Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Third in the Xenoblade Chronicles series and the first installment in the Xeno metaseries to appear on Nintendo Switch, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 combines sprawling open-world exploration with mechanically dense gameplay, strong characterisation and a compelling narrative.


Developer: Monolith Soft
Publisher: Nintendo
Available on: Switch


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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Introduction and History - The existence of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 -- and the fact that it's a high-profile title in Nintendo's Switch lineup -- is nothing short of remarkable. How did we get here?
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Combat Complexity Without Chaos - Xenoblade Chronicles 2's combat has a lot of complexity and depth to it -- but it gradually introduces its concepts over time rather than overwhelming the player all at once. Let's take a closer look at these mechanics.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Violence Doesn’t Solve Everything - Xenoblade Chronicles 2's progression isn't just about fighting stronger and stronger enemies. The game's recruitable Blades provide a variety of passive non-combat skills and even their own unique questlines to follow. Let's explore!
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: A Titanic World - Xenoblade Chronicles has an incredibly imaginative world floating among the clouds... and a real sense that both you and the things you do in it really matter.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Narrative, Themes and Characterisation - The Xeno series as a whole has never shied away from challenging themes... and more recent installments have positioned you and the main cast as just one part of a much larger whole.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Bringing the “Niche” to the “Mainstream” - Xenoblade Chronicles 2's English script had some quite substantial changes from the Japanese original. Rather than this being "censorship", however, it represents an honest attempt to bridge the gap between niche-interest and mainstream audiences.

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The MoeGamer Awards 2018: Game of the Year 2018 - The MoeGamer Awards are a series of “alternative” awards that I’ve devised in collaboration with the community as an excuse to celebrate the games, experiences and fanbases that have left a particular impression on me in 2018. Find out more here, but you’re out of time to leave suggestions, I’m afraid! — Well, here we are … Continue reading The MoeGamer Awards 2018: Game of the Year 2018
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The One-Liner Challenge - Time for a Community tag post! This one looked like a particularly fun one, and after the lovely Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime specifically requested me to do one about games, who was I to refuse? The original tag came from The Awkward Book Blogger and was based around, as you might expect, … Continue reading The One-Liner Challenge
Waifu Wednesday: Mòrag and Brighid - Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s main cast runs the gamut from spunky, optimistic youths to a few rather more reserved characters. Mòrag and her Blade Brighid (Meleph and Kagutsuchi in the Japanese original) fall into this latter category, both offering their own distinctive take on being the “detached voice of reason” in most situations. Both of them … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Mòrag and Brighid
Waifu Wednesday: Poppi - One of Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s best characters is Poppi (aka Hana in the Japanese voice track), the artificial Blade created by the Nopon Tora as an attempt to finish the work his dadapon and grampypon started. Always endearing, surprisingly empathetic and understanding to her friends and companions, highly capable in a variety of situations and … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Poppi
Waifu Wednesday: Nia - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a game practically overflowing with top-tier waifus, so it’s almost impossible to know where to start celebrating them. While it might seem obvious to immediately focus on leading ladies Pyra and Mythra (aka Homura and Hikari in the Japanese version) these characters are, in many ways, “the face of Xenoblade Chronicles 2” … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Nia

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