Xenoblade Chronicles 3 provides a highly engaging world to explore and exciting and emotional story to experience, making it one of the best JRPGs on Nintendo Switch.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a single player JRPG that offers a massive open world to explore with many side activities and missions to partake in which make sense within the world, making them feel less like busy work and more like essential parts of the story. The main story is long and engaging, which is well paced with highly polished cutscenes. It is an emotional story and is highly relatable whilst also being suitable for a grand scale JRPG. Suitable for new players to the series whilst also keeping long time fans happy with nods to previous games Xenoblade keeps the player engaged throughout its 100+ hour runtime.
The game provides a huge cast of well written characters that are well voice acted, likeable and easy to empathise with. It has a beautiful soundtrack and the general sound work of combat and exploring makes it easy to get lost within the world of Aionios. The combat system is both easy to understand and complex, allowing for a high level of experimentation and constantly evolves throughout the game. The exploration of the world is highly enjoyable with many activities to uncover and things to collect, with legitimate reasons for wanting to carry them out. Xenoblade’s world looks beautiful and the characters and monsters are well designed and it runs very well on the Nintendo Switch, making the most out of the machine's limited capabilities.