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Best Nintendo Switch Games #18 – Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Developer: Monolith Soft

Synopsis: Rex is just an ordinary salvager diving into the “cloud sea” from the Titan he lives on, which he affectionately calls Gramps, when he makes an incredible discovery. He can use beings known as Blades, entities that function both as swords and as sentient companions. He bonds with Pyra, a blade capable of determining the fate of the world, and thus begins his adventure to save humanity in the face of a dying world.

Why it’s one of the best Nintendo Switch games: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 had big shoes to fill. The first Xenoblade Chronicles dazzled on the Wii with its enormous, gorgeous world, compelling story, and complex yet enjoyable combat system. Xenoblade Chronicles X on the Wii U, meanwhile, left fans frustrated and disappointed. Although arguably Xenoblade Chronicles 2 doesn’t quite reach the heights of the original due to some frustrating design choices here and there, its expansive universe and unique Blade system are still a delight to investigate. You’ll find yourself pouring hour after hour into the tale of Rex and Pyra’s friendship and growing excited with each new Blade acquired or location uncovered. It’s big and beautiful enough of a game to help you see past its handful of flaws and enjoy the Switch’s premiere RPG.