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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct Non-Live Reactions

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Seems alright! Solid, even.

Finally, Nintendo has put out a video or presentation to react to in June 2022! This presentation is dedicated entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which is releasing July 29. Some super fans already have pre-ordered it... and I think many others failed to actually get their order in.

I see some people who have an issue that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 gets a dedicated presentation as opposed to there being a general presentation. I don't mind it. When things are ready, they'll happen.


It's only just ME live-reacting to this, because the real Xenoblade Chronicles fans on the staff (Heavy Lobster) already watched it when the event actually happened seven hours before I got around to it. I mean, I'm not going to reschedule my whole day and delay my princely day duties for Xenoblade Chronicles 3. But you should be grateful I gave it any attention at all, after what a disaster the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 dedicated Direct was. But Nintendo has learned a fair bit after four and a half years.

You should know that I wasn't spoiled on the contents of the Direct at all before watching it, so everything below is all quite fresh and as if I would've watched it when it first aired.




[4:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoHvpS2x8us
[4:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Everyone is recommending I watch this.
[4:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (AKA about two people)
[4:59 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Two more people recommending things than what I usually do)
[5:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Rated T for Teen, Switch snap. Not actual gameplay footage.
[5:00 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Buncha mysterious people talking in darkness.
[5:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "We each have a lifespan of ten years"
[5:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Called a term"
[5:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I wonder if that applies to KoopaTV.
[5:01 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: We're nine years and one month in.
[5:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's some vocal music in the background and I dunno if I'm supposed to pay attention or to the random cuts of people yelling in the foreground.
[5:02 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Someone's either holding a thick card up or a tablet device.
[5:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I expected the Nopons to have a high squeaky voice.
[5:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Alright... Trailer over...
[5:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: or maybe not.
[5:03 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct"
[5:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Someone needs "life itself" more than food or water.
[5:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There's a very active war going on to "fill one's own flame clock".
[5:04 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ionios people just fight from being born until they die 10 years later.
[5:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (I'd think there's a high probability they'll die before 10 years pass!)
[5:05 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Main Characters" (this narrator is quite... solemn)
[5:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Three soldiers from Kevis and three from Agnes and they hate each other.
[5:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But rather than kill one another, some stranger makes them work together.
[5:06 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And I guess they're being enlightened that they don't have to kill one another to live.
[5:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: First there's Noah, the guy who looks like Travis Touchdown.
[5:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Eunie, with wing hair. Lanz, the grey-skinned brawler.
[5:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Mio, the catgirl.
[5:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Taion, the black weeb.
[5:07 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And Sena, a small girl.
[5:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There are also two Nopons walking around but they're not included.
[5:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "A Boundless World"
[5:08 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I mean, it's gotta have some kind of bounds!
[5:09 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Kevis and Agnes soldiers look very much like mechas as opposed to people like the main characters.
[5:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Lots of wildlife and colonies to eat and buy things and talk to NPCs.
[5:10 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The orange Nopon cooks and the green Nopon crafts.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 orange Nopon Manana cooking food
Manana seems pretty nice!
Riku's voice is... quite deep, though.


[5:11 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: When you're travelling you can fast-teleport to places you've visited... and I guess auto-run to destinations.
[5:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Otherwise you'll get lost!
[5:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Alright, world over, "Battling It Out" combat time.
[5:12 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Black weeb Taion can't say he's gonna help the party without laughing at them.
[5:13 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Simple and easy combat Art execution (four Arts, one for each face button). There are Attackers, Defenders, and Healers.
[5:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Your six-character party is fighting enemies at once and you can real-time character-change to take control of one. And there are combo Chain Attacks.
[5:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Classes Galore" I don't wanna go back to school.
[5:14 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Noah is staring at people's heads.
[5:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Creep.
[5:15 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Turns out classes refer to character attributes. Each character has a class... which I guess is a way to say each character is different.
[5:16 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Buuuuuut characters don't just have one class they can be in, but they can change classes.
[5:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And you can master certain Arts and use them when you've changed class, too, to mix-and-match things. I guess that's like how Fire Emblem has been doing it laely.
[5:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: THERE'S SOME GIRL NAMED ASHERA
[5:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: SPEAKING OF FIRE EMBLEM.
[5:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "Heroes Join the Fray"
[5:17 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Riku & Manana are the two Nopons.
[5:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Heroes can go help you as a seventh party member.
[5:18 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: One of them on the selection screen was pixellated. Seems suspicious.
[5:19 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Riku & Manana get to share one Hero slot.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 heroes Riku & Manana Nopons party members
This seems like Nopon injustice.


[5:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: "The Power of Ouroboros" is a section of this but the narrator is choosing to stay quiet as game footage is playing.
[5:20 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Ouroboros = character pairs linking together to fusing into... a thing.
[5:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: But they'll unfuse after some time.
[5:21 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And of course fusion = POWER.
[5:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And there's a whole skill tree system with it, and Ouroboros are Chain Attack-compatible.
[5:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Didn't look like that did much damage on that wolf's HP bar)
[5:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Taion the weeb is contemplating under a cherry tree.
[5:22 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: *cherry blossom tree
[5:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ANNND THERE'S AN EXPANSION PASS FOR THIRTY DOLLARS.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass roadmap dates
Well, they promoted an expansion pass for the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct, too.
Crazy to me that people are declaring they're buying DLC before the game is even out.


[5:23 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And compatible with, um, amiibo.
[5:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Shulk amiibo gives you the Monado sword with Noah.
[5:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Any amiibo gives you helpful items.
[5:24 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That Expansion Pass is taking people all the way to December 2023.
[5:26 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, it seems like a collection of interesting (though not individually ground-breaking) JRPG mechanics!
[5:27 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Uh...
[5:28 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Though it's probably bad that I like the Nopons the most out of any of the characters shown. Like, by far.
[5:29 PM] Ludwig Von Koopa: 'cause they're not even real main characters!



Well? What did you think of this Direct? Let the site know your thoughts in the comments section! Ludwig published this log much later than when it was made because he took a nap after reacting to it. It was a long day!


The week after was a more broad Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. Ludwig reacted to that as well (and live)!

8 comments :

  1. It was alright for me, really came outta nowhere though. I was. Skeptical of the other direct rumors, but remembering that they often just announce these things the day they are happening, has made me somewhat hopeful. I’m trying real hard to get into xenoblade 1 but no luck so far. It does make me happy to know you don’t have to be a Pokemon or plumber to get your own game direct. Of course there are prophets in xenoblade.

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    1. Well, even the likes of ARMS got its own Direct once...!

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    2. Punchers and Pummelers. Seeing a theme here?

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    3. I....I guess, but it doesn't hold up all that well. Like, Splatoon got a Direct.

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    4. Oh yes it does, Painters!

      -Captain Stitch

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    5. Speaking of which, did your... account go Poof?

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    6. Not funny, very...provocative! I usually use my Phone to check KoopaTV, but I've got to sign out for various school things, and i just get too lazy to sign back in.

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    7. Oof ew mobile KoopaTV is Piss. <.<

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