Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 & Xenoblade Chronicles X for Switch
What's funny is I immediately accepted Wind Waker's art style with open arms and couldn't understand why some people were put off by it. XD
After my last comment, it came to me just WHY does this style bother me so much. Thinking it over, I actually don't actually mind the art style at all, but that it makes me think "Tales of game" instead of "Xenoblade game".
Do we know if this game is a true sequel to the first game or that it's a game that just shares it's themes, like what Zelda and Final Fantasy do?
I would be much more accepting of it if it was the latter, and also if Takahashi would just say something like "we're experimenting."
EDIT: By the way, your signature is hilarious!
From what I can see, the connection from the first game are thematic are best. There's your signature Nopon's, you've got your titans, and presumably, there's going to be Telethia too (as that's the only other creature that was also present in Xenoblade Chronicles X). Xenoblade Chronicles is Nintendo's Final Fantasy (in the most literal sense, Monolith Soft was formed out of former Square employees).
Personally, I can see why people are not too keen with the art style. Yeah, it looks like a Tales Of game, but at the same time, I think that may be intentional on a thematic level. Takahashi's got a metaphorical target on his head until he answers the change in art direction, but I've gotten use to it already. At least the hardware can finally make a Xenoblade Chronicles game look presentable.
And cheers for the signature compliment. I took a page form my old Goofy meme signature when creating it, the corporate advertising signatures just lost their purpose so I decided to back to being old school again in celebration of the new Kingdom Hearts content.