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Xenoblade Chronicles X is Pure Scenery Porn

Kotaku:
Xenoblade Chronicles X may be on a system far less graphically powerful than the PS4 or Xbox One, but that doesn’t stop it from having some of the most beautiful alien scenery I’ve seen in a game.

At this point, I’ve been playing Xenoblade Chronicles X for around 20 hours. And in that time, I’ve only just begun to explore four of the game’s six major regions. But let me tell you, the wonders I have seen are stunning to say the least.

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acekaze951d ago

It wont take long until someone comes in here and says "X game has better graphics", or the usual " To bad the characters look horrible", people seem to have forgotten that a good gameplay, a good storyline and a deep sense of imersion make a game, if we went by todays kids standarts gaming would have never reached to the point it is today, just because "pong" was simply to bland and uncolourfull

wonderfulmonkeyman951d ago (Edited 951d ago )

In all honesty, the only two character faces I've seen that look off, were the main character with orange hair that Nintendo made for their announcement, which we can change to look better, and Lyn.
And her odd looks were just because she didn't have enough white in her eyes to balance out how much space her dark pupils took up! The rest of her face was cute, far as digital girls go.XD
Other than that, I haven't had any issues with the rest of the cast.
Everyone else looks great, IMO. Especially Elma.

But I digress; there was an article a while back where, IIRC, someone related exploring Mira to stepping into the kind of fantasy world that he would get lost in while reading his favorite books, or daydreaming of his own worlds.
I agreed with it profoundly.

Edit: found it!
http://geekparty.com/xenobl...

I honestly feel that making a game look great is more about art style than the number of pixels everything has crammed into them.
I've felt that way since the first time I picked up and played Secret of Mana.
Games like this, more than any others, help to reinforce that feeling.

My dearest wish is that third parties, and other teams within Nintendo, will try harder with the system, and it's successor, after seeing what Monolith Soft has accomplished here.
If Monolith can make a game like this happen on lower powered hardware, there's no reason why others cannot do the same if they actually try their hardest.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory951d ago

well the players can always make Lyn wear a helmet.

wonderfulmonkeyman951d ago

Pfft!
This might sound a bit screwed up of me, but the first thought to pop into my mind, when I read your post, was Reyne from the first Xenoblade shouting the words "Quick! Cover the ugly!"
And I have no idea why, because he NEVER said that.XD

ThunderPulse951d ago

SKYRIM without Mods has better graphics!!!!!!!!

IrisHeart951d ago

Except this has nothing to do with any of the things you mentioned. Dude said game looks good, it looks ok, end of story.

3-4-5951d ago

* It's odd that some gamers are so hardcore about THEIR favorite game that they don't want anything else good to exist.

They want THEIR game to be the only one....with no competition.

It's odd.

For the rest of us, having another good solid RPG/JRPG to play is always a good thing, regardless of which console it's released for.

* I didn't get to play Ni No Kuni ( no PS3/4)even though it looks beautiful.....Do I hate on PS because of it? NO? I'm happy for those that get to play it.

Can't wait to play Xeno X

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AKR951d ago

The original XC had some pretty damn good looking environments despite running only on the Wii's hardware, so I'm not surprised MonolithSoft was able to create something this good on the U's hardware.

Nintendo's first-party titles on the U have some of the best art direction we've seen in years.

Neonridr951d ago

man those screens look really, really nice.

DanielGearSolid951d ago

I watched IGN playing it last night... The battle system looks so boring.

Maybe its just fun to play not to watch

themonado951d ago

Yeah, it's not really fun to watch, but I enjoyed the battle system for the original Xenoblade (which is the same for this game).

FullmetalRoyale951d ago

I actually cannot stand to watch anyone play games, but that's me. If I'm watching gameplay it has to be narrated for me to find it enjoyable.

F0XHOUND951d ago

Epic game. Its "good" graphics mixed with absolutely fantastic artistic direction and style... many people say oh X game has better graphics.... yet this will be way better, tbh it looks better than anything shown in even final fantasy xv artistically.

NoctisPendragon951d ago (Edited 951d ago )

ANYTHING shown in FF XV is a lil too much , nothing can beat Accordo believe it or not .

http://img2.wikia.nocookie.... .

Look that City every cm^2 on the picture has something to show and something to tell .

Lucis arts are also looking really good : http://www.novacrystallis.c... .

Same goes for Lestallumm : http://img3.wikia.nocookie.... , http://img2.wikia.nocookie.... .

If we don't count those townd we have only seen 0,5 % of the world map (the demo map ) and i have to agree that XCX looks better than the demo .

XCX beats anything seen in the demo or Lestallum but not Lucis and even more not Accordo .

F0XHOUND951d ago

I'm a huge final fantasy fan, literally life long. But XCX so far, from what we've seen is a far more interesting world then XV.

The demo is beautiful, and I absolutely know the game will look awesome graphically and artistically. But seriously, this game "XCX" is literally once in a consoles generation levels of good imo. This looks like every second you explore will be in awe. "So far" FFXV had had set pieces that gave that, the behemoth, Ramuh etc... but these plains were so linear and quite average artistically. I'm looking forward to seeing areas like woodland or typical magical styles if areas like past final fantasy games. Also, final fantasy always has awesome music to accompany the visuals, both of these games will be awesome. But right now, XCX looks better.... but hey, we've seen very little of XV! Either way, we win"

NoctisPendragon951d ago

Yeah i know i am moslty talking about the "anything" .

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