Rather this than what we got with Xenoblade Chronicles X, no? I still prefer the look of the 1st one too (taking slight inspirations from anime) but I don't think it's completely the wrong direction for the series to take.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.