Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review
Recently, we talked about Xenoblade Chronicles 3 gameplay, graphics, and story in our review-in-progress articles. Now its time for our full review of the game. Is Xenoblade Chronicles 3 worth checking out?
Story And Gameplay
The world of Aionios is torn apart by a war between two factions. Each faction is a slave to a clock that must be feed by deaths and each of the people only have a limited time on the Earth. And then two groups of people find out that there is a bit more to their lives and the war. These groups are brought together as one group and must journey to a mythical city in order to live longer. All the while, they will be hunted and also help others to be free of the clock. So begins Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
It is a very good story overall. It can feel a bit complicated at times, since there are a ton of flashbacks. Each of the main characters has their own backstory and you’ll see a lot of it in this game. Sometimes, the story can overwhelm the gameplay a bit and the cutscenes can last a bit too long. Not Metal Gear Solid long, but almost. If you enjoy deep jrpg storylines, then you’ll find one
with this game.
As for the gameplay, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has a massive world to explore. There are all kinds of caves, colonies, treasures, and more to find in this game. There are tons of enemies to fight too. The battle system is a lot like what was in previous Xenoblade games: you auto-attack and can choose special attacks whenever you want. The addition of job classes and other new systems: like combining your characters into one and having guest characters in your group, help to keep the battle system interesting.
The only minor complaint about the battle system is that sometimes the game’s camera can either be too close or too far away from the characters, especially when they are in enclosed areas. Its not game breaking but worth noting. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a very enjoyable game overall.
If you liked the other Xenoblade Chronicles games, you’ll enjoy the third one too. Though you can totally play and enjoy this game even if you’ve never played a Xenoblade game before. Its just a great jrpg, even its graphics and sound are really good.
Graphics And Sound
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has great graphics. Its not perfect, there could be more visual variety in the NPCs and enemies, but overall, the characters and the places you visit look really good. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 especially shines during its cutscenes.
As for the game’s music and voice acting, its excellent. The music is epic when it needs to be and soft and sweet too. The voice acting is really good too. None of the voices are overdone and the dialogue doesn’t come off as cheesy or forced. In its cutscenes, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 could easily be mistaken for a highly quality anime production.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is another excellent addition to the Nintendo Switch library of jrpgs!
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is one of the best jrpgs on the Nintendo Switch. That shouldn’t be a surprise since the other two (and Torna) make that list too! No, the game isn’t flawless but neither were Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 or Torna. Each game has its pluses and minuses. If you enjoy the series though, you’ll enjoy this game. If you’re just a jrpg fan, you’ll enjoy Xenoblade Chronicles 3. We are so lucky to have these games on the Nintendo Switch.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 gets a 9.0 out of 10!
Thanks to Nintendo Canada for providing a digital code for this review. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now available via retail and on the Nintendo Switch eshop!