Xenoblade Chronicles 3D or Xenoblade Chronicles X?

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  1. Naendow
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    Hey guys

    So, I would like to play Xenoblade Chronicles X. But I do not know if it is important to play the first one before. Does it matter which one to play first?
     
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    No, you can play them in any order you like.
     
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    Perfect! Thank you for your effort :)
     
  4. Ryccardo

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    Yeah, the similiarities are in the battle controls (but not that much either), having an item collection to fill in, having a truckload of optional missions, the obligatory but minor cameos, and being excellent content for money games :D
     
  5. baller4eva14

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    Hey buddy, Xenoblade for 3DS isn't the best. The virtual Wii title is a whole lot better in gameplay, loading and experience. I am not a fan of Xenoblade X, sorry, but no, I just really don't like it. In terms of story, gameplay and music, I'm saying Xenoblade was the best. Chronicles X just does better in combat. You have to play the first game most definitely, or rather, just play this game alone, it's totally worth it.

    PS, if you're just starting playing Xenoblade, search for "Quick Step" gems. Search on Gamefaqs for more tips, the game does have a lot of running, no lie.

    PSS, if you can, try getting the HD mod for Dolphin, the game looks so much more awesome.
     
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    Play the first one first for multiple reasons:
    A) the original's combat might turn you off all together compared to X's which is much faster and dynamic
    B) X is loaded with references to the first game
    C) The first game, while extremely long in it's own right, is generally shorter than X.
     
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    You can play them in any order, but I also recommend startig with XC. The "tutorial system" of XC is much better than that of XCX; you might feel overwhelmed if you start with XCX.
     
  8. Spearel18

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    I recommend to play XC first too.
    I played the cr*p out of that game when it first came out, but when I first played with XCX I was still overwhelmed a little...:rofl2:
    And after compering the two, I still like XC more over XCX.
     
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  9. TGLaw

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    Personally, playing both games, I liked XCX more for gameplay and XC had a much better story. Though if you just play the game for story your best bet is to go watch an anime.

    I kept playing XCX after the game was over, online was just so appealing and the community is decent. It's a lot of fun to challenge your knowledge of the game, and discovering all the mechanics makes you feel really proud of yourself. It's extremely satisfying.


    There are a few references in X to the first game, though the game is fine on it's own. If you're into exploration and gameplay, play X. If you're into story, play XC. I hope you play both though, they're really good!