Just what on earth is going on in this new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X? Did they wander into Grand Theft Auto?
You want open world jrpg? this is what you'll get.
Well, the autor states it looks like GTA V because Xeno X will have its own explorable city as well, do not think it's all about the graphics. We'll see. For now the part of the houses with pools felt like a giant demo tape to me, because it was empty, there weren't any people. Of course, what matters in the game it's outside of New Los Angeles.
I wonder how much will actually be set in the city. If you look in the background of the GIF, you can see that the City is under construction and is surrounded by a big wall.
if you look closely, their is a woman sunbathing by the pool when the character jumps into the yard. and there may be people sitting at the table in the next yard. so there are some people there, maybe they just don't freak out when some guy moon jumps through their yard :)
It looks like they are taking the same approach as GTA, just having a bit of fun with it.
Will it be co op? I really hope so.
@pics4jam in the first xenoblade there was a whole town/settlement that you slowly rebuilt. maybe they're doing it again
So author wants to bash the game for conventional city environments? They did catch the part where it's "new Los angeles" right? Meanwhile, GTA has never had towering beasts in a surreal landscape.
It has one city. The story goes that war ravaged earth but one vessel escaped Earth to arrive on an alien planet, now they need to survive on this new promised land. Obviously, jrpgs have towns to explore, they always did, but I doubt you can steal a car at gun point in this game.
nothing similiar the author just playing too much gta v open world games are common nowdays,nothing to prohibit devs to add stuff suited for the game the problem is,although someone is labelled as 'journalist'...no necessary mean that person is good enough this articles proved that
2 seconds of 105 show a modern looking city OH MA GAHD IT'S GTA!
You missed the part where the giant character called over a prostitute, proceeded to have sex and then drove her over to get the money back.
And I think it's wonderful. There is a city in the other trailers if I remember correctly. So this shouldn't be a surprise. It just shows that we will have a vast, diverse, world to explore. All this needs is a date, then I need a wii u.
it seems obvious to me this new los angeles will be the start point in the game where you venture out into the wild alien world...
They showed some gameplay during Nintendo Treehouse during E3, after character creation you start by coming out of an escape pod and you have to get to New Los Angeles with a character that wakes you up. I don't know why the protagonist is in the escape pod, as the game was in Japanese at the time and the speakers didn't talk about it
Its pretty crazy looking. I think it'll play well on the Wii U. I wonder how much you can do in the City.. or if anyone will be interested haha
what surprises me is how you got these giants inhabiting the open world
The first Xenoblade had giant creatures living on its workd as well, and that was a Wii game... so it wouldn't be too hard for Monolith Soft to top that on this game, considering they have much stronger hardware to work with now. :)
my point is that I want to see more open world games like that.
Well in Chronicles you could talk to people, and certain people would come out during specific times. You couldn't walk into buildings, probably due to hardware/time limitations. Talking to people is how you got your quests, there were 400 in the game, about 150 in the first city alone. Also talking to people boosts your city affinity, basically how much the city likes you which open ups new quests and skill trees. There were also a few shops and other landmarks, but mostly a central hub connected to a surrounded area.
The Wii U seems to be getting one of the best JRPG games , we need those guys to make another Xenogears on PS4 . Imagine how stunning it will look .
I'm less concerned with looks and more concerned with plot and gameplay. In which case, I'd prefer a new Xenogears on Wii U, but I'd get it if it came to PS3, as well.[I don't have the cash or room for a PS4, at present]
I'm interested in seeing what they do with the User Interface on the gamepad - I think the Wii U is perfect for JRPGs for this reason - or at least I can think of a lot of uses!
At the end of Xenogears it says"The End of Episode V" which is very curious to most people because it turns out that little tidbits of episodes 2-4 were also in the game Tetsuya Takahashi the creator of Xenogears,Xenosaga, and Xenoblade has said that were supposed to be six parts. I think part 6 shuold be made into a game and also draw heavily from episode 1 to provide much of the mystery of the game. I need this so badly. Xenogears is my favorite game of all time.
Actually, Xenosaga itself was to have six parts. Chronologically- though they also said it wasn't directly related- Xenogears would have been the seventh episode. Unfortunately, due to Namco Bandai's silly decisions, Episode II sold poorly, leading to lower than needed sales for Episode III, and thus ensuring that Episodes IV-VI would never get made.
A complete remake of Xenogears wouldn't be a bad thing, considering the original was obviously rushed for the last third of the game (only a minor flaw, it's my favorite game as well...notice the avatar). While I would prefer a full next-gen ps4 remake (obviously would have to be made by either Squenix or Sony themselves), Wii U would work as well. I was a fan of Xenosaga, but it really didn't feel connected all that much to Xenogears, in my opinion, except for the obvious things, but in tone, it's way too different for me to consider it a direct prequel series. Also, I don't consider any of the three episodes (or as a whole) near Xenogears. On topic, I loved the first Xenoblade. While I'm very excited for this one, I hope they don't try and overdo the open-world aspect. I didn't like how certain quests opened up in random places only after certain story events. For completionists like me, it almost forced me to spend an hour or more randomly wandering around old cities to make sure I didn't miss a quest after every story section. That was about the only boring part of the game for me, and without using a strategy guide (which I don't like doing), it's almost necessary to avoid missables. A simple "New Quests Available in **" would completely negate the problem. I don't want them to not have missables or secrets, just not the basic quests (with possible important ones) randomly popping up.
Nintendo own Monolith Soft it not possible.
These guys are owned by Nintendo now... so, highly unlikely. :P
These guys are pretty much first party now, sony just didn't want them bad enough.
Square Enix* doesn't want them , Squaresoft would have let this studio lives to this day if they were funded from being bankrupt , Nintendo job as always is desperately looking at the successful games on PlayStation brand and BUY THEM to keep them away from that brand and keep them for themselves , and ONLY themselves ( Looking at you Fatal Frame / Bayonetta )
Square soft killed final fantasy and Sony funded that. Sony no longer funds square. Make up another lie why don't you. Nintendo also helped square out in the past big time. Square turned on them due to sonys money at the time. Sony was the first version of ms. They bought everything back then, they even bought gamers by selling at a lost. Which brings us to them desperately hanging on to the one thing they can count on... misinformation from fanboys. You see that doesn't work in adult electronics. Which is why they sold the pc division and everything else suffers from them. Sony is still in danger of being sony'd by ms. Ms just has to make better movie games. That is entirely possible. 3rd parties are rallying around sony because of the money they made from an agreed monopoly. No one likes ms because they pay you and they move on. Sony desperately needs good games. You can steal alot but you can steal skilled creativity in gameplay. Sony better get their stuff together before gamers wake up and realize they are the next sega.
Nintendo bought out the company in full. They are now a Nintendo 1st party studio so I doubt Monolith Soft will ever work on a PS4 game.
`nintendo owns monolith soft
Wow a JRPG, GTA style, if I was not sold already I would be damn sure now throwing my money towards Japan and shouting: "send me this game now!" I've always said if Nintendo can't get the third party games then they should just make their own similar versions of the popular game with a Nintendo twist. Its what Sega did.
I wonder if you can drive those cars? I mean, you can already drive giant mechs that can fly and transform into cars, but dammit I wanna drive a hover car! jks I'm buying it either way.
Who needs cars when you have transforming Mechs? Or didn't you see that video?
can't wait, to play the xenoblade on the new 3ds. for the first time, before I buy chronicles
Get ready for one of the best game experiences of your life. If you enjoy RPG's, then this game is a must have.
game has me intrigued
yea...I think this game, a new Zelda, and hopefully a new Mario Galaxy sequel for 2015 surely will make the Wii U shines. Really loving these Wii U exclusives. This system really surprise me.
this game will be excellent, but id never buy a console for one game
Fun fact: Everyone's purchase of a console starts out with at least one key title, and they then get more as time goes on. If this is a game you'd have a ton of fun playing, it's guaranteed that you'll find more to play on it eventually, too.[if not ALREADY, considering the growing wealth of indie games and exclusives.]
Well luckily this also allows you to enjoy Zelda, Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country Returns Tropical Freeze, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, The Wonderful 101...
people still citing the wonderful 101 as a reason to get a WiiU? smh..
have you played wonderful 101? awesome game.
I used to say the same thing too, then realized that I never actually bought a console for just literately 1 game. Gamecube's major hit was melee, but it also had Mario Sunshine, Metroid, and Zelda. I got the ps3 for KH3, but ended up with great games like MGS4 and Valkyria chronicles instead. If there isn't more than the 1 game on the console you're looking to get, then just don't get the console. Unless you're loaded with cash of course. The Wiiu has Wonderful 101, smash, mario kart, Mario 3d world, and Bayonetta. Sure, some are a little "old" but they're fun games. YOU DONT NEED THE NEWEST GAME TO HAVE FUN!
You forgot one of the best games ever created: Resident Evil 4. Yes yes I know it went to PS2, but still...
Then buy it for at least two..
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Luckily the Wii U has the most in quantity and quality exclusives ... so if you get a Wii U for Xenoblade ... there are plenty of other AAA titles on Wii U that will never be on XB1,PS4,PC.
"Xenoblade Chronicles X Looks Like... Um... Grand Theft Auto V?" Must be a slow news day, using GTA5 as bait. Anyway, can't wait till this game drops. Looking forward to the MMO elements.
Well you obviously haven't played GTA V then, because that part where you fight giant monsters in your mecha-airplane on an alien planet is the most recognizable and memorable in the entire game. God damn fanboys. But seriously, he must have watched it with the volume off, and only for about the 5 seconds in which this environment appears. This is new LA, as Iwata describes, which is being built in the wreckage of your ship that crash landed on the alien planet. I imagine this will be like Colony 6 in Xenoblade Chronicles, with you slowly building and upgrading it as a side quest throughout the game.
Is this the only part of the trailer the guy saw? It looks like a normal city because it is a refuge from Earth. You are a human survivor from Earth exploring an alien planet. Once you exit that city, it is all fantasy. :P This game seems to be set in it's own universe from Xenoblade. This is more science fiction while Xenoblade was more fantasy. That and Xenoblade took place in a completely different fantasy world while this is humans from our world in the distant future finding refuge on a far away planet. So it is interesting they are calling this Xenoblade X as it is basically it's own thing, in it's own world and has nothing to do with the original xenoblade. As it is not a direct sequel, prequel, or any midquel for that matter.
It's a spiritual sequel, meaning there could easily be a huge alternate reality/universe twist that brings both games together. Something crazy is going to happen, Xenoblade for Wii taught me that.
Monolith Soft must be rolling its eyes when it reads stupid comparison articles like this. You're not going to be stealing cars and killing npcs characters with sci-fi cops chasing your ass during mundane criminal missions. The city is just a seemingly fairly generic hub world of sorts for that one particular map like Colony 9 was to Xenoblade 1. There's likely not going to be many things for you to do and go into in Neo Los Angeles.
I wouldn't doubt if you could drive your mech as a car as we see it turn into a car in the trailer like a transformer.
This is the new gaming generation, it's no wonder the publisher are milking them. Saying it's like gta v could actually sell this game to some of those fans. It's much more than that though.. As time goes on nintendo will learn what the new gamers want and target much better. Their are to many unhappy gamers for ms or sony approach to be totally correct. Their ideas are way too passive.
But the thing is, it doesn't. Also - more importantly, it won't play like a GTA game. More gaming sites should crititque the heart of a game rather than overloading us with piddly graphic comparisons.
Found this... You can drive cars too...
This company should make a Attack on Titan game. I think they could pull it off seeing as how amazing this game looks.
The composer of the music for this game also did the music for Attack on Titan, no wonder the songs we've heard so far are amazing :)
Really? That's awesome!
Can I preorder yet? Jezus this game looks stunning! and the gamepad will be used as a map... AWESOME. I bet this will be near the end of 2015 though... just can't wait, so excited for this
Monolith said the game is in the final stages of development. Nintendo confirmed a spring release in Japan so US may see it in summer.
no it doesnt
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I know nothing about the Xenoblade games. I didn't expect it to be anything like that. It looks awesome. Some of those landscapes were beautiful.