Search for the ultimate paradise, Elysium, with your companion, Pyra, in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Nintendo Switch.
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    Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    As the giant beasts march toward death, the last hope is a scavenger named Rex—and Pyra, a living weapon known as a Blade. Can you find the fabled paradise she calls home? Command a group of Blades and lead them to countless strategic victories before the world ends. Each Titan hosts its own distinct cultures, wildlife, and diverse regions to explore. Search the vast open areas and labyrinthine corridors for treasure, secret paths, and creatures to battle and index. During these escapades you'll get to know a large cast of eclectic characters, including the weaponized life forms known as Blades. Gather these allies, bond with them to increase their power, and utilize their special ARTS to devastate enemies. But to save the world of Alrest, you must first demystify its cloudy past. A new story in the Xenoblade Chronicles™ series The next adventure is on the Nintendo Switch™ console—set on the backs of colossal, living Titans Discover each Titan’s diverse regions, culture, wildlife, equipment, and hidden secrets Find, bond with, and command weaponized life forms known as Blades to earn abilities and enhance them Uncover the history of Alrest and the mystery of its endless ocean of clouds

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    Besides Botw this is the game I put the most hours in. Story is great, battle mechanics are deep, easy to learn but hard to master. The different places to explore are huge and holds so many quests to do and blades to collect. I recommend buying the DLC as well as that stand alone story is also excellent. Did I mention the music? Its awesome.

    qweesy777 says:
    I wish they would make XenoGears remake or XenoGears 2.

    My take: (Disclaimer: first Xenoblade game and I do not watch anime). XC2 is a must buy, hands down. The game is beautiful, the soundtrack is stunning, and there's more mechanics to master over your adventure than you could ever ask for. There is no need to play the previous entries to enjoy this one (though having that foundation does make the ending portion make a little more sense).

    The combat system pretty good, but comes with a few drawbacks. In the beginning hours, you are limited on your battle options. Those who don't want to wait for it to fully develop will likely be put off from that. On top of that, most encounters take incredibly too long. Unless you are severely over leveled, it isn't uncommon to have multi-minute fights even on trivial encounters. Lastly, the deepest mechanics of combat did not make much sense to me until I saw an image explaining it in detail on Reddit. The problem is that the game's tutorials play once, and then can never be accessed again.

    I do not understand the hate on the english voice acting. Certainly it isn't the best ever, but it is not bad by any means in my opinion. I found that the voice acting was only considered bad in parts where the script was flawed or was trying to be overly anime. The exchanges overall were fine by me. There is an option for Japanese voice acting if that's your thing though.

    Be prepared for a metric ton of cutscenes. Like, a crap ton. The vast majority of these are extremely well done, but can still be off-putting to those not prepared for it. There are definitely some instances where the "anime" side takes over and things can get very cringy if it's not your taste. Despite that, I still found most of them to be enjoyable.

    Again, XC2 is definitely a buy for any RPG enthusiast. It isn't without its flaws, but is an enjoyable experience well worth the ticket price.

    BobTheBob says:
    I am a huge fan of the Xenoblade series. I have played all of them and most in Japanese (not knowing any Japanese lol). This one tho... I could not get into it... I put 40 hours into it and the whole time I felt bored and lost... The battle system feels long and drawn out. Simple battles just take too long. It's a beautiful game and I truly wanted to like it but I did not.

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    November 30, 2017
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