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  • Summary: Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of this refined battle system,Guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the events of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game. Defend yourself from Malos and his forces using all the fury of this refined battle system, allowing you to fight as both the artificial lifeforms known as Blades and their masters, the Drivers.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Oct 24, 2018
    100
    It’s hard not to recommend Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country to anyone looking for a great RPG experience on the Switch. It’s a great expansion for fans of Xenoblade 2 while at the same time being a perfect way for newcomers to sample the games without signing their life away on a full-length RPG. It also has one of the better stories in the series and to me it plays the best that these games have, so if you’ve been on the fence then definitely check this one out.
  2. Sep 21, 2018
    90
    Amongst the most generous expansions of all time, Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country is one of the year’s best RPGs.
  3. NF Magazine
    Oct 29, 2018
    85
    Torna stands out as one of the best Switch adventures of the year, and one that all RPG fans should embark on, whether or not you've played Xenoblade Chronicles 2. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 82]
  4. Sep 14, 2018
    80
    While many of its gameplay systems remain the same, Monolith Soft did a tremendous job tweaking battles to make them a bit faster-paced and more digestible all at once. Even though the expansion has its share of problems, like gating progress with forced sidequest thresholds, I still found it a lot of fun and people who loved the world of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will have an absolute blast with this new perspective of the stories they’ve heard before.
  5. Sep 25, 2018
    80
    All things considered, I had a great time with Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country. However, it’s not necessarily because of what changed. While I liked the streamlined and more fluid combat, that’s balanced out by the Community system’s atrocious padding. I simply enjoy the expansion because it offers more from a game world that I loved, just on a a smaller scale. It also introduces a likable mature cast of characters with a truly dramatic narrative. The Torna expansion doesn’t just offer a novel chapter to the Xenoblade Chronicles mythos, it presents an easy, digestible way for both newcomers and veterans to enter an engaging fantasy.
  6. Sep 19, 2018
    80
    A fantastic entry point for those who are unfamiliar with the series as well as being a great addition for long time fans. Torna ~ The Golden Country manages to be approachable and enjoyable for everyone. The new changes to combat really help make things more interesting and the world is huge. Definitely worth a play.
  7. Sep 23, 2018
    60
    An ambitious addition to an already enormous game, but by stripping away many of the features on the sides of the experience, you’re left with a game that never quite finds the highs present in the original game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    Review/Reseña (English/Español)

    Score/Nota: 10/10 Hands down, for the best expansion of Nintendo's history; even superior to other
    Review/Reseña (English/Español)

    Score/Nota: 10/10

    Hands down, for the best expansion of Nintendo's history; even superior to other popular ones like The Witcher 3.

    It almost took a year of updates after the updates, where problems and errors are corrected and, simplified mechanisms and new customization elements were added, for free. However, when it comes to the expansion itself, the amount of substantial content that was added is brutal so that the time you spend at Alrest never ends.

    The icing on the cake is Torna; This kind of independent "mini" Xenoblade, which, in its 20-22 hrs for complete the main story with a couple of things in the middle (45-50 hrs if you want to complete it at 100%), is undoubtedly the aggregate that was needed to close with classy, the better and bigger story that the Switch catalog has to offer.

    With a more obscure and focused narrative of story (that seemed to be a kind of attempt to generate reminiscence towards Xenogears), a cast of solid and endearing characters, new elite music, refreshing zones for explore, refined combat system (more agile and dynamic), new mechanics (camping and communities), and a lot of aditional content, like secondary missions, as well as monsters and objects to be achieved, they build a spectacular conglomerate, that does not do more than grant applause and congratulations to the boys of Monolith for tremendous "opus".

    It seemed that 2018 would be decaffeinated for Nintendo and its console, but seeing that among its arsenal is the Genial "Octopath Traveler", the glorious "Ultimate" in Christmast, and the best expansion in the last decade; we could say that it will come out very well, facing the promising and bright future that will be 2019. 10/10

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    Manos hacia abajo, para la mejor expansión de la historia de Nintendo; incluso superior a otras populares como las de The Witcher 3.

    Tomo casi un año de actualizaciones, donde se corregían problemas o bugs, y se añadían mecánicas simplificadas y nuevos elementos de personalización, de forma gratuita. Sin embargo, en cuanto a lo que la expansión en sí se refiere, es brutal la cantidad de contenido sustancial que se agregó para hacer que el tiempo que pases en Alrest nunca termine.

    La guinda del pastel es Torna; esta especie de "mini" Xenoblade independiente, el cual, en sus 20-22 hrs de duración de partida (45-50 hrs si quieres completarlo al 100%), es sin dudas el agregado que hacía falta para cerrar con broche de oro la mejor y más grande historia que el catálogo de Switch tiene que ofrecer.

    Con una narrativa más oscura y enfocada (que pareciera fuese una especie de intento por generar reminiscencia hacia Xenogears), un cast de personajes sólidos y entrañables, nueva música de élite, zonas explorables refrescantes, sistema de combate refinado (más agíl y dinámico), nuevas mécanicas (acampar y comunidades) y toneladas de contenido secundario, como misiones, así como monstruos y objetos por conseguir; construyen un conglomerado que no hace más que otorgar aplausos y felicitaciones a los chicos de Monolith por tremenda "opus".

    Parecía que el 2018 sería descafeinado para Nintendo y su consola, pero viendo que entre su arsenal está el genial “Octopath Traveler", el glorioso “Ultimate” en las navidades, y la mejor expansión en la última década; podríamos decir que saldrá bastante bien parado, de cara al prometedor y brillante futuro que se dislumbra en el 2019. 10/10
  2. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Xenoblade 2 was a wonderful game but this standalone pretty much refined everything: the game has better visuals, is far better in handheld mode, the battle system is more streamlined and the content is really huge for a story DLC (17-20 hours to complete the main story, 35-40 hours to complete all the side quests).

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 : Torna - The Golden Country is a masterpiece every RPG fan should buy!
  3. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    This expansion adds an entire games worth of content. If you played and enjoyed Xenoblade Chronicles 2, this should be at the top of yourThis expansion adds an entire games worth of content. If you played and enjoyed Xenoblade Chronicles 2, this should be at the top of your priority list!
  4. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    Review made with a copy provided by Nintendo.

    It is amazing and very satisfying to see the amount of constant support Monolith Soft
    Review made with a copy provided by Nintendo.

    It is amazing and very satisfying to see the amount of constant support Monolith Soft projects are receiving from Nintendo.

    So much so that I even felt that the game was quite short, despite having invested +30 hours in my game in normal mode. I suppose the Monolith guys have accustomed us to games of more than 100 hours as if it were something normal.

    Torna: The Golden Country, improves in various aspects to the base game that was the colossus of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, such as the non-existence of tutorials, problems with the quality of dubbing and synchronization of voices, an interface and a generally cleaner world ( since it uses a new graphic engine) and the elimination of "grinding" that has certain annoying "critics"; opting to be a more direct and focused story-driven game.

    The expansion pass, with this aggregate in particular, becomes the best expansion in the history of Nintendo and not only stays there; It is one of the best expansions in the history of video games. If all the expansions were like that, I think nobody would complain about them.
  5. Sep 28, 2018
    9
    Honestly, Torna - The Golden Country is almost as good as Xenoblade 2 with my only complaint being that it wasn't longer! (Even though for DLCHonestly, Torna - The Golden Country is almost as good as Xenoblade 2 with my only complaint being that it wasn't longer! (Even though for DLC the rough 15+ hours spent on the main story alone is quite impressive) This DLC managed to improve upon some issues from Xenoblade 2 and even managed to make the battle system more enjoyable by adding new mechanics such as switching between driver and blade.

    However, even though this game is amazing as an expansion for Xenoblade 2 I'm not sure if I'd rate it so highly if I hadn't played Xenoblade 2 meaning that I'd have trouble recommending the game as a standalone.

    Overall, if you played Xenoblade 2 and enjoyed it you'll almost certainly enjoy Torna, but if you haven't played Xenoblade 2 some parts of the story may make less sense giving you a somewhat lesser experience than if you had played Xenoblade 2.
  6. Sep 14, 2018
    9
    Hands out, a soild 9/10 game and significantly improves upon a lot of things than base game.

    > The characters are all interesting and well
    Hands out, a soild 9/10 game and significantly improves upon a lot of things than base game.

    > The characters are all interesting and well developed topped with a better protagonist than Rex
    > The narrative of the game is miles better than the base game and wraps everything in a nice little ribbon
    > A much faster pace and revamped battle system allowing you to take control of both Driver and Blade.
    > No Gacha and a cleaner UI
    > Performance is much better and graphics are prettier.

    Cons

    > Unfortunately, to continue on with the story it requires the player to build up the Community Level. A mechanic similar to Xenoblade X's Affinity character side missions.
  7. Oct 19, 2018
    0
    still very bad map (guide) design...a waste of time....it is not a complete game in some way.

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