The long awaited JRPG for the Wii U is finally here, is the wait really that worth it?
The Nintendo Wii U lacks some RPGs, but this could be changed as Xenoblade Chronicles X has finally arrived. Will this Japanese game provide what the Wii U gamers something that they have wanted for the long time? A group of game reviewers from popular gaming websites have shared their say about the JRPG and let us see what impressions they have for the game.
Nevertheless, this is contemporary Japanese RPG-making at its boldest and most imaginative in years. For every clich? – the helium-voiced furry mascot who totters along behind your group, the incongruous, schizophrenic rock-cum-rap soundtrack – there’s an invention that hauls the open-world JRPG into the present, and then another that shunts it breezily into the future. Perhaps the game’s greatest achievement is that, over the course of this journey, you settle into Mira and, in that mystical way of all video game greats, Mira settles into you.
This is one of the more interesting reviews I’ve done as of late because I know Xenoblade Chronicles X will be divisive. But it truly feels like an MMO world I’ve been living in for several weeks now. The more grimdark theme isn’t quite as charming as the original Xenoblade, but everything else makes up for it.
There are moments that make me scratch my head, infuriate me, and even make me cringe, but when I consider the layered mass that is Xenoblade Chronicles X, all I can think of how damn arresting it is. How much of it is there. How much of it is thoroughly enchanting.
Mira and its inhabitants are awe-inspiring, and experiencing everything X has to offer is a monumental and rewarding task. It makes the journey consistently interesting by giving you intricate control over your characters’ abilities and gear, and by offering a wealth of new toys to play with as time goes on. You will roll your eyes at characters, and bemoan the unnecessary story padding, but these frustrations are quickly forgotten when you head into the wilderness in search of unexplored territory and unforeseen challenges. X is a grand adventure that satiates your appetite for exploration and combat in ways that few games ever do, but because getting started is half the battle, it?s an experience reserved for dedicated players who have the patience and energy to unearth its greatest treasures.
Looks like the wait was all worth it for Wii U owners. The game will be available on December 4, if you are planning to buy this game, let us know what feature in the game are you most excited for.