Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review-in-progress Part 2
Welcome to part 2 in our three-part review-in-progress for Xenoblade Chronicles 3. In this part, we’ll discuss the game’s graphics and sound!
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has great graphics.
The characters, especially, are detailed and the environments are pretty good. Big sprawling areas look better in the daylight than at night. So far the colonies are a bit bland visually though. They all look the same, just with different layouts. That’s not to say that they’re not fun to explore. There are so many people to talk to in the colonies and things to do there, but it would’ve been nice for the different colonies to have more visual variety.
The same could be said for the non-playable characters (NPCs) you find in the game. Many of the NPC characters are visually uninteresting. There are special Hero characters that you meet that have visual variety and of course the main characters do, but there are lot of run of the mill people that just look too similar to each other. There are a lot of creatures in the game and they are pretty neat looking, though many of the creature models get reused over and over again too.
Don’t get me wrong, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a very good looking game but there are a lot of repeated visual models and honestly, the game isn’t a graphical upgrade for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Both games are very much on par with each other visually. Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s sound is very well done too!
The music in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is really good. Most impressive so far is the flute playing melody two of the main characters use to send fallen people off to wherever they go when they die. The melody is haunting and beautiful. The music when you are out about exploring or in battle are really good. So is the voice acting! None of the voices are overdramatic or hard to understand. The game has great writing and the voice acting shows it off well.
Overall, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 looks and sounds just as good as previous games. This isn’t a next generation Xenoblade game. The three games, while having separate stories and characters, are still very connected visually.
Please come back on Friday for part 3 of our review-in-progress! We’ll talk more about Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s storyline and provide an update on any new gameplay features that have been unlocked.
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