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Old 01-27-2012, 12:45 AM   #1
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Xenoblade Chronicles FINALLY gets a US release



It's been out in Japan for over a year and a half, and got a Euro/Australian release mid last year, but looks like this fantastic RPG for the Wii is finally getting a US release on April 2 this year. Thank you Operation Rainfall.

Can't say I'm excited as I've already been playing this game for months. I can however rave on and on as it's one of the best RPGs to come out in the past few years (I've done a lot of that already actually). Highly recommended. Seriously.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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Thanks for the point, it is not too often you hear great title and Wii in the same sentence unfortunately, so I will have to check this out on release. Unfortunately I will be at work immediately though, but it will be there when I get back. Never played a Xenoblade game before granted.

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Old 01-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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Never played a Xenoblade game before granted.
This is the first of it's kind so I wouldn't worry to much about it. The title (originally called Monado: Beginning of the World) is merely a moniker and an ode to Tetsya Takahashi who worked so hard on Xenogears and the Xenosaga series. His resume is also very impressive too.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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Still don't know how I missed such a high rated RPG as xenogears in my playstation days... I used to play the hell out of RPGs

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This has been available for preorder for a month, maybe longer. You can only get it from Nintendo directly or Gamestop.
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Wasn't there a Xenogears game for PS1 back in the day...? And then Xenosaga? I caaan't remember which is which... I didn't play thru any of them though... any relation to those older titles?



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Old 01-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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Finally! I've been wanting Nintendo to do a US release of this game, so I can finally play it (even though I live in the Middle East, my system is American... Which can suck at times). Pumped for this! Thanks for sharing!

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #8
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Wasn't there a Xenogears game for PS1 back in the day...? And then Xenosaga? I caaan't remember which is which... I didn't play thru any of them though... any relation to those older titles?
Xenogears was for PS1. At the time, it was a completely original story from the Square dream team behind Chrono Trigger. It had one of the best mature storylines from any RPG even by today's standards, using religion and philosophy for it's theme.

Xengears Perfect Works was a book that contained detailed info in the world of Xenogears. The book implied that the game was the 5th installment of a 6 part saga.

A lot of the staff involved in the game left and formed Monolith Soft. Under that company, they released the Xenosaga trilogy (PS2). These games are the supposed spiritual prequels to Xenogears, though despite the common themes, there really weren't enough evidence to tie them together. Even the development team denied that notion altogether.

What director Tetsuya Takahashi stated on the subject:

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It's probably more suitable to say that it follows the direction and style of Xenogears. [...] Now that we are under a different company, we figured we should start everything from scratch all over again. Though there are familiar faces that serve as important characters in Xenosaga, others are more like self-parodies, so we don't really want Xenogears fans to overreact. Like movies, sometimes you have the director of the movie or friend of the leading actor appearing as cameos, so it's similar to that.
The story again, was great, but unfortunately that didn't cover up the fact that these game were mediocre at best (crap if you ask me). Which is a shame, as by Ep3 it lead to all sorts of DaVinci Code style twists and revelations. There's been a DS remake, basically a retelling of the first 2 episodes, and even an anime series.

Xenoblade, aside from the Xeno prefix and same development staff, is a brand new game that has no relation to the above games mentioned.
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Xenogears was for PS1. At the time, it was a completely original story from the Square dream team behind Chrono Trigger. It had one of the best mature storylines from any RPG even by today's standards, using religion and philosophy for it's theme.

Xengears Perfect Works was a book that contained detailed info in the world of Xenogears. The book implied that the game was the 5th installment of a 6 part saga.

A lot of the staff involved in the game left and formed Monolith Soft. Under that company, they released the Xenosaga trilogy (PS2). These games are the supposed spiritual prequels to Xenogears, though despite the common themes, there really weren't enough evidence to tie them together. Even the development team denied that notion altogether.

What director Tetsuya Takahashi stated on the subject:



The story again, was great, but unfortunately that didn't cover up the fact that these game were mediocre at best (crap if you ask me). Which is a shame, as by Ep3 it lead to all sorts of DaVinci Code style twists and revelations. There's been a DS remake, basically a retelling of the first 2 episodes, and even an anime series.

Xenoblade, aside from the Xeno prefix and same development staff, is a brand new game that has no relation to the above games mentioned.
Wow I didn't know any of that! Thanks! I might have to find a copy of xenogears.



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dude this is awesome. i was never able to finish xenogears. and this looks like so much fun!
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:41 PM   #11
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xenogears is by and far my favorite rpg of all time, really looking forward to seeing what this game brings new to the table, takahashi is an amazing game developer
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:41 AM   #12
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bit of a thread bump, but if nobody knows about this, apparently you can choose the box art for the game

Xenoblade Chronicles - Box Art Images for Fan Voting | Facebook

personally, i picked the fourth one out of the bunch

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Old 02-11-2012, 03:21 AM   #13
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Those cover art pics are really really cool!

I like 2 and 4 best.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #14
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pre-ordered and super exited for friday

I don't think that we ever thought of it as the equivalent of music, as the end-goal was to buy more in-game slut clothes-- schecterwhore on rock band

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why does it have to be on the wii? the sauce is weak...
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loving it so far

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loving it so far
Are you playing it with the English voice actors? If so, I'm curious if they prepared a new dub, as opposed to keeping the British voice acting dub from the previous localisation.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:42 AM   #18
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British voices

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I see. Cool thanks.

Tough I must confess, after 20 minutes into the game, I switched the language to Japanese.
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have to say so far i am IN LOVE with this game

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have to say so far i am IN LOVE with this game
Welcome to my world. I've purposely held off FF XIII-2 and a whole heap of other games, just so I can concentrate on completing this monster. Lv72 and still going strong.
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I am playing this now too, wife bought me a copy for our anniversary. Just started though, not far in. Trying to keep up with the myriad of quests

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I just beat that xord boss guy, but i have only been playing like half an hour a day

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I just beat that xord boss guy, but i have only been playing like half an hour a day
That's pretty good progress for 2 or so weeks. It took me ages to get to that part probably because I got tangled with the 40 plus quests that was already thrown at me thanks to curiously talking to all the NPCs prior.

As for where I'm up to...

Do you really think I'm gonna ruin it for you here? It's too good to spoil so get there yourself...
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This game is a damned completionist's nightmare. that is all I have to say. Too many mindless annoying quests I require to finish!

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