[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Here's Xenoblade's battle system

10:20 AM on 05.19.2010  ·  Jim Sterling@JimSterling
0

At long last, we have some actual gameplay to go with our Xenoblade content. The promising Wii JRPG has existed only in the form of flashy cutscenes and still images thus far, but this new Japanese trailer reveals the battle system in all its glory. 

Characters attack automatically, while the player selects various "Arts" such as "Light Heal" or "Shadow Eye" and other pompously named abilities. Allies tend to fight of their own accord, and as the characters battle, they fill up a "Party Gauge" that allows for "Chain Attacks" to be used. 

The character with "Vision" can see into the future and this allows players to anticipate attacks in order to keep a better watch on battle. By having a vision and learning which characters will take damage, they can plan their actions accordingly. An interesting idea for sure, if done right. 

I'll reserve judgment on Xenoblade until I get it. I can't say I'm a huge fan of battle systems where the game itself gets to play more than you do, but we'll see if it can strike the rare balance between gameplay and quasi-interactive cutscene that many RPGs of the ilk fail to do. 

[Via GoNintendo and Andria Sang]

 

Photo Gallery

Tip: You can swipe photos or use your arrow keys


 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Role-Playing Games #video #Wii
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jim SterlingFormer Reviews Editor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts12537Blogs 194Following42Followers1559

Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more
Trending on Destructoid:

 
 


Dtoid is fighting adblockalypse without native ad article bullsh* thanks to Huge Members. Please give them sex or donuts:

taterchimp
taterchimp


Since 6:01 PM on 06.06.2008

sham8nix
sham8nix


Since 3:32 PM on 10.01.2012

ObliqueZombie
ObliqueZombie


Since 2:16 PM on 10.27.2014

AdamTheMinccino
AdamTheMinccino


Since 9:36 AM on 01.26.2011

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!