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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 First Impressions

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the latest entry in the Xenoblade series. It is the third (or fourth if you count Torna) game in the series to come to the Nintendo Switch. We are currently playing the game for review thanks to Nintendo Canada. That review will take a little bit but, in the meantime, we want to provide our readers with our first impressions of the game. How is Xenoblade Chronicles 3 so far?

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now out on the Nintendo Switch. We just got received the game yesterday from Nintendo Canada and so we are very early in the game. Here are our first impressions…

If you’ve played Xenoblade Chronicles 1 or 2, then the third game will seem familiar but different. The story is not connected to the other games so far. It starts off with a group of new characters who are part of a military that’s fighting a war against another military. Lots of people are dying. And these characters end up going on a mission that looks like it’ll take them on a new path but I’m not really sure where that path will lead them yet. I’m trying to not give too much away. Though honestly I don’t know too much yet. The story is epic and a little bit confusing so far. There are a lot of cutscenes.

There has been some gameplay though. The battle system will seem familiar to anybody who played Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition. So far its more like first Xenoblade than the second. The auto-attack of the first two games is there. No blades like the second game, at least so far. The battles are neat and it looks like there may be an interesting twist to the battle system soon. I do like how this game gives you more tutorials than previous games to help ease you into the game’s world.

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Exploration is a lot like previous Xenoblade games. The world feels large and very open like the first game. I also like how you don’t have to reach down and pick up every little item as you walk around. Items will automatically be picked up as you walk over them. That’s a big improvement over the previous game. The world map seems better too and the game will point out faster ways to get to places if you want it too!

I can’t wait to get my party on the road so that I can roam around more, find secrets, and battle tons of creatures. The story is interesting but I’m looking forward to diving more into the combat and exploration.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 seems like its going to be really good. I will write more soon about this game in our review-in-progress starting Monday! Please stay tuned to GamesReviews.com.

Thanks to Nintendo Canada for providing a digital code. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now available via retail and the Nintendo Switch eshop!

 

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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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