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Xenoblade is the New Final Fantasy

Xenoblade is the New Final Fantasy
From N4G - December 2, 2017
PhoenixUp11h ago(Edited 11h ago)

Many people did in fact enjoy FFXIIs story. Maybe you did not like it or the gameplay, but many people did. Its widely regarded as one of the best titles in the series for a reason and should not be written off as subpar to make an flawed point.

Its not always accurate to look at a remakes or remasters Metascore since the rerelease will always get a lower score than the original in most cases.

However even if you do, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age currently has an 86 on Metacritic which is the same score that Xenoblade Chronicles 3D got and is higher than both Xenoblade Chronicles X & Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which further debases your claims of it being mediocre. If FFXII is subpar then the entire Xenoblade franchise is subpar, especially when you consider the original Final Fantasy XII got the same aggregate score as the original Xenoblade Chronicles.

Final Fantasy XIV still has to be accounted for since its still a mainline title and has just as much talent & effort working on it as the non-MMO mainline titles. FFXIVs resurgence in quality is not something that can just be swept under the rug because its inconvenient to the narrative your article is trying to make.

How is Final Fantasy XV overrated when you dont see people claiming its one of the best games in the series like so many frequently do with Final Fantasy VII? FFXV still has various qualities that put it above various other RPGs. Just because its not the best game of all time doesnt mean you can write it off entirely. The last two Xenoblade games also have flaws but you dont see me saying neither of them hold any above average merit.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 currently holds an 84 on Metacritic. It aint going to take the title of king of the RPG genre anytime soon. In fact Pokmon is the one that holds that title since its the highest selling franchise in the genre. Final Fantasy for some reason is frequently called the king even though its sold less than Pokmon. Xenoblade can be great, but it isnt dethroning anybody.

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