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Happy XC3 release day all. 

 

For those thrilled with my rip roaring adventure of ‘which bricks and mortar’ shop will be able to sell it to.me this morning… It seems sainsburys / Argos DOES have it in where i live, Curry’s (closer) was listing it as ‘stock sent to shop’ but this morning their website doesn’t seem to show them having anything of anything (this or any other games)… Ahh the excitement of which to pick*

 

*tremendous annoyance. 

 

P.S. The film rights to this story ARE staggeringly still available. 

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I finish work at 4, the beers are already chilling in the fridge. 
 

This weeks NVC is all about XC3, and John Linneman is a guest, which is pretty special for this podcast. 
 

 

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I own - 

 

XC1 - Wii

XCX - Wii U

XC1:DE - Switch

XC2 - Switch 

 

...and they've all just been on my pile of shame lol

 

I've bought this, I'm going to jump in on THIS one as it's the new hotness, and I'm right in thinking that the stories are all self contained?

 

I've made the mistake before of wanting to jump in on the latest game in the series so instead started at the start and had my fill for the time being after finishing the first game so didn't move onto the one I had bought lol. 

Blasting through a series of games is easy when they're short - like Metal Gear and what not - but when they're mega-bastard long hour RPG's like this, if i play XC1 first, I'll want to move onto something else quite different after finishing it.

 

I'm fine with starting at XC3 and going back to XC1 then onwards. This seems like a good idea no?

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19 hours ago, scottcr said:

Argos will have it - but they're charging full 49.99 whereas Amazon have it for 44.99.

 

I looked at Argos a couple of days ago and you're right, it was around £49.99.  I almost bought it from Shopto, and had the tab open.  Came to look this morning and Shopto were out of stock.  Had another look on the Argos website and today they're selling it for £39.99, and was in stock near me.

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14 minutes ago, Kevvy Metal said:

I own - 

 

XC1 - Wii

XCX - Wii U

XC1:DE - Switch

XC2 - Switch 

 

...and they've all just been on my pile of shame lol

 

I've bought this, I'm going to jump in on THIS one as it's the new hotness, and I'm right in thinking that the stories are all self contained?

 

I've made the mistake before of wanting to jump in on the latest game in the series so instead started at the start and had my fill for the time being after finishing the first game so didn't move onto the one I had bought lol. 

Blasting through a series of games is easy when they're short - like Metal Gear and what not - but when they're mega-bastard long hour RPG's like this, if i play XC1 first, I'll want to move onto something else quite different after finishing it.

 

I'm fine with starting at XC3 and going back to XC1 then onwards. This seems like a good idea no?

 

Should be absolutely fine buddy! 

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I have only put about 15 hours into XC2, and own but haven't started XCDE.  There is absolutely no reason to buy this now... except the nagging fear that it'll become hard to find later and the price will only go up.

 

With digital downloads on the Switch though, that's unlikely, right?

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2 minutes ago, Popo said:

I have only put about 15 hours into XC2, and own but haven't started XCDE.  There is absolutely no reason to buy this now... except the nagging fear that it'll become hard to find later and the price will only go up.

 

With digital downloads on the Switch though, that's unlikely, right?

 

You will always be able to just buy it off the eShop...

...untill they inevitably turn it off in a few years time :ph34r:

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25 minutes ago, Kevvy Metal said:

 

You will always be able to just buy it off the eShop...

...untill they inevitably turn it off in a few years time :ph34r:

 

Yea... where it will sit in Nintendo's "Weebs will pay anything" category alongside the Fire Emblem games, and never drop below £50 ever.

 

When you think about it, I'm actually saving money by buying it now. #Poponomics

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2 hours ago, Kevvy Metal said:

I've bought this, I'm going to jump in on THIS one as it's the new hotness, and I'm right in thinking that the stories are all self contained?

 

Pretty much. There are threads that connect them but although they are nice for franchise fans to enjoy, they aren't essential to understanding or enjoying the experience. And I definitely wouldn't say its important enough to force someone to play an 80 hour+ game just so they can see how they fit into the saga! Yes, its cool to have played them in order as it makes the connections more impactful, but its minor in the grand scheme of things. Outside of the connecting threads, its more like Final Fantasy games where you revisit similar settings, races, creatures, combat system and so forth.

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3 hours ago, Ste Pickford said:

 

I looked at Argos a couple of days ago and you're right, it was around £49.99.  I almost bought it from Shopto, and had the tab open.  Came to look this morning and Shopto were out of stock.  Had another look on the Argos website and today they're selling it for £39.99, and was in stock near me.

 

DAMN! Too late for me 

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I'm middlingly curious about this. 1 was fine, didn't care much about the story but the world was expansive and beautiful with great music.

 

2 I didn't like. Didn't like the story, didn't like the characters, didn't like their designs. They were boring and moe and that's a big no no.

 

Pretty much loved Chronicles X. Big world, cut out a lot of the guff with a self insert character. Elma and Nagi were awesome.

 

This... it's hard to see if I'd be back in or not, since 2 also got overwhelming praise and was very much not my thing.

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My brain cant comprehend how someone can love XCX, be meh about XC1 and dislike XC2.

 

If I were to hazard a guess, you'd feel the same way as you did about XC1... 

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3 minutes ago, Kayin Amoh said:

I'm middlingly curious about this. 1 was fine, didn't care much about the story but the world was expansive and beautiful with great music.

 

2 I didn't like. Didn't like the story, didn't like the characters, didn't like their designs. They were boring and moe and that's a big no no.

 

Pretty much loved Chronicles X. Big world, cut out a lot of the guff with a self insert character. Elma and Nagi were awesome.

 

This... it's hard to see if I'd be back in or not, since 2 also got overwhelming praise and was very much not my thing.

 

In contrast, I very much like 2, 1 is meh, never played XCX and this , so far, is bloody glorious, it's taken about 7 hours, but has finally clicked, found myself with a massive smile on myself earlier today, and that's a rare thing, just randomly catching yourself smiling :) 

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@scottcr Excellent taste, I guess.

 

Hmm. I'll probably skip impulse buying it then. My bud's buying it, so I'll get a loan off him after he's done.

 

@MikeBeaver Interesting! We landed on different sides of the Xeno appreciation spectrum, but I'm glad you're digging this one so much.

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I'm broadly the same, I think.  I've really enjoyed all of them - I didn't find any of them to be 'meh' - but X is probably my favourite, and 2 probably my least favourite.

 

I don't especially enjoy the story in any of them, and find the anime stylings a bit of a turn off, but love the mechanics and really love the worlds and the scale and exploration.

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To my eyes it looks about as blurry as the second one did but maybe I’ve been spoiled recently.
 

I have bought the game, I own a copy of it. If I yarr it and run it on my steamdeck will it look better?

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4 hours ago, Strafe said:

To my eyes it looks about as blurry as the second one did but maybe I’ve been spoiled recently.
 

I have bought the game, I own a copy of it. If I yarr it and run it on my steamdeck will it look better?

 

Not likely to be honest, at least not without some kind of modification. This has tonnes of little techniques to try and extract the cleanest image. 

 

Not super happy with the resolution personally either, but it is so minor as the rest of it is a joy so far. Also, the resolution and character quality is superb. 

 

Excited to sink my teeth in this more tomorrow!!!

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2 hours ago, SuperCapes said:

 

 

 

Not super happy with the resolution personally either, but it is so minor as the rest of it is a joy so far. Also, the resolution and character quality is superb. 

 


 


The resolution is superb but you’re not super happy with it?

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