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Xenoblade |OT| The Adventure Begins

Sophia

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The person doing the live stream just said it had an online component....

Broadcaster undoubted_prophet: too bad my wii isnt connected to the internet
animespora: this game has online?0_o
Broadcaster undoubted_prophet: yes
animespora: holy mother of god.
 

jj984jj

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It doesn't, or the WFC logo would be on the site and on the box. The bonds and tension systems are made for single-player gameplay anyway.
 

The Technomancer

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Willy105 said:
Well, for the past decade, RPG's have been getting further into stats and production values.

So for a game in a genre to be so open like this is very jarring.
Exactly, a game where exploration might actually mean something looks wonderful to me.

Liking the live stream so far. Gameplay certainly doesn't seem for everybody, but I can already tell I'll really like it.
 

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Marrshu said:
The person doing the live stream just said it had an online component....

Broadcaster undoubted_prophet: too bad my wii isnt connected to the internet
animespora: this game has online?0_o
Broadcaster undoubted_prophet: yes
animespora: holy mother of god.

What what?
Is it just like item trading or something more like WKS?
 

Sophia

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I have no clue. Maybe he was mistaken for something else. I don't have an account to ask him. :lol

Dude just got his butt handed to him by a level 75 mob. That was hilarious.
 

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The_Technomancer said:
Exactly, a game where exploration might actually mean something looks wonderful to me.
Same here. Not only exploration, but sometimes exploration just for exploration's sake alone. Takahashi stated that they're creating places in the game world that exist just to inspire awe, like, "Wow, I can't believe this place exists."

Their philosophy is that everything the player does should have some reward, including exploring.
 

heliosRAzi

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Same here. Not only exploration, but sometimes exploration just for exploration's sake alone. Takahashi stated that they're creating places in the game world that exist just to inspire awe, like, "Wow, I can't believe this place exists."
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Now that's pretty cool. I would sometimes just spend hours exploring in Shadow of the Colossus and finding these awesome locales.
 

The Technomancer

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heliosRAzi said:
Now that's pretty cool. I would sometimes just spend hours exploring in Shadow of the Colossus and finding these awesome locales.
Yup. A good story and solid combat are icing on the cake for me. (Albeit very delicious lemon icing)
I just want to run around in this gorgeously realized (if sometimes technically lacking) and importantly seamless world, just exploring it all.
 
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So anyone playing it now that didn't like FF12 but likes this game? Just want to know if there's any reason I should get my hopes up.
 

Sophia

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This guy is either insanely bad, or this game is insanely hard. This is like, what, the 5th time he's died to regular mobs since I started watching?

No character switching in battle (Party Leader goes down = you lose), but you can switch out of battle.
 

AceBandage

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Marrshu said:
This guy is either insanely bad, or this game is insanely hard. This is like, what, the 5th time he's died to regular mobs since I started watching?

No character switching in battle (Party Leader goes down = you lose), but you can switch out of battle.

People who live stream are ALWAYS bad.
It's like... a law of nature or something.
 

Sophia

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Probably. He doesn't seem to get the concept of preventing someone's death VIA the future. The boss battles look downright amazing, however.
 

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Game seems to be a mixture of Soma Bringer, FFXII, and a few MMOs here or there. Glad to see it has a sense of speed throughout encounters, even though the battles themselves last a while (possibly to complete a few rotations in a characters ability).

Looks like loot whores are going to enjoy it a lot.
 

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cosmicblizzard said:
So anyone playing it now that didn't like FF12 but likes this game? Just want to know if there's any reason I should get my hopes up.
Really now, the game does not look anything like FF12 beyond the 'MMO' base that it uses.

I am sure that other aspects of 12 probably bothered you a lot more than just the base system.
 

The Technomancer

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Penguin said:
Probably mentioned elsewhere, but what's with the B button during battles?
I think it has to do with timed special attacks or something. Thats just speculation on my part though.
 
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Cep said:
Really now, the game does not look anything like FF12 beyond the 'MMO' base that it uses.

I am sure that other aspects of 12 probably bothered you a lot more than just the base system.
I honestly don't even know anymore. I want to say the MMO base is what bothered me the most but it could've just as likely been the atmosphere/story/world/characters.

I will say that the field looks amazing and I might end up buying the game just for that as long as there's some way to travel quickly through places you've been.
 

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cosmicblizzard said:
I honestly don't even know anymore. I want to say the MMO base is what bothered me the most but it could've just as likely been the atmosphere/story/world/characters.

I will say that the field looks amazing and I might end up buying the game just for that as long as there's some way to travel quickly through places you've been.
Yeah the field is also the main reason why I am even considering getting the game.

The nakedly shounen-like story is scaring me away though...
 

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cosmicblizzard said:
I honestly don't even know anymore. I want to say the MMO base is what bothered me the most but it could've just as likely been the atmosphere/story/world/characters.

I will say that the field looks amazing and I might end up buying the game just for that as long as there's some way to travel quickly through places you've been.
There is a warp feature that allows you to do so I believe.
 

The Technomancer

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So what are people thinking of as the MMOness? The "wander around in a field taking random quests from strangers" aspect?
 

ILikeFeet

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FINALLY the most important screenshots are out.


I know I'm late to this, but Fiorun looks hot in that bikini! Carna doesn't look bad either, but she doesn't hold a candle to Fiorun

I given up on wondering about their feet
 

AceBandage

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ILikeFeet said:
I know I'm late to this, but Fiorun looks hot in that bikini! Carna doesn't look bad either, but she doesn't hold a candle to Fiorun

I given up on wondering about their feet

BAM?
 

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The_Technomancer said:
I think it has to do with timed special attacks or something. Thats just speculation on my part though.
You press it to give encouragement to your allies, raising their tension when they're down. There are other uses, but I believe it's always for this general reason.

(I haven't played the game yet -- just going based off Famitsu info)
 

jj984jj

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Cep said:
Yeah the field is also the main reason why I am even considering getting the game.

The nakedly shounen-like story is scaring me away though...
I don't see why that would be a bad thing (but then again I like shounen shows and games like Blue Dragon, and I'm looking forward to Last Ranker because it's tag-line is to be an "adult" variation on the shounen fighting theme), but it looks to aiming for a bit of an older group than the shounen audience, or the age group most shounen shows try to appeal to anyway.
 

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These live streams have pretty much alieviated any fears I had about Xenoblade. It looks to be nothing short of a really fun game to play. However, it did add a minor fear, in that the presence of jumping means that we might have another Tower of Babel on our hands. :lol
 

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I'll play it uh, after I have gotten all the stars in SMG2 (halfway through). Or I'll play this and SMG2 on and off.:lol

Nice! I got the soundtrack as well.

It's still in the wrapping, though, and I probably won't have time to play at all until tomorrow. :(
 

Shirokun

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Did my part.



No impressions for a while, unfortunately.

And thanks for the livecast, DJ. The game looks pretty sweet so far
 

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Some people in the RedSun stream said it's been announced to be shown at E3...anyone can confirm this? I can't find any solid info.
 

biocat

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Is it inside the soundtrack or gamecase or something? Pics please.
It was in front of the store for me with a small sign saying one per customer. If there was a different illustration card, I do not know.

I'll try and take a pic later.