Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Best RPGs of Q4 2017
The Switch’s first year has been an impressive one to say the least, with multiple highly ambitious titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Nintendo wasn’t content to let the year go by without releasing one more big title, however, and that comes with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, a huge RPG that’s bound to soak up tons of your time.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a brand new entry in the series that takes place separately from past games, set in the world of Alrest where humanity lives on the backs of gigantic living titans. Xenoblade 2 is a complex game in every regard, from its long sweeping story right down to its multi-faceted gameplay systems. The cast of characters in the title start out as fairly standard genre tropes, but expand into much more well-rounded characters across the lengthy adventure. Meanwhile, combat has been much more streamlined from past games, giving you the ability to switch between three different Blades while in battle, who each come with their own weapon and set of arts.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 certainly isn’t a game for those just looking for a quick, easy to get into adventure. It takes time to learn its myriad systems, but once you do there’s one incredibly journey to be had with this massive JRPG.