Here is an endlessly lavish, detailed production based in a newborn universe that is not only filled with unfamiliar faces but also brims with daring ideas and mechanics.
Indisputably, this Wii game — released in the twilight months of its host console — is the strongest JRPG to emerge in years. Its vision is so bold and assured that it’s difficult to imagine how such a creature could have risen from this brackish swamp of a genre.
An excerpt from Simon Parkin’s extolling review for Xenoblade. How can you not want to get your hands on this game after reading praise like this?
“No Japanese RPG has more successfully married its various components this hardware generation. It’s a game that invites us to reassess an entire genre, pointing to a bold future while nodding its respect towards the past. It’s a towering triumph.”