What I DO Like
Story and Dialogue
The story is a simple story, but it is told very well. Honestly, complex stories risk making the game boring, unimaginative, with little to no impact. XC2 is a great game in not only telling a story, but it also provides anime humor along the way. I found myself interested in seeing the next cut scene, and interested in how the characters would react. There is a great balance between serious moments, and light-hearted fun. I personally feel aspects like this are often taken for granted in video games, and we do not realize it until it is gone. This game reminded me why I loved playing the Final Fantasy games on the PS1 and PS2.
Open World and Combat System
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 combat system is great and it is not as complicated as it looks. It can be a lot to grasp, but they give you the tutorials in pieces, so you are not pressured to "know" everything right away. Pairing this with the MASSIVE open world provided, not only provides a sense of adventure, but a sense of challenge as well. The combat system is auto-attack based, allowing the player to input special moves called arcs. The strategy behind the arcs can take some time to learn, but the open world gives plenty of room to practice different combinations and formations. As you progress a good bit in the game, they will give you a new tutorial, and more opportunities to practice.
The Blades are interesting. It is always a joy to get a rare blade from a Common Core Crystal, and to see what new element you can add to your squad. I find it awesome each Blade has their own personality, and it makes choosing your blade squad interesting. I won't go into too much detail because I don't want to spoil anything regarding this part of the game. I just simply love as the game progresses their is still use for the Blades you're not using. At the start of Chapter 4, you unlock Mercenary groups. In Mercenary Groups, you send out your blades to complete side missions as you do your own missions. The rewards are beneficial to your blades,
What I DON'T Like
English Dub, Low Res Handheld, No Video Share
DONT FORGET ME!!!
THINK YOU CAN TAKE ME!!!!
Hearing this...over..and over...over...got annoying, and fast. Annoying to the point every time I see these soldiers I run the other way, or I want to mute my T.V. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 English Dub is not terrible, but it is not great either. Rex especially needs work, and his emotions often seem forced. Sometimes his voice is okay, Other Times I can't wait until the scene is over. The Low Resolution on the handheld is a small issue I have. I made a video addressing my thoughts on this.