How Good is it? Xenoblade Chronicles 3

This Nintendo Switch epic is a love letter to RPG fans.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is finally out for Nintendo Switch. The latest entry in the Xenoblade series lets players take control of a new cast during a different struggle. While a new entry is an exciting prospect, does Noah’s tale compare to the previous characters in the franchise?

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 not only lives up to previous entries but exceeds expectations. This new entry sees a Mighty OpenCritic rating of 88, with 95% of critics recommending the title. User scores mirror this sentiment, averaging an 8.6/10 on Metacritic.

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The last complete entry in the Xenoblade franchise, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, scored an 83 on OpenCritic. Only 80% of critics recommended that title, so Xenoblade Chronicles 3 faired far better.

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Standout Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Reviews

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Noah, Mio, and their allies travel through a war-torn world to uncover a dark secret. Though they hail from different nations, these allies must work together to find the one engineering the war. Critics praise Xenoblade Chronicles 3 as one of, if not the best, Switch-exclusive RPG. While this 100+ hour epic won’t be for everyone, it’s a well-crafted story with excellent battle mechanics.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is one of the strongest releases of the summer, one that fans of the genre are sure to enjoy. Even if you haven’t played other entries in the series, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 tells a story that anyone can appreciate. You don’t need prior knowledge to understand the story in this entry, but if you loved the previous entries, you’d undoubtedly find something to appreciate here.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is available now for Nintendo Switch for $59.99. To see a story trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, watch the trailer below:

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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