I’ll be upfront with you. If for some reason you have a Wii, but never gave this game a shot, you owe it to yourself to track it down now. And if you do, DON’T do what I did and pick away at it over the course of a year. I know it’s a long game -- very long -- but the faster you beat it, the more likely you are to be able to digest its particulars in one fell swoop. The gameplay, the story, all of it; if you have the willpower, I’d recommend an all-guns-blazing marathon run. Don’t play any other games but Xenoblade until you finish it. Got it? That way, when you decide to sit down and write a post about it, you’ll be able to remember and type everything you need to in order to prove that you haven’t lost your touch.
…Though I could be reaching a bit.
Warning: There are some minor spoilers up ahead, so unless you want to subject yourself to the horrors within, I’d recommend avoiding this post. Nothing deal-breaking, but there is stuff in there that’ll sour an experience if you’re not careful.
So let’s do this thing, and celebrate the one game that justifies the Wii’s existence. You know, unless you count Skyward Sword, Punch-Out!!, Sin and Punishment: Star Successor, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Trauma Team, NBA Jam, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, No More Heroes, No More Heroes 2, MadWorld, Sonic Colors, Super Paper Mario, Metroid Prime 3, Monster Hunter Tri, Mario Kart Wii, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and about twenty other games on this list.
…Why do people give the Wii so much crap, exactly?