US gaming publication Game Informer has gone hands on with the long-awaited English version of Xenoblade Chronicles X and they have come away impressed. The publication says that the game improves the scope of just about everything and builds on its predecessor. The site spent 5 hours with Xenoblade Chronicles X and said that they barely scratched the surface as the world is so big. You can read their in-depth preview of Monolith Soft’s latest epic, here.
“When JRPGs were struggling to evolve last generation, Xenoblade Chronicles came along and showed the genre still had a few tricks up its sleeve. It earned plenty of praise as one of the best role-playing games of last generation, currently holding a 92 score on Metacritic. Monolith Soft proved it could create a compelling world and innovate in the genre, thanks to its creative design and MMO-style combat.”
“Its successor, Xenoblade Chronicles X, doesn’t just switch it up to an extensive sci-fi setting; it expands the scope of everything, building upon the solid foundation set by its predecessor. I recently spent five hours with the game, and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface. If you thought Xenoblade Chronicles was big, you will be surprised just how much Xenoblade Chronicles X dwarfs it – and that’s not even mentioning the extensive customization or Skells (mechs) that further enhance the experience.”