Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is not for inexperienced RPG players. The battle system at its most intense is a tremendously complicated ballet of patience and timing that will take dozens of hours to master, and for RPG fans waiting for their fix on Switch, this should come as great news.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 follows a protagonist named Rex as he searches for a world called Elysium. Rex and his companions are known as “drivers,” and the weapons they carry have manifested into personalities called “blades.” In battle, a driver can cycle between multiple different blades to perform different types of elemental damage.

A separate meter will show whether your blade’s attacks (or “arts”) are ready to use or whether they’re currently charging between uses. Arts can be various types of attacks, HP potions, or other actions you’ll want to perform in battle, and can be selected using the Switch’s face buttons.

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