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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review The apex of Monolith

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review The apex of Monolith

By daniele

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the culmination of Monolith Soft’s work. The game is fun for everyone. To understand its worth, you may need to study the developer’s history, from when its founders quit Square because they were too concentrated on Final Fantasy to when it was a subsidiary of Nintendo. The developer works on unique games and Nintendo support. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 wraps everything up.

This third main Xenoblade game has as many features as the others, if not more. So, spend a lot of time talking about how the game works, but it’s probably enough to say that it has a fun and exciting RPG combat system with elements from Xenoblade 1, 2, and X. At first glance, it looks most like the second game. That is not a bad thing. That game was great, with a few exceptions, and so is this one.

It takes time to enjoy and become used to. Xenoblade three is slow. It starts with a battle that (superficially) reminded me of the beginning of The Lost Odyssey, but then it slows down to explain the characters, the world, and the current quo. Even after 10 hours, you’ll still encounter tutorial prompts, which may be too much for some. But that’s par for the course.

The whole game is a bit darker than its direct predecessor, which could be good or bad. It looks and feels more like the first game, so the story is surprisingly dark, with a lot of death and conflict, and the characters have to deal with some scary things. So, over time, you’ll start interacting with different colonies and building relationships with them. This is shown by a gameplay system that shows how your relationship with colonies grows as you help them out or make yourself known.

The way the world looks and feels matches the tone of the story. This makes it less welcoming at first and maybe not as interesting to look at. After all, burned-out battlefields and war-weary colonies won’t be full of colour. You start seeing more visual variety as you move through the game and unlock more areas. This goes back to the theme of the slow burn.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is so slow that I’m still not ready to give it a score. I have more games to play, places to go, and things to do. But at the same time, I can recommend it without any reservations and happily say that it is now my favourite book in the series.

Syrus
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