Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Video Review
Xenoblade Chronicles is, unquestionably, a game that every JRPG fan needs to play. The Definitive Edition is more than just a remaster of the cult classic JRPG initially released for the Wii back in 2010: It’s a beautiful remake of the game that features new content, reworked animation and updated graphics that look and feel amazing on the Switch. If you missed the game the first time around and you are a fan of RPGs, you will kick yourself for missing this unique and compelling adventure that rightfully earns its place as one of the best JRPGs Nintendo has ever released. To see our full video review of the game, go on and hit play on the video below!
The story in Xenoblade Chronicles is a classic hero’s journey at its start, centering on an 18-year-old engineer named Shulk and his childhood best friend, Reyn. Their world is situated on the frozen body of Bionis, a gigantic titan locked into a timeless battle against a mechanical titan called Mechonis. Eons ago, the two titans froze into place when their swords pierced one another at the same time, and on their corpses, life eventually flourished. Bionis became home to magnificent landscapes and a humanoid race, and Mechonis went on to harbor the Mechon, a robot race that continues to carry on the battle between the two titans.
The combat is thrilling and thoughtful, and even though certain regions feel too large and empty, the world is gorgeous and delightful to explore. There is so much to do and see, and so long as you can hold your own in battle, you can advance at any pace you like. Shulk and his friends are unwavering in their optimism and integrity, and they make for a charming and endearing cast with a story that never fails to move and grow. Certain mechanics are a bit confusing and overwhelming to learn, but overall, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition hits the nail on the head in almost every way and adds up to a beautiful adventure that thoroughly deserves your time.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is out on the Nintendo Switch now. Will you be jumping into the adventures of Shulk and his friends? If you’re already a veteran of the series, what do you think of this remaster? Share your thoughts in the comments section below, and don’t forget to check us out on Youtube, Facebook and Twitter for more video game news and content!