Round Up: Reviews are in for Xenoblade Chronicles 3

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It’s almost time to dive into the world of Aionios. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 launches this Friday, and reviews for Monolith Soft’s massive JRPG plummeted yesterday. And it looks like fans are in for a treat.

Many of you will avoid spoilers after the game leaked online last weekendbut if there’s one thing we need to know, it’s how good is it Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is. We’ve rounded up what the critics think and the impressions are overwhelmingly positive.

For our money, this third (main) entry is more than worth it. In our Game review 10/10we said, “Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a true masterpiece and the culmination of Monolith Soft’s superb series so far.”

But we’re not the only ones who say Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is absolutely brilliant. RPG website also scored the game a monolithic 10/10. The word “masterpiece” was also used there. Here’s what they had to say about the game:

“Very few JRPGs these days have surprised me with a core cast as well-written as this; Xenoblade Chronicles 3 often opts for a ‘show, don’t tell’ mentality in important characterization moments. Throughout Throughout my 143 hours of gameplay, I never thought the game was dragging its feet or getting tired.”

Another fairly positive – but somewhat less so – review is GameSpotis 8/10, where they say:

“Xenoblade Chronicles 3 can stumble at times, especially in its dialogue, but its ambitious premise pays off with a heartfelt conclusion.”

Destructoidon the other hand, were thrilled with Xenoblade Chronicles 3, awarding the game 9.5/10, praising the game’s accessibility and how quickly the game hooked them:

“Xenoblade Chronicles 3 I didn’t need to do much to stay invested because I was all-in early. The cast, the weight of the story and the freedom of party composition are the power trio that won me over.”

Eurogamer felt the same way about the game’s accessibility, heartily recommending this long-running JRPG:

“Perhaps more than any game before it in the series, it strikes the perfect balance between systems and story – even better, it manages to weave the two into an adventure that infuses your every step. a sense of purpose.”

And finally, The player gave Xenoblade Chronicles 3 a rather lovely 5/5, feeling the game was “something special”:

“Monolith Soft has crafted a JRPG that is so colossal yet also complex. It delivers an experience that iterates on everything its predecessors managed to accomplish, resulting in a masterpiece that I am completely thrilled with.”

So, pretty good, isn’t it? Don’t forget the Expansion Pass is also dropping this Friday, July 29, and the first update will be released on launch day. But it looks like we have a long journey full of emotions and events ahead of us in Aionios.

What do you think of the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 reviews? Are you getting the game on Friday? Let us know in the comments!

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