It’s That Slow Time Of The Year
I just wanted to take a moment to apologize that there haven’t been too many updates over the past four days. In addition to coming down with a nasty cold, I also have spent much of my time playing Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U. This game has sucked me in and I’m having a spectacular experience exploring every part of this massive world. On Saturday alone I must have spent a solid two hours just running around New L.A. exploring the different zones and talking with a bunch of characters.
I began playing the game around midnight on Friday morning and through now (I just checked the Activity Log) I’ve put in 30 hours and 58 minutes. I’m level 21 and have just completed Chapter 5 (the best chapter so far – did not see that plot twist coming). I’m itching to go back to planet Mira and continue on my epic quest as there’s much more needing to be done before I can adequately review the game. Safe to say if you liked the first one, you’ll enjoy this one as well. Some of the intricacies of the game, such as customizing Soul Voice and upgrading weapons can be a bit convoluted and downright puzzling at times, but don’t get hung up on the small stuff and enjoy the ride. Also, anytime you see a collectible grab it. You never know when you might need them for later quests, which will save you from trying to farm them later on.
December is typically a rather slow month for video game news. All of the gaming companies have worked their hardest to ship their products out in time for the Christmas season, and many of them are now on holiday leave. Expect regular updates, but there may be less content until things pick up again in a few weeks. In addition, I hope to launch some more features to the site in the coming year, including a podcast to give opinions on everything Nintendo as well as the rest of the video game market. Please look forward to that, and thank you for checking out the site!
Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.