If someone gave you a Nintendo Wii and you’re thinking, “which game should I play first?” Well, how about playing the number one game for the platform?
Xenoblade Chronicles has been touted as the best game for the Nintendo Wii. Why did the game get so much acclaim? We will discuss that in this article.
Xenoblade Chronicles continues the Xeno game series from other platforms but there is no connection to the previous installments.
What made this game great? First, let’s start off with the story. The story revolves around two great titans, the Bionis and the Mechonis. Both titans fought in an endless battle until one drew the final blow. Their corpses were all that remains.
But, their legacy didn’t stop there. Multiple life forms sprung from them and has since populated the entire world. You will play as Shulk, a human scientist that is later joined by his childhood friend, Reyn. Both of you will quest on the open world to finally bring peace into the war-torn land.
The game is vast and you’re mainly presented with an open-world to explore. There are tons of quests and objectives to complete when you’re playing Xenoblade Chronicles. In fact, if you’re going to play through just the story itself, it will take you roughly 70 hours to complete. The number of hours will surely increase if you decide to do all of the side quests if you please.
One thing of particular note when it comes to Xenoblade Chronicles is that it sports a day and night scheme. This is much like Skyrim where the time of day affects some quests and events. The good thing is that you can set the time of the day so that you jump in and do the things that you need to do. One scenario where this time and day scheme comes in handy is when you want to buy certain items. Some vendors only operate during daytime, so be sure to set the time accordingly.
As for the battle system, Xenoblade Chronicles for the Nintendo Wii has a battle system that is akin to Final Fantasy XII’s battle system. You mainly roam around the world map and when you encounter enemies, you press a button and the battle will commence.
The battles are in real time and there are cooldowns to certain actions like casting a spell, for example. The game’s battle system is really exciting and you can bring with you 2 additional members for a total of 3 at a time.
There are so many things you can do in Xenoblade Chronicles. You can choose to go with the main storyline, or you can deviate a little bit and do some sidequests. Sidequests give you achievements if you are in for that sort of thing. Also, side quests give you gems that let you upgrade your character’s stats and you can also gain powerful weapons by defeating more powerful random monsters.
Xenoblade Chronicles for the Nintendo Wii is an amazing, open-world adventure game. If you don’t know which game to play first in your Nintendo Wii, then check Xenoblade Chronicles out.