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7:02 AM on 08.18.2011

Xenoblade Chronicles: The industry agrees... kind of

"Xenoblade is hands-down the Wiiís best JRPG, and arguably the most competent and refreshing example of the genre this generation."
- Gamesô (9/10)

"Wonders and terrors are equally positioned in 
the world to imbue even the slightest diversion off 
the beaten track with drama and anticipation. When married to one of the strongest battle systems in the genre and a cast of characters and story that twist convention, this world becomes irresistible. Itís a 
potent return to form for Takahashi, then, a glowing comeback for the Japanese RPG, and an injection of creativity for some tired hardware. Xenoblade Chronicles manages to impress, enrich and, best of all, inspire wonder."
- Edge (9/10)

"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."
-Eurogamer (9/10)

"Xenoblade Chronicles is the best Japanese RPG of this generation."
- IGN (9/10)

"The best Japanese role-player of the current generation and a big step forwards for the genre in terms of accessibility and ambition."
- Metro (9/10)

"Monolith Softís grand Xenoblade Chronicles has arrived, bringing with it a sterling soundtrack, a phenomenal visual impact, vast amount of customisation, intriguing story and massive value for money. With it definitely proving itself to be of the highest calibre on Wii it is time for RPG fans to take a stand and show their appreciation for this sublime classic."
- Cubed3 (10/10)

"Xenoblade Chronicles is one of those titles that requires time set aside to learn and enjoy and there's many, many hours of exploration. It's got a fascinating main story buffered by multiple side quests and if you're the sort that enjoys exploring massive worlds that you'll loose yourself in and squeeze until it's dry, make sure to schedule in at least 100 hours for one of the last gems you'll find on the Wii, and one of the most engaging J-RPGs of this generation."
- GameReactor (9/10)

- Reginald Fils-Aime   read

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