I also really love the voice acting in Xenoblade. And I can assure you that it's not just because everyone has a smexy accent, 'cause so did everyone in DQVIII and I like the VA in Xenoblade infinitely more.
100%. You kinda see this "recycling" with videogame voice actors, so it's really refreshing not hearing from the typical 'Amurican' talent pool. I imagine a really annoying voice for an American-ized Shulk and Fiora for some reason. A weird habit still kicks in when there aren't any voiceovers (usually when chatting with peeps during a Quest): I hear a North American accent in my head!
Anyways, the talents used have been quite pleasing nonetheless. I'd love it if we got more Brit-English VAs.
= I love how this game keeps on surprising me visually. Any time of day is phenomenal to just look around in.
= The Heart-to-Heart and affinity system is a bit "busted up". I don't think it's efficient at all
and generally takes a bit too long to pursue better character relations. I'm also sad because a lot of the "bad choices" in H2H's are really funny...but they're the "bad" choice! :( I'd love the chance to tell a character they're fucking weird without any consequence to my relationship with them!
= I oddly find Nopon cute even if the way they talk is annoying................... their village is a goddamn nightmare to navigate though.
= Valak Mountain also sucks. The nighttime effect, although pretty, does little to remind me that it's gigantic and boring.
= Sorry RPGFan, but I think after this and Wii U's elusive "X" title.... I don't think I can handle any more RPGs of this "scale" anymore.
= While some of the main party designs are kinda 'iffy' with me, I've loved a lot of the main NPCs. I've already commented on him, but Dickson looks awesome!
Mechonis area spoilz
I've loved the hell out of this plot so far. I'm at the Hidden Village, and I've loved how the game plays with us, changing expectations of who friend and foe is; the game spends more than half of its plot telling you to fight machines only to find a village of "good machines". Simple, but effective. Good job, plot!
...Also Fiora totally got a boob job in her new mechonis body. I feel like the camera in cutscenes shows it off for fun too.
Anybody else think about what must have gone under "behind the scenes" to her? Biologically, she's just a head now. What the hell happened to the rest of her body and how was it "switched out"??? :S EWwwwwwwww
Except for the horribly repetitive battle voices, which are a major game turn off for me. I wish there was an option to turn them off.