Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Catch All Info Thread

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Despite loving the last 2 Xenoblade games I'm rather lukewarm towards this so far. I'm sure it'll be good as I trust monolith soft but something just hasn't grabbed me yet. Hopefully we get some more info soonish, probably not until E3 though.
 

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Ta ba da dam dam dam dam...still playing Chronicles X on the WiiU...its a long one lol.

Thanks for the new thread,not getting a Switch at launch and I doubt this will be out in 2017 so I have time to get a Switch later on.
 

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Looks nice, I never expected this series to go on as it did..

With the devs having developed their HD pipeline for their last title and a capable engine, I can even see them making good on the 2017 release. Having an engine and assets might go a long way here.

The screens and the trailer look weird though. Something is off, I may be wrong here, but I think XCX looks a lot cleaner, IQ wise.
 
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I'm hating the character designs. And the environments don't quite have the wow factor of the previous games based on what we've seen so far...
 

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Excited for this one. That release date keeps me surprised, hope it works out.
 
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Xenoblade Chronicles X soundtrack is great. I love all the vocal tracks.
It's OK to be wrong. There are so many great tracks in the original, and I hate everything I got far enough to hear in X (admittedly, not very far), we'll never agree on this.
 

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Going full anime with it would be a positive direction for me. Chronicles X felt very cold, sterile and western. This looks like it'll be full of charm and character.
 

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Monolith continues its tradition of having bad character design. The main protagonist's pants will only make sense if he dances like MC Hammer.
 

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I equally loved both XC and XCX, they were just different from each-other. This, XC2, I think will also be good in its own individual right.

I'm just thankful we got another game in the series. We shouldn't even be at this point. XC should have remained in Europe lol
 

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This kinda counter argument really annoys me. Look, the first Xenoblade was anime-inspired, but so was Cowboy Bebop, or Ghost in the Shell, or Princess Mononoke. There's good anime design, and bad anime design, and those in between. Xenoblade was somewhere in between to good, Xenoblade 2's are flat out garbage tier.

Okay garbage may be too harsh, I've seen much worse from NIS and Compile Hearts, but it's still really incredibly generic and coming from a first party production, it just is bad.
I'm sorry, but that sort of comment (it's too anime, its anime as fuck) is dumb and annoys me.

It's all anime inspired... which has a wide variety of styles. If you don't like that particular style, then fine, just say that. But it isn't any more anime inspired than the first Xenoblade, or the Xenosaga games, or Xenogears, or any other JRPG.

And calling this garbage tier is ridiculous, the models looks far better than those in the first Xenoblade.
 

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Looks nice, I never expected this series to go on as it did..

With the devs having developed their HD pipeline for their last title and a capable engine, I can even see them making good on the 2017 release. Having an engine and assets might go a long way here.

The screens and the trailer look weird though. Something is off, I may be wrong here, but I think XCX looks a lot cleaner, IQ wise.
Yeah, this is weird. That's also why I think the game is still far off, it doesn't look like the graphics are final.
 

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My hype for this has led to me finally picking up Chronicles (3DS). I've played X, but I'm yet to really feel it.
 

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All I care is that ACE+ is back.

I know some people couldn't care less, but I videogame soundtrack is really important for my enjoyment.
 

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Not really feeling the design of the main protagonist, but hearing that the top-tier composing team is back is heart-warming!
 

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Everyone's talking about the guy's pants, while I can't get over the girl's visible butt crack...

Xenoblade always had some fanservice, but I hope it's a smidge less blatant this time around... But given the character designer's prior work, I'm doubting that.
 
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So they are doubling down on the anime shit. Guess it worked for Fire Emblem so Xenoblade will be the next victim.

Not really sure if this series is for me anymore.
 
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Everyone's talking about the guy's pants, while I can't get over the girl's visible butt crack...

Xenoblade always had some fanservice, but I hope it's a smidge less blatant this time around... But given the character designer's prior work, I'm doubting that.
Butt crack armor was in the first Xenoblade with some of 7s armor and I think some of Xs skimpy outfits had visible ass cracks too. It's a tradition at this point to have visible ass cracks in Xenoblade :p
 

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I'm so hyped for this!
And people keep complaining about his damn, pants but seem fine with the damn helmet hanging from his back? I don't think the pants are that bad, but the helmet just looks absurd.

And I'm not going to port beg... But I sure do hope they decide to make a HD-version of the first game. It deserved more than a 3DS port.
 

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It's important when (presumably) saving the world to wear the best SCUBA gear and something that let's your ass hang out and breathe

I **LOVE** this series... but goddamn it does this garbage way too much. I feel they're missing what people like about these games; designs meant to appeal to otaku I don't think is the big priority.

AND YAY, ANOTHER BATHING SCENE. I BET NO SHENANIGANS WILL HAPPEN THIS TIME RIGHT?
 

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Trailer gave me the vibe/nostalgia of a ps1 era jrpg which is cool. Not happy about it getting too fanservicey, the games were already enjoyable without that sort of content.
 

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So they are doubling down on the anime shit. Guess it worked for Fire Emblem so Xenoblade will be the next victim.

Not really sure if this series is for me anymore.
I don't understand comments like this. Like I get being disappointed about the artstyle, I am as well, but to say that the series isn't for you after 1 trailer of a game still in development? I don't even know how you could possibly come to that conclusion just from this trailer unless all you cared about in the previous games was the artstyle (which were also ugly as well).
 
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Jesus christ reading the plot keys this sounds weaboo as fuck.
Can't wait for the part where the hero and the redhead girl accidentally see each other naked and then realize they have feelings for each other.

Has waifu face petting been confirmed yet?
 

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I can deal with full-on anime-style narratives if the gameplay, scale and themes are as good as XC1's. And I don't mind the new character style honestly, especially if these are not the only available pants all-game. But 2017 seems like a pipe dream.
 

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Finally, an anime artstyle i can get behind. No more of those garbage pseudo-kawaii faces from Xenoblade X and we're all good.

I didn't play either of the previous 2 games but this one looks interesting enough, if i actually get a switch anyway.

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Wow, okay well these outfits look hilarious though

Combo Edit:

Bath scene? Nevermind.
 
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