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Xenoblade Chronicles Review

The last time I pre-ordered a game on the Wii was Mario Kart which was over three years ago. That run was broken by Xenoblade Chronicles. The question is has Xenoblade managed to live up to the high expectations I had for the game?

It’s a simple question but one I was almost not able to answer. My pre-order arrived a day late (obviously this was no fault of game developers Monolith Soft) and when I inserted the disc I was informed that I needed to download a Wii update. After this my Wii restarted…and couldn’t read the disc. I’d reported on this problem the day before and now I was being troubled by it. Fortunately though after restarting my Wii once more the disc was read and the game began.

And what a game! Regular readers may have noticed I didn’t make a single post to Gamers Corner over the weekend and that’s because I was so absorbed by Xenoblade Chronicles that I didn’t want to put it down.

Xenoblade Chronicles Causing Disc Read Errors

In news that’ll provide a little schadenfreude for our American cousins, some of the people lucky enough to have received Xenoblade Chronicles today (I wasn’t one – thank you GAME) have reported that the game has caused disc read errors on their Wii.

Xenoblade Chronicles follows in the footsteps of Metroid: Other M and Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a dual-layer disc game that the Wii has had trouble reading. While this isn’t a wide spread problem there has been dozens of reports today from angry gamers unable to play Xenoblade.

If you have a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles that is causing a disc read error the best thing to do is return it to the store and ask for a new (and hopefully working) copy.

Nintendo Says “Let’s Play Xenoblade Chronicles”

Nintendo have announced the opening of a YouTube channel for its hot hand game Xenoblade Chronicles.

The channel will feature seven “Let’s Play” videos of Xenoblade Chronicles. These won’t be traditional Let’s Plays though as they will be focusing on gameplay rather than story. It is expected hat you will be able to watch these videos before buying the game without any major spoilers.

We will be showing these on Gamers Corner, however they won’t go under the “Let’s Play” category as this is being reserved for our own videos. Bookmark this page and we will add new videos as they arrive.

Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) | £29.85 | Zavvi

Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the most anticipated releases on the Wii for quite some time.

It’s due to be released on September 2nd 2011, so if you’re looking for some great RPG action then this is definitely where you should be focusing your attention as The Last Story won’t be released until Q1 of 2012…and that’s a long wait.

Xenoblade Chronicles is meant to be all about freedom – making it the perfect antidote for people who’ve been tainted by the lack of choice that was Final Fantasy XIII.

Pre-order it from Zavvi now and you’ll get it for the lowest available price of £29.85.


Xenoblade Chronicles Release Date Moved Forward

As a wise Professor once said, “Good news everyone!”.  Xenoblade Chronicles will be released on August 19th in the UK and the rest of Europe. This is two weeks earlier than originally expected.

Spare a thought for American Wii owners as they won’t be getting Xenoblade Chronicles at all or The Last Story. Some in the industry have strongly criticized this move believing it could effect customer loyalty which will be important with the upcoming release of the Wii U.

You can pre-order the special edition version of Xenoblade Chronicles, which includes a red classic controller and an A3 poster that has been digitally signed by Monolith Software founder Tetsuya Takahashi, from Game.co.uk at the link below.