A Disappointing Xenoblade Chronicles X Comparison

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So Xenoblade Chronicles X is coming to the Wii U. Good news for those looking forward to a sprawling RPG. Slightly less so if you remember the game’s 2013 trailer.

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Via YouTube user Gundamzerostrike, here is the most recent Xenoblade Chronicles X trailer compared with the 2013 one.

Found on the GameFAQs forums, here is a helpful round-up of all the little differences:

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I dunno if I’d call this a “massive downgrade” like someone on GameFAQs did. But the final product didn’t hit its original visual targets. While somewhat disappointing, that makes no bearing on the actual gameplay. Just remember graphics aren’t everything! And ignore the fugly faces!

Xenoblade Chronicles X will be out this month in Japan. It’ll be out in the West sometime this year.

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DISCUSSION

Because Nintendo is known for graphical monsters... Oh wait. Because announcement trailers always show realistic footage... oh wait again.

Xenoblade wasnt that great looking on the Wii either and yet was hailed as one of the best JRPG’s of its time if not ever. So meh, who cares?