Xenoblade Chronicles X open world bigger than Skyrim, Fallout 4 & Witcher 3 combined

We all know that Xenoblade Chronicles X is big, but just how big is it? We've done the math, and we're ready to share our results.

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italiangamer2648d ago

The score for this game simply kicks ass. Less than a month now!!

Segata2648d ago

Yeah I have the CD OST since May and the OST is fantastic.

WildArmed2648d ago (Edited 2648d ago )

Heck yes! Ost is amazing, sometimes I still paused on the main menu to listen to the soundtrack.
Considering how xenoblade alone had 400 side quest, colony relationship trackin and affinity, the game already had a ton to do.

Xenoblade C X is not only larger but has even more to do! This game is going to be the reason to own a wii U... I need to get one this Black Friday!

iplay1up22648d ago

Black Friday is November 27th this year. X will not be out till Dec 4th.

I will be downloading this the second it is available to pre-load. At least I hope they have that option.

WildArmed2648d ago (Edited 2648d ago )

That's my plan as well!

Though I want a physical copy :)

(nintendo doesn't deal with DRM well)

Concertoine2648d ago

Bigger doesn't mean better but Monolithsoft have a good track record and im very much looking forward to this game

cannon88002648d ago

Dang, this game is huge, and I love the environments. They look so unique and alien-like. I'm kinda jelly that I won't be able to play this game lol

Concertoine2648d ago

It really is like a ps1 epic brought in with modern graphics.

Big_Game_Hunters2648d ago (Edited 2648d ago )

you mean PS2 graphics?/s

Segata2648d ago

Big_Game_Hunters If XCX is PS2 then Fallout 4 is N64

Big_Game_Hunters2647d ago (Edited 2647d ago )

You might want to check over your head, you will be able to see the joke whizzing past.

I agree that FO 4 looks N64 tier though.

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Doodleburger2648d ago

Bigger isn't better. I can guarantee there's more to do in ONE of those game's worlds than there will be in the entirety of xenoblade's world.

_-EDMIX-_2648d ago

Agreed, what does size mean if its just lifeless wastes of space? Gamers want dense and space for a reason, something that adds life to the game and purpose for the distance is this really huge mile long field of nothingness.

I'd rather they focus on quality vs quantity of space. The team needs more work on this concept as their inexperience with it really, really shows.

CDPR did a great job with Witcher 3 being their first huge open world game and even they still have some issues here and there (like their map and way points).

I'd rather see them try again with another title as what I've seen from Xenoblade X shows they need much more work and experience with open world.

wonderfulmonkeyman2648d ago

Cherry picking one section from one video doesn't illustrate just how much there is to do in the hundreds of sectors per area in this game.
The amount of things to do and see in an RPG of this scale, as in all other large scale RPG's, is dependent on what quests you're on and the type of environment you're exploring.
The first area alone, Primordia, has tons of secret areas to discover (with fantastic scenery that's enjoyable to see in and of itself), quests to solve, strong enemies to contend with, treasures to find, and resources to gather to strengthen New L.A. for the coming conflicts.
It's not as empty as you're both trying to downplay it as.

This is a case of bigger being better, and that's even before getting the flying mechs to discover areas you just can't reach on foot.

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Neonridr2647d ago

@EDMIX - he's right though. That's like all those people that cherry picked that one ugly texture shot of Halo 5 and said the graphics in the game sucked.

You can't just pick out one part and claim that it holds true for the rest of the game.

_-EDMIX-_2647d ago

Not really bud, I merely found any footage of it with them running in a field, you are free to look up the damn game your self, you guys can't be this slow.

Mind you, I've played it many times and its indeed very dead in terms of what you can do, the size of the world doesn't add much to the game compared to something like Witcher 3 or Fallout 4.

I didn't just hide the footage of the game folks, look it up for yourselves. Whats so sad....its all I did was look up on Youtube the game and found any footage, you again can do the same, considering how empty it is, its something you can find very quickly, its not as if I was deeply searching for that footage of a field of nothingness in that game, it happens very, very often.

Here is a good example.

Put in Youtube

Xenoblade chornicles x open world

Its the 4th or 5th one down and its the longest regarding the size of the world in the first few links. The game is no where near as complex as something like Fallout, doesn't have anything near like Witcher 3, yet bigger then both, its very much going to add even more so to the lame, yawn, bore effect of large empty space for legit no reason then to have large boring open space.

Can you craft item from things you find on the open world? Can you harvest plants? Is their anything you actually do on the open world besides kill enemies to level up?

That is what I mean, your gathering material ie looting in titles like Fallout ,Witcher etc. They create items to make the world have importance for the journey, Xenoblade X has none of this as I played it YESTERDAY and was literally looking for something even remotely like that. Its not.

That doesn't even fall under a subjective area, its OBJECTIVELY lessor in terms of what can be done in the open world.

You have no real dependence on items to survive and the plants and animals in teh game are merely scenery, they are not game, they can't be harvested and crafted etc.

They only crafting in that game is from enemie as they are the only thing besides shops that even give you anything in the game, which begs to question why the large size yet provide nothing to even reward such exploring? OH look for things to kill?

Soooo no housing, no crafting of items found, no plants to harvest, not hunting of animals but stand back lets make it HUGE as if that cures the games lifelessness....? Funny.

Playing Fallout 4 right now and its just POURING with LIFE! Every corner has items, objects for survival, to sell, to complete quest, to start friendships with NPC's to start side quest to even randomly finding a trader out of no where who lives in a shack who will give you a discount for coming the long distance...

That isn't in something like Xenoblade X, yet its larger with lessor complexity. That is also a fact if you regard the features in Fallout vs Xenoblade X.

You for a matter of FACT can do MORE in Witcher and Fallout to justify the size. Doing less and being larger isn't a good recipe for great things.

Quality vs Quantity bud.

light692647d ago

lol he's trying so hard to nitpick. You know if you want a life simulator you could always play the sims bud

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Chaosdreams2648d ago

Bigger isn't always better, but it can be better.

_-EDMIX-_2648d ago (Edited 2648d ago )

I mean agreed, if done correctly of course it can be better, no doubt about that.

gamerb62648d ago

I doubt that, troll harder. They haven't made it this big for no reason obviously there is going to be stuff to do to keep the gamer entertained.

All the reviews so far sound positive haven't heard anyone complain that there's little to nothing to do. You just wish that was case as it would make you feel better about yourself.

Day 1 purchase for me.

browngamer412648d ago

^this. Totally agree, sounds like some haters are just a tad

MsmackyM2648d ago (Edited 2648d ago )

You just sound salty as browngamer41 has stated. I for one am looking forward to the game. The size of the gameworld wasn't a determining factor, but it does give me even more to look forward to what I already believe to be a fantastic game.

MasterCornholio2647d ago

I understand what you mean but after playing Xenoblade on the New 3DS I disagree.

If they apply the effort they made with the side quests in Xenoblade New 3DS the world should be filled with things to do.

I'm not worried about this title.

styferion2647d ago

speak like a true ignorant, nicely done. I've played every game mentioned in that title except Fallout 4 (currently playing it). And seeing as I spent about 300+ hours in previous Xenoblade Chronicles, I can certainly guarantee this game won't lose in terms of things to do.

Try to, you know, open your minds and actually play all the games related before commenting like a salty know-it-all.

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Mikito112648d ago

And no major bugs unlike fallout 4/skyrim

KwietStorm_BLM2648d ago

*Entirely* different worlds, however.

Jughead34162648d ago

Yo! why'd you get disagrees? They are different game worlds. lol.

Chaosdreams2648d ago

Because some people hate logic lol

Ark_2648d ago

He implicates, that the comparison in size is inadequate due to the fact that those games play in "entirely different worlds" and so downplays a quality of Xenoblade. That's at least why I disagree.

It doesn't sound positive, like: Wow that's an "entirely" different and fantastic world - I am looking forward to explore it.