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Monday Night PlayBit: Xenoblade Chronicles

Click through to see some of the game.

Jason's played nearly three hours of XenoBlade Chronicles. Check out the replays below!

If you're interested in seeing more of the game played, let us know in the comment field below, but do so ASAP!



Nick DiMola Director

08/31/2011 at 09:14 AM

So I'm an awful person and I totally missed this PlayBit, nor have I watched the replays. What's your take on the game thus far, Jason? I did watch a couple short minutes in the middle and the game seemed pretty boring.

Jason Ross Senior Editor

08/31/2011 at 03:50 PM

I think what you probably stepped in and saw was general RPG minutae. IIRC, I was exploring the town when I was there, and basically gathering some quests to try to complete later on. I think so far, the story and characters are intriguing, and the battle system is simple enough to be fun at this point, but different enough to not feel like it's the same ol' thing. The type of thing you saw probably wasn't too fun for those watching, but it's the little stuff people often find a little enjoyable in RPGs. if that makes sense.

That said, it doesn't look like I'll be playing this live again, given the lack of response in this article. I would have imagined more people would have wanted more looks at the game, but I suppose that isn't the case, and playing an RPG like this over a broadcast like a PlayBit is a little bit of a hassle that isn't worth it to me if not too many people are interested.

Matt R Senior Editor

08/31/2011 at 07:32 PM

Don't stop now! There are 58 hours more to go.

Jason Ross Senior Editor

08/31/2011 at 10:58 PM

Eh, I don't really feel like playing the game to an empty crowd while broadcasting. If I knew people planned to show up for it, I'd bring it back for another week, but it's pretty draining to play a game like this live without anyone showing up, instead waiting to watch the replay.

Which is, in itself, pretty funny. From what I gather with LiveStream, the replays have been pretty popular, but I'd much rather have a few live watchers than tons of replay watchers, because the experience is quite a bit more fun for me that way.

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