Respected technology publication Digital Foundry have gone hands-on with the long awaited Western version of Xenoblade Chronicles X and their impressions are extremely promising. Digital Foundry says that the game pretty much sticks to a locked 30fps and there’s hardly any dips. The publication even goes as far to say that it is Monolith Soft’s most impressive video game to date. You can read their glowing impressions, here.
“When it comes to performance, however, things start looking up again. Xenoblade X operates at 30 frames per second with vertical sync engaged at all times and it manages to stick very closely to this target throughout. Open world games such as this often struggle with performance on consoles but we were pleasantly surprised by just how stable this game really is. We encountered a handful of drops in our 15 hours we spent with the game, but by and large, a locked 30fps is achieved. It seems that a great number of the aforementioned compromises were made in pursuit of stable performance. Given the results, we feel the team has made the right choice.”
“Ultimately, Xenoblade Chronicles X is a beautiful and expansive game. It’s also really the only game of its kind on the Wii U right now and it works wonderfully. Even with some of its blemishes, it’s hard not to be impressed by what has been achieved on Nintendo’s home console. The slick presentation, rich gameplay, and incredible soundtrack all comes together to create one of the most polished open world experiences we’ve encountered in quite some time – even in the face of obvious technical compromises. Looking back over Monolith Soft’s catalogue of games, we feel confident in saying that Xenoblade Chronicles X is its most impressive title to date.”