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Hey all, I'm a new Xenoblade fan. Well, I've just played the first game through the rerelease of XBC on Switch. It's an amazing game! What a story, what a plot twists, what an awesome cast of characters, what a world building, the music and gameplay and graphics are also superb. There's much to love about it.

I haven't yet touched or looked into XB2. Honestly, by design alone, it never really stuck with me. Maybe it will once I play it. But I also hope to play XB2 before that. What is the story and gameplay like? It does look way more like the original game than XB2 from what I've seen. So tell me please, is this also the case? How is Elma as a character in this game? Am very very curious about her now.

She seems like a bit of a mix between Sharla, and "Seven", ability wise then. Is this a good comparison or not ??
 

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So, very minor thing to show off here, but regardless. At the final video of his current Let's Play, chuggaaconroy teased that his next project is going to be the single biggest one in the history of his channel. Considering that he played the original Xenoblade in the past, and explicitly showed off some of his notes for X in the past, it's pretty damn likely that it's finally time for that. Since his Let's Play of the original pushed its "presence" online a decent bit prior to the official reveal of Shulk for 4, one for X could do the same for it.
And of course Shulk was announced as a playable fighter for 4 during his Let's Play of the original, so obviously, that's gonna happen with Elma now

And unrelated, here's a nice Twitter thread I saw yesterday.


It even comes with a nice render!

I'm really hoping this is true. Emile will do an incredible job with X as he's done with all of his projects. Gah, I just really want to replay X once I finish up with Definitive Edition. Kinda starting to regret lending my Wii U to a friend before I moved last year. Seriously Nintendo, just port it already! You have to be working on something amidst all this silence, right?
 

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Hey all, I'm a new Xenoblade fan. Well, I've just played the first game through the rerelease of XBC on Switch. It's an amazing game! What a story, what a plot twists, what an awesome cast of characters, what a world building, the music and gameplay and graphics are also superb. There's much to love about it.

I haven't yet touched or looked into XB2. Honestly, by design alone, it never really stuck with me. Maybe it will once I play it. But I also hope to play XB2 before that. What is the story and gameplay like? It does look way more like the original game than XB2 from what I've seen. So tell me please, is this also the case? How is Elma as a character in this game? Am very very curious about her now.

She seems like a bit of a mix between Sharla, and "Seven", ability wise then. Is this a good comparison or not ??
You might want to edit your post there, because you're only talking about 2 in that second paragraph, when I think you meant X on at least one occasion.

Anyway, to answer what I think your question actually is: X both is and isn't more like the original than 2 is. To elaborate, in terms of overall story structure and progression, it's really more of its own thing, since the main story isn't the actual focus of the game. Instead, the game follows a mission structure, where each chapter of the main story is something that you actually need to actively accept, and that has requirement and prerequisites that you need to meet in order to start them. None of these are anything too particularly challenging or the like, but some people consider it annoying. And of course, the game world is completely open, with you being able to go wherever you want at almost any time, unlike the area-to-area progression of the original.
The combat system however is very close the one in 1/DE, complete with a palette of arts and everything. Skell combat is also similar, though it works a bit differently still from ground combat in X. Chain attacks generally aren't a thing however, and instead you have Overdrive.
 

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There's also no dedicated healer character. In fact you have a Class system, you can set your avatar's class while the other characters have a predetermined class. Some arts can heal, but you can also heal with Soul Voices (the B button prompt and whenever an art of a certain color starts flashing, select it and your party will heal some HP regardless of whether or not it was a healing art)
 

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sorry for the double post but

there was this poll, I'm sure you know which one:
Apparently Elma was on the previous iteration, but not anymore. Reason being? A lot of the votes for her, and her alone, were botted.

I'm gonna be honest, I'm pretty - no, VERY - disappointed.
 

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sorry for the double post but

there was this poll, I'm sure you know which one:
Apparently Elma was on the previous iteration, but not anymore. Reason being? A lot of the votes for her, and her alone, were botted.

I'm gonna be honest, I'm pretty - no, VERY - disappointed.
Yeah...... looking at some of the characters that made it over her (and some of the characters in general, Heavy literally got like 1500 votes in the last two days of the poll while the rest of the characters only got peanuts in comparison), I highly doubt there weren't any other characters that were botted.


I mean the fact that characters like DJ Professor K, Candyman, and Furret are on here at all (and the fact that characters like Conker and Heavy are as high as they are) tells me all I need to know about the validity of the poll.
 
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Yeah...... looking at some of the characters that made it over her (and some of the characters in general, Heavy literally got like 1500 votes in the last two days of the poll while the rest of the characters only got peanuts in comparison), I highly doubt there weren't any other characters that were botted.


I mean the fact that characters like DJ Professor K, Candyman, and Furret are on here at all (and the fact that characters like Conker and Heavy are as high as they are) tells me all I need to know about the validity of the poll.
DJ Professor K is literally an NPC in Jet Set Radio, you'd think Beat would be higher

also who the **** is Candyman? and GOKU? they booted Elma for Goku. I can't

 

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DJ Professor K is literally an NPC in Jet Set Radio, you'd think Beat would be higher

also who the **** is Candyman? and GOKU? they booted Elma for Goku. I can't

I heard DJ Professor K got as high as he did due to some "King for Another Day" thing? I don't know the details.
 

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I mean for all we know HEAVY coulda been botted. I smell bias on the poll runner’s part
 

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sorry for the double post but

there was this poll, I'm sure you know which one:
Apparently Elma was on the previous iteration, but not anymore. Reason being? A lot of the votes for her, and her alone, were botted.

I'm gonna be honest, I'm pretty - no, VERY - disappointed.
And this is why i don't take fan polls seriously.
 

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I mean for all we know HEAVY coulda been botted. I smell bias on the poll runner’s part
He was biased, indeed. He retweeted a truckload of things surrounding Heavy, and very few of other characters.

 
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So Pikmin 3 Deluxe was shadowdropped, as rumors suggested

I hope Xenoblade X Definitive Edition is next in the cards for their Wii U ports...
 

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Now that Pikmin 3 is ported to the Nintendo Switch


Time to cross off another on the to do list of that “bring Wii U games onto Switch” poll:
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/01/poll_what_other_wii_u_games_do_you_want_to_see_on_switch1
I’m talking about Xenoblade X of course.
 
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So Pikmin 3 Deluxe was shadowdropped, as rumors suggested

I hope Xenoblade X Definitive Edition is next in the cards for their Wii U ports...
Excellent news, though with how this year is going, we'll probably get a port of Wii Party U before we see X on the Switch.
 

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So Pikmin 3 Deluxe was shadowdropped, as rumors suggested

I hope Xenoblade X Definitive Edition is next in the cards for their Wii U ports...
Oh for the love of....Xenoblade X for Switch! JUST DO IT YOU COWARDS!
 
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The latest Nintendo financial reveal that XCDE has sold 1,32 million copies. The thirst for Xenoblade is certainly there and the series is at an all-time high.

Hopefully XCX will be given a chance at new life like many of the other Wii U games.
 

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The latest Nintendo financial reveal that XCDE has sold 1,32 million copies. The thirst for Xenoblade is certainly there and the series is at an all-time high.

Hopefully XCX will be given a chance at new life like many of the other Wii U games.
Better than expected. Good News.
 

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I wonder if they're using sales figures from Definitive Edition to gauge whether or not porting X is worth the investment. Here's hoping it sold well enough.
aparently it is now the fastest selling game in the series. it is worth noting fastest selling means sales in the first few months, as opposed to best selling which is lifetime sales. But eather way its a good sign
 

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aparently it is now the fastest selling game in the series. it is worth noting fastest selling means sales in the first few months, as opposed to best selling which is lifetime sales. But eather way its a good sign
Another important detail: Xenoblade 1 was already released 3 times before DE: Wii, Wii U eShop and New3DS
 

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The latest Nintendo financial reveal that XCDE has sold 1,32 million copies. The thirst for Xenoblade is certainly there and the series is at an all-time high.

Hopefully XCX will be given a chance at new life like many of the other Wii U games.
Yoooo that’s impressive

And look what I found!
 

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Apologies if this has been posted already but I saw this amazing portrait of Elma and figured I'd share it with you guys.

I saw this on reddit recently. I really like this one. <3

Now with Pikmin 3 we almost got all big first-party Wii U-games on Switch. The only noteworthy left would be Xenoblade X and Mario 3D World
(and maybe Starfox Zero). Come on, we are THIS close. I can feel it!
 

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I saw this on reddit recently. I really like this one. <3

Now with Pikmin 3 we almost got all big first-party Wii U-games on Switch. The only noteworthy left would be Xenoblade X and Mario 3D World
(and maybe Starfox Zero). Come on, we are THIS close. I can feel it!
According to Jon Cartwright's recent interview with Hideki Kamiya, there isn't any plan to port/remaster Star Fox Zero that Platinum has been made aware of. And with the rumors of a 3D World port this holiday to coincide with Mario's 35th anniversary, a port of X is looking more and more likely for 2021.
 

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According to Jon Cartwright's recent interview with Hideki Kamiya, there isn't any plan to port/remaster Star Fox Zero that Platinum has been made aware of. And with the rumors of a 3D World port this holiday to coincide with Mario's 35th anniversary, a port of X is looking more and more likely for 2021.
think they'd at least announce it this year and give a 2021 release date?
 

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According to Jon Cartwright's recent interview with Hideki Kamiya, there isn't any plan to port/remaster Star Fox Zero that Platinum has been made aware of. And with the rumors of a 3D World port this holiday to coincide with Mario's 35th anniversary, a port of X is looking more and more likely for 2021.
star fox zero was always one of the least likely to be ported, due to enemy placement requiring that you aim and fly in different directions it cant be reasonably ported without changeing the design of most levels, other games that have the problem of relying to heavily on the game pad to be easily ported are game&Wario, as well as nintiendoland
 

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star fox zero was always one of the least likely to be ported, due to enemy placement requiring that you aim and fly in different directions it cant be reasonably ported without changeing the design of most levels, other games that have the problem of relying to heavily on the game pad to be easily ported are game&Wario, as well as nintiendoland
How about Fatal Frame V? A workaround to the game pad camera could be to just use a button to go into camera mode like older games did
 

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How about Fatal Frame V? A workaround to the game pad camera could be to just use a button to go into camera mode like older games did
never played fatal frame, but i imagine that they could likely make it work howerver older games in the series did, as long as the wii u version didn't make any major changes, like having to walk around a complex area and aim at the same time
 

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think they'd at least announce it this year and give a 2021 release date?
I don't even know at this point. I've given up trying to predict Nintendo's announcements this year. We know that we have more of the "partner showcases" coming, but those seem to be focused on third-party releases. I'm thinking that info on first-party games and DLC for Smash/Pokemon will just be dropped on us like Pikmin 3 was. Between the pandemic and Nintendo not wanting their news to be overshadowed by Sony and Microsoft's new consoles, I'm not expecting another traditional Direct until January.
 

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