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Tyranexx

@NintendoByNature In addition, there are other things besides quests that can extend playtime - I won't spoil how. I don't plan on 100%ing the game, but you can bet I'll finish most of the quests at least. XD

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Ralizah

110+ hours for me before I finally beat the game, and there's still a lot of post-game stuff left to do. I'll dip back in after I'm done with Splatoon 3.

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iLikeUrAttitude

I beat the game yesterday so I'll just copy and paste what I said in the Xenoblade 3 thread:

Just beat the game - the ending got me even more emotional than 2/torna did and I didn't even think that was possible.

I enjoyed the game through and through and it only got better as time went on.
I loved the combat and music of XC2 more and it had better worldbuilding (but for this part I'll give it a pass since that was one of the main themes of XC3) and the characters meanwhile XC3 has great characters, good combat in its own way and music.
It was really hard for me to decide what was the better game between XC2 and XC3, overall XC3 to me is a better game but I still have some bias towards XC2 it has higher peaks than XC3 but lower lows imo.

For the series I would rank the xenoblade games as:

XC3 ≥ XC2 > XC1

(haven't played XCX it doesn't exist)

Good... good
Now play Dragon Quest

Tyranexx

I just cleared chapter 5 in XC3 earlier and moved into the very early part of chapter 6. I'm not an outwardly emotional person, but how chapter 5 ended...I got teary-eyed. Just...wow. AND there was even a moment beforehand that tried to dropkick me in the feels a bit too. So far, this game has my favorite plot in the series. It started out with a tad more exposition than I'd like, but it was for good reason.

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NintendoByNature

I'm getting there i think. I've done nothing but sidequests the last 3 nights so I'm a tad bit sidequest'd out lol.

But, I did Eunies sidequest the last night. It was solid overall.

Just wana get back to the main story now and see what's happening. Looking forward to my session later tonight.

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SplooshDmg

@iLikeUrAttitude I literally just finished XC2 for the first time, and I feel like I need to talk about it. Oh my God, there's tears in my eyes, and my soul hurts. Oh my god... What is XC3 capable of?

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iLikeUrAttitude

@SplooshDmg I'm not going to lie as someone who's finished the whole trilogy, XC3 will make you bawl your eyes out.

Good... good
Now play Dragon Quest

SplooshDmg

@iLikeUrAttitude Guh. I'm so excited. I've got Torna and XC3 both locked and loaded. I just played XC DE and XC2 back to back. So, I'm trying to decide if I need a breather, and I don't do think I do. I think I just need more Xenoblade.

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themightyant

@SplooshDmg XC2 is commonly viewed as one of the 'worst' in the series. But like I said befroe they are basically all 9+/10 so it's never bad.

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SplooshDmg

@themightyant I'd be pretty hard pressed to say I like XC1 more than XC2. I can definitely see how the opinion varies, because they're drastically different games. XC2 in a way, I think I love it for the same reason others may see it as a lesser entry. I absolutely love the cringe anime tropes. All the way down to Poppi QT. I'm going to have to sleep on it for a while before really making any bold claims, but XC2 could very well be in my top three JRPGs, period. I'm working on Torna now, and I'm going to move on to XC3 after that, but I will definitely be coming back to do the XC2 post game content I feel "caught up" where want to be.

SplooshDmg

SplooshDmg

@TheJGG Meh, meh, meh! I freaking love Tora. The whole scene where Pyra and Brighid are grilling Tora over Poppi's outfits was great. I dunno, XC2 definitely feels a lot more 'animey'. I'm admittedly a total weeb and I'm into this type of nonsense. However, I can absolutely understand why others aren't.

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TheJGG

@SplooshDmg So you're like me; I only loved Tora whenever he got put on the spot! Kidding of course. But I love how the game owned it; one of the DLC outfits was literally Pyra's art stretched over a massive t-shirt, almost like Tora had a dad bod. The anime style though... it felt like they didn't go all in. They did one or two scenes with anime influence and then the rest was just typical Xeno awesomeness. Not that that's a bad thing.

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themightyant

@SplooshDmg there’s no wrong answers they are all great. But yes the Anime aspect, and over reliance on DOA physics, was a little off putting to me, and marked it down in minor ways.

The other larger issues a lot of people seem to mention are:
1) the RNG gacha-like system for pulling blades. Honestly made me pull out what was left of my hair
2) parts of the combat system felt like a bit of downgrade compared to previous games I.e. you had to stand still to auto-attack making it feel less dynamic.
But these are all minor gripes to what was an excellent game

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Kevesilanz

@SplooshDmg @TheJGG @themightyant
The fanservice is the least of XC2's problems.
For me it was primarily the gacha system and how field skills were implemented that brought the game down.

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SplooshDmg

@TheJGG Nawww I loved Tora all the time, but not as much as I love Riki, heropon in training!
I feel like in a way, XC2 does have its own unique feel, but it ultimately is still more of the same. I think it just has a bit more of a sense of humor than the first did. XC1 feels pretty serious most all the time, in a more grounded way I suppose. I think XC2 is still for the most part pretty serious, and then there's stuff like Poppi QT Pi. It just seemed like they got a bit more trigger happy with the fanservice gags in XC2. However, I do like how it sorta loosely explains that the series is taking place inside what's essentially a multiverse. I'm not sure if they're planning an XC4 or not, I'd sorta think they would be. I just like how a franchise can prime itself to grow, rather than have to write their way out of a corner they backed themselves into later because someone phoned in a sequel. Everything about these games has just been such a joy from start to finish, so I hope they keep it going. I'd say these are absolutely modern classics that people will talk about for decades.

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SplooshDmg

@themightyant @Kevesilanz I didn't really mind the gacha system for the most part, but I'm sure it's nightmarish for 100% completion. I platinumed Ni No Kuni, so I imagine this is a similar sort of pain. I'd say the field skills were my only real roadblock that sort of stumped me in what felt like endless mechanical systems. There was one point where I needed three ancient wisdom and I was ready to smash my Switch, but once I really figured out the affinity and how to raise it, it wasn't too big an issue. It was definitely aggravating for half an hour, but I wouldn't say those were enough to bring down how much I loved the game overall.

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RR529

Yeah, I'm another one who prefers the aesthetic & tone of XC2. The Gacha elements & field skill requirements unfortunately make it one of the most mechanically obtuse games in the series though.

I like that the "Hero" system in 3 is like a better realization of what they were going for with the "Blade" system in 2, however the Heroes by & large are much less visually appealing in terms of design (though they're usually fleshed out better as characters, and a few still look neat, like Segiri in her battle mech).

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Ralizah

XC2's highs are the highest for me. The music is amazing (I'd go as far as saying it has one of the best video game soundtracks I've ever heard). I LOVE the cast. The story gets so good in the second half. And Alrest is a top three JRPG world for me overall.

But the really questionable voice direction, janky cutscene animations, aggravating integration of field skills, gacha grinding for rare blades, poor tutorialization, and unwieldy suite of mechanical systems bring it down from greatness for me.

Torna, despite being shorter and smaller in scope, fixes a lot of that, and prior to XC3 was my favorite entry in the series.

Aside from how it handles side content, XC3 is rarely 'the best' at any one thing, but it manages to be consistently excellent across the board in ways that previous game just weren't. Also, its most emotional sequence basically destroys anything comparable in the rest of the series. People are never prepared for it.

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themightyant

@SplooshDmg was that Ni No Kuni 2 or 1. I platinumed #1 around launch but don’t remember RNG hassles. Never got round to #2. It’s on the list.

Was definitely trying to get all the blades in XC2 and spent about an extra 20-50 hours grinding with no success. Definitely tainted my experience a little. But as I keep saying it was still a solid 9+

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