Discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against a seemingly-unstoppable mechanical menace. Wield a future-seeing blade, chain together attacks, and carefully position your party members in strategic, real-time combat as you journey across a massive world. During an attack from the mechanical invaders known as the Mechon, Shulk discovers that he can tap into the full power of a mysterious blade known as the Monado. With the mighty Monado in hand, Shulk sets out to defeat the Mechon once and for all. In addition to the Mechon, you’ll run into wildlife that ranges from docile to deadly. Keep an eye on what attracts monsters’ attention to avoid unwanted conflict…or try your hand at bringing down an ultra-powerful Unique Monster. Upgrade your party as you progress through the adventure by selecting equipment, enhancing weapon skills, and using benefit-granting gems. Put your dependable companions to work by filling the party gauge to trigger a Chain Attack and attack enemies in quick succession!
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The "Definitive Edition" in the title is completely devoid of meaning, this game is the same shallow, poorly written mess with no metanarrative sense the original one for the Wii was. An extraordinary opening chapter and world get you hooked into a disappointing adventure which could've been the masterpiece many people claim it is had it been rewritten with the rest of its series in mind. I could sum it all up with one quote from the game, "Your blade... It did not cut deep enough."
Xenoblade chronicles definitive edition has one of the best stories in a video game I’ve ever played, there are so many twists and turns that it always keeps you hyped up. The reason this game isn’t perfect for me though, is it’s combat. I love xenoblade 2s combat, I think it encourages a lot of strategy and always gives you something to do, in Xenoblade chronicles 1 however, the combat system is much worse. Unlike xenoblade 2’s sometimes you’ll just be standing around waiting for your arts to fill up you so you can actually do something. I also want to talk about future connected. Future connected is a downgrade from the main game in every way, the characters are fine but the story is much worse and so is the gameplay, they replaced things like chain attacks with the ponspector strike. Overall, Xenoblade chronicles definitive edition is the best way to play a masterpiece in storytelling, even if the gameplay isn’t the greatest, especially compared to the ones that came after it, but even then you should play this game for the story alone.
To those familiar with it, it goes without saying that this was one of the best JRPGs, one of the best games in general, that I've played. Despite owning the 3DS version back in the day, this was my first time completing this game, and needless to say I loved every second of it. The world of Bionis and Mechonis was a thrill to explore, with some beautiful world design complete with interesting characters and side quests which meant this game's world felt like a living, breathing one. The enemy design is also to be praised here, from the wild creatures to the robotic Mechon. The plot kept me guessing at all times, throwing some major curveballs aside from the ones I already knew about from the amount I'd already played of the game in the past (there were even several times I thought I had almost reached the end of the game but then would be pleasantly surprised to know that there was still more to come, more places to see, more epic moments to experience). It's also worth mentioning that DE's graphics are amazing, and vastly improved from both previous versions of the game. PLAY THIS GAME!