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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is the visually upgraded version of the Wii classic that many missed out on, including myself. Having played Xenoblade Chronicles X and 2, I was looking forward to playing the first installment in the chronicles series. So first of all, this game is the exact same as the original in terms of story and combat, but the menu's and quest tracking have been revamped. They also added a whole new DLC story that you can play right off the bat, but shouldn't unless you've beat the main game first.
So you play as Shulk, a smart kid who learns to wield the Monado, a mysterious sword that can help civilization defeat the mechanical creatures that consume humans. Be prepared to hear the words monado, bionis, and mechonis 100000 times because they say one of the words every opportunity they can to the point you are stuck saying them in your head over and over. You are accompanied by some good side cast who all have their own little stories and hatred for the same enemy. Roaming on the backs of dead titans, you explore a huge and beautiful world filled with all manners of creatures. Its really a beautiful sight to see.
Combat is fun, but slow. Your character auto attacks while you toggle between arts in an attempt to stagger and topple enemies to deal increased damage. Like the other chronicles games, you need to set up your characters to have a tank, DPS, and healer. The Tank will pull the agro while the other two wail on the enemy to take them down quickly, or as quick as they can. You can set up and upgrade your characters arts however you see fit.
Visually, the game is a huge step up from the Wii and 3DS versions, but there are still blurry textures and frame drops when in combat or in areas with a lot of moving parts. I do not suggest playing in handheld mode at all unless you have to as the resolution is pretty bad. The remastered tracks are beautiful and I can sit and listen to them for hours.
Overall the game is excellent and I definitely suggest you pick this up if you are a fan of JRPGs.
Xenoblade Chronicles is a great game, and it came sealed and in perfect condition, my only complaint is they sent the European version rather than the North American version. It still works fine, since the switch is region free, but it looks weird next to all the other North American cases on my shelf.