Listening to: Xillia 2
Reading: Xillia 2
Watching: Xillia 2
Playing: Xillia 2
Eating: Xillia 2
Drinking: Xillia 2
I'm approaching the end game. I will update this entry as I go, refresh your browser to see what I'm doing right now!
Xillia 2 time, my favorite time of the year, or at least this year. Let's go!
I prepare an Admiral's ale and begin the main quest. Nice touch that Elle's not on the title screen since she's not with us. Rollo must have a twist to him, like how is fractured selfe was in the ruins and why they bring him everywhere, including the title screen. Chapter 14. Now I'm vice president of an obvious evil corporation. Flattering(?). Interesting plot details. How many Kresniks are there in this world right now? My debt is seemingly paid. For now. How could Rideaux send out my friends, I'm friggin' vice president! Right? What's the catch for all of this? The debt will have to come back in some way. Walking around Sirius. What happens if you destroy a catalyst in this dimension? Does it get destroyed? More good backstory. Wonder if Bakur's my dad or Julius'? Maybe it was the mother that differed, don't remember. I doubt we're really brothers, though. How am I related to Rideaux, he must be a Kresnik. Seems unlikely that he's any of our father. Maybe uncle or some shit. So Bakur's not too fond of spirits? Sure.
Fighting Milla of all people. Why not, I suppose. Yo, I automatically transformed when she was going to mystic arte me out of the blue without going into overlimit! Then I gave her a mystic arte and the fight was over. This game is friggin' awesome! Milla helps us get away. Escaping through the tunnel. Gaius is the king of exposition (no pun intended), whenever he tells a story, everyone listens. There's just something about his voice and the way he talks that makes it work so well. I get the feeling Kratos Clarke was their first choice as they speak in a similar way, but this voice actor is good, too. Who or what do I have to kill to get Glory?
Boss battle. Not a walk in the park, but not too difficult. Off to Trigleph. Me or Julius have to die. Must be the dream I had in the very beginning of the game. End of chapter. I see on the world map that there's a lot of quests available. Let's get down to them, now that the debt's not an issue anymore. Speaking of, did Rideaux put something in me when he fixed me up? This is what the game should have been like, no debt, make your progress in main or character stories when you see fit. It's like the developers knew their game was too good and threw in something really bullshit to balance it out.
Leia's story. Been a while since I last heard from her. She's staying at my flat. No need to comment. Following her outside. Her article will get published. End of chapter, possibly her whole story. Very nice one, though not very action packed. Michelle Ruff really tried this time, and I honestly like Leia as a character and party member. I thought it was very odd of her to becoming a journalist, but it surprisingly worked. It never seemed out of character. The small differences could easily pass as genuine character development. The characters in this game are more developed from the previous game than DOTNW ever was. This is how you make a good sequel.
Muzét. Off to a dimension in Bermia gorge to get feathers for accessories for Muzét to give Milla's friends. This game is silly. Just how that spirit radio only works on Muzét. Looking for the feathers. Found a boss. Easy fight. Gaius is hilarious, "imsohappyidbeaharpie". Even more hilarious when he tried the damned things on. End of chapter. Guess not all stories can have a happy ending. Ludger was a jerk for not helping pluck the feathers or trying to cheer her up. Very fun chapter.
No mention how Rideaux sided with the terrorists? Whatevs. Milla's turn. Off to a dimension to find out more backstory. Get some interesting backstory, setting out to the hallowmount. Ivar's voice actor deliver his lines in a peculiar way, but on rare occations he does a good job. This chapter doesn't seem like one of those. Enjoying the peace and quiet without Elle. Will be fun to face Julius, might upgrade my chromatus then. He's bound to die whether I chose to do it or not. Arrived, fighting the boss. Easy, but annoying. Dimension destroyed, end of chapter. Decent one. I like the backstory. The fight was pretty fun as well.
Last out for now is Muzét. Again. I hope this will be a delight. Interesting, but can hilarity come from this? Heading through the mines. Wonder how this'll turn out. Muzét's actress doesn't quite deliver her lines "well", per se, but something about it works. It still fits her personality somehow. I should probably dislike her performance, but I don't. Is Ludger seriously snickering when he hear Muzét's thoughts sometimes? I'm actually unable to tell. End of chapter. Decent. Could've been funnier, but what I got was good. It'll be fun to se what she's planning next.
Only main quest left. Am far too sleepy to go on. My apologies for such a boring entry, but I might finish the game soon,
To be continued