The long-awaited sequel marks a shift away from the familiar school stories of Persona 5, and endorses friendship for its own sake.
In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the quest for meaning in life is never finished. But by rejecting simple solutions, Monolith Soft finds profundity instead.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 may stumble occasionally, but it's a remarkable achievement in JRPG storytelling.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has the scale of the previous games but digs deep into the smaller stories of its world.