Finished Xenoblade recently
by, 7th August 2012 at 01:54 PM (324 Views)
It's a really good game, it for sure makes it into my favorite list. At first I didn't really like it, it was a little confusing and boring. But it grew on me really quickly, and I kinda got addicted to playing. It's a fairly easy game, aside from some of the bosses, which I sometimes had a lot of trouble with.
My favorite character is hands down Riki. I mean, he's just so adorable and funny. Admittedly when he was introduced, I was worried he would be a weak joke character, but he's certainly proven otherwise. Alvis would have to be my second favorite character, I dunno, I just like him. His name made me laugh the first time I heard it, though.
The game also has a good plot, even though there's some bits I think could have been better. It's pretty weird, and there's some significant plot twists (though some of them were predictable). It starts out, in a nutshell, as humans vs robots. But it becomes much more complex as the story progresses, making some surprising and ironic turns.
Some other things I liked/didn't like:
-How you can encounter unbeatable enemies (enemies at levels much higher then you) when progressing through areas, it gives the game a bigger sense of danger. It's not like Pokemon where you can just beat everything you face, you really have to be careful to not take on foes out of your league. You can come back later at higher levels and beat these monsters, though.
-The amount of sidequests is really large. There's a lot of them to complete, and some of them are pretty fun.
-New Game+ is pretty cool. Though there are some things about it that just drive me crazy, mostly how the characters don't seem to acknowledge extremely obvious changes from the first playthrough. I can't really explain without spoiling stuff, but you'll see if you do it yourself. It's not really a big deal, I guess. And for the record I haven't gotten very far in it yet.
-Equipment and armor is visible on your character, so if you change what they're wearing, you can actually see the aesthetic changes. This is a pretty cool thing that a lot of RPG's I've played don't have, but I really don't like some of the outfits. I feel like some of them look rather silly, and it discourages me to put useful armor on the characters if they look that silly.
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