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Monolith Soft explains how Xenoblade Chronicles 2 relates to the first game

Coming from an IGN interview with Monolith Soft studio head Tetsuya Takahashi...

“It's a completely different world, with completely new characters. It's a different game (than the first). The way I see it, I feel as though Xenoblade 1 and 2 are connected and linked in the sense that they're linear and story-driven games, whereas Xenoblade Chronicles X was more focused on open world and exploration, and maybe an online aspect. I feel like I'd like to continue to create games separating those two aspects out.

Drivers are basically humans. Then there are these things called Core Crystals. Throughout the game, you'll collect many of them, and if a Driver touches that Core Crystal, a lifeform is created. That lifeform is what we call a Blade. The Blades endow the Driver that they're linked with power and a weapon. Each Blade has different roles that it can play, so the concept is that, by attaching different Blades, the player can decide what kind of role they want to play in the game.

At the very base level, conceptually, it hasn't changed. In previous iterations, you had to select the icon and then activate the Arts. It's just, this time, the depiction of the icons is directly related to how the buttons are laid out. So it's a lot more direct and intuitive.”

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Tue Jun 13 17 11:02pm
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Basically he wants to create two different Xeno series. Fine by me.

He essentially said XCX2 is coming "Xenoblade 1 and 2 are connected and linked in the sense that they're linear and story-driven games, whereas Xenoblade Chronicles X was more focused on open world and exploration, and maybe an online aspect. I feel like I'd like to continue to create games separating those two aspects out."

This pleases me as XCX has some unfinished business, and as unpopular as this opinion is, I liked XCX more.

I like that game, and would love to see it ported to the Switch.

Nah, the actual connection is a large breasted female main character who dresses like a stripper.

Yeah her titties are insanely big.

jd
Tue Jun 13 17 11:51pm
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Huh... those are insanely big to you? You clearly don't get around the internet very much...

He or she probably bases averages off of woman he interacts with in real life instead of the internet sites you frequent.

Even by porn standards those are unusually big.

mars
Wed Jun 14 17 02:09am
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Whats wrong with Titties nowadays? people are to sensitive.

It's more the clothes than the teats.

Well yeah, but to be fair the guy is also wearing pretty skimpy clothes to. Nah I'm just pulling your chain. To be honest the clothes the girl is wearing do look skimpy, but thats not has prevalent nowadays unless your looking in the wrong places so i'm able to let it slide.

What female main character had large breasts and dressed like a stripper in XC1?

I just hate how the main character looks like a main character from Pokemon now. The old style was a bit goofy but at least it was unique and not anime generic.

LOL, the old style was anime generic, but muddled up by bad graphics. If you see more of this guy's work like Xenogears or Xenosaga, you'll see he always goes with and anime style.

So you're saying there has been no artstyle change, it's always been generic anime?

Yes, but in Xenoblade they were too ambitious without the proper hardware. So they possibly had to accommodate to the existing hardware at the time.

I definitely see what you mean with the Pokémon argument. I also was a bit wary when I saw that it went full anime for this iteration. I really liked the mix between realistic and anime the original XC1 had and I'm sad to see that's gone now.

That said, when I saw the game in motion, it still looked really good. I think I'll be able to get used to this new art style

jingleboy
Wed Jun 14 17 04:06am
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With the end of the first Xenoblade Chronicles, I can't possibly see how they could create a sequel in the same universe.

Have to admit, not feeling the character design. I love the goofy Northern English accent, but then mixed with the American accents doesn't work and just further drills that all these lines were likely recorded in a separate booth, just the actor alone (doesn't ultimately matter, just makes the interaction feel a bit... soulless)

mars
Wed Jun 14 17 09:20am
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Actually I find it quiet easy to continue from the first Xenoblade. The Architect they mention in the trailer could have been Shulk. After all he did gained the powers of a god after that. So if he kept then he probably began shaping the new world. If not then we still have Alvis to fill the role of architect. So this world sprang from the previous Titans and it has been hundreds of years, and they new characters are descendants from the beings in the Bionis and Mechonis. Theres a new bad guy, or crisis and they are looking for this ancient power to stop it. Thats just theory of how they could continue the story. but you see its easy to follow up with something, theres plenty of material to write about.

donzaloog
Wed Jun 14 17 04:33am
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I like the idea of having two different Xenoblade series. One story driven and linear with a massive world, the other open world and online. I prefer XC over XCX but I like both.

Edited for spoilers. My apologies.

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