Source Gaming has recently been hard at work translating a new article by Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai. Sakurai says that he spent his New Year’s vacation completing Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the Nintendo Switch and throughly enjoyed it. He picks up on some key points about the massive JRPG and you can read some of his thoughts below:
Sakurai cleared Xenoblade Chronicles 2 during his New Year’s vacation. He had to dedicate a lot of time to it because of the immense amount of content, but says having so much to do also creates a real sense of growth and development….
Sakurai praises the game’s sprawling world, unique story and rich soundtrack. He thinks the map’s use of high and low terrain and its variety of areas makes it great for an open world game….
From a developer’s perspective, he considers Xenoblade 2 a considerable achievement. Says Monolith Soft’s assistance to Breath of The Wild’s development might have improved their own open world know-how….
It took him a really long time to play, but for open world games, big is the right way to do it. He thinks the feeling of freedom, doing things in the order you like and going on adventures with your crew is an essential aspect of open world games.