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  • karlo87 9 Jan 2014 01:49:58 1,522 posts
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    @CharlieStCloud I'm in the "preferred Last Story" camp too, but I did really enjoy Xenoblade. Can't bloody wait for X on Wii U.

    Damn that sorcerer! Twenty gold pieces and Iím wankered on Rohypnol.

  • Gunzberg 28 Jan 2014 19:40:39 1,732 posts
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    So I picked this up and have just finished the first few hours inculding where Fiora gets bludgeoned

    I normally don't like JRPGs at all, especially after putting over 20 hours into the shite that was Tales of Symphonia (I finally dropped it once I could not take the ridiculous story anymore). So far I am quite enjoying my time with Xenoblade, mainly because it's the only big RPG I have on the go at the moment and I have been needing one.

    +Story decent, lots of side quests, not turn based, great voice acting, fast travel

    - graphics are quite dire, too many menus just too change one piece of armour, some difficulty spikes (how does a lvl 8 boss wipe my entire lvl 12 party ??)

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  • PazJohnMitch 28 Jan 2014 20:52:46 8,058 posts
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    Some of the landscapes have amazing art though. The first of which is about 4 to 12 hours in depending on the time spent side questing.
  • Rhaegyr 28 Jan 2014 22:20:54 1,716 posts
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    Valak Moutain - swoon.

    The score is even better than the art and that's saying something.
  • JiveHound 28 Jan 2014 22:39:58 2,442 posts
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    I should really get back into this.

    Live: Jive Hands
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  • hypoBla5t 10 Apr 2014 18:09:43 1,416 posts
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    Just received my brand new, sealed copy of this. To say I am excited is an understatement. Even if I did have to pay a cool £42 for the privilege.
  • dominalien 10 Apr 2014 18:12:59 6,861 posts
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    Yeah, I paid a similar amount a few months back. It was a real ache to get it to run and keep the FF4 translation patch working. Not even started playing, either. :-)

    PSN: DonOsito

  • Spectral 10 Apr 2014 18:18:25 4,991 posts
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    How does this control without the classic controller? Lack of gamecube pad support has put me off buying this for ages. Don't really want to fork out for a controller just for this game on top of its already inflated price.
  • Mr_Brown 10 Apr 2014 19:06:22 994 posts
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    I think it works just fine without the classic controller. No waggle rubbish, I think some people even prefer remote + nunchuck layout. Haven't tried it myself mind.

    Got hooked on this again since buying it from Argos. Probably put another 20 hours into it. Plus its very easy to pick back up, even after a year of not playing it (which is rare for JRPG).

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  • Gunzberg 10 Apr 2014 19:06:31 1,732 posts
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    @Spectral I have played 92 hours with the Wiimote and Nunchuck.

    No issues whatsoever. You don't need to use anything else. Don't waste your money. The standard controls are just fine.

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  • RyanDS 10 Apr 2014 19:15:23 9,379 posts
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    Unplayable without a classic controller in my opinion.† Buy a cheapo one for a fiver from eBay like I did and you will not regret it.
  • Raiko101 10 Apr 2014 19:26:50 6,312 posts
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    Far from unplayable, in my opinion.. You don't need to manipulate the camera (which is all the d-pad on the Wii remote does) as it follows your movements very quickly. Every other button is mapped and reachable with comfort.

    I think my first 20 hours or so were played with a classic controller, but I couldn't find it one day and decided to use the nun-chuck instead. I saw out the rest of the game like that, having no issues.

    Edited by Raiko101 at 07:04:21 11-04-2014

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  • TheMayorOfJugs 10 Apr 2014 19:27:23 3,539 posts
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    Played 60 hours with wand and nunchuk.

    No problems.
  • kentmonkey 8 Aug 2014 19:55:05 20,686 posts
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    I've just reached Makna forest after 33 hours.

    How much longer do I have.

    I'm really not feeling it. The combat just isn't strategic enough and just ends up a bit of a drawn out button bash.
  • dfunked 8 Aug 2014 20:16:50 109 posts
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    @Gunzberg

    Yeah, I played a big chunk of the game with the Wiimote and nunchuck too... I didn't realise at the time you could use a classic controller (yeah, I know...), so just carried on without and really enjoyed it in my oblivious way. I must've been 20 hours into it by the time I plugged the classic controller in, but it didn't really impact the game massively (in fact, I almost gave up on the classic controller, as the default controls were obviously fairly ingrained by then)

    I was lucky enough to nab one of the red controller and game bundles for £15 from Argos earlier in the year, but haven't decided what to do with it yet...

    Edited by dfunked at 20:18:17 08-08-2014

    Edited by dfunked at 20:18:57 08-08-2014
  • Rhaegyr 8 Aug 2014 20:19:42 1,716 posts
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    There's quite a bit more to play (I'd say it least 80 hours in total for completion) - I absolutely love the game (I think it's the greatest JRPG ever) but if you're not feeling it after over 30 hours I think it's fair to say you won't enjoy the rest. There's nothing 'new' for the game to reveal (save the story) after 30 hours tbh, it only builds on what's already there.
  • kentmonkey 8 Aug 2014 20:55:41 20,686 posts
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    It's mainly the mundane, repetitive, fetch questa and the combat. I can't help but feel this would have been better with turn-based or a more strategic combat system.
  • pogomeister 8 Aug 2014 21:03:05 214 posts
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    @dfunked gie ye 15 quid for it ;)
  • hypoBla5t 8 Aug 2014 21:53:22 1,416 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    It's mainly the mundane, repetitive, fetch questa and the combat. I can't help but feel this would have been better with turn-based or a more strategic combat system.
    BURN THE HEATHEN

    ;)
  • kentmonkey 8 Aug 2014 22:07:52 20,686 posts
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    I know.

    I don't dislike it, or hate it, I just find it all very underwhelming and with little free time to game, I'm considering jacking it.

    I don't want to lose 34 hours, that feels a waste, but then putting double that in again to finish it would probably be even more so.
  • Raiko101 9 Aug 2014 15:55:31 6,312 posts
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    I'm surprised you're not having to use any kind of strategy. I found I had to swap out particular characters and chain together particular moves when fighting bosses, but perhaps I wasn't levelled highly enough.

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  • hypoBla5t 9 Aug 2014 16:32:40 1,416 posts
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    I had to think about my team setup a decent amount but I enjoyed the combat being a bit almost MMO/ARPG style, so yeah I can understand the desire for a bit more tactics.

    I am surprised that the story isn't grabbing you though, that's what pushed me on. Loved it.
  • kentmonkey 9 Aug 2014 18:23:27 20,686 posts
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    The story is a bit shit, IMO.

    Twee, cringeworthy bollocks.

    The voiceover work that delivers it doesn't help, but Shulk constantly fawning over Dunban ("oh dunban, with you beside us we can't fail to succeed"), and the constant gushing melodramatic drivel they spout I find very annoying.

    They're kids, playing to be adults with so much sexual tension it's like an episode of Twilight dreamt up by Rolf Harris.
  • ZuluHero 9 Aug 2014 19:45:46 4,164 posts
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    "They're kids, playing to be adults with so much sexual tension it's like an episode of Twilight dreamt up by Rolf Harris."
    Amazing! :)

    I've been playing it for around 10 hours and feeling a bit like you. Just arrived at colony 6 which is probably peanuts in terms of this game? Can I be bothered with another 70? Hmm...

    Edited by ZuluHero at 19:46:05 09-08-2014
  • hypoBla5t 9 Aug 2014 19:46:57 1,416 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    They're kids, playing to be adults with so much sexual tension it's like an episode of Twilight dreamt up by Rolf Harris.
    Quote of the year so far, surely.
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