Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by HaruKazuhira » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:29 pm

There's a reason why they helped out with BotW development. I'm starting to see how they left their impression on the game too. There's stuff in XC that almost reminds me of BotW with how it tickles the players curiosity.

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:32 pm

Its the sense of place and scale, not only in the wider world but amongst enemies. Those huuuge strawberry floaters wondering around so the moment give you a proper 'oh my god' feeling when you get near them.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by Lotus » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:12 am

Good to see people enjoying this. I put about 140 hours into the Wii version. Always felt it was one of those games that, while critically acclaimed, didn't get the exposure it deserved.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by HaruKazuhira » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:28 pm

So far I still find Dunban and Shulk the most enjoyable to use. Melia is pretty fun too but I prefer to just have her as the anchor of the team. I've seen a lot of folks with Reyn in their team but I haven't used him much ever since Dunban joined.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by Jenuall » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:53 pm

I'm still only rocking Shulk and Reyn at the moment, hoping to pick up some more characters soon though!

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by HaruKazuhira » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:05 pm

XC/XC2 speedrunner Enel has uploaded character guides on youtube about how to use them all which I keep meaning to watch. I'm still lost with how to utilise Riki other than just being a tank.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by Victor Mildew » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:17 pm

HaruKazuhira wrote:So far I still find Dunban and Shulk the most enjoyable to use. Melia is pretty fun too but I prefer to just have her as the anchor of the team. I've seen a lot of folks with Reyn in their team but I haven't used him much ever since Dunban joined.


No matter what combination I use, shulk, Reyn and Dunban just feels right and suits my fighting style more.

Just got to fallen arm, wreckage beach. Its bloody gorgeous :wub:

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by Squinty » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:57 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
HaruKazuhira wrote:So far I still find Dunban and Shulk the most enjoyable to use. Melia is pretty fun too but I prefer to just have her as the anchor of the team. I've seen a lot of folks with Reyn in their team but I haven't used him much ever since Dunban joined.


No matter what combination I use, shulk, Reyn and Dunban just feels right and suits my fighting style more.

Just got to fallen arm, wreckage beach. Its bloody gorgeous :wub:


Best area I think. The secret location is great. The view :datass:

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by Robbo-92 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:01 pm

HaruKazuhira wrote:XC/XC2 speedrunner Enel has uploaded character guides on youtube about how to use them all which I keep meaning to watch. I'm still lost with how to utilise Riki other than just being a tank.


Might have to look into those, setting up characters has never been my forte in RPGs, tend to just go for being a higher level and a bit of luck.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:47 am

I was running Shulk, Reyn and Riki until recently (I've just got to Alcamoth). Just swapped Dunban in for Reyn to push his affinity up. Dunban seems to hit harder but needs healing all the time so will probably swap Reyn back in when I push ahead on the story.

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:25 am

Watched the Riki one and it's given me some useful ideas. I'd always seen him as a support character but it's nice to know what kind of skills to focus on and what gems to equip. I always seem to ignore equipment and gems as there are so many things to sort out on characters. Also skill links tend to get forgotten about too.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:32 am

Just found the hidden machina town and repaired Fiora. Dickson has managed to get to us somehow, presumably using a game of thrones fast travel machine. I don't trust him :capnscotty:

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by Squinty » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:47 pm

Done some grinding last night for the point of no return. Shulk, Reyn and Dunban is actually a pretty good team. Lack of healing doesn't really matter when you can wreck the strawberry float out of everything quickly. Might swap Sharla in for the end of the game though.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by HaruKazuhira » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:20 pm

I'm roughly just behind Victor in terms of story progress. Glad things are slowing down somewhat in terms of pacing. The first 11 chapters of the game almost feel like a goose chase of sorts, but masked by an engaging story. I feel like the characters can breathe and express themselves a lot more now. Already loved how chapter 12 started off, hoping this keeps up.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by Robbo-92 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:38 pm

Team wise I’ll probably go for the same as my first time through. Shulk, Reyn and Sharla then switching between Sharla and Melia depending on the fight.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by dmin » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:12 pm

So, booted up the Wii last night and stuck in Xenoblade - only been 9 years odd!

Discovered I had actually reached Alcamoth after 66 hours (level 44). The story up to now is fairly vague in my memory, so hadn't a clue where I should be going. Wandered round Eryth Sea and refamiliarised myself; and, good god, there's a hell of a lot systems, gems, areas, etc to try and remember. Feel a little lost tbh, but gonna plough on.

The soundtrack and environments are as great as ever, but those graphics on the wii are looking a bit pixelly / ropey now.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by Squinty » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:54 am

I think I beat the original in 65-70 hours.

I'm levelled up, going to get this done at the weekend. I just fought some lvl 80 odd things in Satorl Marsh. Also killed Territorial Robart in the Bionis leg.

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by Jenuall » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:28 am

Still yet to find the time to have a proper long session with this yet, but I'm having fun dipping in and out when I get the chance.

Torn at the moment as to whether the abundance of side quests is a good or bad thing for my current level of activity in the game - on the one hand it means when I drop into it for an hour I always have some things I can definitely do, but on the other hand the side quests usually end up being the only things I do and so the story has barely had time to get going thus far!

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by dmin » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:49 pm

Squinty wrote:I think I beat the original in 65-70 hours.


Flip! :lol:

To be fair, when i checked i had 100% most of the areas i'd been through...

I don't think i'll be continuing like that though. Need to finish it before i leave it another 9 years!

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PostRe: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Switch - 29th May 2020
by HaruKazuhira » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:11 pm

I think Fallen Arm might be conceptually one of my favourite locations so far. The day theme is wonderful. First time in the game I legitimately felt the scale of the world in comparison to ourselves.


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