Joystiq: Xenoblade Chronicles Review: A cut above

But considering that aging hardware is just about the only complaint keeping Xenoblade away from absolute JRPG glory, it's a no-brainer of a recommendation. Yes, the story still has its share of silliness and deus ex machinas -- it is a JRPG, after all -- and sometimes the unending chattiness of the violently British voice actors during battle can be a little bit annoying. But these are miniscule flaws when looking at the big picture Xenoblade presents: a charming cast of characters that interact constantly, a uniquely designed and fascinating setting, forward-thinking gameplay systems that combine the best of East and West, and the exhilarating feeling that comes from taking part in an adventure that feels truly epic. Xenoblade more than atones for the sins of its fathers and shouldn't be missed by anyone who appreciates role-playing games of any shade.

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Indigo1232356d ago (Edited 2356d ago )

"My experience with other "Xeno" titles (Xenogears, Xenosaga) could perhaps best be described as contemptuous. To me, those titles paraded the worst elements of Japanese role-playing games in front of a spotlight,"


I am sorry, most of this review is fine but this highlights the problems I have with most reviewers, they just dont understand

And the graphic whore, way of saying things is not really necessary

Theres been no advancements in the genre thanks to this game, it does alot of great stuff that other games like ff 12, dragon quest, have done.................but thats ok,

there is no need to generalize and sensationalize for hits

Troll-without-Bridge2356d ago

The guy bashes Xenogears and Xenosaga. His opinion does not matter.

Arnagrim2356d ago

Not sure whether to trust a JRPG review from someone who views Xenogears, considered to be a relatively pioneering as far as JRPGs goes as well as one of the most praised games in the genre for its gameplay and story, as contemptuous.
Grabbing the game either way as I've been waiting for some good JPRGs on consoles compared to the huge influx of them on handhelds lately.