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accfluvr165
 
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Do you need to have played the first game to thoroughly enjoy the sequel? It looks so good.
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It's just a spiritual sequel. You don't have to play the first.

From what I've heard, there are references, but nothing too major.
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Just picked it up yesterday. Stoked to play it!
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accfluvr165
 
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I just caved and bought it. Everything looks amazing. Hope I can get used to a JRPG. I have not played a JRPG at all.
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What a game to jump into if you've not played the first. The menus are so abundant I'M thrown off and lost, and I played the first one for 60 hours. :p

Tips I can give is the same one I read over and over on other forums before caving and just doing it: Read the Digital Manual! There's stuff in-game that either doesn't get explained well enough, or in other cases isn't explained at all. And with the overload of menus, on-screen action, scattered UI, and all, it can be difficult to just figure certain things out through playing.

Oh, also, the X button is your friend in the menus. There's a lot of sub-menus accessed through it, e.g., the Arts/Skills menu, where X will let you upgrade them using Battle Points. And the Gear menu will let you open up a FASHION GEAR MENU, so you can have your characters wear one thing for the stats and stuff while looking like whatever you equipped in the fashion slots out in the fields/in cutscenes. Man I love when games let me do that.

The story takes a huge backseat in comparison to the original. It was even said in an interview that the team wanted to put more focus on the world this time (and may I say, it seems they meant it I love that I can record stuff like this). It's a bit lame that in doing so the narrative took a huge dip in content, but... so long as you keep in mind that the game is trying to play as an exploration of a wild world rather than trying to tell a story, you can't get too disappointed. Especially since you didn't play the first, so you've nothing to directly compare to.
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accfluvr165
 
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Changing this into a discussion for anyone who wants to talk about the new game. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions.

Yeah, I heard a lot of people saying that! I dislike reading in-game manuals but I'm gonna make myself read the manuals for Xenoblade. Reading the tutorial manuals helped out a lot and I'm glad the UI was there so I eventually figured out how to get out of first person POV.

I'm pretty rusty at combat because of the holding down the target button and switching the different options. I didn't exactly read what each battle option there is, I kinda just press them all. I'll have to take a deeper look at that as well.

I've spent an hour on the game so far and just finished the prologue. It's a gorgeous game so far and the story is decent. I did hear a LOT of talk about Xenoblade Chronicles having a better story than X's. I also heard complaints about the music, however I think the music is pretty great.
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accfluvr165
 
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Also....there's multiplayer in this?!
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Luigi96
 
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The multiplayer is pretty neat, though I've not delved too deep into it. I can see how it'd be super cool if the missions actually get difficult, but the early missions are bland little guys.

I love love love the music. I hate the NLA song with the "UH.... UH..... UH". The rest are great. Stand-outs being Uncontrollable (Tyrant battle theme), and the title theme. Gonna' be honest, Black Tar (main battle theme) has really grown on me as well.
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Did anyone give their character clown face paint? I was definitely laughing at some of the character creation options.

It was nice that the original voice actor for Shulk was an option for the avatars voice. However, it may be strange having an englishman in NLA. It was interesting that the voice actors names were mentioned in the character creator (like Adam Howden for the classic voice). I haven't seen that before.
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Luigi96
 
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I was seriously tempted to give my game panda face paint.
Name him Po for maximum effect.
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I bought this game on launch as a digital download and never played the first one... The menus in the game are still a little bit lost on me, but I am getting around them better now. I've been recording my walk through and uploading it to YouTube to give people a first time player's perspective. I hope I can find some people who have the game and would be interested in playing along with me online for quests and squad missions.
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I picked up the special edition on release and played the heck out of it over the weekend. Exploration suits me fine! I went all over Primordia (the bits I could get to) before I ever entered NLA. Seriously, like 20 hours just running around looking at things, avoiding monsters, getting killed LOADS of times because I was so underleveled.

Any surprise I joined the Pathfinders? ...Although all that exploring with just Elma was probably a huge mistake.

I had to stop because I was so addicted to exploring. Like, 'Oh, it's 10pm, I'll run around for an hour or so.' Then, 'Holy heck, it's 1am?!'

When I free up some time after the holidays I'll probably pick this up again, maybe start over. (I 'only' logged about 30 hours, and most of that was exploring and watching movies and figuring out what the heck I'm doing. )
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Luigi96
 
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I'm pretty sure almost everyone picked Pathfinders. Personally, I chose Harriers because hunting down Tyrants is fun.

Have done the same with exploring, but my time is a good bit lower and I've tried to touch on each Region. Haven't seen Cauldros yet, and I've only seen the bottom portion of Noctilum/first portion of Sylvalum, but I needed a change of pace from just Primordia. Sylvalum's music is wonderful.
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I had just opened up the other areas when I decided to stop. I managed to get killed in Noctilum several times. Surprisingly not by those gator things.

Part of the reason I spent so much time in Primordia was because of Talon Rock. SPOILER: Second Terrace, Third Terrace... Where's First Terrace?!
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Can you buy Skell insurance? I accidentally destroyed my Skell about three or four times in short succession when I first got it and wasted the free replacement. Its also annoying when strong enemies one hit kill your machine.
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