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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