The holy grail of modern RPGs today, a true revival of the JRPG, and the reason for gamers to dust off their Nintendo Wii. The only relation this game has to the similarly named Xenogears and Xenosaga is the fact that they were all created by Tetsuya Takahashi. Unlike those games, however, Xenoblade boasts one of the largest open worlds this side of Skyrim. In addition, it has an epic battle system, fantastic art direction, a story that (for the most part) doesn't play into traditional JRPG tropes, and beautiful music.
While graphics whores, Call of Duty addicts and console fanboys have denigrated this game due to the simple fact that it's a JRPG on the Wii, almost everyone else has given it well-deserved praise.
Fanboy 1: The Wii's on its last legs, and it's always sucked!
Fanboy 2: Meh, this game looks like JRPG garbage.
Fanboy 3: Those graphics are shit!
Me: *shows fanboys a review of the game*
Fanboys: Ah...that actually looks really, really good...
Me: Wow, Xenoblade has really been turning fanboys across the spectrum into converts.