Zelda Skyward Sword or Xenoblade?
Pay extra for an import or for the Wii Motion Plus.
Okay before anyone asks how I could play an import on a region locked console I want to say. It looks relatively easy to break the regioning on the Wii. How to do this is something that I think cannot be discussed on ScrewAttack. It's a method that can also allow some inconsiderate gamers to pirate Wii titles. I do not advocate piracy in any way.
At the moment I can buy Xenoblade off eBay, which is a very expensive way to get the game, or from a European game website like game.co.uk, which could be tricky since I'm dealing with a Dollar to Euro conversion (if anyone has any information on how this works I'd much appreciate it).
Okay enough with the technical crap. I'm down to less than $80 left from my summer job and I only have enough for one game. I have a choice between the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword or Xenoblade Chronicles.
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword is one of those games that I've been keeping an eye on, but haven't really thought about buying until recently. I was left with a bad taste in my mouth with l Links last official outing on the DS with Spirit Tracks, but my frustration aside from playing that game I'm looking at Skyward Sword with an open mind. From what I've heard the controls are amazing for one of the few games that actually use the Wii Motion Plus. My only fear is that I myself will not like the control scheme, but that is still something to decide for myself when I buy this game. The new items and dungeon like overworld look interesting, but the 100 hour gameplay time doesn't. This is a Zelda game and therefore I'm expecting a relatively short and fun adventure, but this game may turn out to be the exact opposite. Again only time will tell, but what I have seen so far is interesting.
Xenoblade Chronicles on the other hand has already been released and is considered the most revolutionary Japanese RPG of the decade. Import issues aside I'm more hyped up for this game than Skyward Sword. At this moment I have every Xeno title that has been released in America and I've been patiently waiting for this game to be released. Unfortunately, Nintendo of America isn't really thinking about the thousands of people who want this game. This could mean there is no localization for America. The good news though is that it was released in Europe and can be played on an American Wii, if you know how to make it work that is. Instead of waiting for the inevitable "Why don't you try out Wii Music 2 instead?" comment from NOA I thought I would support NOE for translating this game into English. If this game is eventually released in America I probably won't buy it a second time.
As most might know from reading this I intend to buy Xenoblade Chronicles, but I could run into issues related to importing the game and making it work on my Wii. I'd like to play Skyward Sword one day, and If NOA does announce Xenoblade before I plan to buy it I might buy Skyward Sword instead and wait for Xenoblade to come out later. I'm in one very annoying position right now. Should I buy Xenoblade now for a little less than $80, expensive shipping included, or should I buy the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword which hopefully comes with the Wii Motion Plus, else it would be around $70.
It's a hard choice indeed, and I'd like to hear your opinion on it. Feel free to comment below.
Just bought Xenoblade hopefully it will work when I get it.
It all comes down to what genre you prefer. I own Xenoblade but haven't finished it. It's a great game, I just haven't had the patience or time to sit through the whole thing (I'm approximately 15 hours into the it). Now none of us have played Skyward Sword, but I definitely think I'll enjoy that more than Xenoblade. It looks more pleasing to the eye in my opinion, and I have always preferred adventure games where you have more control over individual moves rather than the team focused combat of an RPG like Xenoblade.
For me, it's Skyward Sword. Both are/will be great games, but it all comes down to your taste in games. :)
I've been looking up how to play the game on my Wii, and for the most part it seems easy to do. I'm just a little concerned about the issues that would come with playing this game on a hacked Wii (Nintendo might give me some trouble in the future). There is one mistake I made in this blog entry though. I said I was going to buy this game with euros, but I meant pounds which makes it slightly more expensive. It's still under $60 though which is much cheaper than the $100+ it goes for on eBay.
It's gonna be relatively easy to get Skyward, go ahead and get Xeno. Xenoblade needs to be Americanized quick.
As someone who has played Xenoblade, I can tell it's every bit as awesome as people are saying, If you get past some of the graphics (it looks like a early PS2 game) and generic side quests, it really is one of the best JRPG's I've played in a while. However, Skyward Sword is going to be epic as well.
I'd go for Xenoblade, since that needs all the support it can get (Skyward Sword will make millions)