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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« on: January 12, 2017, 11:55:35 PM »
http://gematsu.com/2017/01/xenoblade-chronicles-2-announced-switch

Now in mo. WRRRYYYYY!!!

Also there's now a Mana Tree and Wind Fish (or is that the whaccamacallit from Baiten Katos?).
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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 12:15:27 AM »
That was totally unexpected in the livestream.  Looks like an upgraded Monado at the end.

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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 12:19:18 AM »
This was quite the surprise! The music was excellent as to be expected. The game looks gorgeous, but not the biggest fan of the MC's character design. The rest of the characters they showed looked pretty good.

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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 04:30:13 AM »
That was totally unexpected in the livestream.  Looks like an upgraded Monado at the end.

Actually I thought it looked more like an animal - maybe a wolf. Possibly similar to the one you ride on in the trailer.
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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 05:00:29 AM »
It's looking very anime, but I've seen worse, so whatever. As for things that actually matter: how killable is that flying white whale?

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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 06:28:48 AM »
Have to be honest, I would have preferred Xenoblade Chronicles X2, but I will buy anything Monolith makes and be excited for it.

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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 11:45:04 AM »
So I thought maybe Aeoli-poly was just being his usual self, but no, that's a pretty big step backwards from X in the character design department.

That being said, I pretty much echo Ranadiel's sentiments, verbatim.
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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 04:17:35 PM »
Well obviously crazy big news in the JRPG world, I had a feeling there was going to be a sequel, this Nintendo-Monolith thing seems to have a lot of enthusiasim by both parties.

It looks like a different char designer than X.
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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 05:49:49 PM »
Well s@#$ I have to buy a switch now.

Kind of figured the X series was dead and/or would have to be radically changed so that its not really X anymore with the loss of the 2nd screen.
So this makes sense. Kind of amazing that Monolith can pump out these huge games so fast.

The character designer for X was Kunihko Tanaka who did the CD for the Saga games. She also worked on the Batien Kaitos games as well.

Oh and British voices plz.


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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2017, 09:06:12 PM »
You know this spate of Xeno makes sense when you consider that Xenosaga was planned to be a huge thing from the beginning and only sold after the first 3.

So I mean I think Xenoblade, Xeno X, and Xeno 2 are like the 3 never released episodes of Xenosaga maybe to an extent, I mean they don't seem to be the same worlds, but I think it's probably the creative efforts that were just delayed for awhile.
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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2017, 11:24:15 PM »
Did anyone ever figure out what this was?

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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2017, 11:29:47 PM »
Did anyone ever figure out what this was?

"On April 28, 2004, Namco released Xenosaga Freaks in Japan"

Its a couple of things, including a glorified sudo-VN. Its where KOS-MOS develops her 'Nyan' verbal tick seen in the Project X Zone games (and where Ziggy spends like half of his story arc strapped to a chair before getting mauled by KAT-MOS).
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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2017, 01:58:10 AM »


Okay, could someone please tell me what dimension I just walked into where KOS-MOS talks like a goddamn Cat?

...Because I don't wanna leave it. :3

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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2017, 08:18:39 AM »


Okay, could someone please tell me what dimension I just walked into where KOS-MOS talks like a goddamn Cat?

...Because I don't wanna leave it. :3

The answer is, of course, Allen.

Also the events of Xenosaga Freaks are totally canon to the series (although at this point its probably easier to list what isn't canon in Xenosaga-verse; at the very least, I'm hoping for XS to get into an SRW game in the near future).
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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2017, 11:02:27 AM »
Oh and British voices plz.

It's a sequel to XC... I'd actually be pretty sad if they didn't.

Anyways, the MC design is absolutely terrible (wearing some sort of diving gear with puffy exposed legs), but the Red Girl and Angela Ballsack look lovely enough (oh, and it's the same artist it seems).


But goddamn if everything else didn't look absolutely lovely and that final scene with, as Aeolus affectionately mentioned, with the mana tree and wind fish was breathtaking.

...I wonder if this super anime style is a response to the "they look like lifeless dolls!!" of Xenoblade X.

EDIT:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=228234806&postcount=1
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They are indeed saying the game's release will be this --THIS-- YEAR (argh, damn, maybe not NA/EU).
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