Before starting Xenoblade Chronicles 3, should you play Xenoblade Chronicles 1 & 2? Before beginning, you should be aware of the following.
The most recent JRPG to arrive on the Nintendo Switch is Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Many people are unsure whether they should play the first two games because of the lengthy storyline (over 100 hours) and the large cast. How much time you want to spend immersing yourself in the setting where these games are set will determine the answer to that question.
Mechanically, XB3 is by far the best game in the series. The tutorial is perhaps the best in the series and is well-developed for beginners. It’s a good starting place if you’re unsure if these games are for you because its tutorial is far less perplexing than those in XB1 or XB2. When you understand how the Arts system functions and the battle mechanics, it will be easier for you to comprehend the prior two games.
The two universes in which the games are set to have different casts, worldbuilding, stories, and character designs. With a few late-game tweaks that make the games more relevant if you play them first, the games indeed overlap in a multiverse-like scenario. But both XB1 and XB2 require commitments of over 80 hours. You may enjoy Xenoblade Chronicles 2 without having played the first game.
The themes and ideas explored in the first two games are meaningfully combined in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. But it may be played alone just like any other Final Fantasy game. It is simpler to comprehend what is going on with the large cast of characters because of how the combat has been improved.
The party structure in this single-player JRPG is designed to resemble leading a team of damage dealers, healers, and tank characters in an MMO dungeon.