RPGFan


Jesse Woo
Xenoblade Chronicles X Director Talks Mech Design And World Building
Never have I wanted so badly to play with dolls.
12.05.14 - 3:26 AM

Tetsuya Takahashi, Xenoblade Chronicles X director and frequent twitterer, has again taken to the microblogging service to announce game details and design concepts. This time he tweeted about game's mechs, called "Dolls", and how they factored into the design of the world, and vice versa.

"The Dolls' height is about five times that of an adult, making them around 9-10 meters high. This was calculated as the best [human-to-robot] ratio when taking fights or field exploration with both Dolls and humans present into consideration."

"If the Dolls were bigger than that, the map would also need to be bigger, so we decided upon this size not due to budget constraints, but because it would lead to much slower exploration in human form."

Takahashi also pronounced his satisfaction with the game, tweeting "15 years have passed since Monolith was founded, and I believe that with this game I have finally met the challenge I had within me, of creating an RPG in which humans and robots can co-exist."

Xenoblade Chronicles X comes out in Japan spring of 2015. No international release date has been announced.


Back




Twitch Schedule & Status

Sunday, August 19
Shadow Hearts • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Sunday, August 26
Septerra Core • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Mondays
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT

Tuesdays
Star Ocean: Second Evolution • 2:30pm PDT/5:30pm EDT
Persona 3 (CYOA) • 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Wednesdays
Persona 3 (CYOA) • 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Thursdays
Kingdom Hearts - Re:Chain of Memories • 2:30pm PDT/5:30pm EDT
Persona 3 (CYOA) • 5:30pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Fridays
Final Fantasy IX • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Friday Super Variety Night • 6pm PDT/9pm EDT

Saturdays
Week in Review: Live Edition • 11am PDT/2pm EDT
Persona 3 (CYOA) • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Cosmic Star Heroine OST Review

Cosmic Star Heroine OST

Review
Retro Encounter 149

Retro Encounter 149

Podcast
Tiny Epic Quest Board Game Review

Tiny Epic Quest

Board Game Review
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Review

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

Review