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ACK

A truly incredible game, one of my favorite RPGs, maybe the best Xeno game for me.. And yes I love almost all of them, for different reasons. (Xenogears always wins for nostalgia, of course, and because I played it at the perfect age, like 13-14ish.)

One thing I want to point out to no one in particular is that the core crystal system is smart and only a "gacha" if you view it from an entitled perspective. What I mean is that the alternative would require the completion of rigid goals: either finding every treasure chest, completing every side quest, extensive salvaging, or taking down every unique monster to acquire the blades.

Instead this system allows the player to focus on whichever goal they prefer while accumulating crystals the whole time, granting freedom to the player rather than coralling them. So I bristle when people assert that this system is somehow spiteful when actually it respects the players choice of gameplay.

That said, I also don't care if I find every blade and in fact appreciate the variety the blade system encourages. But even viewing it from the stance of a completionist, I don't see how this system is worse than forced quests or grinds.

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Sorry for the double post, but a unique joy the Xenoblade games give me is that they grant significant freedom to scale obstacles you are clearly not supposed to until you get to a spot that seemed inaccessible. In these exclusive locations you can witness some of the greatest views and peculiarities, like the cloud sea glitching in and out if existence.

For instance I can almost make it to the branch hanging over Torigoth, it just requires some adept branch walking and jumping.

Later I will try to find a few screenshots as examples, but you can find that XC2 is uniquely beautiful even when effects like fog are glitched, maybe even moreso in some cases.

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Kogorn733

This game is incredible. I've had so much fun playing it, and although I liked Xenoblade Chronicles X, having a well-developed protagonist again is great. I've loved unlocking the various rare blades (I've unlocked three so far due to goods luck and use of boosters), and have really enjoyed the plot.

The beginning of the plot moved a little too quickly for my taste (Hey baby I just met you how's about I help you on your life or death pilgramage) and I don't like how the game autosaves when you attempt to unlock a new blade, but other than that it's amazing.

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Ralizah

@Kogorn733 Considering Rex was literally dead when Pyra asked him to escort her to Elysium, it doesn't seem like he had too many options open to him.

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CroRock

Actually, he has 2 more reasons to escort her wherever she wants... booooobs😁

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erv

CroRock wrote:

Actually, he has 2 more reasons to escort her wherever she wants... booooobs😁

You make two very good points.

And I've said it before but I really love the character design in this game. It's unique as everyone is radically different and stylish.

I'm going to try to get some of those rare blades, as the default metals ones seem subpar to me.

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Ralizah

I would have preferred fewer blades, all of which have unique designs. The normal blades are incredibly boring on a design level.

But yeah, the characters are all lovely looking in this game. I didn't think I'd like Rex's design when I first saw him in the trailer, but I'm OK with it at this point.

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JaxonH

Ya. I thought the pants looked a little weird the first time I saw the game.

But now that I've played the game and I have context, knowing that he is a salvager with a scuba diver like suit... now it all makes sense and it actually looks pretty rad imo.

Now I look at it and I absolutely love his outfit. He's got to be the most likable and well-designed character in the entire series.

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Inertiacreep

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He's got to be the most likable and well-designed character in the entire series.

lmao

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Got sidetracked with the Zelda DLC. Beat the first enemy camp and shrine... but then decided to save and quit. If I played Zelda I want to really get invested, and I don't really have time to do that without spending all weekend on it, which I don't want to do because the Monster Hunter demo is this weekend and, I need to finish Xenoblade 2 before it releases come January 26th.

So I'll tuck the Zelda Champion's Ballad in my back pocket for a rainy day. Which to be honest, that's one heckuva rainy day fund to have.

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erv

@JaxonH I'm in the same boat, I'll actually see the Zelda stuff later.

I'm too invested in this game to stop playing it now. Even nine parchments has to wait a bit...

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Ralizah

I'm going to wait and incorporate the Zelda DLC content into an almost complete second playthrough next year (almost complete because, once all of my inventory spaces are open, I'm not worrying about tracking down any more korok seeds). For the immediate future, my Switch is going to be a Xenoblade 2 machine.

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JTMnM

Can anyone help with this? Spoiler block links to an Affinity tree element of a super secret Blade.

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Inertiacreep

@JTMnM i was so pissed earlier on a different forum someone put that in spoiler tags but the conversation led me to believe they were talking about early game so i clicked the spoiler and was just like wtfffff....... actually idek why i clicked on your spoiler either, i guess I'm just asking for it.

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Pahvi

For those who haven't noticed it yet — if you get a "common" Blade to fill its affinity chart, you'll get a "key" (or more, I've had up to 3, depending on the Blade in question) that'll let you assign 1000 WP to one character's arts

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"The review score of 6 becomes a 9 when looked at another angle. And vice versa." -me?

JTMnM

@Pahvi I've seen the notifications pop up, but I never understood they actually meant something substantial. Thank you for the information.

For those curious about the special blade Affinity tree I posted earlier, it unlocks during the during.

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GoldenGamer88

Just started Chapter 5 Oh boy, there certainly were a lot of bosses at the end of Chapter 4! and already 40 hours in. So, how many Chapters are there anyway? 10? 12?

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CroRock

This game is so fracking epic!!! It made me smile, almost cried, giving me goosebumps... in short - roller coaster of emotions. Some cutscenes and boss fights are so epic I can’t find words to describe it. I already played too many games in my life but this one touches where very few did.
I just finished chapter 3 and made some pretty crazy combos and damage... And must say it’s so damn satisfying!
I’m in love. 😍

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JaxonH

I'm in Chapter 3, just made it to the place where you can buy Jenerossi Tea.

I'm at 40 hours played already. Level 24.

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