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Xenoblade Chronicles X

Monolith Productions, Nintendo
Dec 4, 2015 - Wii U

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8.2 / 10
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8 / 10
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7.3 / 10
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4.5 / 5

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review Summary

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Xenoblade Chronicles X is considered by many critics to be a massive game. However many of them think that this is both its biggest strength and its biggest weakness since there is indeed a lot of content, but the sheer amount may scare off many

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Critic Reviews for Xenoblade Chronicles X


8.2 / 10.0

Xenoblade Chronicles X is a massive RPG with enough surface area, sub quests, and customization to keep you busy for many hours. The presentation can feel stiff and awkward at times, but the satisfying loop of combat and customization makes exploring the vast world of Mira a fun and rewarding experience.

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Majestic, vibrant, almost peerlessly handsome, Xenoblade Chronicles X is Japanese RPG-making at its most ambitious and determined.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X offers a resplendent world, fantastic combat, and transforming mechs, but figuring out how everything fits together isn't always easy.

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The best Japanese role-player of the generation and arguably the best open world environment of the year, despite a disappointing story and some arcane systems.

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Deep and satisfying in the early hours, but a tremendously lengthy and tedious grind gradually slows down the fun in the run-up to the conclusion

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Xenoblade Chronicles X is an ambitious game that succeeds on many fronts, but tapping into its greatness requires patience and perseverance.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X is an awesome game buried under a mountain of annoyances

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Xenoblade Chronicles X is epic and a really great game, but one that requires the player to approach it in a specific way. It's an oddity on the Wii U, a full-fledged massive RPG experience from a first-party Nintendo developer. Parts of it are so Japanese—character design, animations, anime/manga-esque plot—that it feels like it should be an Atlus or Nippon-Ichi title; but if it were that niche it would never have been able to develop the expansive environment. There's certainly nothing like it on the Wii U, or anywhere else. It's definitely worth picking up if you have the platform.

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