If you’ve played Xenoblade, you know just how massive the game’s world is. For the sequel, Xenoblade Chronicles X, developer Monolith Soft has somehow managed to take things even further.
Xenoblade Chronicles had quite a few massive areas in it... Expanding those to five times that size makes me feel like it's approaching or surpassing skyrim in size, which pleases me greatly.
May have to buy a Wiiu X seems LEGIT!
though i really hope this game doesnt turn out a glorious map simulator like the last one. the combat in that game was like the foetus version of FF Xii
@vishmarx Was it really similar to FF12? I bought the game, but honestly couldn't get into it because the combat felt too weird. I loved 12 though, so if it gets better I may try to push a bit farther.
what wiiU has no games. only platform that have games is ps4
im 140hrs into Xenoblade Chronicles. Ive never played a game with so much heart and absolutely beautiful environments. Xenoblade Chronicles X and Zelda Wii U will fulfill my rpg needs 2015. Please understand.
Xenoblade Chronicles was already too heavy for me. I don't what to say about this, too many areas to explore... why 2015, Monolith? T.T
It will be GOTY, GOTG. Monolith soft>>>>>>&g t;> Gods
Its even bigger than 5 times that siz. 2015 is gonna be killer for WiiU.
I have never owned Nintendo system before, but this game might change that in 2015.
xenoblade is in my top 5 best games ever. and im an extremely harsh critic. i will buy a wiiu for X
I didnt move to current gen yet but the wii u looks very tempting with bayonetta 2 and xenoblade chronicles x and Zelda U .. This and Bloodborne are my most anticapted Rpg games next to the witcher 3 and Dragon Age Inquisition .
WHAT?!! I played the original Xenoblade for almost 200 hours and haven't finished everything, this is too much!! Xenoblade X is shaping up to be the greatest RPG of all time imo.
With that much content it could take years to finish at an average pace. Can't wait.
Can't wait for this game. And some people still say that jrpgs are irrelevant nowadays, take that, lolol.
Eeeee, if only some game devs/publishers would bring back some of the older JRPG franchises.
This game have potential for save jrpgs genre. Mark my words.
thats too big, with all the extra walking or traveling to do, it would take a while to get 100 percent
Don't forget there are mecha suits this time. They fly and transform into other vehicles, which will speed up the traveling, I guess.
Makes me want to play the original first. You think it will be needed to get the backstory or will they not be connected ?
They're not connected. Treehouse said it's a spiritual successor.
It definitely is a spiritual sequel gameplay-wise, but I think Treehouse may have been trolling us a bit in order to avoid spoilers and not ruin the surprise. I think this game can still be a prequel to Xenoblade. SPOILERS If you played Xenoblade, you know that game actually takes place in our universe, in the distant future. Earth is actually part of the game's story, as the planet where humans came from, hundreds or thousands of years before the creation of Bionis and Mechonis. On this new game (Xeno Chronicles X) we see humankind fleeing Earth after getting mixed in a sort of war between two extraterrestrial races or something along these lines. Humanity seems to end up stranded on another planet or something like that. Plus, we saw a Nopon in that latest trailer at this year's E3... Because of all this, I think this game may actually take place a few hundreds or thousands of years before the events of the first game. Maybe the Treehouse guys denied it was a direct sequel to fool us... and well, it's not exactly a lie, is it? A prequel isn't the same as a sequel, after all, so maybe they just danced around the truth. I honestly suspect this is the case. :P
God I hope they do a: Bayonetta 2 and include a reworked original Xenoblade Chronicals with the new game purchase. With the price of the originaln so high 70$+ in most cases. Not many got to play this great JRPG. Aside from some jaged edges the original game was fantastic 86 hours to fin (no grinding or end game side quests). I know I am just asking for somthing frivolous. But what if..?
Would be awesome. original for wii is like $50 at GAmestop now.
What the fuck...Over 5 times? I can't even imagine over 1 time of xenoblade. Although I guess you can fly instead of walk but still...
I was looking forward to this game... Then they showcases graphics it looks terrible but hopefully the gameplay makes up for the graphics
That treehouse gameplay video looked a lot better on the Wii U Eshop than on Youtube. I'm not sure if it's still on the Eshop now though. But it looks better than you think.
The graphics are still the same since the first trailer and it has actually improved over time. People didn't complain until they saw the character's faces in the E3 2014 trailer but knowing Monolith Soft, that's their signature style.
Character design =\= graphics. How is this so hard for people to understand. I love the character design personally. Beats having same old realism characters.
Let me educate you. A Open World Game will need tons tons of work in the graphic the department. Depending on the size it will cause some places to look bad but others area to look amazing. Now take a hallway you don't go much to focus but walls ,backgrounds, objects and others aspects in the room not world.
Holy crap. Xenoblade was freaking HUGE. Xenoblade was like a single player mmo with how big some of the areas were. And this game is 5 times bigger? cant wait. IF you got a Wii U and havent played Xenoblade, go get it and play it right now! Great game. You can play Wii games on the Wii U. Even though they deny it, Gamestop seems to have these games made. They sell these so called used copies of Xenoblade for 45 bucks a pop. But if you look at the cd's they are usually flawless, like brand new.
I talked to a GS rep, and they said that they had ordered a reprint.
*reads article title* WHAAAAAAAAAAAT! FIVE TIMES?! *proceeds to try to imagine Eryth Sea times 5* Uh...*does not compute* But in all seriousness, what the actual fuck?! Five times the size of the original? Wasn't the original estimated out to be the size of the Japanese Archipelago? According to the Japanese Ministry of Environments, the Japanese Archipelago is roughly 378,000 square kilometers (roughly 145,947 square miles). Multiply that by five and you get 1,890,000 square kilometers (roughly 729,733 square miles). That's just slightly smaller than the entire landmass of Indonesia, the largest island chain in the world. In other words, it's the size of a relatively large country. Mind officially blown to bits.
Indonesia isn't that big. If the game was the size of Russia then i would understand mind blown. Since you know about land mass measurements is this bigger then GTA V ?
I'm no expert in land mass measurements but Xenoblade alone was WAYYYYYYYY Bigger than GTAV.
Yeah gta 5 I have read its like 49 miles.
WOW! how long does it take a mech to get from one end of Indonesia to the other? Do you know?
Good too read. But it might be too much for me to finish. If you are a Completionist- you may only have 1 game you can play on WiiU. lol From what I have read about the 1st game it was massive- now they are adding more.
Jesus, that puts it in third in terms of videogame map sizes (behind fuel and daggerfall). If the rest of the world is like what we've seen so far (filled with collectables, landmarks, DINOSAURS, etc), then this game is going to be fantastic for sure!
You can keep your modern warfare this Is where its at
*looks at decent "agree" count* *gulps...wipes sweet off of forehead...takes a deep breath* *whispers* "It's advanced warfare now" *RUNS AWAY*
Im going to be sooo busy soon, Smash alone has soo many unlockables and replay value, then Xenoblade, which with this big of a world, must take ages to fully beat, then Zelda U. sprinkle in bayonetta 2, yoshi yarn world and hyrule warriors, and im set.
Never played a Xeno game before to be honest. However, this is one of my most anticipated titles in a long time. Is there a set release date yet??
XB was already bigger than Skyrim. Wither 3 is 20% bigger than Skyrim and now XBX is going to make those games look like Cod Maps. This is amazing
And people thought GTA V had a big map?
well, i'm gonna be busy all gen long
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