Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Rex Kramer » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:41 am

Argos price is now up to £49.99, if you reserved for store collect but didn't pay in advance then you won't be getting it for £30 today.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Godzilla » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:16 am

Well that's a bit bollocks!

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by BAKA » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:21 am

Literally took me a few minutes to figure out how to get into the LE. It's actually cool the way it opens up. I downloaded the Japanese voice pack (seemed to take longer than anything else I've downloaded on the eShop so far), and played through the opening hour and a half, which totally gave me Skies Of Arcadia vibes. :wub: Really looking forward to putting some serious hours into it today and the battle system opening up a bit more, along with the game world.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by jawafour » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:22 am

The Watching Artist wrote:*doesn't read any posts*...

[inquisitive] Would this be because a Switch may soon be arriving at the TWA residence? :o [/inquisitive].

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by andretmzt » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:31 pm

I've just picked up my collectors edition from the Post Office. The box is blooming massive. I know how I'm spending my two night shifts now. :wub:

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by The Watching Artist » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:47 pm

jawafour wrote:
The Watching Artist wrote:*doesn't read any posts*...

[inquisitive] Would this be because a Switch may soon be arriving at the TWA residence? :o [/inquisitive].

No. Its more I don't want to read a spoiler like

OMFG IT'S DUNBAN!

also I assume you've written something about playing this or not playing it and the others soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by BAKA » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:18 pm

Monolith Soft have come a LONG way from XBC with their facial animations. Much more able to imbue authentic looking emotional expressions. Perhaps that's also partly due to the art style shift too. The series of action sequences after Rex acquires his blade is sublime, on a completely different level to anything I've seen from them before, and from most modern JRPGs. Loving it so far, sadly only 5 hours in. One of my companions disappeared and I decided to salvage and got owned by three enemies and my boxes all vanished by the time I made it back. :cry: That level 80+ gorrilla one shot me on the way into Torigoth. :lol: Which reminded me a LOT of playing the original for the first time. Ah Xenoblade. :wub:

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by Jenuall » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:21 pm

This works out at about £37 if you get it from the South African eShop, which is something I may just have done... :slol:

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Qikzen » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:58 pm

I am in love with this game.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by andretmzt » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:43 am

That bloody voice acting. It's horrendous. Not normally one for Japanese voice packs but it'll surely be better than what I've heard so far.

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by Rubix » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:55 am

You get used to the voices if it’s anything like the first game

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by John Phillips, London » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:27 am

I've only managed to play an hour but :wub:

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Squinty » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:58 am

I'm jealous of you all :(

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by BAKA » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:32 pm

I was reading the e-mail they sent me for playing this, and noticed the new story content for the Expansion Pass doesn't arrive until Autumn 2018 :shock:. Seems a bit of a long wait. Definitely going to pick it up though. I assume it'll be something substantial if it's going to take that long. I hope so for £26.99.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by jiggles » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:15 pm

andretmzt wrote:That bloody voice acting. It's horrendous. Not normally one for Japanese voice packs but it'll surely be better than what I've heard so far.


The Japanese pack certainly sounds like the voice acting is high quality, and it doesn't really annoy with the repetitive ability shouts during battle.

But, there is dialogue during dungeons that isn't subtitled, so there was at least one occasion so far when I hard a character exclaim something with surprise and I had no idea what they were reacting to.

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by Qikzen » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:18 pm

I love tha fact Jicchan is. oiced by Emporer Pilafs voice in Japanese. So many amazing voice actors in the JP cast

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by Jenuall » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:53 pm

Not got far enough to critique the voice acting my self but I can never really get very far with Japanese voice overs - huge generalisation here but in my experience the Japanese voice actors range seems to include "serious breathy whisper" and "OTT shrieking / screaming" and very little in between.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by andretmzt » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:58 pm

It's the Nopon which did it for me. If I hadn't played Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii, it probably wouldn't be a problem. I might dabble with the English voice acting later, just to see if it improves but I'm unimpressed so far. I think it's the accents....

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Tell Karl his brother is dead » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:04 pm

This is the most anime game I've ever played (including BlazBlue Centralfiction). The closet full of maid outfits :lol:

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Starquake » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:33 pm

Finally managed to find time to start this today. Xenoblade is back, I already know I’m going to love it :wub: :wub: The special edition has a really cracking art book, but the box is sooo big I don’t know where I’ll store it yet.

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