Poll of the Day > xenoblade chronicles 2 ain't fun

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Destiny
10/20/19 5:31:12 AM
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zzzz
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chaosbowser
10/20/19 5:39:44 AM
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You're not fun
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_AdjI_
10/20/19 11:35:48 AM
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It takes a while for all the pieces of the battle system to come together, and it isn't explained as well as it could be (the first Xenoblade let you replay tutorials at any time, so I'm not sure why 2 doesn't), but I enjoyed it well enough once it got there and I figured out what I was doing.
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Nall
10/20/19 11:42:10 AM
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The only thing I disliked about the game was how heavily they relied on skill checks from your blades near the end of the game. I felt like I spend a quarter to half my time in the menus trying to find the right combination of blades to pass a skill check. Not fun at all. Also there were some difficulty spikes near the end.
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Dynalo
10/20/19 11:43:11 AM
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I'm inclined to agree. I put about 30 hours into it, and I just stopped. I wasn't liking the story, the characters, or the combat... So basically I wasn't liking any aspect of the game.
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PK_Spam
10/20/19 12:02:34 PM
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Its okay if you dont like it. Xenoblade 2 makes a LOT of polarizing decisions that youll either love or hate, with very little in between. Its one of my favorite JRPGs ever, but I absolutely understand why others wouldnt feel the same.

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HornedLion
10/20/19 12:02:50 PM
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Xenoblade Chronicles X is ducking amazing!

I Hope they bring it to switch,
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SilentSeph
10/20/19 12:08:20 PM
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HornedLion posted...
Xenoblade Chronicles X is ducking amazing!

I Hope they bring it to switch,

If they do, I hope they find a way to make the text bigger
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streamofthesky
10/20/19 2:49:00 PM
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I liked it, but it was a huge step down from XC1.
Game play (battle system) was the best part, so if you didn't even like that, then damn...
story was atrocious and the exploration by far the worst in the XC series.

Nall posted...
The only thing I disliked about the game was how heavily they relied on skill checks from your blades near the end of the game. I felt like I spend a quarter to half my time in the menus trying to find the right combination of blades to pass a skill check. Not fun at all.

Torna the Golden Country is so much better than the main game, it's what XC2 should've been. No damn field checks to progress places (just gather extra resources or discover some optional areas), no gacha mini game for blades (cause they're all story-gained and only 6 of them total, but...I'll take that over praying to RNG hundreds of times and coming up empty), you can actually play as the Blades as characters just like the humans, and even the exploration is better.
Danagh desert region was by far my favorite place in XC2, and it interconnects to the other regions of Torna nicely. Hated how disjointed all the titans were in XC2 w/ no way to travel between other than by air ship / fast travel.
Plot is still bad, though.
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Destiny
10/20/19 3:07:06 PM
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like, i am not

the battle system is fine, i guess, just wish it was a little faster than slow as fuck

the, this might be the one game i switch to japanese voices because i fucking hate everyones voice.

i'm not very far, so i don't have much else to say yet.
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streamofthesky
10/20/19 3:19:37 PM
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Destiny posted...
like, i am not

the battle system is fine, i guess, just wish it was a little faster than slow as fuck

the, this might be the one game i switch to japanese voices because i fucking hate everyones voice.

i'm not very far, so i don't have much else to say yet.

Yeah, switch to Japanese. The English voice acting is atrocious. Most of it is fine, but some of the main characters are utterly dreadful, which is where you really don't want back VA.
Especially Rex and Tora. Ugh....
you can speed up the battle system somewhat with skill choices for the drivers. Prioritize ones that let you start a battle with the Art assigned to X/Y/B buttons immediately available (and slot arts w/ the longest charge up to said spots until you get all 3), and also the skill that lets you immediately use another Art after canceling an Art (or whatever the description is...).
Learning the blade combo elemental routes somewhat also helps, since the final hit of a full combo does a lot of damage.
Here: https://imgur.com/a/HO3oT
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adjl
10/20/19 3:20:05 PM
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Destiny posted...
the battle system is fine, i guess, just wish it was a little faster than slow as f***


That does get better with time. The first game's battle system also had problems with starting slow, thanks to taking a while to unlock enough Arts to actually have something to do, but 2's worse for that due to how many extra layers the system has. Once you start weaving different sorts of combos together, it does get quite a bit faster and more interesting.

streamofthesky posted...
Learning the blade combo elemental routes somewhat also helps, since the final hit of a full combo does a lot of damage.
Here: https://imgur.com/a/HO3oT


I made a point of saving screenshots of the various combo routes on the Switch itself to reference as needed. That helped a lot.
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streamofthesky
10/20/19 3:22:43 PM
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Also, if you do have the DLC, the custom difficulty settings are a godsend

You can use them to speed things up by making enemy hp set to the minimal level while otherwise maintaining your preferred level of difficulty, for example. I actually ended up using it to set enemy hp higher in a lot of cases, so I could keep them alive long enough to farm w/ Smash attacks or get a ton of orbs on them for a huge overkill bonus. But it's handy for either purpose.
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Destiny
10/20/19 3:39:20 PM
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the switch lite really is not comfortable to hold.

it's too thin, this is the same issue i had with the ds and the vita, i need a grip for them that makes them thicker
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Destiny
10/21/19 1:45:52 AM
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dammit

a fight that is presented as unwinnable "this is the STRONGEST PERSON IN THE WORLD ur gonna LOSE for SURE"

is, in fact, winnable and is what you have to do
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PK_Spam
10/21/19 1:54:35 AM
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What fight is this again?

One problem the main story has, I think, is the over abundance of fights where you win the battle but then lose in the cutscene.

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Destiny
10/21/19 1:56:31 AM
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the one where you fight the ice bitch
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PK_Spam
10/21/19 1:58:35 AM
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Have fun plowing Jin now. Theres a fight later on where hes gonna wreck your shit 5 different ways if you dont pay attention to his abilities and cooldowns.

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Destiny
10/21/19 1:59:35 AM
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i don't know who that is
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PK_Spam
10/21/19 2:03:18 AM
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Im not recalling any other ice bitch in this game then. What was the name of the boss?

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Destiny
10/21/19 2:15:35 AM
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bridgid
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PK_Spam
10/21/19 2:21:20 AM
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You really couldnt have described Brighid, a fire blade with blue fire hair and fire powers, any worse than you did.

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Destiny
10/21/19 2:29:49 AM
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i mean when you first meet her rex literally says a wall of ice

and she's blue, like ice
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Destiny
10/21/19 2:32:32 AM
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oh.

i went to the one area you start the game at, even though it's weird because that bunny guy is obviously still after me and i just stood outside his door

and then i slept at the inn and leveled up to level 11 from level 5

the fight was much easier
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streamofthesky
10/21/19 2:35:49 AM
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Destiny posted...
dammit

a fight that is presented as unwinnable "this is the STRONGEST PERSON IN THE WORLD ur gonna LOSE for SURE"

is, in fact, winnable and is what you have to do

I mean...those sorts of misdirections (in either direction; thinking a fight is winnable when it's not is worse if anything) are only really an issue if the game has items and other expendables that you don't bother to use b/c you assume it's unwinnable or do use and waste b/c it is unwinnable.
Not sure why in a game like XC2 it even matters, there's nothing like that to worry about. Just try to win every fight. Even the unwinnable ones usually require you do do a certain amount of damage before the cutscene kicks in.
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Destiny
10/21/19 2:36:40 AM
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streamofthesky posted...
I mean...those sorts of misdirections (in either direction; thinking a fight is winnable when it's not is worse if anything) are only really an issue if the game has items and other expendables that you don't bother to use b/c you assume it's unwinnable or do use and waste b/c it is unwinnable.
Not sure why in a game like XC2 it even matters, there's nothing like that to worry about. Just try to win every fight. Even the unwinnable ones usually require you do do a certain amount of damage before the cutscene kicks in.

probably because the boss could kill me in three hits is why i figured it was an unwinnable fight
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PK_Spam
10/21/19 2:40:21 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTndvaD-2P4" data-time="


Rex says Wall of fire 12 seconds into the video lmfao

Unrelated, but I forgot how fucking awful the sound mixing in this game is. You can barely hear some of these characters over the OST in cutscenes. And I wish it were an isolated incident, but it happens over and over again.

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streamofthesky
10/21/19 2:46:03 AM
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Destiny posted...
streamofthesky posted...
I mean...those sorts of misdirections (in either direction; thinking a fight is winnable when it's not is worse if anything) are only really an issue if the game has items and other expendables that you don't bother to use b/c you assume it's unwinnable or do use and waste b/c it is unwinnable.
Not sure why in a game like XC2 it even matters, there's nothing like that to worry about. Just try to win every fight. Even the unwinnable ones usually require you do do a certain amount of damage before the cutscene kicks in.

probably because the boss could kill me in three hits is why i figured it was an unwinnable fight

Yeah...I think you were just underleveled... Level 5 sounds low for that point, maybe level 8+ by then is more expected. What difficulty are you playing on?
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PK_Spam
10/21/19 2:47:46 AM
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Btw, make sure you use your pouch items, specifically ones that boost your Art Recharge.

Battles at the beginning are sllllllooooooowwwwwwwwwwww without it, and the game never tells you what stuff is good or not. Meanwhile, by the end, youll be spamming your CDs left and right because of another characters passive skill.

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LinkPizza
10/21/19 2:59:09 AM
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Yeah. It takes time to get use to it. I like it a lot. X is my favorite. I don't know which I like more between 1 and 2, though...
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Destiny
10/21/19 10:02:19 AM
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NgH5XnP

what the fuck
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PK_Spam
10/21/19 10:03:21 AM
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Welcome to the Xenoblade series

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Destiny
10/21/19 10:04:00 AM
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he keeps hauling ass to me as soon as i can see him and he fuckin murders me he is so fast
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Jen0125
10/21/19 10:23:43 AM
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I just hit chapter 6 yesterday and I really like it
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Destiny
10/21/19 11:26:43 AM
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UKZoIZN

game, i have escaped by just backtracking to how i got in
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PK_Spam
10/21/19 11:26:52 AM
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Whatre some of the Blades youre using?

Also, I did the exact same thing. They really just want you to escape through the front entrance for some reason

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Destiny
10/21/19 11:29:33 AM
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so i recognize that that's because the game wants stuff to happen, but i did this

and i can't get back onto the ship
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Destiny
10/21/19 11:30:39 AM
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PK_Spam posted...
Whatre some of the Blades youre using?

i just have pyra and the one you first get to summon, because i don't know how to get more cube things

the one i pulled was rengenne
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LinkPizza
10/21/19 11:40:20 AM
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Destiny posted...
PK_Spam posted...
Whatre some of the Blades youre using?

i just have pyra and the one you first get to summon, because i don't know how to get more cube things

the one i pulled was rengenne

Youll get tons of core crystals just playing. I have bunch that I just havent used...
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Destiny
10/21/19 11:41:40 AM
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oh shit, so i had 9 thingies, and i pulled them all and got 9 of the fuckin same looking dude.
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LinkPizza
10/21/19 11:42:44 AM
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Destiny posted...
oh shit, so i had 9 thingies, and i pulled them all and got 9 of the fuckin same looking dude.

Yeah. Enemies (like normally the human ones, I think) just constantly drop them...
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Entity13
10/21/19 11:45:14 AM
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_AdjI_ posted...
It takes a while for all the pieces of the battle system to come together, and it isn't explained as well as it could be (the first Xenoblade let you replay tutorials at any time, so I'm not sure why 2 doesn't), but I enjoyed it well enough once it got there and I figured out what I was doing.


Wasn't that a major complaint of FFXIII when it came out? Not the only one, obviously, but a major issue people had with it.
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PK_Spam
10/21/19 11:52:36 AM
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Destiny posted...
oh shit, so i had 9 thingies, and i pulled them all and got 9 of the fuckin same looking dude.
I forgot to tell you not to use more than two on Rex and Nia until their levels were in their mid teens >_>

The higher your stats, the better your blade chances

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adjl
10/21/19 2:09:42 PM
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PK_Spam posted...
Destiny posted...
oh shit, so i had 9 thingies, and i pulled them all and got 9 of the fuckin same looking dude.
I forgot to tell you not to use more than two on Rex and Nia until their levels were in their mid teens >_>

The higher your stats, the better your blade chances


Specifically luck, if memory serves, so throw a couple luck-boosting accessories onto whoever you're opening crystals with.
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Aculo
10/21/19 2:14:11 PM
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those games just look boring, grindy af and tedious. more power to you if you find that shit fun, ok?
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PK_Spam
10/21/19 2:14:28 PM
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Good luck getting Kos-Mos. Youre gonna need it.

If you get Ursula, do her blade quest right away, because hers is going to take you a dozen hours to complete. But if you do that, congratulations, youre NEVER going to die in 99% of battles

Also, dont write off the generic looking blades. Some of them have Orb Master, which is the BEST passive you can possibly get for battles.

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LinkPizza
10/21/19 4:19:15 PM
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PK_Spam posted...
Good luck getting Kos-Mos. Youre gonna need it.

I still dont have her. But I havent tried in a while, so...
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streamofthesky
10/21/19 5:17:30 PM
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Destiny posted...
NgH5XnP

what the fuck

Literally a tradition since the first Xenoblade game, they even give him a similar name each time to let you know they're intentionally trolling you.

Xenoblade is ostensibly an RPG, but actually also a stealth game :p
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streamofthesky
10/21/19 5:21:17 PM
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Aculo posted...
those games just look boring, grindy af and tedious. more power to you if you find that shit fun, ok?

The only truly grindy parts are the post game in Xenoblade X if you want the best skells and weapons and gear for them and in XC2 with the damn blade gacha system (btw, after at least 600 attempts including many w/ rares and legendaries, I never got KOS-MOS, just gave up eventually) for blades if you want them all.

If anything, it's a struggle to keep my xp level from getting too high in all the Xenoblade games, and trivializing things.
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PK_Spam
10/21/19 5:24:27 PM
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I got incredibly lucky and pulled Kos-Mos during the middle of the game lol

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