With a new Pokémon game arriving tomorrow, I happened to wrap up the big game I had been savouring before playing it. Playing Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country has been a hugely enjoyable slow burn for me. The game serves as a prequel to the wonderful Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and is available either as a standalone game or as DLC.
Torna shares some characters and game play with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but it’s a more streamlined and contained experience. The story fills in backstory, and is a rich narrative that is worth experiencing in its own right. The quality of life improvements that were added for this game, and new features such as a community building mechanic, made it fun from start to finish. It’s a good introduction to the Xenoblade series and is a one of the handful of games I would wholeheartedly recommend as exemplars of what is possible on Nintendo Switch.
Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of the Xenoblade Chronicles™ 2 game. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of this refined battle system, allowing you to fight as both the artificial lifeforms known as Blades and their masters, the Drivers.Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country