The lights are on
If you read my review, you're already aware that while Xillia isn't perfect, it captures why I fell in love with role-playing games in the first place: party member interactions, finding treasure chests, and tense boss battles.
On this episode of Test Chamber, join our substitute host Jeff Cork (sometimes we let Reiner take vacations) as he breaks down RPG tropes with Joe Juba, intern Liz Lanier, and myself.
See some footage from an early portion of the game, complete with cutscenes and battles, where I show off the partner link function. We also discuss the Tales series in general and our new column RPG Spotlight, where we break down long established franchises for newcomers. Strangely enough, Tales was our first one.
Watch the video below to get a peek at Xillia.
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I'm playing this right now and loving every minute of it. It's a vast improvement over Graces f. I was very glad to see it score an 8.25 here, not that score is everything, but still.
This games art is great. Maybe I'll try this one out sometime.
So happy about this game. I already picked it up!
I still haven't tried out a Tales game before, I guess I should after this. Glad to know that Reiner's not out looking for Krypton or anything. Sorry Jeff, Raging Reiner's my cup 'o tea. Nice to see another intern hang out on a Test Chamber. :)
Picking up my copy in a few hours--can't wait!
Cork is awesome, he has mastered being a *** while pretending to be making a joke. He is so sassy yet everyone at GI says wonderful things about him. I wish he was as regular on these sorts of things as Dan is.
I would watch this, but I've already seen the whole game soooo lololololololololol... Okay I'll watch it :p
Sooo glad you guys did a test chamber of this!
Thanks for hooking up this Test Chamber Kim! Right after watching it, I went and picked up this game. Really fun so far:)
Pity my copy is back in the U.S, and I won't be back for another month or so.
This game does look great.
Liz completely blew it. I can't believe this.