X – a new game from Monolith Soft (video post) 
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Zoe Hawkins
June 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

‘X’ from Monolith Soft looks really impressive. So much so that I did my first ever youtube video to talk about it.

In case you can’t watch the video with sound (or don’t want to), I’m excited about this game – it’s got some great graphics and looks like a really impressive RPG. Plus, it’s gonna be a Wii U exclusive!

Brought to you by the brains behind the mecha in Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger, as well as Xenogears, Xenoblade and Xenosaga, it combines urban and open world environments. Plus, you seem to get the old school fighting elements – swords, magic and mecha! It’s coming in 2014 and is definitely on my radar. I think this could be a game that will make some RPG fans who don’t have a Wii U go out and get one.

And here is the trailer:

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Hammersteyn

    Great idea you have here Zoe. LG should post more videos to Youtube. X looks fantastic. WIIU could have really needed this as a launch title. More games like this and I might need to buy a WIIU soon.

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      I agree! i think this will be a cool new way to post news

      • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

        we’re working on it.. which is why Zoe is up there.. but obviously the video equipment is required and it costs.. else they look grainy like that

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          Haha, 3gp uploads are fine man, we understand lol But I think it’s really cool, What I always thought you guys should do is a monthly or weekly podcast. LG staff on a podcast could be hilarious and entertaining

        • Argentil

          Next gen might be just what you guys need then. Both consoles are planning robust capturing functionality. If I were to guess, I would think the PS4 version might be slightly better – they’re had video editing software on the PS3 for yonks.

          • Argentil

            Oh, and while I’m at it, maybe some live-play sessions while you’re reviewing games. That would be rad.

          • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

            Somehow I do not think the gaming journalists are very happy with a defunct Xbone outside of the 21 countries that have day 1 support.

            Expect all next gen multiplatform games to be reviewed on the PS4.

        • Rinceyouropinion

          Agreed. I was saying this the other day when Darryn went postal with an axe on his controller. I think a podcast would be awesome. Instead of having the weekly roundup you could do a podcast. I am sure Darryn could shave off a few minutes from his allowed sleep time to pull something together!

        • Happy Hamster

          i did video presentations with a green screen , video recorder and adobe premier pro which is a start

  • Lardus

    LoL! “Wii U nje nje nje” – that is the exact response I was thinking of when you mentioned Wii U Exclusive! You seem excited – watching trailer now.

    • Lardus

      Looks interesting, but not good enough for me to go out and get a Wii U. I love Mecha and I love RPG, but have not found the combo for me yet.

  • ALKi1234

    UNRELATED: Is there anybody out there that can find out how many perfect scores TLOU has raked in,PLZ….i’m sure there lots of gamer’s that wants to know! Coz it’s killing me,i need to know and Google can’t give me the answer!

    • Argentil

      http://www.metacritic.com
      Expect those stats to drop after the less professional ‘games journalists’ start throwing out their reviews for infamy clicks.

    • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

      Thats because GOOGLE knows that it is PERFECT. It don’t need no silly numbers to prove that :p

  • Happy Hamster

    I dont know if i should comment on what i was actually concentrating on

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    Xenoblade was utterly amazing, and a jrpg has yet to rival it, BTW ZOE ……Awesome Video :)

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    What I am very worried about is…. is this a monster hunting game??under the map on the HUD I see a timer ticking down…which is usually the case for monster hunting games

    • citan

      What? No, how can someone who played xenoblade even think that? its a spiritual sequal to xenoblade/gears.

      Thats the mech fuel you see counting down. Like xenogears, you are going to have to keep those bad boys fueled if you want to use them.

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        I know, but the fuel gauge is different from the timer that is there constantly on top the mini-map, as in MonHun games, which makes me worried though it looks very much like MonHun too. You never know if it is a spin-off or spiritual successor/sequel .

        • CommonSense

          You KNOW you are hurtin for info on a game when you are googlin through month old discussions XD.
          What you are talking about is the actual time of day, like xenoblade, ‘X’ uses 24 hour ‘military’ time. It just happens to conveniently display it in numbers instead of the the less precise ‘clock’ style that only told you the ‘hour’ (which only lasted a minute, which means minutes were seconds…) around the minimap in xenoblade. Still worried? If youll notice, when it says say, 9:00 or 13:00, its daytime, and when its 20:00 or 22:00 its night time. And it doesnt look any more monster hunter than xenoblade facing off against t-rexes in makna forest.

          • Umar Seeker of Truth

            LOL I feel your pain, would love some more info too and nice observation :-) sorry non x related, just my own curiosity, are you from SA, always wondered how much of the readers are not from this country, not that me asking you that will really be any sort of indication lol just curious

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    You should change your profile pic. Doth not do thee justice

  • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

    Great stuff. We have our passionate Square fan on site. Something that we have been missing of late.

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      Indeed :) MOAR RPG LURRRVING

      • Argentil

        KH3 AND FFXV!!!!! NGHSFH * Haemorrhages*

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          LOL Don’t mention those games, lest I start losing my mind from excitement…NEED THEM, my wife approved my PS4 proposal so when FF15 releases I’m jumping on the ps4!!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Zoe + 10 ( WE DEMAND MORE ZOE YOUTUBE MOVIES)

    No! I’m not being creepy… ok, now it is creepy… so damn creepy….!

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      Looks so different from the profile pic. MORE YOUTUBE!!

    • Rinceyouropinion

      Haha! Agreed though!

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    I still prefer this trailer though …. the mother f’n music on this trailer makes my entire body shiver

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHYtvOP8AMY

    @argentil:disqus My fellow OST geek, tell me this music doesn’t just make you excited for LIFE. This music made me beyond excited

    • Argentil

      The vocals detracted a bit from the song, I would like to hear an instrumental version as a battle theme or something.

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Yeah, true I actually, I would love for this to be a battle theme, in the wake of Xenoblade. though Shimomura won’t be composing.

        • Argentil

          What did you think of the FFXV song? I was disappointed Somnus didn’t play.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Somnus played in the 2nd trailer if I’m not mistaken? I quite liked the new song, only for the fact that it’s something new lol been listening to Somnus for a very long time now

          • Argentil

            Who composed the new song? It sounded very different.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Still Shimomura , she’s composing all the songs, though that’s just my assumption…

          • Argentil

            After listening to it without video (to avoid the distraction from the visuals), it sounds like it could be her. Every time I watch the damn thing, the shinies take most of my attention. Lots of shinies in that trailer.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            It has the choir vocals in the background and she lurvs that . sounds like her too but man, them shines, are overflowing

          • Argentil

            It’s a very Final Fantasy thing those vocals. Uematsu-san used them, Doodab from FFXIII used them. It’s just a subconscious association that comes with the vocals that lead to grandiose expectations.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Uematsu never used it as much as her though. Doodab? lol the vocals do lead to a more grandiose feeling, which helped that trailer to be more epic

          • Argentil

            Liberi Fatali, One Winged Angel. Those are the two most obvious songs that come to mind.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Yeah, but he uses them mostly for special events such as a main theme or big boss. Shimomura on the other hand likes using it throughout her compositions on a single game.

          • Argentil

            I guess she’s just a drama queen then :D
            I love her for her piano.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            The Drammatica playlist on youtube is spectacular

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqDzR2cKbu0&list=PLB352A1647A1F374F

            Some nice intrumentals

          • Argentil

            The second FFXV trailer actually features an all new track, with echoes of Somnus. It’s got a more battle-theme sound to it.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Yeah. Indeed, It’s the same music song of the old extended trailer I think too. think I’m gonna need to get surround sound at home for this game

          • Argentil

            I will give it a listen this afternoon, tar.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Enjoy :)

    • Argentil

      You’re probably going to hate me for saying this, but… The design of the game reminds me of FFXIII, a lot. I liked FFXIII though, didn’t hate it.

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        How so though?

        • Argentil

          Pulse.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Ooooh yes yes, the world looks similar. yes it looks the same but on a much bigger scale, I don’t think it will follow the linearity design though

    • Zoe

      I like this trailer, but makes me worry it is just going to be a Monster Hunter clone with mecha :(

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        That is exactly my worry! I really don’t wan’t it to be, but that ticking timer really makes me believe it will be a monster hunting game, which will make me sad especially if this is a successor to Xenoblade

    • shakespear

      Hottest teacher ever ;)

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        teacher?lol

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    One Last post on this article ……………. I FUCKING LOVE JAPAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Argentil

      I love them only if they localise their games.

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Lol indeed, but I gobble up any thing that does. I think Operation Rainfall was an amazing campaign

    • Jakster

      Tooyota FTW!!!

  • Sadaf

    Love the video, want more!!

  • Rinceyouropinion

    Zoe! Nicely done! So much nicer to see a woman’s face,as in a PROPPER woman, other than Darryn! Trololo! Though I still hold that Darryn’s shower scene is the funniest thing on the internet, well, after that cat that tries jumping from the window but fails…

    • Trevor Davies

      That cat makes me laugh EVERY time.

      • Rinceyouropinion

        You know it. Now, imagine if it was DARRYN leaping for the windowsill! That would break the damn internet!

  • Jakster

    Nobody will worry about this gorgeous game once the PS4 is released. PS4 will outsell everything, Sony will buy Neentindo.

    • Argentil

      Nah, never. Nintendo have made so much money, they would have to have 4 successive console flops to drop out of hardware. Their handhelds generate ridiculous money also.

  • Forbsz

    Just found this website awesome video by the way!

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      Welcome :)

      • Forbsz

        I subscribed hope to see more! and I followed you on here to keep up to date with you.

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          Cool man :) Hope you enjoy your stay on this awesome site, full of trolls and gamers, all together in perfect harmony … well almost lol

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      Welcome :)

  • naxie

    great video, Zoe. Hope we get to see a lot more of you.

  • Skyblue

    Looks like a decent title. About time the Wii landed a new exclusive

  • Citan

    I need this so right this second. Nowhere NEAR enough of the gaming media is giving this any attention at all.

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      Very true, but WiiU generally is not getting enough media coverage, Nintedo’s fault, even Kamiya is complaining that Nintendo aren’t doing enough to market W101