How well do Satorl Marsh & Makna Forest hold up in the Nintendo Switch remaster of Xenoblade Chronicles? Posted by 7 months ago. Prev. I personally think XC2+Torna would be a great experience, because it was made to really establish a good foundation for the series itself. 15 comments. Overall the characters are kind of hit and miss, and the side quests I went through are pretty boring. It is a much newer game, and even this remaster of the original can’t compete with the more vibrant, detailed landscapes in its sequel. First Xenoblade is an absolute classic. However, I think that XC1 is a better starting point. But fighting in the original feels good from the beginning, and it gradually gets more complicated and rewarding as you progress through the adventure. I played XC1 a few months before XC2, and wasn't really made a fan. A look at the technology behind Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Switch. In the early parts of the game, that frustrated me more often than not. We’ve already seen plenty of comparisons for Xenoblade Chronicles on Switch and Wii, but a video from Nintendo World Report throws the New 3DS version into the mix as well. Every hero and villain is a one-note trope to an extreme degree, an almost shocking achievement for a game that’s so long. The upcoming release of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is set to get one and, wouldn't you know it, the European version is plain better. Register today to connect with the games industry, join private networking sessions, and hear the latest on driving game growth and the metaverse. A classic Wii title gets ported across to Switch and remastered in the process! Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition review - gently re-touched, thoughtfully expanded take on a modern classic Monado grosso. How exciting. Don't play XB2 first cos you may get burnt out. Just look at Pyra, Xenoblade Chronicle 2’s main woman. it's a shame x is so inaccessible. Even looking beyond the characters, there are a lot of reasons to prefer the original Xenoblade Chronicles. Quite a few of the problems that I have with the original XC1 should be fixed in the Definitive Edition, so it might even be able to surpass XC2 as my favourite JRPG. Both games are huge massive worlds that are beautifully designed. But Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is really making the sequel’s faults stand out. If you haven’t played either game and want a big JRPG to play on your Switch, then I would recommend … well, I would recommend Dragon Quest XI. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition reviewed by Travis Northup on Nintendo Switch. Archived. The original Xenoblade Chronicles came out for the Wii in 2010. (This applies to the old version of the first game). To be fair, the first Xenoblade Chronicles doesn’t exactly portray its characters as Quakers. The two games can be played in any order really, as the plots are mostly separate with only a slight connection, but I would say playing 1 first is optimal. It is not just a port of the original game but based on a comparison, it feels like a proper remake. At least Dahlia is just a minor character, basically the game’s equivalent to a Pokémon-style party member. This community is for fans of the Xenoblade JRPG game series (Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles X and Xenoblade Chronicles 2). New Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition screenshots give us a look at various fields of the game, including a comparison vs the original. Both are incredible games, I like the first one most due to the story. Play 2 first...because its really good, then play 1 because its exceptional. I also do not miss the Blades, Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Pokémon-like system. But, I think the XC1 hit a little harder for me in terms of story, where as XC2 was good, just not as memorable. Where as XC2 had a MUCH slower start. Wondering which game you prefer and which game you think would be a better first Xenoblade experience in 2020? And don’t worry, she is also a great cook! - Page 2. The nopon in both games are kind of lame. If you want to jump into it asap you can't go wrong starting with Xenoblade 2 if you don't mind it's rocky start and then getting DE when it releases, but if you start with DE then go to 2 you'll appreciate some late game stuff a bit more in 2. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 came out as one of the first major JRPGs for the Switch in 2017. I know, JRPGs have had hyper-sexualized characters for years. When it comes to depth, Rex himself isn’t any better. Go. They’re both good games for different reasons, and they both have different combat systems. A brief comparison of some of the gameplay from the new and old versions of Xenoblade Chronicles. But, I mean, just look at this. But Xenoblade Chronicles 2 annoyed me with more than just the appearances of its characters. If you want to jump into it asap you can't go wrong starting with Xenoblade 2 if you don't mind it's rocky start and then getting DE when it releases, but if you start with DE then go to 2 you'll appreciate some late game stuff a bit more in 2. But if you insist on a Xenoblade title, go with this Definitive Edition of the first game. I’m a JRPG fan, and never played a Xenoblade game. I mean, it is a hundred-hour game that I played until the end. i don't have $200 to drop on a second hand wii u and the game, id love to play it some day! I played in the English dub, so maybe the Japanese dub is better. Although, I like Riki more. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will be hitting Switch on May 29. You still see plenty of skin. Now Xenoblade Chronicles 1 has some off moments. Remaster month wraps up with arguably the most substantially updated game out of the bunch, namely Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Also, graphically it feels a bit older in terms of environments, but the story is a bit more captivating from nearly the beginning. by Paul Broussard, posted on 12 June 2020 / 3,365 Views. More than anything, it’s just bizarre. Xenoblade 1 is a longer game with a more serious and event filled story, whereas Xenoblade 2 is a bit shorter in length and is focused on character development. But even major players have proportions that are ridiculous to anyone who has evolved their standards beyond the original Tomb Raider box art. Cause u walk slow as fuuuu. Xenoblade chronicals X after all of them...because its the greatest Xeno game of them all. If I got the expansion for xenobladd chronicles 2, Would I see the QOL changes right away or post game? Have a look at it below. Check out the side-by-side video feature above to get a good look! And it looks simply astounding in the new Definitive Edition of the original Xenoblade Chronicles, a sumptuous port of the 2011 Wii game for the Switch that's coming out at … But it’s just not as over-the-top as what I saw in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Nintendo had a big surprise reveal for their latest Nintendo Direct. I’ve been hearing it’s the best jrpg of the modern generation. But, collecting certain stuff and skills is really rewarding. Jul 31, 2015 624 383 440. Almost three years after beating Xenoblade Chronicles 2, I can’t even remember how the fighting works. That’s a big reason why I already like Xenoblade Chronices better than its sequel. The same core engine is used for the Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition remaster. 1; 2; First Prev 2 of 2 Go to page. Here we will explain the basic battle mechanics of XC1, such as Arts, Auto-Attacking, Aggro, the Party Gauge, Visions, and Chain Attacks. But you can start with either and still have a positive experience with the franchise. There's no wrong answer. But this is the first time the adventure hooked me. After dozens of hours, I was able to understand and appreciate the combat. Although it’s not entirely necessary, it is best to play Xenoblade 1 Definitive first as there are things that you will appreciate and understand more in the sequel. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has the power of the Switch, which is a dramatic step up from that of the Wii and a wide leap over what New Nintendo 3DS could produce.. Man. This is my third time starting the Japanese role-playing game. I almost couldn’t get into XC2 at first. So it’s not like I hated it. Xenoblade 1 is a masterpiece. Is it supposed to be funny? For Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition on the Nintendo Switch, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Xenoblade vs Xenogears vs Xenosaga" - Page 3. Definitive Edition has so many small quality of life changes that add up to a big package. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is the remaster that this respected JRPG deserves, even when it feels like it doesn’t go far enough in places. And before someone decides to yell at me, I have no problem with developers making their games as sexual as they want. This Definitive Edition for Switch hits May 29. XC2 is a regular world like any other RPG, has terrible voice acting (and a little bit of good), a convoluted plot where everytime you're in trouble you're magically saved by something novel, a tutorial system that never fully explains the battle system, very confusing maps, and boobs. It’s like the developers went out of their way to create the ultimate gaming “waifu.” And if you dare to do a little googling, you’d see that they have probably succeeded. Xenoblade Chronicles is a lot better than its sequel. Back in my review, I gave the game an 82. It's more streamlined, lots of better indicators, visual overhaul is solid, the models don't look like dog shit now. But I got a feeling I'm really going to like DE too. But you'll still have gameplay challenges, still be surprised by a few plot twists, still get a sense no other game has given of being on a living being as you progress. I’ve heard it’s one of the best JRPGs, and the recent hype for the new Definitive Edition releasing has got me very interested. It’s not Shakespeare by any means, but at least the game doesn’t make me roll my eyes at every cutscene. But Xenoblade Chronicles 2 also leans much more into a cutesy anime look, and its music and voice acting doesn’t hold up to its predecessor. i hope it gets ported to the switch. Rating: 2. That said, I can't help but think Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition's new expansion, Future Connected, is going to have significant tie in with XC2. XC1 handles it's tutorials much better, doesn't take forever to really get going (both the narrative and the combat system) and is overall easier to like for most people. (and you don't need to have played the first to enjoy the second and vice versa) save. 26. I like Pyra and Mythra a lot also. All aspects of XC are very well done from start to finish. Its battle system is much less convoluted. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition was just announced by Nintendo Switch. They announced that Xenoblade Chronicles will get a definitive edition on the Nintendo Switch. share. Even the aesthetics are better. The dialog, music, voice acting, story, pace, gameplay, open world, are all about as polished as it gets. Which means you very well might miss out on some of that. Sib Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition or Dragon Quest 11 [Switch] I loved the dq11 demo but Xenoblade looks so nice. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the sequel. go with one. Discussions. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 wins on some points. Unlocking Blades took forever, and you would get dozens of worthless ones before your nabbed one worth using. Personally, I prefer 2, but the game does have a bit of a slow start compared to the first that turns away some people. Start with Xenoblade Definitive Edition. Alright so it’s been some time since it’s come out and I’ve played and beaten both games. Both games are amazing. I’ll just get it out of the way, but Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s character designs just made it hard to take seriously. Xenoblade 2's a much more depressing and emotional game whereas Xenoblade 1's more akin to a revenge story. blackjon24 Member. Watch on YouTube. I've only played xbc2 and it's my favorite game of all time. It’s just really annoying they didn’t include a dash button. Definitive Edition plays significantly better. The Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition falls just shy of what one might expect of a full remaster or a remake. How do the two versions compare visually? Xenoblade 2 is a very good game overall but it has blaring flaws. For those unaware, we in America will be treated to what Nintendo is calling the "Works Set." It's really up to you though, if you look at the trailers or some of the gameplay and one really stands out to you, pick that one. For Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition on the Nintendo Switch, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Was Xenoblade 2 a bad sequel?" So even if Xenoblade Chronicles 2 wasn’t exactly your thing, there’s a good chance Definitive Edition may be the alternative for you. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is coming to the Switch, which is a revamped version of the Wii original. He’s not lame tho, he’s just kind of flat. The graphics and tunes being upgraded significantly don't hurt either. Xenoblade Chronicles is a lot better than its sequel. I wasn’t looking forward to Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, largely because my opinion of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has soured so much since I’ve played it. Thread starter JareBear: Remastered; Start date May 27, 2020; 72 Forums. It takes itself more seriously. Ultimately, the Definitive Edition looks pretty close to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and even the Wii U’s Xenoblade Chronicles X. There are some interesting dialogue moments tho, that made me laugh my ass off. 2 can become a massive time sink, especially if you're a completionist or go for postgame stuff. Let’s get back to Pyra. All she does is support the main character, Rex. Categories: Media, Consoles. The two stories are on the same level for me and XC2 has much more enjoyable gameplay imo. I don’t like being hard on Xenoblade Chronicles 2. [DF] Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition - Switch vs Wii vs 3DS - The Digital Foundry Tech Review. For Nintendo Switch on the Nintendo Switch, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Xenoblade Chornicles Definitive Edition vs Xenoblade Chronicles 2". It’s the more serious, better paced, and polished experience of the two. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. There’s like an addictive element to both games once you learn their combat systems. READ NEXT: Best Switch Exclusives You Should Play Personally, I prefer XC2. She brims with so much more personality in the game, that it’s a nice contrast to Shulk’s tame personality. I’m fine with sexy characters. XC2 is a little bit like Pokémon where you get new blades. Gaming Discussion. With definitive edition so close, I'd say wait for it. This would kinda be like Torna the Golden Country, which was a standalone game, but some of it's heftiest moments were tied to, or set ups for, the base game (XC2). Shulk is a little boring. Personally, XC1 is my absolute favorite game, and I think it excels in many ways over 2. Review by Martin Robinson , Features and Reviews Editor Though only very very very loosely connected story-wise. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 came out as one of the first major JRPGs for the Switch in 2017. Above: Combat in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Sib Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition or Dragon Quest 11 [Switch] Close. Of course, the biggest change to speak of is the upgraded graphics, which fall more in line with the look and style of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.There is also a wide array of other changes, which can be seen below. For Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the Nintendo Switch, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "This or 1 Definitive Edition? But Definitive Edition is looking like a solid improvement that'll at least fix some of the more superficial issues I had with the first game, largely due to it's age. sadly i think my story is the same as most others in the sub too. Press J to jump to the feed. Only think I hold against DE is that it's largely 720p and this game would benefit from higher resolution and better draw distances. But Rex is kind of eh as a protagonist. I'd probably recommend the first though, if it's your first in the series. Just keep in mind that the two games are different in a lot of ways, and liking/disliking one doesn't mean you'll feel the same about the other. ". Titillated? Heck, you can even dress your entire party up in swimwear, if you like. I know that it has a lot of fans. I played XC2 first and I just beat definitive edition a couple days ago. Given the rise in popularity with Smash Bros and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, ... Monolith wasn’t playing around when they set out to make this version of Xenoblade the “Definitive Edition”. Plus you can join in on the hype when it comes out in May. It comes housed in a nice … This is a guide to the combat system in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch. Not only is it a better starting point but I prefer it to 2 in every way, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the Xenoblade_Chronicles community, Continue browsing in r/Xenoblade_Chronicles. Shulk does have very cool moments too, but he does seem so mild mannered, it’s hard for me to relate to him I guess. I made my original effort on the Wii, then again with the 3DS port in 2015. I’m not ready to review the experience, but there is something on my mind that I wanted to discuss. I don't see why not, both games are pretty similar. Xenoblade 2's a much more depressing and emotional game whereas Xenoblade 1's more akin to a revenge story. Finally, the Definitive Edition will add new leveling options for players, similar to those in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. But if it comes across as dumb and pandering, it distracts from the game, and it’s just so blatant in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I currently find myself about 15 hours deep with no inclination to stop. It connects to the first game, but only a bit, and IMO the connection works in either direction. Xenoblade 1 is the better game in my opinion, so start with that one. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition makes a wealth of small changes to improve quality-of-life, and streamline the overall experience. She almost looks modest next to that ice bunny girl. For Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition on the Nintendo Switch, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Xenoblade Chronicles vs Final Fantasy VII Remake". Morag is super dope and so is Nia. It had a lot going on. But, man, the further I get away from that playthrough, the less fondly I think of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It kind of is, I guess. Trust me, it usually doesn’t bother me. It's not exactly big on character development (over than shulk maybe) and maybe the graphics and gameplay haven't aged well. And, again, I did like the game when I played it. I have no idea what this is supposed to make me feel. I loved Fiora, and her voice is amazing. Again, his defining character trait is that he’s nice. Back in … Here is a list of all the new and improved content you can expect to see in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition when it launches for the Nintendo Switch. It depends on what you're looking to get out of the game. Above: Melia from the first Xenoblade looks incredibly modest compared to many Xenoblade Chronicle 2 characters. Rather than characters automatically leveling up, players will be able to give themselves an additional challenge by choosing to de-level them, with the experience points from those levels going into stock so characters can re-level up later. Her defining personality trait is that she is nice. Instead, it feels like a re-release topped with a few extras. At least Pyra has a cohesive character design. Not so much.