Topic: Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii U VC) Discussion.

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@gcunit don't get discouraged just're about 2/3 through the story but the game also picks up A LOT beyond the point you're at.

Lvl 43 seems about right for that part of the game iirc tho.
If you just pick up every quest available at a time and do them as you go through the main stuff you should be fine, it's almost never required to go out of your way and grind for them unless you need a stupid rare drop for something from my experience and, like Xyphon said, exploration nets you good experience by itself. If you got used to the combat and think you can use all of its quirks and use gems for your gear you should be fine even if you're a few levels below an enemy/boss (don't be too underleveled tho. Everything up to 5 levels difference is fine imo)

Try to keep going for now I'd say.
If you reach a point where you can't or don't want to go at all anymore stop. I do think it's worth a shot to see if you don't end up getting more invested in the game.

The biggest issue Xenoblade Wii has is that this first huge chunk of game is really awkwardly paced and kinda cliched and that the really good stuff doesn't get going until Prison Island.
Well..and the sidequests are a bit inconsequential for the most part but at least you can do those as you go and don't have to finish one at a time

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@Tsurii 5 levels? Cripes! When I get to a boss character I find I need to be a level or two higher than they are.

But I'm not disliking it now I've got a bit more used to it, it's just Xyphon has got me worried.

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@gcunit I didn't mean to worry you. I did enjoy the game a lot, just not as much as most people seem to, and based on your recent comments and those from a couple of months ago we seem to be of the same mindset so far about the game. I think I really only had to go grind to level up for two or maybe three boss encounters once I got to where you are, and I actually really enjoyed just taking in the beautiful sights while I ran around trying to accomplish something. And I probably overstated how much I just wanted to the game to end. I think when I was playing it I had such a huge backlog and it was around the time X was getting ready to release that I wanted to beat this before the sequel came out, so every time I thought it was over and then it kept going was a bit frustrating. But definitely keep playing to the end. It is worth it. (And then if you haven't yet, play The Last Story. I liked it better, especially the battle system.)


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As long as you're the same level as the boss you should be able to beat it, assuming you use the right moves and have decent gear and chain attack right etc like any other RPG, understanding the mechanics is paramount. I think Xenoblade is fair, a couple of later bosses aside. Chuggaconroy did a great LP of it that helped me and others get through the tricky bits, I'd advise watching it if you like the game and want a bit of help.

Grinding is an issue in this game like a lot of JRPGs, if you're not tackling side quests on the regular then you'll need to grind more due to missing out on the XP those side quests give on completion.

I'd definitely say don't give up, I for one really enjoyed the game all the way through and didn't feel anywhere near the same as people who were waiting for the ending way before it came. Then again I was the same about Okami and that might be even more controversial in this regard lol.



Hi everyone, I copy and paste my questions from the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 post in the Nintendo Switch forum, I believe here fit better.

Considering Xenoblade Chronicles is on the Wii U for the VC, how likely do you reckon it will be also available for the Switch? I'd like to play it before XC 2 and I don't have access to my Wii anymore and couldn't play it back in the day :/

Also, what would be the legality of buying it for the Wii U VC, or a physical copy of the game, on the Dolphin emulator?




Very slim chance unless maybe the Switch Virtual Consoles includes Wii games, but considering they have to either add a Firmware update that allows Wiimote support or somehow emulate all Wii downloads to use the Joycons as a Wiimote and Nunchuk (As well as the other controllers emulate a Wii Classic Controller) that seems unlikely. Only other options is a special digital release or a HD Remaster but I doubt they'll do that before the sequel.

XC2 is still listed for a release this year, but I think there's a chance it could be delayed. The first game is easily a 80-100+ hour game the first time round. I would say if you're think of playing it before the sequel arrives, I would not leave it too long if you want to finish it before then.



The only way I see XC appearing on Switch is in a similar way that Bayonetta 1 did for Wii U, namely both 1 and 2 releasing same day as a special edition bundle but even then there's issues. Namely NoA's exclusivity deal with Gamestop regarding everything relating to the first game. The Wii version, N3DS version and Shulk amiibo were all Gamestop exclusive in NA (maybe not the N3DS version, don't remember).


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I was gifted a copy of XC3D over the holidays and finally finished it over the weekend. After hundreds of side quests I got the itch to push the story forward and ended up completing the game at 141 hours.

Wow, this game was incredible! After a rather rote RPG beginning dozen hours the game starts to give you twist after twist in the plot that really lends a unique feel to the story. Once the twists start coming, they don't really slow down all that much either, I felt. Despite all of the sidequests, of which I put tens of hours into completing, the main quest never felt terribly far removed from what I was doing.

The gameplay too was refreshing for me, as I've never been the biggest JRPG fan. There's got to be a real hook in turn based games, and a lot of variety in more real-time action based affairs to get me to perk up and pay attention. Xenoblade had that in spades. From the varied cast of characters' arts and the strategy needed in any given team to take down big baddies, battles usually felt fun rather than grindy.

I could go on and on about how much I enjoyed this, but I think my 141 hours speaks for itself.

While the straight-up anime character designs seen in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 do absolutely nothing for me, if the gameplay and story are on par with the first then I'll be interested.

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i recently downloaded xenoblade chronicles on my wii u and have this issue that when i move forward shulk moves for a bit and the turns around and starts walking backwards, i have tried to uninstall and reinstall but i don't know how to fix it. Does anyone else have this problem and do you know how to fix it? Thanks



Have you ruled out the analog stick by playing a different game to see if it functions correctly there, or by using a different controller to see if the same issue happens?

A controller issue is most likely. Hard to think up another explanation. If it is the controller, I hope for your sake it's a nunchuk that went bad and not the Wii U gamepad's own analog stick (Should be supported for the digital version, since this game had Classic Controller support).

Edited on by Atariboy



TowaHerschel7 wrote:

Since the old Xenoblade Chroncles thread is dead along with the Wii forum itself, I thought it'd be a good idea to start a new general discussion thread for the Wii U re-release of the game.
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Has anyone noticed that the digital version of the game doesn't run very well? Certain boss fights and cutscenes suffer from excruciating drops in the frame-rate, sometimes the frame-rate drops to around 10 frames per second which never occurred in the disc version of the game, also I noticed that Nintendo actually balanced the difficulty a bit. Characters now level up much faster as far as I can tell.

I don't have a point of reference because this is my first playthrough, but I have noticed some significant stuttering I wouldn't expect to be natural in such an esteemed game.

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My recommendation is to install the game that you are currently playing on the internal memory if possible or an external USB flash drive. Yes, Wii U recognises external HDDs and that's extremely useful but if you have a USB flash drive copy the game and save file and try it.



Can Xenoblade Chronicles be played exclusively on the gamepad?

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