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    Post by Valkyrie on Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:49 pm

    Not totally sure if it is relevant to post it there, but recently Tetsuya Takahashi did an interview on Iwata Asks about Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS :

    The part of the interview called "Burning bridges" (see the link below) compares Xenosaga and Xenoblade. The explanations about the experience of Monolith Soft and the story/gameplay equilibrium are rather interesting in my opinion :

    This interview is the cause of this article on Siliconera :

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    Post by katimus_prime on Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:43 pm

    Video game journalism's ability to take a statement like "we were young" and re-interpret it into "this is why this game sucks!" when it comes to Xenosaga really drives home how much I completely disregard video game journalism as a whole.  The journalists have always hated Xenosaga, so my respect for them fled a really long time ago.

    I thought it was really nice to see a little bit how the dev process was for XS.  I'd honestly love to know more, but not while people are going to frame it in the context of judging Monolith's works against themselves.  Xenoblade would not have happened if Xenosaga hadn't happened, and Xenosaga would not have happened if Xenogears hadn't happened, and Xenogears wouldn't have happened if FF6 hadn't happened, etc, etc, etc.  My love for these games is built through all of them, so pitting them against each other gives me the blues and I kinda really hate this thread (incidentally, it's taken me all week to figure out how to answer this that isn't an inarticulate or offensive scribble cloud).

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    Post by Yikari on Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:07 am

    I didn't go to see what the article was about, only some of the interview section. Judging by your comment, katimus, that was a right decision.

    You know what? I am kind of tired of seeing all the negative xenoblade talk whenever I visit most xeno-related things nowadays, so I'm gonna go and play it and see for myself (especially considering how much I've enjoyed XS Ep. II despite all its problems - a game that people oftentimes recommend skipping entirely).

    In fact, I've already started a couple of days ago. Barring some kind of mishap, I am going to raid the Xenoblade section of the forum sometime soon(tm).

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    Post by Bigtakilla on Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:37 am

    I liked Blade and Blade X more than Saga series.

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