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
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 whore
s, Call of Duty addicts and console fanboy
s 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.