I'm at the Nopon Village. A mascot that looks like something out of 90s nickelodeon just joined my party. Don't think I can take it anymore.
>voice acting is bad "reyn time" "really feeling it" "born in a world of strife"
>lazy enemy design; "unique" enemies are just giant normal enemies
>quests are just collect 10 of x, kill 5 of x enemies
>gem crafting is worthless
>ai leaves much to be desired
You let me down, /v/
game is shit, character designs are terrible, the graphics are PS2-tier and only praised because it's the only game that even tried to look good outside of cartoony stuff on the Wii.
you have good taste OP. /v/ is usually wrong.
>gets best girl
>gets into Smash twice
>tankiest party member
Eat shit Ryenfags.
>it only gets good 100 hours in, just keep playing!
Just where DID all the Xenoblade shitposters come from?
>up b: upwards sword slash
>side b: sideways sword slash
>down b: counter
>neutral b: gimmick that will either be learned and exploited to the point of breaking the game or be made obsolete by people staying with whichever of the monado arts is the best
>standard attacks: sword slashes in different directions
you could say the same about Marth or whatever, but at least Fire Emblem actually deserves its place in Smash
>not knowing how to use gems
>Not loving Reyn time.
>Not loving Ricki
>Bitching about upscaled enemies
>Bitching about optional sidequests
Not "realy feeling it"
You let me down anon
Well, considering no one can play this game legit (you need wii and rare copy of game) and endless threads about no only best jrpg on wii, but best jrpg this generation.
It is just offline mmo.
>game that sold poorly
>has a huge cult following
>main character is a sword user with a certain special power
WELL WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT
at least xenoblade is still relevant, ya fuckin' ignoramus.
a character from any other neglected Nintendo franchise. let's look at a list of nintendo franchises with more games, that have been around longer, etc. than Shulk/Xenoblade Chronicles:
>Sin & Punishment
>The Legendary Starfy
not to mention characters from already represented franchises that are more iconic than Shulk could ever hope to be
The story of it is really good and I enjoyed the combat. I played with jap voices actors so i cant comment on voice acting. If you want to have fun with the game, dont do the sidequests, they exist only to help you if your too low level to beat a boss. Gem crafting is worthless in the beginning but is essential for endgame.
The combat was the best part about Xenoblade
Game was fun, enjoyable, and one of the best Wii games.
Is it cool to hate on Xenoblade now just because Shulk is in smash? Are smashfags that anally frustrated about shulk taking a slot that they have to shitpost?
Come on man
At least xenoblade has a unique combat system that isn't just Wild Arms/Lufia with summons.
its what happens when cross overs on anything happens
some one is always gonna shit hard and loud
his side B is a pretty strange and unique move. The animation lets it hop projectiles, the blade lasts for a very long time, it has two sweet spots, two sour spots and gets a backstab damage bonus.
His up B has the second jump, which is both really unique and kind of borring. His counter has its own properties but who cares. What makes these moves intresting is the way they interact with the monado.
You are hella wrong on your judgment of the monado. There is no one best art, its all very subjective. weather you are wracking up damage, going for kills or trying to survive you always have to choose between better numbers and better movement options. You also have cooldowns on the arts, so you pretty much have to juggle at least two of them. I do think that they will prove to be pretty game breaking... we already know that the monado buff's activation can cancel areial lag, and there is pretty much nothing in the game like jump monado, its crazy fun.
Shulk is borring as a character but a great smasher. Little Mac was billed as risk/reward, and Shulk is the one who delivers it.
that's your problem. Golden sun had 3 games. also this isn't a matter of sales. Xenoblade had very small shipments out because they were only selling them for the people who cared enough to petition for localization. that's why it was so damn rare. also Gamestops being shit like usual.
>combat is the best part
It's MMORPG. And not even one of the good ones. It's one of those where you figure out your rotation and faceroll. AI party members are retarded. No, hating Xenoblade isn't some fad. It's actually a bad game. Wii owners were just JRPG-starved enough to fool themselves into thinking it was good.
Golden Sun games were pretty but so poorly balanced that they lacked any substance. the puzzles were cute.
Dark Dawn bombed. We had 20 left over copies in my store and sold them for 3 bucks each.People do have affection for the franchise though... it would be neat for them to give it another shot... give it the ocorania of time treatment. Dijinn Amiibo anyone?
>every character that isn't a retro one
did anyone say anything about this? Villager, WFT, Rosalina, Bowser Jr. are all cool in my book. Y'know why?
Animal Crossing has like 4 or 5 games and is pretty much a permanent fixture in Nintendo's lineup, Wii Fit Trainer pretty perfectly represents an entire era of Wii casual gaming in a hilarious way, and Rosalina and Jr. have each individually appeared in like 7 or more games each and played pretty big roles in a few each, and have also existed for about 3 times as long as Shulk has.
But nah, ads are good!
Also, Greninja is a shit choice for the same reason, but at least he'll almost definitely be swapped out for some other new Pokeshit next time around.
Actually, it's very bad. The entire gameplay is based around multiple people having inputs -- it's clearly designed to have multiplayer. In order to get decent combos out, you need to chain certain types of attacks together. Instead, because you rely on the AI, it's basically random chance whether the AI will throw out the move necessary to deal damage in the fight. It's like a WoW raid where all your teammates use skills at random instead of coordinating them. There is no opportunity for skill in this game, other than the timing-based minigames, which essentially puts it on the same level as 10 seconds in Warioware.
It's a nice time sink, with a slice of anime on the side, but it's bad as a game.
No, it really is. I started playing it because Shulk got into Smash and I can't believe how bad it is. At some point I looked at my playtime and felt genuinely sad that I had wasted 20 hours waiting for this to get good and just quit. And I'd like to point out that I didn't do side-missions. Those were 20 hours of the actual main game.
Gems are FAR from worthless to craft... You just have to put some time into crafting them and making sure you have decent party members repped up (I use Shulk + Dunban for crafting, Sharla + Shulk for making cylinders)
The AI is pretty meh but gets the job done. At least you can play as anyone so you can maximize at least one aspect of your team.
Oh, well gee, if you meant that it was just your opinion, you should've just said so! It almost sounded like you were saying that just because you don't like it, it's an objectively bad game!
Reminder that the only reason Golden Sun was ever popular is because it was an early-life GBA title that came out during a time when JRPGs were still considered a novelty in the West. Japan never gave two shits about it and by the time Dark Dawn was released Western markets weren't naive enough to think it was special anymore.
Pokemon is tricky because obviously it's such a huge franchise for Nintendo but at the same time other than Pikachu being the mascot and Jiggly getting grandfathered in there are no real Pokemon characters that are that are long-term, relevant, iconic fixtures or anything. It's weird.
No one with half a brain thinks a game (or anything else) can be objectively bad. By stating something subjective it's inherently implied that it's the speaker's opinion, or else everyone would say "in my opinion" before almost everything they say. How retarded are you?
Because he doesn't, really.
It's reiterated several times in Xenoblade that the Monado is doing most of the work. Shulk is just the catalyst of its power swinging it around like a club.
There are a lot of popular pokémon from gen 1 but gen 1 doesn't need any more reps than it already has.
The starters are always one of the most popular of a gen and Greninja became popular because of his design,for his unique ability and how good he is in combat.
Sakurai did a good job in choosing him
Yeah Greninja is a good pick, plus there was only 1 ninja on the roster (sheik) and she plays completely different anyway
If they want to bring back other reps later they can always do Ivysaur/Squirtle again as their own slots, they're unique and memorable as hell.
And ofc theres always Mewtwo if they want another good/unique pokemon rep
I'd honestly argue that Charizard is pretty deserving. It was the most popular Gen 1 starter and one of the most popular Pokemon in existence for that same reason. People just like muh fire breathing dragon.
Lucario I can say the same. Kiddies eat that up.
That's not what people say about this game. There were plenty of reasons-- braindead AI, poor planning/pacing of the game, overly anime plot. There's just a meme being pushed of liking shitty games, despite all evidence to the contrary and it needs to stop. It'd be great if Xenoblade was a good game, it has a lot of cool art concepts and well-designed levels. But it plays badly, to the point where even one playthrough was painful and dull.
>No one with half a brain thinks a game (or anything else) can be objectively bad.
How can anyone be this retarded? It's impossible for things to be objectively bad now? That's hilarious!
Except this guy >>267569983 already laid out a detailed critique of the game and no one has yet responded to it with anything other than "you're wrong lol"
I haven't even played the fucking game but I'm genuinely curious to hear how its defenders respond to this.
>There's just a meme being pushed of liking shitty games
Now I'm pretty sure there's just something wrong with you.
is naked Dunban really a good option?
Everywhere I look it seems like people say by the time you can even do the naked Dunban thing its just better to load him up with level III or IV gems and stuff. Thats what I've been doing so far and I havent had a single problem.
I'm about to hit lvl 60 and enter the Mechonis's foot if thats any indication of the place I'm at currently
that guy is partiall right, the abilities would definitely be better if you had real people controlling them, but its not like the AI just sits there doing nothing, it gets spells off when it needs to and it will chain attacks if the necessary debuffs are in place
It helps a ton to control someone with Break and let the AI handle the topple/daze stuff. That's really the extent of the synergies between character abilities besides maybe putting a phys defense down or ether down kinda thing on the enemy.
Besides, once you get like 20 hours into the game you should be using chain attacks all the fucking time, and in chain attacks you DO get to control every member and combo abilities how you like. The combat in XB starts off pretty shit but does legitimately get better later on.
>one flaw makes it bad
And don't try to blow it out of proportion, either. I agree having control or at least getting some AI customization would be nice. As someone who played it, I can think of many more small flaws.
Xenoblade has never been universally loved, there's always been a vocal minority of people who didn't care for it and their complaints have always been pretty consistent (too much animu, too much MMOshit, etc.)
It pays to do some research before starting a game that requires a major time/money investment, at least if you don't want to risk finding yourself surprised/disappointed when it doesn't live up to the hype.