There’s never a bad time for a JRPG, and now that the Switch has its first flagship one, how does it stack up? Pretty good. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a fun time, and a wonderful game for the Switch. It has a great art style, a really fun and intuitive battle system, and some surprisingly good voice acting. All in all it ticks almost all of the boxes you’d expect from a JRPG. A slow burn story that becomes ridiculous, absurdly large swords, some magic stuff, and sentient gopher who happens to be a pervert. There are some drawbacks. There’s no map. There is no map in this game. It’s infuriating. On top of that, the UI is really clunky and poorly designed, and overall the game just lacks some polish. Some of it feels like it should have been fleshed out more. I think it really could have benefited from another 4-6 months in the oven. In any case, it’s a very fun JRPG, and a solid Switch buy if you care about those kinds of things. Let me know what you thought of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in the comments.