Discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against a seemingly-unstoppable mechanical menace. Wield a future-seeing blade, chain together attacks, and carefully position your party members in strategic, real-time combat as you journey across a massive world. Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected takes place one year after the main story and delves deeper into the relationship between Shulk and Melia in the face of a mysterious new threat. Whether you're a seasoned Monado wielder or brand new to the world of the Bionis, the updates and additions in this already-epic adventure make it even easier to dive into the story, combat, and environments that the Xenoblade Chronicles series is known for. Get immersed in the emotional story with updated graphics, listen to over 90 remixed or remastered music tracks, and track quests more easily with the additions and improvements in this definitive edition.During an attack from the mechanical invaders known as the Mechon, Shulk discovers that he can tap into the full power of a mysterious blade known as the Monado. With the mighty Monado in hand, Shulk sets out to defeat the Mechon once and for all.In addition to the Mechon, you’ll run into wildlife that ranges from docile to deadly. Keep an eye on what attracts monsters’ attention to avoid unwanted conflict…or try your hand at bringing down an ultra-powerful Unique Monster.Upgrade your party as you progress through the adventure by selecting equipment, enhancing weapon skills, and using benefit-granting gems. Put your dependable companions to work by filling the party gauge to trigger a Chain Attack and attack enemies in quick succession!
Discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against a seemingly-insurmountable mechanical menace
Engage in real-time, strategic RPG battles by carefully positioning characters, selecting combat arts, and executing Chain Attacks
Traverse sprawling environments as you explore the Bionis and Mechonis, two titans frozen in battle
See what happens a year after the events of the main game in a new epilogue that focuses on Shulk and his friend Melia
Watch as characters and environments come to life with updated graphics
Listen to over 90 remixed or remastered music tracks
A:AnswerVery Yes! I missed the Wii release but this was by far my favorite 3DS game and one of my favorite JRPGs period. Great gameplay, voice acting, unique and interesting visuals, and one heck of a story. I really appreciate the story ties in the sequel as well.
A:AnswerIt is both very similar but also very different from BotW. The battle system has more to it than just spamming the attack button. While the character you play as is attacking by themself, you choose the arts that are used.
Along with that, this game does have the similar feature of "If you see it you can go there." You will be surprised what places you will be lead to. While most locations are surrounded by natural 'walls' that you can't climb, and the path is very linear there are several areas especially at the beginning of the game where the game opens up in a large space. Along with this even in many linear sections, there is a good amount to explore in them doing quests, finding secret areas, and collecting items.
Finally, where the story of BotW just gave you a goal to work towards, the story of this game is very linear and it's not like how you can skip the story and beat Ganon with some twigs, wearing tattered clothes if you wanted to. You have to be invested in the story to see it to the end which, for the most part, it does very well with creating an interesting motive to continue onwards.
TLDR: While it may look like BotW and holds many of the ideas in it's gameplay, it is a linear story made with different goals.
Also the reason Xenoblade looks a lot like BotW is because Monolithsoft (the makers of Xenoblade) helped with making BotW