History VideoGame / Xenoblade

16th Apr '18 2:48:54 PM Karxrida
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''Xenoblade'', known as ''Xenoblade Chronicles'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Europe and the US]], is a [[EasternRPG Japanese role playing game]] for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} console, developed by Creator/MonolithSoft and published and produced by Creator/{{Nintendo}}. It is the SpiritualSuccessor to the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series of {{Eastern RPG}}s for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 (which itself was a SpiritualSuccessor to the Creator/SquareSoft {{Role Playing Game}} ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'').

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''Xenoblade'', known as ''Xenoblade Chronicles'' (''[[MarketBasedTitle Xenoblade]]'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Europe and the US]], Japan]]) is a [[EasternRPG Japanese role playing game]] for the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} console, developed by Creator/MonolithSoft and published and produced by Creator/{{Nintendo}}. It is the SpiritualSuccessor to the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series of {{Eastern RPG}}s for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 (which itself was a SpiritualSuccessor to the Creator/SquareSoft {{Role Playing Game}} Creator/SquareSoft's ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'').
6th Apr '18 6:24:36 PM JRA
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* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Shulk]]. Think about it. [[spoiler:After he froze to death in Valak Mountain, he was more or less a vessel for Zanza]]
14th Mar '18 6:26:32 PM Watashiwa
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[[caption-width-right:300:By the way, this shot is from the other giant's kneecap.]]

->''"We may die if we make a stand here, but staying gives us the chance to change our destinies. We have the Monado. With this, the future is ours for the taking!"''
-->-- '''Dunban'''

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[[caption-width-right:300:By [[caption-width-right:300:I don't know what the way, this shot is from future holds. But that means... I can imagine all the other giant's kneecap.possibilities.]]

->''"We may die if we make a stand here, but staying gives us ->''Long ago, the chance to change our destinies. We world was nothing more than an endless sea cloaked in a boundless sky, reaching as far as could possibly be imagined. Then two great titans came into existence: the Bionis and the Mechonis. The titans were locked in a timeless battle, until at last...only their lifeless corpses remained. Eons have passed. Now, our world, this vast land stretching across the Monado. With this, remains of the future Bionis, is ours for under attack from a relentless force known as the taking!"''
Mechon.''
-->-- '''Dunban'''
'''Shulk, in the opening narration'''



In the world of ''Xenoblade'', two continent-sized gods called the Bionis and the Mechonis fought an endless war against one another until only their lifeless corpses remained. Life flourished on the surface of these titans, giving birth to the human-like Homs on Bionis and the [[MechanicalMonster machine-like Mechon]] on Mechonis.

Peace would last until the Mechon launched an invasion, attempting to wipe out all life upon Bionis. With the power of a legendary sword known as [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement the Monado]], the only thing capable of piercing Mechon armour, the invasion was halted and peace regained for a time. That is, until one year later when the Mechon returned in even greater numbers than before.

The story follows Shulk, a young Homs male who becomes the new [[TheChosenOne chosen]] wielder of the Monado. He chooses to use the power of the blade to seek revenge against those who [[DoomedHometown attacked his village]]. Given [[Creator/MonolithSoft the developer]], things get ''much'' more complicated than that.

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In the world of ''Xenoblade'', two Two continent-sized gods called the Bionis and the Mechonis fought an endless war against one another until only their lifeless corpses remained. Life flourished arose on the surface of these titans, giving birth to organic life on the human-like Homs on Bionis and the [[MechanicalMonster machine-like Mechon]] on Mechonis.

Peace would last until
Mechonis. For as long as the human-like Homs can remember, the Mechon launched an invasion, attempting to wipe have been intent on wiping out all life upon Bionis. With the power of a the legendary sword known as [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement the Monado]], sword of the only thing capable of piercing Mechon armour, Bionis itself, the invasion was halted and peace regained for a time. That is, invaders are decisively defeated... until one year later when they return with new, stronger forms. [[ScienceHero One of the Mechon returned in even greater numbers than before.

The story follows Shulk, a young
Homs male who becomes the new researchers]], Shulk [[TheChosenOne chosen]] wielder discovers he is the Monado's destined wielder]] when he takes up the sword and [[{{Seer}} starts to see]] [[CombatClairvoyance visions of the Monado. He chooses to use future]]. When the power of the blade Mechon retreat, [[TheLostLenore Shulk swears to seek get revenge against those who [[DoomedHometown attacked his village]]. Given for what they've done]] and leaves to pursue them.

[[Creator/MonolithSoft the developer]], Needless to say]], things get ''much'' more complicated than that.



A [[ThematicSeries sequel (of sorts)]] titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' was released for the UsefulNotes/WiiU in 2015, and a more direct follow-up titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' was released for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch in 2017.

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A [[ThematicSeries sequel (of sorts)]] titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' sequel]], ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', was released for the UsefulNotes/WiiU in 2015, and and in 2017 a more direct follow-up titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' was follow-up, ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'', released for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch in 2017.
UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.
23rd Feb '18 8:19:23 PM N.Harmonik
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* JigsawPuzzlePlot: A staple of Monolith Soft games. Playing a second time reveals a great ammount of foreshadowing and little details hidden that start to make sense in hindsight.

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* JigsawPuzzlePlot: A staple of Monolith Soft games. Playing a second time reveals a great ammount amount of foreshadowing and little details hidden that start to make sense in hindsight.



* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: The Nopon accent gives off the illusion that the Nopon folk [[YouNoTakeCandle are not really fluent in the language of the Homs]] (when they're actually are), with them tending to refer themselves as their given name when talking to others, them tending to add "pom" to the end of certain nouns, them calling the Homs "Hom homs", etc. An unnamed Nopon NPC {{Lampshade}}s this by making up a theory on the spot as to why they speak like that when you go talk to her.

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* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: The Nopon accent gives off the illusion that the Nopon folk [[YouNoTakeCandle are not really fluent in the language of the Homs]] (when they're they actually are), with them tending to refer themselves as their given name when talking to others, them tending to add "pom" to the end of certain nouns, them calling the Homs "Hom homs", etc. An unnamed Nopon NPC {{Lampshade}}s this by making up a theory on the spot as to why they speak like that when you go talk to her.
14th Feb '18 11:03:32 PM Sniper_Maxter
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* InventedLingusticDistinction: The English dub has two examples. Though all of the characters sport accents from across southern England, most of them are distributed based on character rather than nationality (despite living together for most of their lives, siblings Fiora and Dunban speak in Estuary and Received Pronunciation accents, respectively, for example). The first exception and example of this trope is the High Entia race, who all speak in Upper Received Pronunciation accents and are the sole users of it. As a very long lived and somewhat isolationist society of High Elfish people, the language difference checks out. The other example is the Nopon race, who aren't so different accent-wise, but speak in their own unique dialect full of broken English and strange terminologies.

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* InventedLingusticDistinction: InventedLinguisticDistinction: The English dub has two examples. Though all of the characters sport accents from across southern England, most of them are distributed based on character rather than nationality (despite living together for most of their lives, siblings Fiora and Dunban speak in Estuary and Received Pronunciation accents, respectively, for example). The first exception and example of this trope is the High Entia race, who all speak in Upper Received Pronunciation accents and are the sole users of it. As a very long lived and somewhat isolationist society of High Elfish people, the language difference checks out. The other example is the Nopon race, who aren't so different accent-wise, but speak in their own unique dialect full of broken English and strange terminologies.
14th Feb '18 11:02:55 PM Sniper_Maxter
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* InventedLingusticDistinction: The English dub has two examples. Though all of the characters sport accents from across southern England, most of them are distributed based on character rather than nationality (despite living together for most of their lives, siblings Fiora and Dunban speak in Estuary and Received Pronunciation accents, respectively, for example). The first exception and example of this trope is the High Entia race, who all speak in Upper Received Pronunciation accents and are the sole users of it. As a very long lived and somewhat isolationist society of High Elfish people, the language difference checks out. The other example is the Nopon race, who aren't so different accent-wise, but speak in their own unique dialect full of broken English and strange terminologies.
12th Feb '18 7:41:02 PM Gamecubist
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* MeltingPotNomenclature: Homs settlements have characters with names from various European languages.
10th Feb '18 12:09:49 PM KhaosKyuubi
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*** On a related note, two of Shulk's Monado Arts, Monado Armor and Monado Eater, are not leaned by progressing through the story, and can only be leaned by raising a village affinity and completing several sidequests. Again, the game never even hints at the idea that not all Monado Arts are givben to you as the story progresses.
28th Jan '18 8:23:48 PM KhaosKyuubi
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** Maxing out your Party Members' Arts is a big one. Learning the intermediate levels is straightforward enough, just buy the books from shops; however, the Books that teach the Advanced Levels can only be obtained via drops from level 70+ monsters. The game never tells you this, let alone what monsters drop which Books.
17th Jan '18 6:19:44 PM BURGINABC
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* KirkSummation: Meyneth delivers one to Zanza:
--> "They (the Homs) are living beings! If you cannot understand this, you have no right to call yourself a god!"



* KnifeNut: Fiora's WeaponOfChoice are a pair of huge knives.
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