If you’ve followed my coverage of Xenoblade Chronicles X, you probably already know that the game really makes me squeal with glee every time I see it.
Nico Nico has a rating system that prompts viewers to vote their approval (or disapproval) of each broadcast, and boy, did they love this one (you can see a screencap of the results at the bottom of the post, with the comments going absolutely bonkers in the background).
- It was very good: 95.5%
- It was pretty good: 2.3%
- It was average: 0.9%
- It wasn’t very good: 0.2%
- It was bad: 1.1%
That’s nearly 98% positive feedback (97.8% to be precise). What surprises the most is the absolutely overwhelming 95.5% that voted the most positive option. I can definitely say that in several years of watching gaming content on Nico Nico, I never once saw this kind of crazy result.
For comparison’s sake, the very successful launch count down of the PS4 was liked “only” by 87.8% of the viewers, with 75.2% voting the best option.
I have to admit that after today’s livestream I was almost completely overwhelmed myself. As a massive Xenogears fan, I found the Xenosaga games great, but not as great. The first Xenoblade was also awesome, but not really close to the original. Watching the mecha gameplay today, I had tears in my eyes.
Hopefully Nintendo’s dreadfully slow localization won’t make us wait too long.