Xenoblade Chronicles X Review
In a year that was filled with games like Fallout 4, Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, Rocket League, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, I never expected a Wii U game to top all of those. For me, Xenoblade Chronicles X is the epitome of everything I want in a JRPG. It not only builds on the systems introduced in the first game, but completely changes up others to keep things feeling fresh and new, even after 50 hours of game time.
But even though I'm gushing about how perfect Xenoblade Chronicles X is, despite its few negatives, I realize it's not a game for everyone. After all, The Witcher 3 might have an equally impressive world to explore, but it's fundamentally a completely different game.
I will say though that those of you who loved games like Rogue Galaxy on the PS2, or any JRPG on that console from that era, will find a lot to love in Xenoblade Chronicles X. It might have taken a while to come to the US, but as the saying goes, "better late than never," is especially true in XCX's case.