Xenoblade Chronicles X is an action role-playing video game and a part of the Xeno series of video games, serving as a spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. In a similar fashion to the original, the game plays as an open world role-playing video game, with an emphasis on exploration. Traveling can take place on foot, or in large humanoid robots, approximately four times the height of the average playable character, called "Skells" ("Dolls" in the Japanese version), that the player may opt to control. The Skells have the ability to fly, traverse water, and transform into vehicles such as motorcycles or tanks. Aerial battles will also take place in the game.
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I respect this game and what it tries to do, but my GOD I just cannot get behind it. I have tried on no less than four separate occasions to play through this game, and every time I get bored and drop it before even getting out of the first area. Nothing in the world compels me to explore like in other Xenoblades, and traversing it by foot before you get access to your Skell (which you only get in Chapter 6 of 12) is painfully slow, even with the run button this game adds. I can't say I feel bad about this game being considered the black sheep of the Xenoblades; it certainly is and not at all in a good way, in my opinion.
I do not hesitate to call this the best Wii U game. The exploration and progression is glorious and the sidequests flesh out the world in a fantastic way. There are some issues such as an unfinished main quest, but they barely matter compared to what X does well.