The Subtle, Misunderstood Brilliance of Xenoblade 2 ► Nara

The Subtle, Misunderstood Brilliance of Xenoblade 2 ► Nara

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Xenoblade 2 explained in 3 hours, 37 minutes, 40 seconds. (spoiler-free timestamps below)
Spoilers begin at 51:15, so this retrospective can serve as an introduction or guide!

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► Xenoblade Spoiler-Free Retrospective: https://youtu.be/5eNXGhfvLn4
► Xenoblade 3: The Masterpiece Life Needed: https://youtu.be/hzfyRdBGBGc
► 15 Tips for Xenoblade 2: https://youtu.be/uRCpM4dWCFs
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► Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
01:35 Chapter 1
03:15 1-1 Argentum Fundamentals
05:29 1-2 A Peek at Storytelling
06:23 1-3 Resonance
08:06 1-4 Tutorials: Xenoblade's Greatest Flaw
10:14 Chapter 2
10:48 2-1 Blade Combat 101
13:00 2-2 Gormott & Exploration
13:52 2-3 Unique Monsters
15:07 2-4 Torigoth
15:57 2-5 Ardainian Soldiers
18:13 2-6 Gacha
21:02 2-7 Field Skills & the Affinity Chart
23:37 2-8 Poppi & Tora
25:19 2-9 Tiger-Tiger!
25:44 2-10 The Intimidating Complexity of Xenoblade
26:51 2-11 Operation Nia
28:06 2-12 The Flamebringer
29:29 2-13 A Home for Everyone
30:17 Interlude: A Chaotic Development Cycle
31:15 Character Design
31:45 Sexualization Rant
34:27 English Dub
36:26 Chapter 3
37:01 3-1 Uraya
37:50 3-2 Driver Combos
38:24 3-3 The Cycle of Blades
39:59 3-4 Chain Attacks & Full Burst
41:39 3-5 War & Power
44:08 3-6 The Bringer of Chaos
45:39 3-7 "The combat is slow"
46:49 3-8 Fusion Combos
48:36 3-9 Why I love the combat
50:44 3-10 SPOILER WARNING
51:15 3-11 SPOILERS BEGIN
52:57 3-12 Drifting Soul
56:10 3-13 The Awakening
59:01 Chapter 4
59:28 4-1 The Climb
01:01:17 4-2 Merc Missions
01:01:59 4-3 The Worst Hour of Xenoblade 2
01:02:55 4-4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
01:04:47 4-5 Mor Ardain
01:05:06 4-6 Hot Spring
01:06:03 4-7 Lila
01:06:57 4-8 Investigation
01:08:19 4-9 One-Eye
01:10:15 4-10 Factory
01:12:10 4-11 Mikhail & Patroka
01:14:04 Chapter 5
01:14:50 5-1 Leftheria
01:15:17 5-2 Fonsett
01:16:09 5-3 The Crown Prince
01:17:02 5-4 Indol
01:18:19 5-5 The Praetor
01:20:36 5-6 Temperantia
01:23:47 Chapter 6
01:26:00 6-1 Investigation 2
01:27:10 6-2 Follow your heart
01:28:56 6-3 Most Underrated Girl in Xenoblade 2
01:29:49 6-4 Tantal
01:31:39 6-5 The Omega Fetter
01:33:36 Chapter 7
01:35:00 7-1 The 2nd Best Cutscene in Xenoblade 2
01:39:12 7-2 Together.
01:42:41 7-3 Important Exposition
01:44:14 7-4 Superhuman
01:45:45 7-5 Spirit Crucible Elpys
01:47:15 7-6 Accepting Yourself
01:51:30 7-7 The Beauty of Accents
01:52:52 7-8 Cliffs of Morytha
01:53:37 7-9 The Fear She Carries
01:58:55 Interlude: DLC Expansion Pass
01:59:54 Colosseum Mode
02:01:10 Torna, the Golden Country
02:02:13 T-1 Torigoth of Old
02:04:03 T-2 Gameplay Differences
02:06:34 T-3 Hyber Village
02:07:19 T-4 Meet the Party Members
02:11:40 T-5 Auresco
02:13:00 T-6 The Cycle of Life
02:14:35 T-7 Community
02:15:52 T-8 Top 3 Tornan Side Quests
02:17:13 T-9 Before the War
02:17:55 T-10 The Aegis War
02:21:39 T-11 A Moment of Eternity
02:23:33 Chapter 8
02:24:04 8-1 Coffee with Milk
02:25:17 8-2 Land of Morytha
02:26:40 8-3 The Fall of Torna
02:29:57 8-4 The Power of the Aegis
02:31:27 8-5 The World Tree
02:32:26 8-6 Heaven and Hell
02:33:54 8-7 The Battle in the Skies
02:35:11 Chapter 9
02:36:12 9-1 Smile
02:37:56 9-2 Last Stand
02:43:15 Interlude: Favorites
02:43:38 Favorite Blades (Gacha)
02:45:37 0.1%
02:46:10 Favorite Blades (Non-Gacha)
02:48:22 3.14
02:49:15 NG+ Exclusive Blades
02:49:33 Favorite Heart-to-Hearts
02:58:59 Favorite Post-Battle Dialogue
03:07:18 Chapter 10
03:08:06 10-1 Dreams of a Promised Land
03:09:43 10-2 The Voice of the Aegis
03:10:33 10-3 The Origins of Alrest
03:13:22 10-4 Xeno References (SPOILERS)
03:16:03 10-5 After Despair & Hope
03:17:47 10-6 Aion
03:19:47 10-7 The Tragedy of Hatred
03:22:05 10-8 The Gift of Light
03:26:27 10-9 A Parade of Embers
03:27:23 10-10 Ending: Initial Thoughts
03:28:23 10-11 Ending Analysis 1-1: Faith
03:29:37 10-12 Ending Analysis 1-2: Laws
03:30:02 10-13 Ending Analysis 2: Memories
03:31:28 10-14 Ending Analysis 3-1: The Human
03:32:14 10-15 Ending Analysis 3-2: The Adult
03:32:54 10-16 Ending Analysis 3-3: The Optimist
03:33:47 10-17 Ending Analysis 3-4: The Aegis
03:35:11 Outro

► Credit to Helsionium for Xenoblade (Wii) & Xenosaga footage
https://www.youtube.com/user/Helsionium/
(this channel is full of spoilers; be careful!)
► Credit to AppleGothic for Persona 4 Golden clip
https://youtu.be/DXP6gCudY4E