Xenoblade Chronicles X's latest video made Japanese viewers on Nico Nico go absolutely bonkers, with a 98% positive rating.
This game has so much soul. You can tell Monolith Soft really loves creating games.
It's not just a matter of "soul" The game has so much "stuff" too. Every time we think we've seen most of it, they pile on something new. Who would have thought they'd have co-op and extensive online features?
IKR, dolls have 10 godamn weapon slots. Thats just weapon slots. You can have more than one doll as long as you can afford it. Different dolls with different purposes and for whatever playstyle you are in the mood for. Most people following this game were already aware of the online features already, just needed that sweet sweet confirmation.
Absolutely. Some details of today's livestream made my jaw drop, like, yeah, I never saw that coming.
This looks to be one of the best rpgs. Period.
I did, ever since the reveal trailer, actually. Take a look at it, and you'll see that there was a chatbox, which was a very strong hint at online play from the start. XD
basically the game has some old touch in it like it was made for older systems like PS2/GC ..it is huge ,pretty , connected with deep rpg mechanics and story ...it s like games should be and not the DLC episodic crap we get
I thought it would Nintendo put good Online with games that need it...
WiiU's RPG library is extremely scarce or almost nonexistent here in the west, so XenoX definitely is a big investment in this front.
great to hear. i think the wiiu truly has a system seller now. not that i think this game will sell systems (unfortunately), but it IS a game that is WORTH buying a wiiu for. i love xenoblade. here is my remix for the mechonis field theme from xenoblade https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Finally I can get my Wii U
2% hated the faces
LOL way to be the first on the thread for the the Faces slam! I agree, it's such a silly thing to be worried about.
Or, 2% didn't care. Calling anyone who might not like something much less disagrees with your opinion a "hater" needs to stop.
Please link me to any comment where i call someone a hater. And please loosen your britches if you can't take a joke, while you're at it.
Oh damn!! Britches too tight! That starts to hurt real bad after an hour or two!
i hate the soundtrack much more vocals songs are so bad here... totally not fitting
I kind of agree. It's quirky crap like vocal songs that stick with me though. It'll maybe find its charm within 100-300 hours.
They are cheesy alright, but somehow I can't stop hearing them with loud volume on my speakers. It's like it unconsciously(or subconsciously) clings to you.
ONE TWO THREE FOW!! OVER THE RAINBOW!!! i love the vocals, this is gonna be one of those UNICORN tier Sawano OSTs
Best comment! !!!!!
A quote from the article: "What surprises the most is the absolutely overwhelming 95.5% that voted the most positive option. I can definitely say that in several years of watching gaming content on Nico Nico, I never once saw this kind of crazy result. For comparison’s sake, the very successful launch count down of the PS4 was liked “only” by 87.8% of the viewers, with 75.2% voting the best option." Unquote. I don't care whether people still think this is a niche JRPG because the one on Wii was niche... This has main-stream appeal, despite the gripes surrounding the character models. It's the kind of game that makes me wonder why some people think pre-orders are a bad idea. I can tell I'm never gonna regret this particular purchase.XD
This SHOULD be an absolute system-seller, if Nintendo doesn't screw up the western release, by releasing it as a retailer-exclusive, by releasing it as dub-only, or by basically just ignoring to market it properly... because obviously WE all know about the game because we're on gaming sites like these, but many MANY more casual gamers are completely unaware of Xenoblade... so they need to be hyped up by a decent marketing campaign. Nintendo really needs to nail this in all areas, cause now that Zelda is postponed, this is pretty much their only core-gamer system-seller for this year for the WiiU...
Yeah, that's the one area in which I've almost fully lost faith in Nintendo. If it weren't for their Nintendo Directs (Reggie Vs Iwata will be forever legendary.XD) and Amiibo, I would be convinced they've forgotten how to advertise at all. It's the one thing that worries me, because I agree with you; this deserves to sell, and sell BIG. But given Nintendo's track record with advertisement, I'm still worried. I'm sure I'll enjoy the hell out of this game regardless, though, so even if sales don't hit huge numbers, I'll still be all smiles. On an unrelated note, I was surprised to learn that there's gonna be an In-the-cockpit viewpoint for the DOLLS. That's really freaking cool!
What about star fox...it has potential too
I kinda doubt Star Fox will be released this year....
This is going to crush starfox... the mech part is like what titan fall needed to be. Can't wait to get my mech on in this game. I'll still get starfox but I'm pretty sure the Zelda guys did not want to get shown up by these guys.
Starfox is going to be huge so is FastRacingNeo and I'm sure what ever Tantalus and Retro Studios are cooking up will be amazing especially Retro's... I'm blown away by graphics on this video the textures on everything look very good and in an open world this big wow,I'm sure it didn't have the motion blur last time either way it looks like the only nextgen game out there....
Nintendo? Marketing? lol!! As far as I can tell Nintendo is trying to keep the Wii U a secret. Man, I hate to say how utterly wrong I was about the Wii U. I used to say the Wii U is going to be hUge. Or the least powerful and least expensive home video game console always,always,always wins it's respective generation! I think the Wii U is the best home video game console Nintendo's ever made. I think Nintendo software has been head and shoulder's above virtually anything else I've seen this generation. It's insane to think the PS4 is leading this generation with one of the worst software line ups I've ever seen. I couldn't have forseen that people would love technical specifications more than an actual home video game console! This is the age of video game hardware propeling mediocre software. Scary stuff.
By all counts and appearances as much effort is being put into Xenoblade X's story as mechanics. It also looks pretty. The focus isn't solely on graphics and obviously seeming vapid characters while leaning too heavily on lore. Mostly because technically Xenoblade doesn't have much lore to lean on. Edit: Actually, forget what I said about Xenoblade's story. It is rather pedestrian, but does look to be a good fit. Especially because there's room for customizing characters.
Random question, but did you happen to have an account on Gametrailers Forums by the name of "TehMonkeyMan"?
Nope, that's not me.XD I try to avoid using names with such abhorrent spelling.
Is there a link to the video stream??I wann see it.
https://www.youtube.com/wat... Here it is. It's in Japanese but still you should be able to understand most of the mecha functions just by watching.
What a game. Lucky Japan, they're getting it by the end of this month.
Hey, but at least we get to watch DareDevil while we wait for Xenoblade!
Yeah it's actually a pretty good tv series! I really like the ninja costume possibly more than DD's actual tv costume.
IMO they should make the original in HD remaster
They just put it on the 3DS, and by app supposed accounts the WiiU is both not doing too well and is headed out the door. So you're SOL.
What is talking sense no make?
Or just release it on the eshop so i don't have to pay 70 bucks for it
Or $85 used, like I did. :'( ... ... (Tho still totally effing worth it in a way)
Has it been confirmed to be British voices again? Just wondering... I actually think it should for consistency sake. Reyn Time!
I'm really feeling it!
lol, I'm sure it would. Love the Xenosaga games!!! The story in that series was just EPIC! Loved the mechs! Even with being a huge fan of the director, I'm playing a wait and see, this is their first open world game so I'm really looking forward to seeing how the do. Not all the videos I can find on it convey how it will be as an open world game. I'm actually oddly more excited about what they will do with their next title and if open world will be a new feature in the series! I would want to see how they build from this as years go by.
lolz, at the disagrees. I love the series, but I'm not a blind fanboy. I've very much going to objectively look at this title. The truth is...they haven't done a game like this before, sooooo very much going to question how it turns out and of course the next game would be better as they would learn from mistakes they likely made with their first outing doing open world. Its not like this team has a history of creating games of this size. Mind you, I own the first Xenoblade, all of the Xenosaga series on PS2, and the PS1 game Xenogears. I'm again a huge fan of the director.....but I'm not a damn blind fanboy just blindly praising something I've yet to try myself. I hope for the best, but I've give credit where its due when I actually play it.
Holy cow !!!!!
I really need a Wii U for this game, for sure i will get this year, loved Xenoblade for Wii too.
they need to release this fast, my wiiu is collecting dust after ssb
Seriously consider Mario vs DK Tipping Stars and Kirby Rainbow Curse. Both excellent games and a heck of a lot of fun to play. And there's loads of backlog. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is easily the best game on the Wii U (heck if it weren't for MH4U, I would say it's the best game of the last ten years, PERIOD.) That one was good for 578 hours for me. For $20. Every last hour a quality 60 minutes. And there's DKC Tropical Freeze- best platformer ever made. And Pikmin 3- that game is so charming and fun I love it! And of course if you missed the Platinum releases you've got 3 to catch up on- Wonderful 101, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2. Captain Toad and Pushmo World is great fun if you like puzzle gameplay elements. That's just some of the more niche releases to choose from.
I NEVER play jrpgs, but the scope and beauty of this game will warrant a purchase from me-with a lack of software for the U recently this one should keep me busy for a while(I hope) :)
I wonder if that final cut-scene on the presentation helped. Every time I watch that part, exorbitant amounts of adrenaline is pumped to my brain. This game is shaping up to be THE RPG to get this year for me. At least announce a launch window for it!!! My body and my money is ready!
98% wow, the game looks brillant, but 98% approval for pretty much anything is impressive
The character models looks like they are from the ps2 era and the rest of the game looks like white knight chronicles, the witcher 3 makes this game look like a ps2 game in comparison.
Graphics are important, but so is art direction. Xenoblade's character models aren't that good, and I say that in terms of both graphics and art direction. However, what the game does appear to do well is the art direction of its environments and creature designs, and those help make up for the game's graphical shortcomings. Witcher 3's developer is well known for pushing graphics and animation from a technical perspective, whereas Monolith Soft is not. I think Xenoblade's problem in terms of art direction, is that the anime art style concept art it is based off of, did not translate very well into 3D character modeling. It looks fairly weird and outdated in graphics technology too. Clearly, Monolith Soft did not prioritize its resources on pushing graphics and animation for this project. Of course, Xenoblade X is made on a platorm with last generational hardware power (less processing power and memory) than what Witcher 3 is being made on. I'm not that familiar with the Witcher series, but Xenoblade X clearly has a lot of mechanics and gameplay systems to it. I would think Witcher 3 does as well, but both games still have different prioritizes that their respective developers have targeted. In any case, a game can be just as fun, if not more so, regardless of what its graphics look like. Clearly, in some cases, the quality of a game's visuals does not equate to the quality of its gameplay.
"Witcher 3's developer is well known for pushing graphics and animation from a technical perspective, whereas Monolith Soft is not" Well they've yet to also work on a very powerful system and who's to say they are not pushing the graphics on the Wii U for what they are creating? All CD is doing is exactly what Monolith is doing..pushing the specs of the system they are working on. "I think Xenoblade's problem in terms of art direction" As a fan of the Xeno series, from Blade, to Gears to Saga...I would say its, its best feature! That direction is what the series is known for and it would make no sense to leave that behind. The E3 build easily looks better. I legit question those that are saying otherwise...
Yeah nobody who is interested in this game cares about witcher looking better Let me know when i can fly a mecha in witcher
The witcher will look better on my pc than on the ps4. I'll get it on there and even mod it if I want. Please name a ps3, oh I meant ps4 game that is not better on pc if you want to complain about graphical prowess. Seriously how are you going to thumb your noes up at something when most laptops are faster than your console of choice. Ether way you still won't be able to play xenonblade without a wiiu. Also this is their first HD game and it still has more content and we won't need to dlc packs to keep us busy. Plus the witcher doesn't have meches fighting giants and hordes of fighters... I mean seriously look at all those mech designs and how powerful the fights become. Only a fan boy wouldn't make it to the end of this video.
I don't mind the character models. No, they aren't up to par with the Witcher 3 or FFXV in terms of polygon count but they look definitely don't look bad. And considering most of the time you don't see them up close, it shouldn't really matter. I think having beautiful environments is more important and I don't think the WiiU is powerful enough to have both.
can't wait to play this game. Just picked up Chronicles on my new 3DS yesterday. So it will be a great primer to get me ready for the Wii U version.
Any body see the Japanese Wii U bundle for X? Soooooo pretty...
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