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Monolith Soft Talk Xenoblade Chronicles 2 For Nintendo Switch

One game that I’m sure many of you are excited to play later this year is the sequel to the incredible Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Nintendo Switch. IGN managed to catch up with Monolith Soft studio head Tetsuya Takahashi who explained to the publication that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is set in a completely different world from the original and features new characters and is basically a different game. However, they are connected in their play style. Here’s what Takahashi had to say about it:

“It’s a completely different world, with completely new characters. It’s a different game. The way I see it, I feel as though Xenoblade 1 and 2 are connected and linked in the sense that they’re linear and story-driven games, whereas Xenoblade Chronicles X was more focused on open world and exploration, and maybe an online aspect. I feel like I’d like to continue to create games separating those two aspects out.”

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15 comments

  1. off topic:

    The new look has been getting flack, but im digging it. I hated the flat ugly faces that XCX and XC had. they just looked bad. This one gives me a ‘Tales of’ kind of vibe.

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    1. You should talk only for the faces btw cause all the rest looks very bad…..compared to xenoblade on wii u..doesn’t even look new xenoblade on a new console if it is 1080p on dock mode and 30 fps ofc it is a good thing atleast. but these graphics if it is anything not in 1080p…well…fuck it i will buy it anyway :P

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    2. The faces looked flat and boring true, aesthetics looked way better in X through, still does not excuse them taking tales art style, when they could have opted for something more unique and stylize like FE is doing right now, I do not want to use this word, but X2 just looks so anime, you can clearly see is mainly targeted towards Japan unlike X.

      If the game story/pacing is not on point, I fear it will be the first Xenoblade game that will score below average, there just nothing impressive about it.

      Also, no mechas, fucking why.

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      1. He just explained how this is more of a “linear” game like the first one. Mechs don’t suit that type of game as well as they did X.

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    3. Probably because the word “anime looking” has gotten flack thanks to a certain idiotic meme.

      I think the style is good for the game because it will allow it to age much better, however I do have a problem with it. The environments look very realistics and the characters look quite stylised, it doesn’t mix too well in my opinion.

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  2. All the more reason I’m ok holding off. X is such a rich, in depth game. I’m happy soaking it in until the very end before starting on another Xenoblade journey.

    And, personally I’m not a huge fan of the new design styles, but I’m sure they will grow on me when the time comes for me to start Xeno 2!

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    1. After my experience with Wind Waker, I never let an art style alone effect my opinion. Even if I didn’t like the art style, I’d still get this game in a fucking heart beat.

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  3. Please tell me they aren’t trying to turn Xenoblade into Nintendo’s exclusive Final Fantasy esque series where most games in the franchise aren’t connected by story & characters. (I was wanting The Last Story to be that since it & Final Fantasy have similar titles: last is the same as final & fantasy is a type of story.)

    Anyway, for the people not liking this game because of the art style being too anime-ish, it’s in the JRPG genre so they should have seen this coming a mile away. If they are gonna pass it up because of the art style alone, in my opinion, it’s their loss.

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