Just started my first xenoblade chronicles game ever on the definitive edition on the switch.

Just started my first xenoblade chronicles game ever on the definitive edition on the switch. Anything I should know going into this long ass game?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When does it get good?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When you start the game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I got bored near the end with the terrible "twists"

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So what's a good game then?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >XC1
      Chapter 2.
      >XC2
      Chapter 3.
      >XC3
      Chapter 2.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >XC1
        Right at the beginning, after Fiora's death
        >XC2
        2/3 of the game, when Jin kidnaps Homura
        >XC3
        Starts decent, gets boring after you find the city, then peaks with M death and goes downhill pretty hard after that.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          1 gets good when you get Dunban.
          2 gets good when you get Mythra (really it's just when you have 3 blade slots and unlocked the art cancel skill but those two happen right around the same time as getting Mythra).
          3 gets good when you get get Juniper since that's when art to art canceling is unlocked.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >XC1
        Title screen
        >XC2
        Never
        >XC3
        Opening cutscene

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      With the sequel

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >When does it get good?
      XC1 opening
      XC2 end of chapter 1, then it keeps getting better (except chapter 4, that's the filler episode)
      XC3 chapter 1 is pretty good then the rest of the game is shit. Has a 2 and half hour cutscene at chapter 5 which is supposed to be the peak of the game and past that point there's no reason to keep playing.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, the game actually has some good sidequests but they're hidden over the completely obtuse world affinity system where basically you have to talk to every npc some with only limited time they're active each day cycle in order to advance to a point where they offer a quest. I say this because these quests actually are interesting and offer unique content, the quests normally available at all time are dogshit MMO kill 5 Tirkin or some nonsense, but they're not the real quests!

    Also, there are two Monado Arts you only unlock from sidequests, make sure you get them.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Make sure to do the pollen orb questline

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Use expert mode and try to keep enemies on brown.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The enemies need to be red-coloured for the game to be any kind of challenge except in the early game. By the end of the game you should be at least 10 levels below the bosses.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It turns into a huge grind and becomes a real chore to play

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't listen to this tard. There's minimal grinding in the game if you want to do the main story.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No dumbass, you should leave Ganker until you finish the game before everything gets spoiled. This goes for all games.

    You are probably too stupid to enjoy this game in the first place though just based on the fact that you came here and made this thread.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he'll save some time this way. the story in xenoblade isn't all that impressive and they should know ahead of time before they sink 100+ hours in trying to even scratch the surface of the world.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    don't listen to anyone who tells you to do the sidequests. they're a massive fricking chore and waste of time, some are good but 99% is fetch quest bullshit and you can beat the game no problem without them. the gameplay isn't fun enough to extend beyond the main story (which is excellent)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The sidequests have good payoff if you already enjoy the combat and world. They contain a lot of worldbuilding and give major gameplay rewards, especially later in the game.

      Ignoring ALL sidequests severely weakens the main story as well, because they become intertwined later in the game. Defending a town from an attack in the main story becomes pretty fricking stupid if said town doesn't even exist because you skipped all the sidequests where it gets built.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ignore the giant world that was the major selling point of the game

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Drop it after the M Night Shyamalan twist is revealed.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do all the refugee camp side quests, and all the Alcamoth quests since they'll expire. Don't bother with too many others since you'll get overleveled otherwise, making the rest of the game way too easy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Switch version lets you lower your levels anytime and even has a toggle to store sidequest EXP in a bank specifically to prevent this issue. You can then cash it all out in the post-game to fight superbosses.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just some general tips:

    >Accuracy is super important and lets you approach tougher enemies
    >Your party will get a hard accuracy penalty when dealing with yellow enemies (5 levels higher), and a more severe one with red enemies (10 levels higher)
    >Certain types of arts like Ether arts don't have to worry about this accuracy issue as much

    >Critical Up gems are the best
    >Auto attack strength boosts shouldn't be ignored; arts damage is a multiplier of your auto attack damage
    >Double Attack gems are great for DPS focused party members, particularly for building talent arts

    >Accept all quests you find, ones from unnamed NPCs are very basic missions that don't require back-tracking to get your reward

    >Early game you might rely on healing arts, but late game you'll need to form strategies and equipment/skill builds that aren't reliant on healing arts

    >Whilst you can save-scum gem crafting to try for 200% or 300% results, this might not be worth your time during the main game when working with tier 2 or 3 crystals

    >Don't dismiss Reyn as a party member just because he's your first addition, he's actually incredibly capable.
    >Likewise, don't play as Shulk the entire game, you can control all of the permanent party members you get

    >You can un-equip arts if you don't want AI party members to use them. Some of the arts your party members will learn before they have a full palette can be detrimental because they'll use them at the wrong times.

    >Make sure you learn about directing your AI party members; there are tricks you can pull by having them refrain from engaging, focus on a single target, etc.

    >Attacking enemies from the side or behind always deals more damage regardless of arts effects; if you're controlling a DPS character and a Tank character has aggro, make sure to position yourself correctly.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Play with English voices. It makes the game much better.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some side quests have really generic names like "Monster Culling 1", "Item Delivery 24", and so on. Accept these but don't go out of your way for them, you'll naturally auto-complete a few of them but the rest you can skip. EXCEPT for the "Challenge" quests since these send you after unique named mobs and are worth doing.
    Any other side quest with a non-generic name actually has something to do and a handful of them do unlock hidden skills or arts so they're probably worth doing, but there are still a metric frick ton.
    Shulk and Melia are both good but generally only if you're controlling them, they suck as AI party members. Reyn's pretty good but Dunban's better. Riki is very flexible and can fit into any team comp, make sure to put some damage-over-time arts on him, like fire or poison. Late-game party member is really good with the right gear. Sharla sucks, there's maybe one single boss fight in the whole game where you might pull her off the bench but otherwise you only use her early in the story when you have literally no other options.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't play with English voices. It makes the game worse.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    don't play 2 afterwards, it sucks

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't play the game. It's your life worse

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a slog, play till you get to the bird people and understand who the girl is and the important dude that appears in the area then skip the rest and go play 2 and 3. The monado and the 2 people from the bird area are the only important things to have knowledge of. They'll fill in the rest of the important bits for you.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Chain Attacks are Uno

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Switch to the original OST ASAP assuming you haven't already.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The story is not well paced and the main girl isn't built up well unless you rush through it insanely quickly the ending is not that good either way. YOU WILL BE OVERLEVELED if you do more than like 3 sidequests per area/ or try to develop your gear, relationships, etcetera, unless you want to manually take away your own experience points with the system they shoved in there for the remaster.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The game was very good but had too much padding

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    don't have much to tell you other than to enjoy the game, do the side quests (specially the ones at makna forest) and to enjoy the the OST

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Anything I should know going into this long ass game?

    There's no sequels, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You should know that Riki sneaky

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think the original version looks better but it's one of my top 10 games anyway, I hope you enjoyed it.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just know you're in for a 10/10 OST and a goated JPRG. Stop reading right here OP. Experience it fresh

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Gaur plain is possibly the most iconic area in Xenoblade 1
    >it also has the worst part of the main story
    Why?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's only bad in retrospect. It makes a good job setting the face mekkons as nearly invincible antagonists.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ìts a good fun game easy 8 or 9 out of 10. Interesting world and fun plot twists but turns into a generic JRPG at the end.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Put Fiora in the speed armor later, great butt crack, you're welcome

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a 100+ hour interactive anime

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not really, the game is extremely straightforward, I can't think of any obscure mechanics, just enjoy it

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're gonna fricking love every hour of it

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you should know how to choose better games to play is the big one

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's incredible. My favourite game of all time.

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