Saturday, January 28, 2012
Thank you all for participating in the Xenoblade Chronicles giveaway! Winners will be announced tomorrow!
Thank you all for participating in the Xenoblade Chronicles giveaway, and thank you Operation Rainfall for helping to get the word out about the contest. The contest comes to a close today, and winners will be picked tomorrow. To celebrate, I thought it be only fitting to dedicate today's Nintentune to the fantastic music of Xenoblade! Soon enough the game will be available in North America for everyone to enjoy, but until then, follow along and enjoy the music!
My initial reaction to Xenoblade Chronicles after playing it for a couple of hours was that the game world is vast. Like Texas steak big. According to game director Tetsuya Takahashi, from one end of the game world to the other, the size is about that of the Japanese archipelago. Honestly, the world is a tad bit intimidating when you set out on your adventure. Much of the world can be explored from the very start of the game. The visuals and art direction of the game really lend itself well to this however, because you will want to explore every nook and cranny just to see everything the game has to offer.
You can't begin to talk about Xenoblade Chronicles without mentioning now great the soundtrack is. Composers Yoko Shimomura and Yasunori Mitsuda have really outdone themselves, as I can't remember a time in recent memory that a soundtrack has pulled me in as this games soundtrack has. From awesome guitar riffs to inspired orchestral scores, the Xenoblade Chronicles soundtrack is everything you could ever want from video game music. I don't care what console it is on, Xenoblade Chronicles is up there with the best of them when it comes to video game soundtracks. I hope when Nintendo brings it on over, they also decide to offer the soundtrack as a possible Club Nintendo gift much like they did in Europe.