Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch
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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

May 29, 2020
8.95
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About this game

Content Rating: Teen

Summary

MONOLITHSOFT’s epic Xenoblade Chronicles game, which originally launched in 2012 on the Wii system, is destined to be reborn on Nintendo Switch as Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. The game, which chronicles the adventures of Shulk and Fiora, is scheduled to launch for Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Gamer Reviews

2330 Reviews
9.21
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Apr 15, 2021

Amazing story, good characters, beautiful world, okay gameplay.

Jun 8, 2021

I’m a massive fan of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and this game just disappointed me in pretty much every way, especially since a lot of people kept telling me it was “superior in every way”. From the 90 hours Ive wasted my time on this, my only thoughts were “Where was the better story? Where were the better characters? Where was the better gameplay??? Where was the better music? Where was the better setting?”

The combat is so repetitive, the characters are painfully forgettable, underdeveloped, and dont contribute to the plot, the story didnt take me until Prison Island to get even half as invested (then I lost interest again at the tedious climbing Mechonis segment), theres only like five memorable songs in the soundtrack, and the side quests are some of the worst I’ve ever seen.

I just can’t understand how some people think this is superior in every way to XC2. Apparently this opinion makes me a filthy weeb though, so what do I know?

Maybe Xenoblade Chronicles X will be more up my alley.. 🤔

Jun 4, 2021

Masterpiece

Critic Reviews

61 Reviews
8.70
Tyler ChanceyJun 06, 2020
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition accomplishes what it sets out to do with outstanding success. Taking one of the most thrilling JRPGs of the final years of the Wii and giving it just the right amount of spit and polish for a new generation to enjoy. Some of the elements haven't aged as well as others, but in terms of sheer artistic passion and creativity, there isn't anything quite like it anywhere else. If you missed out on this gem before, now is the time to dive in.
Dave AubreyMay 27, 2020
While Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition doesn't entirely look like a new game, with remnants of Wii design clear to see, everything else about it stands shoulder-to-shoulder with modern JRPGs. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has an explosive story, mesmerizing worlds, dramatic cutscenes, and a lot of heart. If you're a JRPG fan and you haven't played Xenoblade Chronicles yet, you owe it to yourself to give this game a try.
9.30
Zach WilkersonJun 11, 2020
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is a must buy for all fans of RPGs, regardless of your history with the series. It is the perfect example of a remaster done right: it retains everything that is excellent about the original, but updates and smooths things in almost every important way. It's an amazing time to be a fan of the series, and I can't wait to see what Takahashi comes up with next. Oh, and can we get that Xenoblade Chronicles X port now? Please?