Tag: Monolith Soft

Project X Zone 2 Review

The first triple-A title to use the word "underboob"

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HIGH Clever localization gives charm to an otherwise inaccessible script.

LOW
Silly and easily-solvable UI problems in the combat maps.

WTF Just how many 90s anime references is the average 2016 player gonna get?

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review

War is Skell.

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HIGH Nagi's affinity quest. That certain cut-scene puts the main campaign to shame.

LOW A tie between the main story, the forced grinding, and anything to do with Lin.

WTF The bunny suits are more expensive than a war machine of capable of complete annihilation?

A night on Valak Mountain

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The almost universally laudatory critical reaction to Xenoblade Chronicles has heaped ambitious praise on the project. Not content to appreciate Xenoblade's design on its own merits, many critics have asserted that it points the way towards "saving" the JRPG. There are good reasons to be dubious of this assertion. For the moment, though, I want to focus on something Xenoblade gets right, and the best way to do it is by focusing on something it gets very wrong: Valak Mountain.

Xenoblade Chronicles Review

Is Xenoblade the Greatest JRPG of This Generation?

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HIGH Taking down a rare monster ten levels higher than your party with Melia in the lead.

LOW Traipsing through seemingly endless sidequests to build affinity.

WTF The ending is weirdly reminiscent of Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.