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  • Scoob - February 16, 2014 1:20 a.m.

    If it were to be a Monster Hunter clone it would need this: -Missions where you kill specific monsters for a chance of materials for the gear you make. Each piece of gear with a theme and styling of what you kill when you skin/butcher it. -Sharpening stones, food, and whatever else that makes it somewhat close to real hunting to sustain yourself. -Every weapon having a different feel that actually makes a real difference in gameplay in how it feels controlling your character in combat. -Assless chaps. Lots of men wearing assless chaps.
  • FreeRPGer - February 15, 2014 4:15 p.m.

    HA! A Monster Hunter clone? And, truly, where did this reviewer get this ludicrous idea? Some Western reviewers seldom get the Eastern games put in the correct niche. Now, if this reviewer had written that this is a polished up HD Xenoblade Chronicles, with an upgraded battle system, that would have been more like it. Truly, the upcoming Ragnarok Odyssey ACE will be more like Monster Hunter . Get your story straight. :)
  • TheMariner - February 15, 2014 12:40 p.m.

    How, exactly, does the new footage make X look like a Monster Hunter clone? There were huge monsters that you could take on with a party in Xenoblade Chronicles, too. And they also dropped loot. The only difference is that the combat seems much more polished and it looks like the other party members might be actual players instead of AI companions. I mean, if incorporating successful gameplay elements from other franchises makes the new game a clone, then isn't Metal Gear Rising a clone of Way of the Samurai because it includes sword combat?
  • Swedish_Chef - February 13, 2014 8:46 p.m.

    "Monster Hunter Clone." ...I'm sorry what? Because to me it looks much more like a larger scale, even more refined Xenoblade Chronicles with pilot-able mechs than a monster hunter clone.
  • shawksta - February 13, 2014 8:28 p.m.

    If im not mistaken the combat is exactly like Xenoblade chronicles
  • Talvari - February 13, 2014 6:02 p.m.

    You got a chest reward from killing most monsters in Xenoblade too ya know :| And some battles could take up to 10 minutes and the pop up screen is most likely to determine who gets what loot. I also don't think calling it a potential monster hunter clone is very convincing either, unless anything that has 4 players and takes down a single enemy is automatically a monster hunter clone now? :| Either way this recent footage makes me more excited than anything given how gorgeous the game looks coupled with them saying it's a more polished version of Xenoblades combat system (which i personally enjoyed). My only hope is that they don't butcher the single player by adding in mindless multiplayer stuff. I'm all for multiplayer Xenoblade style action but leave the main story alone as it was one of xenoblades shining features.
  • LOZ4EVAH - January 24, 2013 10:09 p.m.

    This looks awesome. My Wii U purchase is looking like a verrry smart decision. Will definitely be waiting for new news.
  • ObliqueZombie - January 24, 2013 3:56 p.m.

    I've never played any Xeno games, but Xenoblade Chronicles looked awesome. Too bad I never owned a Wii, though maybe I'll dive into them with the WiiU granted I ever get one.
  • FOZ - January 24, 2013 11:43 a.m.

    As said, pretty sure it's just going to have online co op and not be an MMO. Would definitely be useful compared to the extremely limited control of your party you had in Xenoblade. And I do hope Shulk is not involved and that's supposed to be some sort of new character.
  • Fuzunga - January 24, 2013 10:38 a.m.

    The only thing that worries me is the lack of color.
  • iluvpkmnmonday - January 24, 2013 9:25 a.m.

    It says Xeno-franchise but correct me if I'm wrong but aren't technically Xenoblade, Xenosaga, and Xenogears all three different franchises? I know they share the same production company and that Saga and Gears share similar elements but I thought that was it. Why not just say Xenoblade sequel?
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - January 24, 2013 9:31 a.m.

    They are all different franchises that fall under the same prefix. Only reason it's not called a Xenoblade sequel in the article is because there hasn't been 100% confirmation on that just yet. I'm pretty sure that's what it'll end up being, though :P
  • Nomado - January 24, 2013 5:22 a.m.

    Before we say that "The protagonist isn't a returning character from a previous Xeno franchise" we have to remember that in Xenoblade you can change who to be your party leader. Also that shulk is shown at the end of the trailer. I hope it would be Xenoblade sequel :3
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - January 24, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    Good point! My biggest question at this point is whether or not you create a character from scratch. It would seem weird to have drop in/out co-op where you pop in with pre-made characters. Like in Xenoblade, it'd be odd to have 3 Shulks running around.
  • Corsair89 - January 24, 2013 midnight

    It looks amazing, but I'd be so disappointed if it was an MMO. Multiplayer is fine, just let me enjoy my Xeno solo. :/
  • limegreentanuki - January 23, 2013 9:44 p.m.

    Nice write up. I think the red text box in the upper left is for the enemy name though. Do an image search for "Amphicoelias" and you will find some brontosaurus-type creature (slide 5). The enemy in slide 14 translates to "Sleipnir", a common JRPG foe.
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - January 23, 2013 11:04 p.m.

    Ah, good catch!
  • Elven_Star - January 23, 2013 9:44 p.m.

    Great analysis. As much as I loved Xenoblade, it was not as good as Xenosaga 1 story-wise. Xenosaga 2 was so bad I quit playing it after 6-7 hours and I didn't bother with Xenosaga 3 at all. Xenogears, of course, is the king. My point is seeing the names behind this new one, I'm positive we're going to see something really good. I just hope it's not an MMO.
  • shawksta - January 23, 2013 9:20 p.m.

    Nice analysis guys, the freaking mechs look awesome
  • Tyrande - January 23, 2013 8:20 p.m.

    that sword on the cycle (slide 20) is the same one attached to the doll robot (slide 17) plus the name is the same, so my guess is that the robot goes Transformer on our ass. wonder if it just transforms to a motorcycle