Backlog Bustin To Xenoblade 3

Finally. I’ve arrived. After months of bustin’ my JRPG backlog, I now begin my first play-through of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, nominated for Game of the Year 2022. Having just finished Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and Future Connected, I think I’m primed for an epic Xenoblade zenith.

On my birthday last year, I received XC3 for Switch. The great gift was the catalyst, the impetus I needed, to launch me forward in earnest. I had to finish:

  1. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  2. Octopath Traveler
  3. Bravely Default II

Then I had to start and finish Xenoblade Chronicles: DE with its main quest and extra story, Future Connected.


So begins one of my greatest gaming adventures of 2023. Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Now, with such an acclaimed JRPG, how could I ever top it? Glad you asked. If I finish by May 12th, then I’ll embark the only other adventure title to closely match the polish and scope of XC3. It’s Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the most anticipated game of 2023.

What a year it’s turning out to be.

By the way, besides blogging here, I hang out at the JRPG Hangout on Grouvee forums. Check it out.

Have you played any of these games? Are you anticipating a new play-through?