So there's lots of Xenoblade threads running around. Time for an official thread for impressions game discussion etc.
Whether you're a lucky resident of Europe or Australia, a North American who's decided to flip the bird to Nintendo and import, or even someone who simply wants to live vicariously through the experiences of others, this is the place you want to be!
Hmm. So, we (my wife and I, but really more like me with her sitting there which is the exact opposite of every other RPG we've played ever) played this a bit more last night and just got to the part where Fiora is killed. I'm not sure what to do now, honestly. It was quickly becoming one of my favorite RPGs I've ever played (and I don't even LIKE RPGs) but this has almost entirely ruined it for me. It turned the main character from someone I could connect with into a raving lunatic bent on revenge, and I don't want to play a character like that. At all.
It's such a shame. I may not go back now, but it was a lot of fun before and I was loving the story and characters.
Did you quit watching every single Disney animated movie when someone was axed? Because that happens in just about every Disney animated movie, from Snow White to Tangled (and every other movie inbetween that I can think of).
Look, I haven't even started Xenoblade Chronicles yet, but that would be the kind of thing that would draw me in further. Besides, it's a video game. Who's to say she won't be back?
Can someone 100% CONFIRM that NAMED monsters come back? Someone said so, but I'm not so sure..
I swear I killed Violent Adamente (or whatever his name is) on the Bionis Leg: Villera Hill - Sky Stage, and THEN I received the timed Quest asking me to do such. I'm confused as all heck, and I've combed the poop out of that area.
Unless the quest specifies a certain time for the monster to come out, just waiting a while should be fine. And I'm not sure why those are spoilers but no, a rainstorm is not the same as a thunderstorm
Most Disney movies cover that subject, be it someone evil (Queen Grimhilde from Snow White, Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, or Gothel from Tangled) or someone good (Ray from The Princess and the Frog, Mufasa from The Lion King, or Bambi's mom). It's an emotion that many Disney films have explored a lot.
I'd recommend not playing Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon if death in video games bothers you.
At 40 hours, I'm starting to become afraid this is all getting a bit too predictable...
I just fought Mumkhar in the snow area...and that reveal was hardly shocking. My fear now is that a bit later down the road we'll be fighting a Mechonis version of Gadolt, and everyone in the party will act like they didn't see it coming
Loving the combat of this game so much though. My current team is Melia (me), Shulk, and Riki, and we pretty much have been decimating everything
It really isn't death in video games that bothers me. (I forgot about Ray, by the way. That also crushed me something awful. Mufasa I didn't really care about because as a character I didn't like him.) In this instance, it's more the switch from "I want to learn the secrets of all this stuff!" to "I want to kill every last one of them!" The death made me sad (especially since he freaking SAW it and didn't stop it) but it's much more that I don't want to play a character bent on vengeance. Revenge is stupid. The only thing I've ever seen where revenge was interesting at all was Count of Monte Cristo. Which was freaking awesome.
For some reason when he said "I want to hunt them down and kill them all" all I could think about was:
I'm into Xenoblade in a big way.... I'm loving this game and doing more side quests then I thought I would ever do. Maybe i'm in a secret contest with Stache... DAMN YOU...! However I'm at the point that some of the Side quests in Colony 9 are appearing and are for monsters that would kick my ass in a heartbeat so there is no way to complete them ALL in one section - you are meant to come back.
That's EXACTLY why I stay away from the Diablo series. :P
So, we played more of Xenoblade over the weekend. Figured out a good system. I run around, fight things, and get the collectables (my favorite things to do) and my wife handles towns, item management, and leveling. It's win-win! And I have to say, now that I'm getting used to the battle system, I absolutely LOVE this game right now. Hands down best RPG I've ever played (outside of maybe Pokemon Blue, but that's because the stars aligned perfectly for Pokemon at the point in my life) and a must-own Wii title for every video game fan out there. I don't even LIKE RPGs! Man is this freaking fantastic.