History YMMV / XenobladeChronicles2

22nd Feb '18 12:23:26 AM MJTrooper
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** [[spoiler: Rex becoming the Master Driver has a massive impact on the gameplay that it allows Rex to engage with any summoned blade in the game without restriction, including story-relevant blades like Dromarch (Poppi and her three forms being the exceptions). Storywise, outside out of a brief tutorial in Chapter 8, no one even brings it up, not even Mythra. Rex will suddenly have an expanded repertoire of blades in the Engage Blade menu and after a few cutscenes and a battle, Rex suddenly has Brighid engaged to him without warning. Even after the party is fully reunited halfway through the chapter practically no one questions why Rex can engage with their blades at will.]]

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** [[spoiler: Rex [[spoiler:Rex becoming the Master Driver has a massive impact on the gameplay in that it allows Rex to engage with any summoned blade in the game without restriction, including story-relevant blades like Dromarch (Poppi and her three forms being the exceptions). Storywise, outside out of a brief tutorial in Chapter 8, no one even brings it up, not even Mythra. Rex will suddenly have an expanded repertoire of blades in the Engage Blade menu and after a few cutscenes and a battle, Rex suddenly has Brighid engaged to him without warning. Even after the party is fully reunited halfway through the chapter chapter, practically no one questions why Rex can engage with their blades at will.will. The only time this plays a role in the story is when it's used to counter Amalthus's ability to control blades.]]
22nd Feb '18 12:11:04 AM megachao24
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** Aegaeon. Despite sharing a similar hereditary status with Brighid as a Blade of Mor Ardain, Aegaeon completely disappears from the story after [[spoiler: Niall nearly dies and returning to his Core Crystal. Even after he is summoned by Mòrag, Aegaeon is nearly forgotten in the grand scheme of things aside from a Heart-to-Heart and a late-game sidequest [[DayInTheLimelight he gets to star in]].]]

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** Aegaeon. Despite sharing a similar hereditary status with Brighid as a Royal Blade of Mor Ardain, Aegaeon completely disappears from the story after [[spoiler: Niall nearly dies and returning to his Core Crystal. Even after he is summoned by Mòrag, Aegaeon is nearly forgotten in the grand scheme of things aside from a Heart-to-Heart and a late-game sidequest [[DayInTheLimelight he gets to star in]].]]
22nd Feb '18 12:00:54 AM megachao24
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: While mercenary missions serve a significant role gameplay-wise, the Garfront Mercenaries serve little purpose in terms of the main narrative after chapter 3. [[spoiler: Despite Rex being named their leader]], they're never called on to help out and are barely referenced outside sidequests.

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** Aegaeon. Despite sharing a similar hereditary status with Brighid as a Blade of Mor Ardain, Aegaeon completely disappears from the story after [[spoiler: Niall nearly dies and returning to his Core Crystal. Even after he is summoned by Mòrag, Aegaeon is nearly forgotten in the grand scheme of things aside from a Heart-to-Heart and a late-game sidequest [[DayInTheLimelight he gets to star in]].]]
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mercenary missions serve a significant role gameplay-wise, the Garfront Mercenaries serve little purpose in terms of the main narrative after chapter 3. [[spoiler: Despite Rex being named their leader]], they're never called on to help out and are barely referenced outside sidequests.
20th Feb '18 11:06:18 PM megachao24
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** [[spoiler: Rex becoming the Master Driver has a massive impact on the gameplay that it allows Rex to engage with any summoned blade in the game without restriction, including story-relevant blades like Dromarch. Storywise, outside out of a brief tutorial in Chapter 8, no one even brings it up, not even Mythra. Rex will suddenly have an expanded repertoire of blades in the Engage Blade menu and after a few cutscenes and a battle, Rex suddenly has Brighid engaged to him without warning. Even after the party is fully reunited halfway through the chapter practically no one questions why Rex can engage with their blades at will.]]

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** [[spoiler: Rex becoming the Master Driver has a massive impact on the gameplay that it allows Rex to engage with any summoned blade in the game without restriction, including story-relevant blades like Dromarch.Dromarch (Poppi and her three forms being the exceptions). Storywise, outside out of a brief tutorial in Chapter 8, no one even brings it up, not even Mythra. Rex will suddenly have an expanded repertoire of blades in the Engage Blade menu and after a few cutscenes and a battle, Rex suddenly has Brighid engaged to him without warning. Even after the party is fully reunited halfway through the chapter practically no one questions why Rex can engage with their blades at will.]]
20th Feb '18 10:58:44 PM megachao24
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** [[spoiler: Rex becoming the Master Driver has a massive impact on the gameplay that it allows Rex to engage with any summoned blade in the game without restriction, including story-relevant blades like Dromarch. Storywise, outside out of a brief tutorial in Chapter 8, no one even brings it up, not even Mythra. Rex will suddenly have an expanded repertoire of blades in the Engage Blade menu and after a few cutscenes and a battle is suddenly has Brighid engaged to him without warning. Even after the party is fully reunited halfway through the chapter practically no one questions why Rex can engage with their blades at will.]]

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** [[spoiler: Rex becoming the Master Driver has a massive impact on the gameplay that it allows Rex to engage with any summoned blade in the game without restriction, including story-relevant blades like Dromarch. Storywise, outside out of a brief tutorial in Chapter 8, no one even brings it up, not even Mythra. Rex will suddenly have an expanded repertoire of blades in the Engage Blade menu and after a few cutscenes and a battle is battle, Rex suddenly has Brighid engaged to him without warning. Even after the party is fully reunited halfway through the chapter practically no one questions why Rex can engage with their blades at will.]]
20th Feb '18 10:57:05 PM megachao24
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** [[spoiler: Rex becoming the Master Driver has a massive impact on the gameplay that it allows Rex to engage with any summoned blade in the game without restriction, including story-relevant blades like Dromarch. Storywise, outside out of a brief tutorial in Chapter 8, no one even brings it up, not even Mythra. Rex will suddenly have an expanded repertoire of blades in the Engage Blade menu and after a few cutscenes and a battle is suddenly has Brighid engaged to him without warning. Even after the party is fully reunited halfway through the chapter practically no one questions why Rex can engage with their blades at will.]]
20th Feb '18 4:52:04 PM megachao24
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** Kora's Blade Quest is one of the few in the game that does not have any battles in it and is more of a relaxing (if [[HilarityEnsues humorous]]) series chats with various characters in the party.

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** Kora's Blade Quest is one of the few in the game that does not have any battles in it and is more of a relaxing (if [[HilarityEnsues humorous]]) series of chats with various characters in the party.
20th Feb '18 4:51:28 PM megachao24
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** Kora's Blade Quest is one of the few in the game that does not have any battles in it and is more of a relaxing (if [[HilarityEnsues humorous]]) series chats with various characters in the party.
20th Feb '18 4:05:59 PM RainingMetal
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** Another Blade character, Dagas, is another example. His haughty attitude bothers many of his haters, not helped by his sub-par [[spoiler:initial]] affinity chart. His fans argue that he's a beast in combat once [[spoiler:his second affinity chart is unlocked after his quest]], and that he has an AwesomeEgo.
20th Feb '18 12:30:09 PM RainingMetal
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Rex is often singled out as one of the weakest party members due to his VanillaProtagonist personality and because most of his character arc and motivations revolve around Pyra. This is glaring as the game repeatedly calls attention to how striking his eyes and heroic spirit are, which can come across as CharacterShilling during the earlier chapters in particular. Others, however, appreciate that Rex is a normal person who doesn't have a special backstory in the grand-scheme of things and feel his optimistic {{Determinator}} personality is enough to make him stick out. It also helps how he is quite humble about it all, and harbors a lot of self doubt via all the "luck" involved in his accomplishments when there are so many who "deserve" them more (doubts expressed during his SecretTestOfCharacter).

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Rex is often singled out as one of the weakest party members due to his VanillaProtagonist personality and because most of his character arc and motivations revolve around Pyra. This is glaring as the game repeatedly calls attention to how striking his eyes and heroic spirit are, which can come across as CharacterShilling during the earlier chapters in particular. Others, however, appreciate that Rex is a normal person who doesn't have a special backstory in the grand-scheme of things and feel his optimistic {{Determinator}} personality is enough to make him stick out. It also helps how he is quite humble about it all, and harbors a lot of self doubt via all the "luck" involved in his accomplishments when there are so many who "deserve" them more (doubts expressed during his SecretTestOfCharacter).SecretTestOfCharacter).
** Among Blades, Ursula earns both equal amounts of admiration and ire from the fanbase. The big question is whether or not it's worth going through the long grind that is her sidequest to maximize her affinity chart. Her fans, due to her devastating power and healing abilities, believe it is while her detractors, citing the anticlimactic nature of the quest and simply the long grind in general, do not.
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