With Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Monolith Soft makes it clear to players that the adventure will bridge XC1 and XC2. But what about those who have never touched a single episode of the Xenoblade saga before? This is the question we will try to answer in this little guide which should enlighten neophytes.
A scenario that stands alone...
Yes, the scenario of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 can be taken independently from the other two episodes of the saga and it marks its differences very well : the universe of Aionios and the rules which govern it are one of the strong points of the scenario of the game. The nations of Keves and Agnus, forced to clash relentlessly for mysterious reasons, and the forces that compose them, endowed with a life expectancy of up to ten years... The scenario will revolve around this a lot and transmission. Themes that we already know in the J-RPG but which are exploited in an original way here, even if the writing of the dialogues sometimes leaves something to be desired.
... but the references are huge
It's a bit of a "worry": yes the bases of the universe of Xenoblade Chonicles 3 stand alone, but it is clear that in the background, the events of XC1 and XC2 have a huge impact on the course of this new titanic epic . We will obviously be careful not to reveal anything and we hope that the surprises that have not been revealed in the trailers released by Nintendo will satisfy the faithful who started on Wii in 2010. Finally, and that's really for Xeno buffs, but systems and certain panoramas are clearly reminiscent of Xenoblade Chronicles X, the atypical episode released exclusively on Wii U.
In our opinion, it's entirely possible to enjoy browsing the storyline of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, even if this is your first experience with the series . The gameplay, the characters and the universes of the other two episodes are sufficiently different and also stand up without having to have done the other games. For players who have already been able to experience the peregrinations of Shulk and Rex, on the other hand, the slap will be all the greater, with a real link that connects all the episodes of the trilogy.
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