Legend Of The Xenoblade

By Spencer . April 22, 2010 . 11:02am

image The official Xenoblade page posted information about Monado, the legendary weapon of the Homs race. It is said to be a gift from the gods and it has the power to cut through the Kishin soldiers. The Kishin are mechanical creatures living on the opposing God. Dunban, the only member of the Homs race who can use the sword, defeated the Kishin army with Monado and was hailed as a hero.


Shulk, the main character in Xenoblade, picked Monado up in Colony 9 and touching the blade gave Shulk a prophetic vision…


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  • TyeTheCzar

    The story’s already beginning to sound cliched…
    I seriously hope there’s more to this game. I just hope the battle system and gameplay will be great in spite of an assumed generic plot.

    • jj984jj

      At least the plot device is a possessive god-sword instead of amnesia.

  • On one hand, that IS a terribly typical array of devices.

    …On the other hand, isn’t this Takahashi? Should we be expecting some sort of brutal deconstruction? I guess we’ll see.

  • Vanilla

    I still cringe every time I read the name “Shulk.” I doubt it’ll live up to gears or saga but I’m still interested to see how this plays out as an installment of the Xeno series.

    • Hraesvelgr

      I thought it was unrelated to Xenogears/Xenosaga outside of the name? Unless that’s changed, I don’t really think it should be compared.

      Definitely agree with the name, though. I don’t typically condone name changes and the like, but I would welcome a name change here.

      • Vanilla

        Content-wise it’s unrelated, but it’s a tribute to the past Xeno titles so it better damn well live up to the name it’s riding on the coattails of.

        The Last Ranker is making me cry, too. Why ZIG?

  • EggmaniMN

    It makes me cringe every time I read, “OMG it already sounds cliched.” Yeah imagine that, the general idea behind a story sounds like other general ideas.

    Does the idea lend itself to other cool possibilities? Yes. Does the team behind it have a history of taking something that sounds like it could be boring and turning it into an insane and fantastic character deconstruction/exploration of the mind? Hell yes!

  • holyPaladin

    The sword (Monado) looks cool though

    • Aoshi00

      Still hard to look past the ugly fish people though :(… I have never been so repulsed by the art style of a game.. every time I see the screenshots, they just look mighty weird to me.. I’m pretty sure the silly names would be changed, or at least given a more appropriate spelling..

  • masuto

    But…their eyes! THEIR EYES!

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