Xenoblade Chronicles X
is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Wii JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles. In this game, you are among the last of humanity, struggling to survive on a new world after Earth was apparently destroyed. This happened in the middle of a war between two alien armies, and very few got on the White Whale ship in order to escape and survive. Now they have crash landed on Mira, where they hope to survive on their colony, NLA. Only YOU can help!
In terms of gameplay, it is a weird mix of several RPG styles, basically a JRPG twist on open world sidequest focused western RPGs with MMO influence as well. This is true of both games, but the original was more focused on its main story, while Xenoblade Chronicles X is more focused on its world and characters as you struggle to help the remainder of humanity. My assumption is that it's like going from Mass Effect 1 to 2 in that regard. I say assumption because this is a Blind Let's Play!
While I know things about the game, this is my first time ever playing through it.
The current plan is NOT to 100% this game, because that would presumably take an eternity to pull off. Instead, it is simply to do as much content as human and reasonably possible. This includes a whole bunch of things, from main story quests, to small missions, to missions to help your comrades to exploring the vast world of Mira, to even doing things for achievements. However, one interesting thing about this Let's Play is that unlike the original Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles X has a semi-silent protagonist. By that I mean, while he/she (gender choices!) can speak during battle, she has no vocal interaction during the actual cutscenes where the important story events happen. So, to make up for that, I will be making up little journal entries to put in this thread immediately after I post a video (at least the vast majority of the time). So hopefully that will add something interesting to all this.Part 1:https://youtu.be/Q6QyXvjt6jIhttps://youtu.be/mhE5pdGTX3Q
During what little time we have to take a break here, I’ve decided I needed to get my thoughts down on this device. I have apparently lost my memories, as I only really remember my name. I’m not sure why you would call someone “Slider”, but this is no time to question myself about this. There is so much I don’t know about, and I don’t know if I was supposed to know about this. I was awakened last night from some sort of pod by a girl named Elma. I have no choice but to follow her, as I have not seen another human being so far on this journey. She is taking me to some sort of colony that I can already see far in the distance. Thankfully, this means there is civilization on this planet. I am not surprised by this, but I am certainly grateful.
I will say, I feel calmer than I perhaps should be. On our way to this cliff, we’ve fought some of the local wildlife (mainly insects). I was suddenly given a gun, but along with my knife, I’ve been fighting these creatures fairly casually all things considered. I wonder if I was some sort of soldier in the past based on this. I remember enough to know that not everyone can handle this type of weapon this easily, so that’s my best guess. I wish I knew something about my past.
I don’t know how long I’ll record my thoughts like this."