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Pumpkin
06-13-2016, 05:50 AM
I've been super in to this game. I took a break for a week or two and then picked it back up and now I just drop hours on it without even realizing.

Discuss the Xenoblade with me! Please mark spoilers, thank you

Wolf Kanno
06-13-2016, 06:03 AM
You're at Prison Island correct?

Well I had a fun time with it. I even started a new playthrough a while back but haven't gotten back to it yet. I feel the world design is my favorite aspect of the game. I love the locations, the mythos around them and all the details that make the game so cool. I think its the reason why XCX never got my attention as much as XC did, because an alien planet is not as interesting as the traversing the gigantic bodies of two dead gods.

Pumpkin
06-13-2016, 06:07 AM
I am at the point where I should be headed to Prison Island, yeah! The Mechon just landed with ~Face Nemesis~ and my old pal Metal Face

I do love the creativity of the world. Like sometimes I just stand there and go "I'm on top of a giant robot, whaaat". And when you can look around and see the Mechonis or other parts of the Bionis and everything... it's so detailed and well-done.

SO MANY SIDEQUESTS. Alcamoth is a pain to traverse for sidequests.

Fynn
06-13-2016, 06:55 AM
Best game ever!!!!

Seriously, the world is just amazing and I love how not only is it just gorgeous to look at and explore, but it's also filled with all these people with cultures and communities and you get to influence them all! It's amazing how there's so many side quests and yet I never felt overwhelmed because the sheer joy of traversing the world was an incredible incentive to go out and do all those quests!

Pumpkin
06-13-2016, 09:41 PM
Almost Prison Island tiiiimmmmmeeeee

Spent all day sidequesting, amassed 52 hours in my game so far :o

Formalhaut
06-13-2016, 09:49 PM
Pumpkin recommended this game to me. It's moved to the top of my 'new games to play' list. I still need to finish Tales of Xillia. I've just had no time lately. After that, I'll move to getting Xenoblade.

Fox
06-13-2016, 11:38 PM
I'm really feeling it!

Probably the best RPG of last generation. Great world, really well designed. Surprisingly good set of characters. Such​ a shame they screwed up Xenoblade X.

Pumpkin
06-14-2016, 06:19 AM
Formy - Be prepared for large amounts of ham in battles. There is no such thing as a silent battle in Xenoblade.

Finished up Prison Island, back to sidequesting! The story is really heating up and feeling more Xeno than before. I had read the gist of it when I stopped playing before, but playing it and knowing about it are different! Also cue to me giggling like a moron at the super srsZanza scene because he's naked.

Any advice on good relationship building at this point in the story aside from quests?

Wolf Kanno
06-14-2016, 06:34 AM
Formy - Be prepared for large amounts of ham in battles. There is no such thing as a silent battle in Xenoblade.


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Fynn
06-14-2016, 06:47 AM
Not gonna lie, Reyn does have a nice butt

Pumpkin
06-14-2016, 07:05 AM
THIS IS THE POWER OF THE MONADO!!!!!!

Fynn
06-14-2016, 07:15 AM
I like how Dunban basically recites poetry when he attacks

Formalhaut
06-14-2016, 11:54 AM
Well I know when playing Tales of Xillia, the characters love to talk. In particular, Mr. Carny got really annoyed by the amount of times Elize kept saying "sharing is caring!" in combat.

Is shouting during battles a particularly Japanese trope? Not that I mind, I find it pretty fun.

Fynn
06-14-2016, 11:58 AM
I think you'll enjoy the fact that the entire English cast is British in Xenoblade

Also, have I already said how much I love Dunban? Dunban is bae :love: I love his voice, his hair, his playstyle, how nice he is!

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/xenoblade/images/5/5d/Dunban2.png/revision/latest?cb=20110421180509

Plus, some of his armor is really cool

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/xenoblade/images/4/4a/Dunban_concepts_1.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111022001355

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ae/9e/43/ae9e4396a5acf394731515ebb4646d30.jpg

And he's still incredibly badass in spite of only being able to use one hand! How awesome is that!

The Uzuki characters are always the best in the Xeno games.

Formalhaut
06-14-2016, 12:17 PM
Yeah, because as a British person I obviously require the voice acting to be British. :p

Though I suppose it would make a change from vanilla American.

Fynn
06-14-2016, 12:24 PM
That's what I meant. I said you'll probably enjoy it, not "FINALLY FORMY YOU CAN HEAR PEOPLE SPEAK WITH THAT STIFF UPPER LIP YOU REQUIRE TO HEAR IN ORDER TO STOP YOUR EARS FROM BLEEDING TIP TIP TALLY HO OLD CHAP!"

Formalhaut
06-14-2016, 12:40 PM
That's what I meant. I said you'll probably enjoy it, not "FINALLY FORMY YOU CAN HEAR PEOPLE SPEAK WITH THAT STIFF UPPER LIP YOU REQUIRE TO HEAR IN ORDER TO STOP YOUR EARS FROM BLEEDING TIP TIP TALLY HO OLD CHAP!"

They don't all drink tea and have funny moustaches, do they? Maybe a top hat?

Fynn
06-14-2016, 12:45 PM
Dunban likes tea. if I remember correctly

Formalhaut
06-14-2016, 12:54 PM
:monocle:

Fynn
06-14-2016, 12:57 PM
He is one classy MFer

http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/xenoblade/images/3/38/Ehohmaki_fan_art.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130210074345


This is now officially the Dunban thread

Pumpkin
06-14-2016, 04:21 PM
He's aight

MELIA 4 LYFE

http://i.imgur.com/WSkw1jX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/R0HhJqH.jpg

Fynn
06-14-2016, 04:24 PM
There's really not a single character I dislike in this game

Pumpkin
06-14-2016, 04:26 PM
Yeah they all p. cool.

I am appreciating the inter-group dynamics. We all know I like it when characters actually all interact with each other instead of just with the main hero/heroine. It's nice to see everyone grow and develop together.

Mirage
06-15-2016, 07:16 PM
i am gonna force Starlet to play this all the time for the next few weeks.

Pumpkin
06-16-2016, 06:49 AM
I hope she likes it!

I'm enjoying the dynamics between Reyn and Riki, Riki and Melia, and Melia and Sharla especially.

"REYN! No.. no look at Riki!"

Pumpkin
06-17-2016, 09:06 PM
I am now at Galahad fortress. It is my understanding that I'll be getting Fiora soon, and then it's time for sidequestaganza again and relationship building

Randy
06-26-2016, 03:18 PM
Just reading this thread makes me want to play this again.

How far have you got?

One of the best RPGs I've ever played. Xenoblade X is really good too, but not quite in the same league.

Pumpkin
06-27-2016, 06:24 AM
I'm at the Fallen Arm. I've been taking a break because I played a lot of it and there's just soooo much to do, but I'll probably get back in to it soonish~

CimminyCricket
06-27-2016, 10:15 PM
Are you playing on 3DS or Wii?

Pumpkin
06-27-2016, 10:27 PM
Wii

CimminyCricket
06-27-2016, 11:12 PM
I have both, but I haven't played either yet. I'm going to be playing the 3DS version after I'm done with OoT.

Pumpkin
06-27-2016, 11:18 PM
The game just feels too massive for a handheld for me personally. I want all of dem beautiful environments on the big TV

CimminyCricket
06-27-2016, 11:23 PM
My Wii is busted :C otherwise, yeah I'd be on the TV too! I might pick up one of those adapters or something, I'm not sure yet.

Mirage
06-28-2016, 12:55 AM
I set up Dolphin for Starlet on a laptop I gave her and it's running beautifully. I transferred the save she was using on my WiiU there too.

You guys should all just emulate it. It's so pretty in higher res.

CimminyCricket
06-28-2016, 04:26 AM
That might be something I can work with, since I already own two copies of the game.

Fox
06-28-2016, 11:00 AM
I set up Dolphin for Starlet on a laptop I gave her and it's running beautifully. I transferred the save she was using on my WiiU there too.

You guys should all just emulate it. It's so pretty in higher res.

Can confirm.

Bought a Wii JUST for this game. Bought the game. Turns out? My Wii couldn't play dual layered DVDs. So I emulated it. HD, 60fps... wonderful.

Mirage
06-28-2016, 03:18 PM
I doubt you got 60 fps in the game on an emulator. If you did, I'm very interested in how you did it.

Fox
06-28-2016, 08:23 PM
I doubt you got 60 fps in the game on an emulator. If you did, I'm very interested in how you did it.

I'm pretty sure I did... it's been a couple of years though, I could be misremembering.

Perhaps it was just "twice as much as the Wii version" which would probably make it 30.

Mirage
06-28-2016, 09:04 PM
Dolphin will display 60 fps no matter what the game actually runs on internally. It's just showing you that it's emulating the console at its intended speed. Unless you had a hacked xenoblade or something that changed the framerate cap. Increasing the emulator speed itself would just make the game run too fast.

Randy
07-06-2016, 04:25 AM
The game just feels too massive for a handheld for me personally. I want all of dem beautiful environments on the big TV

The 3DS version feels too constrained. The Wii version on a big TV struggles to scale without looking very dated.

PC emulation at a higher resolution is necessary to get the most out of this game. Although, if you can't do that, I actually found playing on the WiiU gamepad was a pretty good screen size for this. You need the digital eshop version though to use the gamepad controls.