Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Launches Today
If you haven’t already picked up your copy of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, or are on the fence about how good it’s actually going to be, it seems as if the reviewers around the globe are giving this title a big thumbs up! IGN, Gamespot, and a number of other prominent reviews websites are all giving Xenoblade Chronicles 2 high marks for world size, character progression, and of course, a solid story that drives you through over 70 hours of gameplay.
From what we’ve seen, the game looks fantastic, and although we haven’t secured our copy yet, we hope to do that over this weekend. Our good friend Abdallah – banner below, which if you click, will drag you over to his YouTube page – has been plowing through the game, and really has enjoyed it all so far! Abdallah is doing a complete walkthrough of the game, with episodes releasing each and every day. We’ve embedded one of the episodes below, so be sure to check it out!
From where we sit, not having touched the game, Monolith Soft has made the Xenoblade experience for accessible when compared to Xenoblade Chronicles X on the Wii U, but yet maintained a fantastic title. Things seem to be cleaner and more understandable in this first release on Nintendo Switch, combat seems to be easier to understand, and the story doesn’t hinge on past Xenoblade events, meaning even new players can jump in and get the full, Xenoblade experience.
Here is what Abdallah told me regarding Xenoblade Chronicles 2:
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an enthralling new adventure that hooks you from the start and shows that you can easily spend 100+ hours exploring the vast open world. Even if you haven’t played the previous Xenoblade, the in-game tutorials are very helpful to show you the ropes of the advanced battle mechanics. If you are a fan of Breath of the Wild, you’re going to love this game!
Have you picked up Xenoblade Chronicles 2 yet? Did you order the standard edition or the fancy collectors edition with soundtrack, steel book case, and hardcover art book? Join the conversation with me over on Twitter!