History Videogame / Xenoblade

12th Feb '17 7:41:43 AM Gosicrystal
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** A long sidequest chain leads to a boss battle against [[spoiler:Bana, the Nopon kingpin; the only battle outside of the main story under the tune of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCHt8Eaesyo Tragic Decision]]"]]. Thought it's not an overleved battle, it takes quite some effort to reach it, since the quests that lead to it cover almost half of the game and can be LostForever.

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** A long sidequest chain leads to a boss battle against [[spoiler:Bana, the Nopon kingpin; the only battle outside of the main story under the tune of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCHt8Eaesyo Tragic Decision]]"]]. Thought it's not an overleved battle, it takes quite some effort to reach it, since the quests that lead to it cover almost half of the game and can be LostForever.are {{Permanently Missable|Content}}.



** Many sidequests have later consequences that aren't immediately obvious. Giving one seemingly inconsequential item to an NPC early on could lead to a whole branch of later quests being LostForever. Also, the game clearly points out to you which quests are timed, but never tells you ''how long'' you have until they expire. A timed quest could mean anything from that NPC moving to a different location later to [[spoiler:an entire area being destroyed.]]
** It's minor, but knowing which NPC trades what requires either massive trial and error or a guide. Even worse, some items aren't offered up for trade until you reach a certain affinity with the area, and certain [=NPCs=] who move locations offer completely different items afterwards. [[spoiler:Not to mention many of the High Entia you can trade with become LostForever after a certain event.]] Good luck completing the "Other" section of the Collectopaedia without a guide, whose items can ''only'' be obtained by trading with specific people.

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** Many sidequests have later consequences that aren't immediately obvious. Giving one seemingly inconsequential item to an NPC early on could lead to a whole branch of later quests being LostForever.[[PermanentlyMissableContent lost]]. Also, the game clearly points out to you which quests are timed, but never tells you ''how long'' you have until they expire. A timed quest could mean anything from that NPC moving to a different location later to [[spoiler:an entire area being destroyed.]]
** It's minor, but knowing which NPC trades what requires either massive trial and error or a guide. Even worse, some items aren't offered up for trade until you reach a certain affinity with the area, and certain [=NPCs=] who move locations offer completely different items afterwards. [[spoiler:Not to mention many of the High Entia you can trade with become LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent inaccessible]] after a certain event.]] Good luck completing the "Other" section of the Collectopaedia without a guide, whose items can ''only'' be obtained by trading with specific people.



* LostForever:
** Two entire areas' worth of quests get locked after certain story events. The game does have the courstesy to tell you that you shouldn't dilly-dally in completing these particular quests.
** All of the quests and unique monsters found in [[spoiler:Sword Valley, Galahad Fortress, and the Mechonis areas following the Fallen Arm]] will likewise be gone for good if not obtained in time.
** Due to a glitch, the achievement "The Brave Protectors" can become unavailable after a certain point of time. The exact cause of lockout is unknown, but the most likely reason is moving Nic to Colony 6 before you've talked to all the remaining Defense Force soldiers.
** [[spoiler:The Monado III]] will be permanently unobtainable if it is not equipped after beating NewGamePlus and is not deliberately carried over to the new file. The player is specifically warned about this.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent:
** Two entire areas' worth of quests get locked after certain story events. The game does have the courstesy to tell you that you shouldn't dilly-dally in completing these particular quests.
** All of the quests and unique monsters found in [[spoiler:Sword Valley, Galahad Fortress, and the Mechonis areas following the Fallen Arm]] will likewise be gone for good if not obtained in time.
** Due to a glitch, the achievement "The Brave Protectors" can become unavailable after a certain point of time. The exact cause of lockout is unknown, but the most likely reason is moving Nic to Colony 6 before you've talked to all the remaining Defense Force soldiers.
** [[spoiler:The Monado III]] will be permanently unobtainable if it is not equipped after beating NewGamePlus and is not deliberately carried over to the new file. The player is specifically warned about this.
27th Jan '17 4:16:11 PM Watashiwa
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** ...Using Riki's Talent Art to make off with the needed RandomDrop lets you skip killing the enemy, but you still need to survive the encounter.
21st Jan '17 2:49:44 PM Malady
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* EvolutionaryStasis: An ExploitedTrope in ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''. [[spoiler:The BigBad Zanza hid the DNA of the Telethia, draconic monsters that serve as macroscopic digestive bacteria for his true body, the Bionis, inside of the [[OurElvesAreBetter High Entia]], a sentient, technologically-advanced species created specifically for the role. By hiding them inside]] beings who rely on technology rather than adapting to their environment, [[spoiler:the Telethia]] genes would be protected from [[spoiler:the ravages of]] natural selection [[spoiler:in order to prevent them from changing too much to be usable before Zanza was ready to consume all life en masse. Fortunately this didn't work 100%, as the High Entia royal family somehow learned the truth and set up a BreedingCult using intermarriages with humans to try and breed out the Telethia genes]].
13th Jan '17 8:17:22 AM GoldenDarkness
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A [[ThematicSeries sequel (of sorts)]] titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has been released for the UsefulNotes/WiiU, and a more direct follow-up titled ''Xenoblade Chronicles 2'' has been announced for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.

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A [[ThematicSeries sequel (of sorts)]] titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has been released for the UsefulNotes/WiiU, and a more direct follow-up titled ''Xenoblade Chronicles 2'' ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' has been announced for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.
12th Jan '17 10:07:16 PM advent_child
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A [[ThematicSeries sequel (of sorts)]] titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has been released for the UsefulNotes/WiiU, and a more direct follow-up titled Xenoblade 2 has been announced for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.

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A [[ThematicSeries sequel (of sorts)]] titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has been released for the UsefulNotes/WiiU, and a more direct follow-up titled Xenoblade 2 ''Xenoblade Chronicles 2'' has been announced for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.
12th Jan '17 8:57:34 PM ShinyCottonCandy
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A [[ThematicSeries sequel (of sorts)]] titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has been released for the UsefulNotes/WiiU, and a more direct follow-up titled Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been announced for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.

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A [[ThematicSeries sequel (of sorts)]] titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has been released for the UsefulNotes/WiiU, and a more direct follow-up titled Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been announced for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.
12th Jan '17 8:57:01 PM ShinyCottonCandy
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A [[ThematicSeries sequel (of sorts)]] titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has been released for the UsefulNotes/WiiU.

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A [[ThematicSeries sequel (of sorts)]] titled ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has been released for the UsefulNotes/WiiU.UsefulNotes/WiiU, and a more direct follow-up titled Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been announced for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch.
4th Dec '16 1:39:37 PM Waddle
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On August 29th, 2014, a port for the [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS New Nintendo 3DS]] system was announced, after Shulk's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUTU4OZrjzY reveal trailer]] for the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game. It was released April 10th, 2015. The original Wii version also came out on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe on 5 August 2015, and later in North America on 28 April 2016. Also, Fiora is set to appear in the crossover video game ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'' alongside Xenosaga character KOS-MOS.

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On August 29th, 2014, a port for the [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS New Nintendo 3DS]] system was announced, after Shulk's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUTU4OZrjzY reveal trailer]] for the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game. It was released April 10th, 2015. A Shulk Toys/{{amiibo}} was released in the Wave 3 of ''Super Smash Bros.'' amiibo and unlocks [[AndYourRewardIsClothes bonus costumes]] in specific games[[note]]more specifically ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', ''VideoGame/YoshisWoollyWorld'', and ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo! Zip Lash''. Using it in ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' gives the [[PsychicPowers ESP ability]] to Kirby. It can also be used to train a "Figure Player" in ''Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U'' and gives coins for the [[GottaCatchThemAll collectibles shop]] in ''Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS''[[/note]]. The original Wii version also came out on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe on 5 August 2015, and later in North America on 28 April 2016. Also, Fiora is set to appear appeared as a Nintendo GuestFighter in the crossover video game ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'' alongside Xenosaga character KOS-MOS.
her SpiritualPredecessor KOS-MOS from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''; several Mechon, including the dreaded Metal Face, also appear as enemy units.
22nd Nov '16 6:10:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* DictionaryOpening: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5xuRbkXcZ8 The trailer for the 3DS remake]].
-->The Monado - a divine sword capable of disturbing the very fabric of existance.
15th Nov '16 1:57:31 PM Paleb05
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-> ''Listen to Désirée's long story."
-> ''Challenge yourself to listen to Désirée's long and boring story."
-> ''Try not to fall asleep while listening to Désirée's story."
-> ''Make it look like you enjoy listening to Désirée's long story."

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-> ''Listen --> "Listen to Désirée's long story."
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-> ''Make
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