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bdskelton
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
I’m at 104 hours and in Chapter 9. Damn this game is long!

I don’t feel like I’ve gone overboard with sidequests either. I generally take time to try and keep Merc missions full, etc, but I still have several options “quests” I’ve never done. Have done a lot of salvaging and gotten all Development levels up to 5 though.

I’ve heard these last few chapters go quicker so maybe I can finish the game clocking in under 115. By far the longest it’s taken me to beat a game though, and it’s been hella fun the whole time.


Drewbie
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
So I pulled Perceval from a common core in the middle of chapter 3 about 10 hours in. He's pretty fricking useful. Good start.


tconle2
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
I am only on chapter 2. I need to watch YouTube videos to understand blade combos.


Freauxzen
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
Top of Page 6 of this thread yo.
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Freauxzen
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
Ok...I finally beat it.


Great great story and ending. Love it. But I'm sad it's over.


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tconle2
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
Thanks. I didn't want to read all the way though to avoid spoilers.


tconle2
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
I think for the most part I have the combat down. I'm still a little confused the difference between a driver and blade combo is.

I only have one blade. So maybe I'm doing blade combos by doing driver combos?
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Powerman
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
Finally downloaded this game and started playing last night. The beginning is a bit nagging with the tutorials and I find things get a little busy at times with all the markers above everyone in the shop areas. That being said this game looks really promising. Still getting adjusted to the battle system as it can be a bit chaotic. Looks to be a challenging game.


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Freauxzen
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
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I'm still a little confused the difference between a driver and blade combo is.


Blade Combo = Special Attacks (I, II, III) = Using the elemental tree in the top right corner.

Driver Combo = Break, Topple, Launch, Smash Sequence

Then there is:

Fusion Combo = When your Break Topple, Launch Smash Sequence matches with the Blade Combo Elemental Types (Highly Advanced, Not needed for beating the game)

Chain Attack - Activated with the + Button, sequenced special attacks for Bursting opposite elementals to extend free attacks.

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I only have one blade. So maybe I'm doing blade combos by doing driver combos?




Yeah you won't be doing Driver combos frequently early because you don't have enough drivers and blades, and without buffs the limit for Breaking to Toppling is usually tough to time. You might get lucky on some blade rolls, but I didn't.


PRO TIP: Each character in the game as a different set of weapon skills with each weapon type. These weapon skills include the Break, Topple, Launch, Smash effects. So, if you line up Nia and Rex right, you can maybe get through 2-3 of those sequences. Nia and Tora Break really effectively, and Rex has topple as one of his first skills. Look in the upper middle of the screen for a bar that says "Break" and it starts running out fast. This means the enemy has been broken and you can now topple it. When you Topple it, the bar will change to "Topple" and start counting down again. Now you can Launch it. And so forth.

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Powerman
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
So this shite gets more complicated? Great.


Freauxzen
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
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So this shite gets more complicated? Great.




You don't have to do well in combat to beat the game, especially because the game allows you to control your level relative to your place in the story (if you've noticed inns).

I kept it probably medium difficulty and by the end of the game was at level 68, but had enough reserve xp to go level 80. And the end game fight was slightly easier than I wanted. If you want to beat the game without the difficulty that makes it require to be super skilled at combat, then just stay slightly over-leveled and you'll be fine.

It's actually quite clever. If you never use the inn, yeah you'll need to be skilled


Powerman
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
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ou don't have to do well in combat to beat the game, especially because the game allows you to control your level relative to your place in the story (if you've noticed inns).

I kept it probably medium difficulty and by the end of the game was at level 68, but had enough reserve xp to go level 80. And the end game fight was slightly easier than I wanted. If you want to beat the game without the difficulty that makes it require to be super skilled at combat, then just stay slightly over-leveled and you'll be fine.


Meanwhile I'm at level 26/27 and getting mauled by some people that are level 21-23

I might need to rethink which blades I have in battle


robertLSU
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
I've found this game is really brutal if you don't have your other two drivers set up as a dedicated tank and healer. It might just be that you're level 26 but you've neglected your other drivers or your items. Imo this game can be hard if you don't work on every aspect of it.


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Powerman
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
I'm at level 29 now. I am using Rex with a healer and a tank right now. The battles aren't so troublesome (although a bit time consuming) but I'm lost and can't find this stupid capital in Uraya or whatever it is.

I'll probably look up some tutorial online. As much as I don't mind getting a lot of time out of the game I don't like wasting hours wondering around getting lost and nothing accomplished.


Freauxzen
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
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I'm at level 29 now. I am using Rex with a healer and a tank right now. The battles aren't so troublesome (although a bit time consuming) but I'm lost and can't find this stupid capital in Uraya or whatever it is.

I'll probably look up some tutorial online. As much as I don't mind getting a lot of time out of the game I don't like wasting hours wondering around getting lost and nothing accomplished.




Go up the right side of the stomach as far as you can, it's a couple of ramps. Go UP, then towards the back from where you entered that large chamber and where go you on the ground. You might cross to the left (looking at the back) for a bit, but it swings right. If you see the large staircase there....you're aiming to the right of that.

You'll see a trio of human enemies (and a boss) on the dirt road. If you see them, you're going the right way. (Avoid them, because they are probably above you still).
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FourThreeForty
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
Lol Freauxzen’s giving a clinic on Xenoblade ITT.


Freauxzen
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
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Lol Freauxzen’s giving a clinic on Xenoblade ITT.






150 hours in it. I hope i can give a clinic.

Not only that, I just assume some people are like me, hate hitting the FAQs, or feel lame that way. Getting a little obscure direction feels better than getting the straight walkthrough.

ETA: 1) Thankfully, you only have to walk it once. Yay for Fast Travel 2) It's only the second worst zone to get around in.
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FourThreeForty
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
I have 105. This game is the ultimate grind hell of I’ve ever seen one. Slightly off topic but speaking of game hours, I ran across a guy that I saw on his profile put 965 hours into Splatoon 2 Jesus.


Freauxzen
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
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I have 105. This game is the ultimate grind hell of I’ve ever seen one. Slightly off topic but speaking of game hours, I ran across a guy that I saw on his profile put 965 hours into Splatoon 2 Jesus.


Ever seen Counter-strike playtime screens?

I wonder how some of those people eat.


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Powerman
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re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Switch JRPG Official Thread (84/100 Metacritic)
I actually found my way out the next time I picked the game up. Oddly enough the side quest got me going in the right direction.

I'm giving it a break until tomorrow. I have some reading I need to get caught up on and the weather is too nice here today.


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