Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Summary: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has all the complexities you'd come to expect from a massive JRPG. Some may be turned off by that, but fans of the genre won't be disappointed.
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If I had to describe Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in a nutshell, it would be "A flawed diamond", beautiful by nature and at it's core, but extremely flawed on the offset, which makes criticizing this title all the more painful; I want the Xenoblade franchise to succeed and improve, and to swell into a beautiful, wonderful franchise, however after seeing the top-notch Xenoblade Chronicles and well-performing spin-off that was Xenoblade Chronicles X, I feel that Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as a sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles and on it's own merit just gets outshone by it's precursors. I would definitely recommend this title on the Nintendo Switch – It'll certainly keep you busy, but wether you'll enjoy every last second of it is a totally different, and personal story.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a vast open-world RPG which takes place in the world of Alrest. A setting where civilisations live on the back of huge beasts, also known as Titans. You take control of Rex, a young salvager who finds himself unlocking the power of an incredibly strong weapon, also known as ‘the Aegis’.
I can’t praise Xenoblade Chronicles 2 enough. I loved every moment of the game and even after finishing it there are still so many secrets to unlock. It’s very rare that I can play a game for 16 hours straight and still want to go back for more the next day.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the full package. It has a compelling story, fun combat, likable characters, amazing music, nice visuals, and rewards exploration. One could easily spend over 100 hours in the world of Alrest, and we wouldn’t blame you if you never wanted to leave. An excellent choice for your Switch!
"Traditional and emotional Japanese RPG."
Review in Finnish | Read full review
Another title filled to the brim with content, spectacular designs, and a fascinating story, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is almost impossible to put down and a perfect showcase for Nintendo’s latest hardware.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a return to the heights of Xenoblade Chronicles after a dip with X. Get ready for a long adventure filled with amazing sights and revelations.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is besides some tedious mechanics and an unnecessarily long introduction a game that shouldn't be missing in any Nintendo Switch Collection. You'll be entertained for at least more than 40-50 hours of Main Quests and even after that the game still manages to keep you playing with plenty of side activities and hidden areas.
Review in German | Read full review
It’s clear that there has been no compromise in what Monolith Soft had envisioned for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and, given that we have had to wait for some time each generation, to have the chance to explore such a remarkable world so soon after the Nintendo Switch arrived is an opportunity not to be missed, and a cataclysmic close to the portable home console’s first calendar year. Sweepingly epic in every way imaginable, this grandiose adventure is quite simply an unforgettable experience. And, with that, the fate of Alrest is now in your hands.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is, without a doubt, a game that any Nintendo Switch owner should try, but maybe stick with playing in docked mode wherever possible.