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Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition 49.94 @ Amazon


#1 media_wonder   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   162 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 03:37 AM

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1



#2 INCyr   Devotee of CAGthulhu CAGiversary!   1290 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:25 AM

Thanks!  Trying to figure out of the art book is worth the additional $30 now...



#3 Derrick1979   I think I've been here to long ! CAGiversary!   5925 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 03:26 PM

Crazy this game is only going to be 720p docked and lower obviously in handheld......  what generation is this again???



#4 The Punisher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4075 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:15 PM

Crazy this game is only going to be 720p docked and lower obviously in handheld...... what generation is this again???


Wasnt people knocking on the witcher 3 for its high price vs pc, ps4 console?

#5 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3302 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:33 PM

Crazy this game is only going to be 720p docked and lower obviously in handheld......  what generation is this again???

Not crazy at all, it's the same resolution as Xenoblade Chronicles 2 which looked amazing.

 

Also it's a pretty big step up in graphics, resolution, audio, and likely load time and many other things over the original release.



#6 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2793 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:39 PM

it's the same resolution as Xenoblade Chronicles 2 which looked amazing.

XC2 has horrendously bad graphics quality of environments.

 

That said, a low resolution on this game is expected.  This is designed for a handheld console.  It's still a great game and I look forward to revisiting it.



#7 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23555 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:48 PM

Wasnt people knocking on the witcher 3 for its high price vs pc, ps4 console?

Yes.. but I also feel like it looks worse than the lowest settings on a PC, resolution or not. But I'm pretty sure the cost of the game is due to it being the largest Switch cart, isn't it? 



#8 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   5441 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2020 - 05:31 PM

Wasnt people knocking on the witcher 3 for its high price vs pc, ps4 console?


To be fair, porting Witcher 3 to the Switch was far more ambitious than porting a polished up Wii game. When you consider it included all the DLC as well, the price is slightly more justified.

I was considering ordering this but watched some videos and remembered I didn’t really enjoy the game on wii all that much.

#9 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   711 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2020 - 05:41 PM

I never got into XC2 on switch (the art, character, voice acting, plot) didn't catch my attention in the first 2 hours so I think I will pass on the original until it's on sale... (I couldn't finish FFXV on PC either for reference, but enjoyed Octopath... im old) 

 

Side comment: EU has the better collector edition for the "die-hard" fans. Hopefully someday we can just buy digital and order the extras on the side.  :D/



#10 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3302 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2020 - 06:38 PM

I never got into XC2 on switch (the art, character, voice acting, plot) didn't catch my attention in the first 2 hours so I think I will pass on the original until it's on sale... (I couldn't finish FFXV on PC either for reference, but enjoyed Octopath... im old) 

XC2 was amazing.  I thought the game was fine the first few hours but once it opens up and you are more free to do things at your own pace everything kind of clicks.   On a side note though, I couldn't stand Octopath's art, characters, plot... etc... and I'm also old.  So YMMV.



#11 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23555 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2020 - 07:44 PM

XC2 was amazing.  I thought the game was fine the first few hours but once it opens up and you are more free to do things at your own pace everything kind of clicks.   On a side note though, I couldn't stand Octopath's art, characters, plot... etc... and I'm also old.  So YMMV.

I haven't played XC2 yet and really don't have much of a desire to because XCX's lack of a coherent story, weebo anime style, and overly heavy collect-athon gameplay ruined the game for me. Though using the mechs to just explore and fight was awesome, progressing the game for better mechs and whatnot felt arduous. I want to give XC2 a shot but most everything I've seen has pushed me away from it. 

 

But I agree with you on Octopath. The game was well received so I figured I'd give it a try. After 20 hours, I'm wondering what the Fuck people are smoking. It's like playing 8 mini-stories, with 8 very uninteresting/cliche'd/cookie-cutter characters and stories, with a broken game design. I really do like the combat but the way the game is set up, you basically have to grind because the character that you start with is locked (wish I knew that when I started) so you'll have one over-leveled character which is what the the enemy levels are based on and potentially 1 to 3 under-leveled characters. And the visuals style is so overpraised. The retro graphics are a nice touch and look good at a standstill but the heavy use of particle effects ("shiny" snow or "glittery" sand), fog/mist, or darkness to hide most of the environment completely kills any appeal it could have had (guessing without those effects, there's a lot of slowdown otherwise). 



#12 doodofdoods   Prinny Powered CAGiversary!   3283 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 08:20 PM

I never got into XC2 on switch (the art, character, voice acting, plot) didn't catch my attention in the first 2 hours so I think I will pass on the original until it's on sale... (I couldn't finish FFXV on PC either for reference, but enjoyed Octopath... im old) 
 


XC2 kinda sucks for the first few hours. Almost put the game down but I pushed through and the game gets a lot better once the world opens up and you get used to the combat system.

#13 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3302 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2020 - 09:20 PM

I haven't played XC2 yet and really don't have much of a desire to because XCX's lack of a coherent story, weebo anime style, and overly heavy collect-athon gameplay ruined the game for me. Though using the mechs to just explore and fight was awesome, progressing the game for better mechs and whatnot felt arduous. I want to give XC2 a shot but most everything I've seen has pushed me away from it. 

 

But I agree with you on Octopath. The game was well received so I figured I'd give it a try. After 20 hours, I'm wondering what the Fuck people are smoking. It's like playing 8 mini-stories, with 8 very uninteresting/cliche'd/cookie-cutter characters and stories, with a broken game design. I really do like the combat but the way the game is set up, you basically have to grind because the character that you start with is locked (wish I knew that when I started) so you'll have one over-leveled character which is what the the enemy levels are based on and potentially 1 to 3 under-leveled characters. And the visuals style is so overpraised. The retro graphics are a nice touch and look good at a standstill but the heavy use of particle effects ("shiny" snow or "glittery" sand), fog/mist, or darkness to hide most of the environment completely kills any appeal it could have had (guessing without those effects, there's a lot of slowdown otherwise). 

XC2 is full on story from the start and just gets deeper the more you progress.  It is a bit of a collect-a-thon but so are most RPG's.  In this case it's about getting different side characters called blades and leveling them up and then pairing them with the main character and others that join you during the journey.  I think all or at least most of the blades have their own side story which was pretty interesting to explore.  XCX, I need to play it (bought it and XC 3DS after playing XC2)... but it's kind of the black sheep of the series as they changed the formula a great deal.  I wish there was a demo for XC2 as I only bought it on a whim because it ticked a lot of boxes (open world, hybrid action rpg, & deep story) and I had the Amazon Prime discount at the time.  What a joy that turned out to be.  I almost passed on it because some initial feedback seemed to lean negative.

 

Octopath, yeah... I think we are in sync there.  The battle system, I actually liked the battle system.  That's my main praise for it.  Everything else kind of fell short for me.  The game world being narrow paths and not feeling like there was the freedom to explore kind of put me off.



#14 Davem   Picture was the top google result for my username CAGiversary!   711 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2020 - 09:34 PM

The game world being narrow paths

That describes FF7 remake for me in a nutshell... but I still enjoyed the nostalgia and combat system greatly. Octopath spirtes and music reminded me enough of FF6 for me to struggle thru the non-interaction of the characters throughout the standard story.

I also hate filler episodes in anime so to me Chronicles feels like a filler RPG I would have definitely played back in the day, but now don’t have the time :( I loved Xenogears on PSX but lost interest in the Blades+.. might be the sprites! (I am skipping Trails of Mana launch as well.. mostly because I played that and FF5 on an emulator in college)



#15 NoThanksBro   Vampire Killer CAGiversary!   386 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 10:55 PM

I'm really feeling it! Put my pre-order in. Now just gotta sell my Wii version on ebay.

 

And to whoever's talking crap about Xenoblade X for Wii U: shut it. That game is amazing.



#16 media_wonder   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   162 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 11:47 PM

went back up to 59.99 earlier but it looks like its down to 49 again



#17 Aryss   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   465 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2020 - 12:16 AM

I tried to get Best Buy to price match it but they say it's not the same game.  No matter what evidence I showed them, they insisted I was wrong.  Good Luck if you try.  In store it would have been easy as showing them my phone, but the online price match is terrible.



#18 Biggzy32   Let's fight like gentlemen! CAGiversary!   1074 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2020 - 12:21 AM

I tried to get Best Buy to price match it but they say it's not the same game. No matter what evidence I showed them, they insisted I was wrong. Good Luck if you try. In store it would have been easy as showing them my phone, but the online price match is terrible.


I tried the same thing and they told me they can’t price match preorders. Complete fucking morons.

#19 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   5441 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2020 - 12:27 AM

How does Chronicles compare to the expansion for XC2? I’ve heard good things about it.

What struck me looking at gameplay videos for this remaster is that the games fundamentals (love design, mmo-style gameplay, etc) seem pretty dated, beyond the graphical boost. In all honesty, I never played a ton of the game when I had it on the Wii, but does it get significantly better in the late game levels? Seems like most people either love 1 and hate 2 or vice versa. I really like 2, so thinking of going with the DLC over this for now.

#20 Dr_dreadful   Banned Banned   393 Posts   Joined 1.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 12:30 AM

I tried the same thing and they told me they can’t price match preorders. Complete fucking morons.

 

It's their policy. It's always been that way and always will be. Just like the item has to be in stock to price match it. No one else will price match out of stock or pre order prices.

 

Maybe they aren't the morons.



#21 Biggzy32   Let's fight like gentlemen! CAGiversary!   1074 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2020 - 12:32 AM

It's their policy. It's always been that way and always will be. Just like the item has to be in stock to price match it. No one else will price match out of stock or pre order prices.

Maybe they aren't the morons.


Well, smart guy, according to their site, they automatically price match at time of shipment. And hey! Whatddya know? My shipment went out today and was charged full price.

So maybe they are morons. I’m just gonna return it then, all they’re doing is wasting my time.

#22 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2793 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2020 - 12:33 AM

How does Chronicles compare to the expansion for XC2? I’ve heard good things about it.

Are asking about comparing XC2 and Torna?

 

In terms of gameplay and battle design, the torna dlc is actually the best of what XC2 does.  Overall I think Torna is pretty worthwhile.  But if someone doesn't like Torna, then don't even bother with XC2.



#23 Aryss   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   465 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 May 2020 - 09:32 PM

It's their policy. It's always been that way and always will be. Just like the item has to be in stock to price match it. No one else will price match out of stock or pre order prices.

 

Maybe they aren't the morons.

Just so you know, there explanation had nothing to do with preorders.  I won't even bother to explain it to you since you know everything already.  Have fun.



#24 johnnymavrik   The Evil Genius CAGiversary!   823 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 09:36 PM

Nevermind...wrong edition.

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#25 juanlien  

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 07:32 PM

thanks OPo.png



#26 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3591 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 08:57 PM

Has anyone's pre order from Amazon shipped yet?

#27 theflicker   Hurm. CAGiversary!   1816 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 09:38 PM

Has anyone's pre order from Amazon shipped yet?

Not yet . . . supposed to arrive by Tuesday.

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#28 Ketsui   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1438 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 May 2020 - 10:05 PM

Where can i buy for $50?

#29 eXTechno   Techno CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 10:06 PM

Has anyone's pre order from Amazon shipped yet?



Mine shipped like an hour ago

My UK Pre Order hasnt shipped or have an arrive by date

#30 TheLegendofTyler   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3591 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 11:07 PM

Not yet . . . supposed to arrive by Tuesday.

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Same here.