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