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Sep 4th 2019 at 7:25:07 PM

So I have many complicated feelings about this. Xenoblade 1 is my favorite game ever and it's getting a LOT of improvements. But X needed a Switch version a lot more.

The new content is equally unnecessary but VERY interesting. New Monado! Bionis Shoulder! Shulk and Melia alone time!

RAlexa21th Angel Flare, ready to go! from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Angel Flare, ready to go!
Sep 4th 2019 at 7:32:36 PM

Do you think there are gonna be new clothing items? IIRC the skintight leggings Shulk and Melia have are not present in the original game, and Melia looks like she has a puffy new dress.

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Sep 4th 2019 at 7:41:14 PM

[up] Both of those outfits look like their defaults, just in HD.

Also, one thing that was pointed out while I was perusing the subreddit: you know how Fiora getting her body back is unexplained in game, but explained in an outside lore book and (from what I hear) was cut for time? We might see that in game as a quest.

Edited by tclittle on Sep 4th 2019 at 9:43:01 AM

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
Sep 4th 2019 at 7:49:04 PM

Or the ending cutscene.

I want more on the the 2 connection. Is Ontos on the world of the two gods or not?

SapphireBlue from California Relationship Status: In another castle
Sep 4th 2019 at 7:52:00 PM

[up][up] and [up]: I hope they incorporate that. The end result wasn't implausible without context, but the context makes it fit a lot better.

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Sep 4th 2019 at 7:56:25 PM

[up][up] At least for me, the ending cutscenes are long enough as is without going into Ending Fatigue and would likely veer close to it with what I was talking about added on.

A quest to acknowledge it in game would be much more preferable.

As for Ontos, I heard some want over on the subreddit for Alvis to get a Core Crystal, but since he's already wearing a shirt anyways, you wouldn't see it at all in his Homs form.

Edited by tclittle on Sep 4th 2019 at 9:59:33 AM

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
SapphireBlue from California Relationship Status: In another castle
Sep 4th 2019 at 8:46:31 PM

[up] Whenever we get a look at him, itíd be worth seeing if the neckline on his shirt is any different. That could be an indication. IIRC, core crystals are usually around the collarbone on humanoid Blades, and with his original design, youíd probably be able to see part of it.

Even if thatís not how they show it, I expect the topic to come up, whether itís to confirm the implications or debunk them.

Edited by SapphireBlue on Sep 4th 2019 at 8:49:50 AM

Sep 4th 2019 at 9:01:20 PM

He does have that weird key thing...

Edited by ultimatepheer on Sep 4th 2019 at 9:01:32 AM

RAlexa21th Angel Flare, ready to go! from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Angel Flare, ready to go!
Sep 4th 2019 at 9:04:55 PM

I hope the Definitive Edition improves upon 2's sidequest marker and includes UM tombstones and time record.

EDIT: People have pointed out that Shulk wields a big bulky Monado on Bionis shoulder, could be another Monado Replica or another Monado upgrade.

Edited by RAlexa21th on Sep 4th 2019 at 9:42:41 AM

SapphireBlue from California Relationship Status: In another castle
Sep 4th 2019 at 9:50:52 PM

Right, the Monado replicas. Forgot those were a thing.

Edited by SapphireBlue on Sep 4th 2019 at 9:52:02 AM

NesClassic Meh-meh!? from Flyover Country Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Meh-meh!?
Sep 4th 2019 at 10:11:45 PM

One of my friends theorized that it's a sheath for the Monado, which... I kinda doubt since the series and Sticks to the Back is the peanut butter jelly of our generation, but. Still, I'm interested to see where it goes and what the deal with Bionis' Shoulder is regardless. I'm enjoying this trend of games adding cut content in their remakes.

Oh, also, hopefully crying is a normal reaction to seeing one of your favorite games of all time in HD. Or at least to hearing Xenoblade's title screen music.tongue

she/her
RAlexa21th Angel Flare, ready to go! from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Angel Flare, ready to go!
Sep 4th 2019 at 10:16:27 PM

What do you guys think about the new Feather Motif? Could it be a mini campaign focusing on the High Entia?

Sep 4th 2019 at 10:48:29 PM

Apparently there are going to be more Giant ruins, on the shoulder? It was a thing in the Boundary Break video. Not called that of course, they didn't go into story analysis.

tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Sep 4th 2019 at 11:08:40 PM

Just a refresher using Boundry Break and Chugga's videos:

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
TheAirman from Congratulations! Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Sep 4th 2019 at 11:29:07 PM

Yeah thats definitely Bionis' Shoulder at the end of the trailer there.

More importantly, this means we now get to watch Melia suffer in HD! As I believe Handsome Rob once said, otherwise she could be happy and we can't have that.

PSN ID: FateSeraph Congratulations!
Yumil Mad Archivist
Mad Archivist
Sep 5th 2019 at 7:10:02 AM

he did.

On one hand, I would have prefered for it to just be a straight HD port so I didn't had to play it again cause I was fine with never playing it again after finishing two or three times. And the less call-forwars they add to 2, the better for me.

buuuuuuuuuuuuut they're putting actual effort into it with the shoulder so to quote the man, Ah shit, here we go again.

Kinda worried it'll be a pacing slowdown though. the story really doesn't need another slowdown right after prison island, or after frontier village.

"when you stare too long into the abyss, Xehanort takes advantage of the distraction to break into your house and steal all your shit."
RAlexa21th Angel Flare, ready to go! from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Angel Flare, ready to go!
Sep 5th 2019 at 7:15:05 AM

2020 is the 10th anniversary of the Xenoblade franchise. Things have changed quite a bit in a decade for Monolith.

HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Sep 5th 2019 at 8:17:19 AM

[up][up][up] and [up][up]

Those are the words I'm gonna be remembered for aren't they? -_-;

Edited by HandsomeRob on Sep 5th 2019 at 9:17:34 AM

Everyone is XEHANORT
TheAirman from Congratulations! Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Sep 5th 2019 at 8:18:40 AM

It is weird to think this went from a game we had to campaign to get a release for (along with two other games) in the West, to something that Nintendo practically micdropped the end of a Direct with.

Thank god for Operation Rainfall.

[up]You can choose between that and Uchiha Rob. Don't think for a second that I've forgotten the Naruto thread after all these years.

Edited by TheAirman on Sep 5th 2019 at 10:20:17 AM

PSN ID: FateSeraph Congratulations!
RAlexa21th Angel Flare, ready to go! from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Angel Flare, ready to go!
Sep 5th 2019 at 1:22:10 PM

Sounds like they are rerecording the lines. Shulk's delivery sounds more in line with Smash and XC2

Sep 5th 2019 at 2:17:09 PM

Are they using the same VAs, though? Someone else already pointed out that Jenna Louise-Coleman is a much bigger name than when the game first came out.

Sep 5th 2019 at 2:35:52 PM

I'd be really disappointed if they can't get get her back.

Although I would understand it.

I've mentioned it before, but finding out Jenna Coleman voiced Melia and played a Companion was actually what got me to start watching Doctor Who.

Edited by 32ndfreeze on Sep 5th 2019 at 2:36:45 AM

LordVatek Not really a lord of anything
Not really a lord of anything
Sep 5th 2019 at 2:40:47 PM

I have a running bet with my friends on if they'll give the option to have Shulk and Melia get together instead of Fiora and maybe have the option tied to the new area, a la Dragon Quest VIII for the 3DS.

This song needs more love.
RAlexa21th Angel Flare, ready to go! from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Angel Flare, ready to go!
Sep 5th 2019 at 2:51:56 PM

I don't think so, because that would make Melia happy, which we don't want.

Yumil Mad Archivist
Mad Archivist
Sep 5th 2019 at 3:08:15 PM

it's not that we don't want, it's that in the words of the great rob, we can't have that.

"when you stare too long into the abyss, Xehanort takes advantage of the distraction to break into your house and steal all your shit."

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