Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country

released on Sep 14, 2018

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country

released on Sep 14, 2018

A standalone expansion of Xenoblade Chronicles 2

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.


Also in series

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Future Redeemed
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Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected
Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Expansion Pass
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Expansion Pass
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Xenoblade Chronicles 2

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YOUR HONOR IT'S PEAK!!!! ABSOLUTE CINEMA!!!!!!

What if Xenoblade 2 had a combat system I understood and a plot that cut all the crap from XC2 (from what I remember).

اعشق الكومبات و الزعيم الاخير خلاني اصارخ لكن يقلع ابو نظام الكومينيتي والله انه ترك طعم حامض في فمي يا كرهي له

How do you emotionally devastate someone when they already know the outcome? You make it personal.

Going into Torna the Golden Country we already know what the fate of this beacon of hope in a world reflecting the worst of humanity. Yet, we don't know the people affected and the lives lost from its downfall. While the Community system is greatly flawed in its execution by impacting the pacing, nonetheless, we get to know the people of Torna on a personal level with side quests only rivaled by Xenoblade 3's hero quests.

Bringing the scope to the party level, we truly see what Jin lost in his homeland being destroyed and losing his only grounding light in Lora when surrounded by a world constantly wearing away at his belief in humanity. We see the source of Mythra's suicidal mindset in an apocalyptic nightmare of a battle where the outcome leads to her already crippling self doubt transforming into intense self loathing and fear of her abilities - to the belief that the world would be better off without her. The great myth surrounding the Tornan hero Addam is stripped away to reveal quite a down to Earth, responsible yet lovable goof. Despite his flaws, he was the man best suited to leading humanity out of this dark era yet he was left with no homeland and no one to lead.

The climax of Torna and its aftermath is my favourite moment in the series. It is both cinematic in its presentation and heartbreaking in every sense of the word. Mythra's pain is felt more than anything, aiding her story in the base game very well (the same can be said for every other returning character). This is in no small part thanks to the much improved voice acting present in Torna. The direction and consistency is a great improvement. Once again Malos' VA nails it and as a character his depiction here is a key step of his journey.

The soundtrack is stellar with a short, yet memorable track list. The combat, while simplified, is perfect for a condensed, fast paced narrative and also tells the story of the development of Driver-Blade fighting styles through gameplay which is a great utilisation of the medium.

Minor gameplay-story pacing issues aside, this is perfect and the best DLC I have ever played.

Combat system, characters, and story. These are the three traits that make a good video game and The Golden Country definitely checks all three. I think Mythra really shines the hardest here by the players being able to see her true personality and having no reservations. I love every time she gets dunked on, but also has some beautiful moments. And this game all leads up to THAT moments where Pyra is created.

Combat system is unique and fun, not as good as the original but still undoubedtly fun. I will say this game felt unnecessarily grindy for a DLC, but the sequences that occur post-grind are just too good to knock it all that much.

A more streamlined slice of the xenoblade 2 goodness.