Massive Wii U RPG launches to rave reviews.
Xenoblade Chronicles X, the follow up to the Wii exclusive seminal Xenoblade Chronicles, is almost here- it launches on December 4, after a torturous three years since its initial reveal. And just ahead of the game’s launch, reviews for it have gone live, and… looks like this one’s another winner for the Wii U.
The game got rave reviews across the board, including an Essential rating from Eurogamer, who said, “This is contemporary Japanese RPG-making at its boldest and most imaginative in years. For every cliché – the helium-voiced furry mascot who totters along behind your group, the incongruous, schizophrenic rock-cum-rap soundtrack – there’s an invention that hauls the open-world JRPG into the present, and then another that shunts it breezily into the future. Perhaps the game’s greatest achievement is that, over the course of this journey, you settle into Mira and, in that mystical way of all video game greats, Mira settles into you.”
Destructoid, The Jimquisition, and Nintendo World Report each gave the game a 9; Gamespot was one of the more subdued reviews, rewarding the game an 8, saying, “Mira and its inhabitants are awe-inspiring, and experiencing everything X has to offer is a monumental and rewarding task. It makes the journey consistently interesting by giving you intricate control over your characters’ abilities and gear, and by offering a wealth of new toys to play with as time goes on. You will roll your eyes at characters, and bemoan the unnecessary story padding, but these frustrations are quickly forgotten when you head into the wilderness in search of unexplored territory and unforeseen challenges. X is a grand adventure that satiates your appetite for exploration and combat in ways that few games ever do, but because getting started is half the battle, it’s an experience reserved for dedicated players who have the patience and energy to unearth its greatest treasures.”
The game currently has a Metascore of 84; it launches later this week exclusively for the Wii U. Stay tuned for our own review of the game nearer its launch.