Man that was one annoying final boss. It wasn’t “rape your team in one hit” bad, but the fact that you fought 2 people at the same time and one of them could heal like 10K HP instantly…yeah. An All-Divide actually made the fight much, much worse. I used one, and not only did the boss keep healing whenever it got to low HP, your damage is halved so you won’t kill it fast enough. Then, since the enemy’s damage is halved too, you’ll never get killed. I put everyone on auto, and sat back to watch in hopes that I get killed soon so I can restart, but the stalemate went on forever. I was on second instead of hard because I realized I’m pretty bad at this game against quick-moving human enemies.
I ended up with 4300+ grade, so I might was well continue with post-game stuff before starting Milla’s side. Honestly I should’ve started with her first, because I like her better than Jude and she feels more like an actual protagonist considering how the awesome moments primarily go to her. Jude was okay, but he didn’t really stand out and could have become much more badass.
I liked Xillia a lot, despite being lackluster near the end. Chapters 1-3 were great. I liked it enough to really want to play Xillia 2, and I hope Bamco learned their lesson about bad sequels from Dawn of the New World. The battle system was fun and the way of getting grade is the best I’ve seen so far.
Also…I just beat this game and they announce a localization. Herp derp time to buy Xillia again next year. It’ll be my first time buying the same game for the same console from two different regions. That’s OK, this isn’t the first time I buy the same game (in terms of content) twice. Maybe I’ll be able to snatch Xillia 2 from the dealer I got Xillia from at Anime North.