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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Karl » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:28 pm

Zelda DLC totally stole my attention from this. Awkward. I must try to go back to it soon before I forget what I'm doing...

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by gamerforever » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:55 pm

Just started this and loved the initial cutscene. Zelda DLC 2 is a bit of a distraction, but I am sure that I will get into this.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by AndyXL » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:51 pm

I just treated myself to this game.

Don't really know anything about this series, but it looks like the type of thing I'll love.

Should I play the first game first?

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by jawafour » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:04 pm

AndyXMAS wrote:...Should I play the first game first?

Nah, you'll be alright to jump straight in to this, Andy. I asked a similar question a while back and, although the first two games are highly regarded, you dont need to have played them to enjoy this adventure.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by AndyXL » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:09 pm

jawafour wrote:
AndyXMAS wrote:...Should I play the first game first?

Nah, you'll be alright to jump straight in to this, Andy. I asked a similar question a while back and, although the first two games are highly regarded, you dont need to have played them to enjoy this adventure.


Great, thanks. :toot:

I'm not sure how I've completely missed this series. It passed me by on the Wii and Wii U, but has somehow grabbed my attention on the Switch.

Only thing is, I haven't even started Zelda :shock:

Edit - for those who missed the Special Edition, it's back in stock on Amazon for £69.99. Looks like a pretty cool special edition.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Jenuall » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:20 pm

Just finished Chapter 2, strawberry float me this is a good game!

I still don't think I'm on top of everything where the battle system is concerned but I'm really enjoying how it expands as your party grows.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Rubix » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:18 pm

How good is this game? Is it on par or better than the first?

Waiting for Christmas to start my copy

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by gamerforever » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:36 pm

Can anyone give me some help with the battle system. I just keep dying all the time. Is there no way to defend or block? This is why I hate JRPGs and why I loved Final Fantasy 15 and how it moved away from traditional japanese auto controls.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:19 pm

christmasforever wrote:Can anyone give me some help with the battle system. I just keep dying all the time. Is there no way to defend or block? This is why I hate JRPGs and why I loved Final Fantasy 15 and how it moved away from traditional japanese auto controls.


You will automatically evade or block an attack depending on your stats. Different Blades change your class and with it your stats which can help you better tank a hit or buff/heal yourself and your team. It's worth checking out which driver arts you have available depending on the equipped Blade and doing a bit of level grinding for better items and stats.

Which chapter are you on? Once you get more people in your party it all becomes a lot easier to keep on top of the enemy.

Edit: To build on that, there is also enemy aggro to be aware of. If you're using Rex you'll be dishing out a lot of damage which will make nearby enemies more aggressively target you - you'll see this represented by a red circle targeting you. If you're getting swamped with enemies it can instead be worth targeting an enemy and hitting down on the left Joycon/DPad to get their attention and draw them away from others so you can tackle them one-by-one. There are certain driver arts you can use to raise or lower your aggro during a fight and also items you can equip to do a similar job. Once you get a tank it's a good idea to equip aggro and health items on them so you can focus on support or damage with your other party members.

Also, don't be afraid to back off and flee if too many enemies get involved. You do this by holding R and pressing B and legging it.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by gamerforever » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:37 pm

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christmasforever wrote:Can anyone give me some help with the battle system. I just keep dying all the time. Is there no way to defend or block? This is why I hate JRPGs and why I loved Final Fantasy 15 and how it moved away from traditional japanese auto controls.


You will automatically evade or block an attack depending on your stats. Different Blades change your class and with it your stats which can help you better tank a hit or buff/heal yourself and your team. It's worth checking out which driver arts you have available depending on the equipped Blade and doing a bit of level grinding for better items and stats.

Which chapter are you on? Once you get more people in your party it all becomes a lot easier to keep on top of the enemy.

Edit: To build on that, there is also enemy aggro to be aware of. If you're using Rex you'll be dishing out a lot of damage which will make nearby enemies more aggressively target you - you'll see this represented by a red circle targeting you. If you're getting swamped with enemies it can instead be worth targeting an enemy and hitting down on the left Joycon/DPad to get their attention and draw them away from others so you can tackle them one-by-one. There are certain driver arts you can use to raise or lower your aggro during a fight and also items you can equip to do a similar job. Once you get a tank it's a good idea to equip aggro and health items on them so you can focus on support or damage with your other party members.

Also, don't be afraid to back off and flee if too many enemies get involved. You do this by holding R and pressing B and legging it.


Chapter 2 I think - the second titan. Thanks for the tip on legging it. I have tried to complete a few side missions, but there are a few where you need to battle enemies and its difficult to defeat them with just two characters!

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:01 pm

christmasforever wrote:
Jam-Master Jay wrote:
christmasforever wrote:Can anyone give me some help with the battle system. I just keep dying all the time. Is there no way to defend or block? This is why I hate JRPGs and why I loved Final Fantasy 15 and how it moved away from traditional japanese auto controls.


You will automatically evade or block an attack depending on your stats. Different Blades change your class and with it your stats which can help you better tank a hit or buff/heal yourself and your team. It's worth checking out which driver arts you have available depending on the equipped Blade and doing a bit of level grinding for better items and stats.

Which chapter are you on? Once you get more people in your party it all becomes a lot easier to keep on top of the enemy.

Edit: To build on that, there is also enemy aggro to be aware of. If you're using Rex you'll be dishing out a lot of damage which will make nearby enemies more aggressively target you - you'll see this represented by a red circle targeting you. If you're getting swamped with enemies it can instead be worth targeting an enemy and hitting down on the left Joycon/DPad to get their attention and draw them away from others so you can tackle them one-by-one. There are certain driver arts you can use to raise or lower your aggro during a fight and also items you can equip to do a similar job. Once you get a tank it's a good idea to equip aggro and health items on them so you can focus on support or damage with your other party members.

Also, don't be afraid to back off and flee if too many enemies get involved. You do this by holding R and pressing B and legging it.


Chapter 2 I think - the second titan. Thanks for the tip on legging it. I have tried to complete a few side missions, but there are a few where you need to battle enemies and its difficult to defeat them with just two characters!


Aye, a couple of the side missions around there also take you dangerously close to level 50+ enemies who seem to like getting involved with little warning thanks to the aggro. :lol: Even now I occasionally get one-shotted by some level 70+ enemy who decided to fly overhead! :evil:

Without wanting to spoil things too much I'd suggest pushing on with the main story just a bit further so you get your 3rd character to fulfil the tank role. It makes things a lot easier and you can then focus on clearing the side missions with less hassle.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Starquake » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:17 pm

Rubix wrote:How good is this game? Is it on par or better than the first?

Waiting for Christmas to start my copy


I would say on par so far.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by andretmzt » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:20 pm

It takes a while to work out what you can and can not take on. Depends on the type of enemy, how many there are and what level they are at. Also depends what Blades you have. I've found ones with healing arts to be useful as a backup.

Need to experiment really as some enemies with an equal level to me are really easy to defeat but you can go and pick a different enemy and suddenly it's taking twice as long to win. I think not picking fights with lots of enemies at once, or ones who are 3+ levels above you, is the way to go. I'm on chapter 3 now and even though more AOE options are becoming available, I don't actually think AOE is that effective as all the enemies seem to have really high HP.

I'm really starting to enjoy this now. But so many things are still left unexplained and I keep forgetting what I've already been told. Latest gripe is that I have to remember to change what is in my pouch just before it runs out, otherwise it just refills automatically. :|

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by andretmzt » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:41 pm

Apparently there is a patch due next week which adds an easy mode to Tiger! Tiger!, adds an extra level of zoom to the minimap, and now when you open the map, it starts on the area you are currently in rather than always defaulting to Argentum.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by T9Flake » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:29 pm

CHAPTER 10 SPOILER!! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!
ARE YOU SURE YOU WISH TO CONTINUE?
ARE YOU REALLY SURE?
when they said professor klaus I thought. "no, surely not". I was surprised and slightly excited.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Qikz » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:03 am

Perfected Tiger Tiger Stage 2 and felt so good only to find I hadn't unlocked the affinity bit to do it. FUG

Well at least Hana is better now! Hana <3

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by T9Flake » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:49 am

Patch is live.

Here's the notes nicked from ERA

Patch Notes:

Version 1.1.1
Fixed an issue occurring in the Gormott regular quest “One Step Ahead,” where acquiring the Healing Herb quest item at 12:00 caused the item to fail to be counted in the quest log, preventing completion of the quest.
Fixed an issue occurring in the Gormott regular quest “A Young Man's Prize,” where acquiring the Snow-White Rhino quest item at 7:00 caused the item to fail to be counted in the quest log, preventing completion of the quest.
Fixed an issue occurring in the Gormott regular quest “The Riddle on the Wall,” preventing quest progression.
Fixed an issue occurring in Perceval’s blade quest “Failure and Success,” preventing quest progression.
Fixed an issue occurring in Gorg’s blade quest “Follow Your Passion,” preventing quest progression.
Fixed an issue occurring after viewing the “Something in Common” movie in the “Chapter One: Encounters” section of the Events Theater causing the camera to continue shaking after returning to the game.
Made adjustments to improve the stability of performing certain actions.
Due to these adjustments, time required for Skip Travel and loading event cut scenes has become longer in some instances and shorter in others.
A Pro Controller can now be used when the Joy-Con Controllers are attached to the system in Tabletop Mode.
Added an Easy difficulty to the Tiger! Tiger! mini game.
Added a new size of map to the mini map.
Pressing X when in the field to open the Skip Travel screen, the map of your current location will open.
Added functionality to allow players to receive the second round of items associated with the Expansion Pass.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Tineash » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:26 pm

I'm sad they turned Nintendo's premier JRPG series into Big Old Anime Titties for the weeaboos. You guys have the Vita for that, remember?

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Tineash » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:34 pm

Although I suppose it already happened to Fire Emblem, with that whole "I'm an ancient 1000yr old dragon who chooses to look like a 12yr old in hotpants". Phew, that is certainly the product of a healthy and well-balanced individual.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch) | 1st December 2017
by Lagamorph » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:55 pm

Nothing wrong with Big old anime titties :datass:
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