3 is more powerful and the games look better". PS4 is going to be amazing too, but This game this early looking the way that it does, is great news. I really can not wait to play this, and see what they do with the gamepad. This is one type of game that will benefit greatly from gamepad! The second I saw this trailer, I said that is next gen, no question.
Ck1x  +   579d ago
Funny that you say that because he/she has been absent since the latest Nintendo Direct aired... Lol
sonic989  +   579d ago
God of war says hi
Yodagamer  +   579d ago
Yes lets compare a game with a linear camera system of a rail shooter with a game of open world nature, not to mention the open world nature still looks better
CatXFlash  +   579d ago
Does same people will be the once not to notice the graphics leap next gen do to the fact that the PS3 and 360 are pretty close as is and people are ignorant.

I am guessing like Nintendo, Sony and MS have their work cut out for them they need to show the public how to look at graphics and how things are better on the new consoles... like taking them by the hand and showing them like babies.

This is the very reason why we will get VR gaming next gen... and because its awesome :P WiiU will be able to stream to a wireless headset but also use HDMi with the Rift.
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lovegames718  +   579d ago
They showed a bland and empty world and ppl are goping crazy over that lol smh

Plz nothing shown on Nintendos end even comes close to the visuals of TLOU, Beyond, GOw

Stop it!!!! ppl want wiiu to be next g en so bad
pedroyamato  +   579d ago
Wow, look all these negative comments and disagrees...LOL. This is the first game to show next-gen graphics for wii u, and PS3/XBOX fanboys are already crying.

Imagine how the next exclusives as mario, mario kart, SSB, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, F-zero, Star Fox etc appears on the show. Mass Suicide heheh.

It is just the first hit. Better sony or Ms to show their next gen asap or ps3 and xbox games will look even worst from now on.

PS: If you are delusional enough to still say that ps3/box RPG looks better than this. Post a video.
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greenpowerz  +   579d ago
You really think it's xbox fanboys as well as PS3 fanboys?

LOL

All the xbox fanboys I seen are actually excited the wii is more capable including myself.

I'm a gamer and a tech guy, jumps in tech is exciting to me and many others. Defensive malice driven delusional slander comes from PS fans.

Anyways they know the undeniable truth hence there only being disagrees vs hundreds of hating spinners in here.

Wii U's ram will keep it ahead of current gen consoles alone.

This is the price you pay when a console launches before a PlayStation console, they will attack for the life of the generation. 360 and fans know this feeling.
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AdvanceWarsSgt  +   579d ago
This. Based on my experience on this website, Sony fanboys are really the only ones who consistently hate on other consoles/games for no rational reason.
mshope10  +   579d ago
man i love all the haters crybaby tears!

all they do is cry wii u cant make games better then whats out now and when they do they cry anyway and said well it don't matter.

i love it!keep crying and saying wii u cant do graphics better then ps3/ xbox what ever helps right?
millzy102  +   579d ago
name 1 RPG made by Sony that looks this good all them games you mentioned are linear games with limited freedom of movement and exploration that always look better than rpgs because of lack of scope and scale, this is a compleatly open world looking like nothing ive seen in this genre. why does infomous not look as good as their other exclusives, because its an open world. ok its not an RPG but is the closest thing to one in scale i can think of made by Sony in house. and no im not a Nintendo fanboy and I've owned all sony exclusives except gow because I don't like them much but I've played them and wasn't impressed. yes it looks nice but it plays terrible and is boring would rather play mgs1 on ps1 again or ninja gaiden than god of war 3. looking farward to last of us though it looks a lot of fun.
TheDivine  +   579d ago
Sony hasn't made a jrpg since Legend of Dragoon on ps1 so that's a slanted question lol. Seriously MS has a few epic jrpgs, Nin has a few truly epic jrpgs , and Sony has zero. That's why the fanboys are bitter.

I will give them credit for helping From make Demons Souls though. Flipping amazing game. I'm ecstatic to see jrpgs finally getting hype and the props they deserve. I can't wait to see what Mistwalker does on the wii u. Lost Odyssey was one of the best games ever made and the production values were astronamical. TLS rocked but imaging it with these graphics is mind blowing. Square needs to step up and release VS 13, release Type-0, and release 10/12 on vita ASAP. They're being put to shame lately.
CaitSith  +   579d ago
STILL DON'T KNOW WHY NAMCO SOLD THIS STUDIO.

Probably one of the worst decisions I've seen a company make.
_-EDMIX-_  +   579d ago
....they made Xenosaga...
CaitSith  +   578d ago
That's exactly my point.
TuxedoMoon  +   579d ago
That single trailer completely sold me on the wii-u. I loved monolith soft's work from Xenogears up to Xenoblade. That trailer screams Xenogears. If you have played Xenogears, that game allowed you to take down giant monsters just as a human, no gear (mech). It was of course a lot harder, but that detail was what made the game amazing.

I really do home that Xenoblade 2 has mech customization along the lines of Xenogears or even go as far as Armored core.

I really do hope that this game is both amazing and well received by the hardcore Nintendo/RPG fans. I REALLY hope that Shulk and Fiora are in Smash 4...ALONG WITH BAYONETTA!! Smash bros needs female characters! With all these partnerships, I'd hope they have at least 4 3rd party characters. Sonic, Megaman, Pacman, and Simon Belmont? Bayonetta, Ryu (I REALLY hope not. Megaman is 1st priority.), Jin Kazama (only because Harada is involved in the project), Naked Snake? I'm certain that those companies (Namco, Konami, Sega, and Capcom) will have some sort of involvement in the game. More so Namco and Sega, than Capcom and Konami. Who knows what Nintendo will do?

Speaking of Xenosaga, that franchise was killed because of how bad Xenosaga 2 was. A lot of drama was happened during that game's development and is probably the main reason why there were only 3 games instead of 5. Xenosaga IS a cult hit though. Kos-mos is featured in a lot of Namco cross over games. SRW:OG saga Endless frontier to ProjectXzone. Kos-mos would be a great addition to the Smash bros. roster as well, Xenosaga 1+2 DS being her main ticket of entry.
rainslacker  +   579d ago
I thought the same thing while watching it. Particularly when that X appeared at the end, which was a lot like the original Xenogears X, although it was also similar in Chronicles, only White.

Xenogears itself was a huge mix of fantasy and Sci-Fi. The main character and the society he lived in wasn't really advanced, and the Mechs were left by a previous generation. I doubt SE would let them use Xenogears directly, but a true spiritual successor to it would be awesome.

I know the original Xenogears had a book written for six different time periods of it's universe, 2 of which were kind of shown in Xenosaga, and the 5th time period was Xenogears.:)
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sitharrefus  +   579d ago
will it be 1080p?
Qrphe  +   579d ago
It probably won't; there is so much more you can do with 720p than 1080p at this hardware level. Plus it's open world.
_-EDMIX-_  +   579d ago
Agreed....p...plus I mean...its current gen tech where talking about here people.
Yodagamer  +   579d ago
I really don't think we will ever see a 1080p standard, the amount of things that can be done with 720p over 1080p is enough for me to say that developers will probably stick with 720 with extra details and upscale
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   579d ago
Wii U tech > Xbox 360/ps3 tech. I'd hope the games look better.

That being said, it's games like this that sell consoles. Gonna get a Wii U when this drops.
Lucreto  +   579d ago
I plan on getting a Wii U. My brother has a Wii and has gathered a few good games. I can play those and the new ones like this.

But I will wait until the PS4 details before I do.
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YoungPlex  +   579d ago
On Topic:
I can't get over the fact that this game looks so freaken EPIC, I want it NOW! Patients, patients, it's coming, but damn! I think that this game will be one of the most anticipated JRPG's of 2013 easily!

Off topic:
I just have one question, where in the hell is Divine, Mika, Akuma, and Miku at!?!? When something so epic gets announced on a Nintendo platform, they develop a bad case of Butthurt! I really want to hear what you guys are thinking right now! I'm being serious, log on to your multiple accounts and tell me what you(r), "different personalities" think of this game. Your comments are always good for a chuckle.
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dani25pr  +   579d ago
if not impressed wii u neither ps4 and xbox720 will make the leap from graphic will not make notable games today so if you do remarkable is the $ $ $ $ $ you have to pay
jmc8888  +   579d ago
This guy is drinking the PS4/720 spec kool-aid.

He references 1313 and Watch Dogs and forgets that what he was looking at was PC hardware running those games, not 'next gen' consoles. Or the Samaritan demo.

What the demos of those games show are higher quality than that which will be capable of the 720/PS4.

Remember people those tech demos needed 3x GTX 580 to run.

http://www.geforce.com/what...

The rumored possible upgraded GPU inside a PS4/720 seems to be an ATI 7850, which is basically equivalent to a a GTX 560ti.

One GTX 560ti is not 3x GTX 580. So how everyone expects what 1313 and Watch Dogs to look like, is a bit wrong.

That's how it will look like on PC, not 720/PS4.

Thus also, when people use THAT as comparison as what Wii U will do against PS4/720...it's just flat out a wrong comparison.

Wii U will hold it's own. Play the same games, but at lower settings, just like PS4/720 will be able to play the same PC games but at lower settings (except higher than that of Wii U).

Especially since the Wii U has barely been tapped. It will show off a lot more than it has so far, while the PS4/720 are assumed to be about 4x more powerful than they will be. Because that's what 3x580 is compared to a 560ti.

Hell it might not even be that good. It is supposed to be downclocked and stripped of some things, and might be a class lower entirely. We shall see. But while dev kits give a good understanding what the final units will be, often times they are more powerful.
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-Gespenst-  +   579d ago
Has this been confirmed to be Xenoblade 2?
JustinWeinblatt  +   579d ago
It's not confirmed to be a direct sequel, but the battle system is clearly very similar. We also have a brief shot of what looks like Shulk.
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