Xenoblade Chronicles 2's full-blown story expansion is finally here with Torna - The Golden Country. 1. Boy, was I wrong. It's quite an unusual situation as DLC is usually dependant on owning the original game, so we'll forgive the befuddlement this once. So it wouldn't be surprising if the author intended order was Torna first, but it was too small for a full game. The DLC pack for the main game includes it however. All awakened Blades except Roc, Aegaeon, Poppi QT and Poppi QTπ 4. The game is available both as a standalone purchase and as downloadable content for Xenoblade Chronicles 2.Torna ~ The Golden Country features similar gameplay to the original game, though with some changes … I understand people may want to pay an extra $10 for a physical box but paying an extra $10 digitally seems a bit odd if the digital "game" or expansion pass will work without the original. A prequel is a follow up set before the previous film/game. @rjejr play Xenoblade 2 first, when they say you don't need to play Xenoblade 2, that's just marketing to draw in people who maybe don't want to invest in previous game. In short, there are two ways you can purchase the Torna – The Golden Country expansion. Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment... Video: Here's How Animal Crossing: New Horizons Looks Running At 4K, 60FPS, Frame Rate And Resolution For Monster Hunter Rise Demo Revealed, Nintendo Unveils Brand New 'Mario Red & Blue' Switch Console, How Much Faster Is Super Mario 3D World On Switch Compared To The Wii U Original? And Ninty is so smart to release the expansion as a standalone so more people may pick up the game if they are not sure about the main game. That would be the sensible thing to do. I'm glad that this is getting a physical release itself, this is what I'm opting for. Great story and characters, somewhat complex but very fun battle mechanics, cinematics and open world environment are stunning. Torna: The Golden Country tells the story of the events that transpired 500 years before the beginning of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Who knows, maybe they'll re-edit both games together like Godfather 1 and 2, or the 3 1/2 version of Watchmen and Black Freighter. Yasunori Mitsuda composed a new soundtrack for Torna and as part of that soundtrack, there are 11 “arrangements of existing songs.. Battle music feels more gripping and groovy and there’s also a new ending theme provided by Jen Bird. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a hefty experience, of course, taking at least 60-70 hours to beat. Some people would suggest playing Torna at a certain point in the middle of XC2, where it starts to show a bunch of flashback cutscenes to Torna. Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country features gameplay mechanics very similar to the main game. It has better graphics, better combat, and better animations. (I find Pyra and Rex annoying). @Anti-Matter More like Xenoblade Chronicles 1.5 since it is a prequel story. You dont' need it, but if you buy this game - Torna - digitally it's still $39.99, but if you buy the expansion pass digitally it's only $29.99. HowLongToBeat has the answer. Either way is your choice, but there’s no right or wrong decision. That’s all you need to know about Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and its expansion, Torna – The Golden Age. If you bought the original Expansion Pass, it’ll be live for you next week following an update. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna uses the same mechanics and options as the main game, but there's something that the expansion puts a big emphasis on in … (Edit: Oh now I see your edit that makes more sense ). So far, all we have are assumptions of the best order. Preceding game and prequel are not the same thing. File size should have been mentioned somewhere here, particularly with Switch all but entirely requiring a large SD card in some variety. However, it's also possible to buy a physical version which does not require you to own the original Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It only takes about 20-25 hours to beat, compared to the base game’s 80+ hour playtime. If you own both do you think the Blades from 2 will transfer to Torna? @Yomerodes Well yeah, if you want to be logical about it I suppose. We've had a few concerned emails from readers wondering exactly how they can purchase this new content; do they need the expansion pass (which is available via the original game) or the stand-alone release, which is coming in physical form? because it would be a serious misuse of space if I get the retail version and still have to carry the whole filesize of the Torna expansion because I want to use the free pass. To be honest, we're not sure why you'd want to buy this add-on story if you hadn't already played the main game, For those that want to play it in chronological order and may not have played vanilla XC2 yet (won't be me, ijs ). DLC add-ons grow large enough to become their own thing. Been playing XC2 after I managed to get the special edition.I'm on chapter 3 right now, but I don't know: should I finish the normal XC2 before playing this? Being Nintendo the price is a little high but there are many series I discovered in the past thanks to releases like this. @subpopz I'm 130 hours into Octopath with 3 character's stories left to finish. If you don't intend to play 2, go ahead, but if you do, you are going yo have moments spoiled, in a 100 hr game. It's not as big a game as the main game, but it's big enough to be a full RPG on its own, just not as utterly massive as the main game. I also thought the phsyical version contained both games. I'd rather have the shorter prequel "spoiled" than the main game". @subpopz So it's kinda like New Super Luigi U? Torna, The Golden Country improves on many If you enjoyed the base game of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, then you will certainly enjoy this one. Got it before the Amazon deal went away - so only 31.99. @ArcanaXVI original Xenoblade 2 also will ruin some major reveals in Torna, huh. I guess you'll need to share it with someone. So I downloaded Torna. Straight away, Torna the Golden Country feels satisfyingly familiar if you’ve already played the main Xenoblade Chronicles 2 story. Does anyone know the file size of the DLC? I have yet to play 2 so this sounds like a great way to see if I like it, plus since it is a prequel it will play proper going from this to the full game story wise. I found it refreshing to play a much more digestible game in a series that advertises its massive lengths. Torna, The Golden Country improves on many aspects of the base game. Its not complicated, @Tsurii "the thing about spoilers is nonsense", Well I believe you, but then again I also believe this person, @Wraggadam1 "If you don't intend to play 2, go ahead, but if you do, you are going yo have moments spoiled,". Bethesda has done this several times with Prey, Dishonored, and Wolfenstein as examples. Also my biggest reason to get DLC is the extra story ones. It apparently even includes its own expansion pass code, so you can enjoy that with Xenoblade 2 too. Parts of the main game were super grainy in handheld mode. Let's first see what they reveal in Torna before assuming the best order. Kudos. This game is the most fun that I've had with JRPG in recent years and I don't even like the main characters that much. Seeing as Torna is releasing as a standalone game, many Switch owners are probably wondering if you need to play the entirety of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 before jumping in. You play as Lora, a young Driver, and her Blade, Jin. I was going to get this and play it first, I like things chronologically, but too many people have told me there would be "spoilers" to the main game if I did that, so I'll play it the way it released. Heard that I also get 15 Legendary Cores for XBC2, fired up XBC2 and played it for another 5 hours to do the side quests for Tand have yet to start Torna. But by the time I am finished the dlc-card may be out of print. If I'll buy it, I go for the physical version though. Torna - The Golden Country details the events of the Aegis War, a pivotal conflict referenced via dialogue and flashbacks in the original game. I was thinking about that. When I can get them both on sale for $60. Loved XC1, thought XCX was ok, and was completely put off of XC2 by it's design choices. I think that playing either game first will spoil bits of the other game — so I'm interested at seeing how Monolith addressed this — I'm certain that they took this into consideration and crafted something that has mystery either way you flip the coin. Ah well, I'll read some reviews and see what I'll do. A physical version at retail will be offered September 21. How long is Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country? Reminder: You Don't Need Xenoblade Chronicles 2 To Play Torna – The Golden Country, Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna, Golden Country, Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country. DLC or physical game card? Play online, access classic Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Torna the Golden Country is an expansion of the Action RPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2, that tells of the story of what became of Torna and explains how all the events lead to Xenoblade Chronicles 2. @Spectra i personally absolutely adored it ! ), Yeah it should be more of an "expansion pack" (more like Destiny 2's Forsaken, or Diablo III's Reaper of Souls than what you normally think of as "DLC"). Even though it takes place before the events of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, I would recommend playing the main game first. It's all about the combo value. This game supports: ... Torna ~ The Golden Country. Also, I expect lots of rehashed areas. Torna ~ The Golden Country is not strictly a new iteration into the series, but is instead both a prologue and extra bonus chapters to Xenoblade … Lazy journalism. Why buy the physical then, you ask? Driver levels 2. For even more tips, tricks, and guides on the game, make sure to search Twinfinite. As a DLC expansion, Torna – The Golden Country is understandably shorter. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna: How Long It Takes to Beat, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna: How to Complete A Taste of Home (Quest Guide), Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna: How to Complete Thicker Than Water (Quest Guide), Hitman 3’s Cloud-Based Nintendo Switch Version to Launch Later This Month, Bungie’s Official Halo Site to Go Offline Permanently in February, Save Your Stats While You Can, You Can Now Mod Cyberpunk 2077 & Play Through With a Full Party of Companions, Blizzard Has Started Rolling Out its Major Battle.net App Update, Star Wars Battlefront II Free on Epic Games Store For Limited Time. That being said, you’ll certainly have much more of an attachment to the story of Torna if you play Xenoblade Chronicles 2 first. Always best to hold off on the Season Pass till the end, @Damo "You Don't Need Xenoblade Chronicles 2 To Play Torna – The Golden CountryDLC or physical game card? Easy to hold off. And I can keep in my LE box. New to the story? Hosted by 44 Bytes. Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country is an expansion pack released for the 2017 action role-playing video game Xenoblade Chronicles 2 released in September 2018 by Monolith Soft. @Anti-Matter Well no its 1.5 or 2 minus a half. Status … The combat mechanics for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 have changed in Torna The Golden Country. There are both and new characters introduced and while Addam and Mythra have a large part to play in the narrative, this story is about Jin and Lora. As someone who's never played Xenoblade before due to being overwhelmed by the game's size I'd consider starting with this... @NEStalgia It's a prequal to 2 so it must be less than 2. What didn't you like about it ? In this case is the same...if someone already gave Nintendo the full price or the original XC2, they can get this prequel for less money...getting both is cheaper than getting each of them separately.f. Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country is an exceptional expansion, justifying itself as a major enhancement of the original game … Torna is actually a prequel to Xenoblade Chronicles 2, taking place 500 years before the main game. Those are much bigger spoilers than what's guaranteed to be spoiled by Torna. Learn more. Considering that it's a prequel story, some players might want to play the prequel before the main game itself. What makes it stand out is the game-play. Xenoblade 2 + 0.5 = 1.5? I'm just waiting for GameFly to realize that a physical copy is coming so I can throw it into my queue. So Torna is on a physical card with a code for the expansion pass or is it completely digital? But I will wait for reviews and see. Wish more publishers did the old expansion packs that also can be standalone. To be honest, we're not sure why you'd want to buy this add-on story if you hadn't already played the main game, but hey - each to their own. @TechEagle no, it should, if done right, give greater meaning to moments in the prequel. So the Season pass usually not anything I want till the very end. You can pick the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 expansion pass via the game itself, and the content will unlock on the 14th of September. Does Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country feature new music? I will get this but I am nervous that I won’t enjoy the cast of playable characters. It's shorter so more manageable time wise for me. The expansion is a self-contained story that you can understand entirely on its own, and the game has a ton of tutorials and explanations on its various systems and mechanics. As well as some of the gameplay changes. (Not in terms of gameplay, of course! A new story mode set 500 years before Xenoblade Chronicles 2 The story of Torna - The Golden Country covers not only the pasts of key characters from the main game like Jin, Mythra, Malos, and Praetor Amalthus, but will also spotlight characters like Lora and Addam, who factor heavily into the lore of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna - The Golden Country is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 175. So, is it like... Worth it as a standalone release? I am thinking about getting the game physically. Though, neither of them has beaten the main game yet or even played it much for a good long while, so no rush. Fans of boxed titles will at least get another red spine to put on their shelves, so that's something. Please read our FTC Disclosure for more information. I'm getting both. I wonder if i should give Torna a try...? Good to see Nintendo doing something like this. It's actually a prequel to Xenoblade Chronicles 2. @ArcanaXVI In the Gamescom thing, or whatever, they said it didn’t matter which you play first, because they both fill in gaps for each other. At its core, Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country retains the same combat model of the previous games, only with a few extras that give a welcome layer of player agency. so...it works just like similar cases. All items and Goldobtained 5. The game director clearly supported the idea of people starting with Torna and said they considered having it as the first part of XC2, but in the end the scope was too big for a single game. (since it's a prequel). Love XC2 and will get the physical. Must be worth it, in their eyes. I've already got the season pass so no need for me to get it. The choice is yours... Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is getting its biggest helping yet of DLC goodness this week in the form of Torna – The Golden Country, but the way in which Nintendo is distributing this stand-alone story has caused some confusion for players. MercenaryRanking level 7. Because of that, it might actually be easier to pick up Torna first, see if you like it, then jump into the base game if you do. LOL. Of course, characters, soundtrack, and story are fantastic. I never get items, costume skins or new mode DLC. The catch here is that the physical version doesn't launch until next week (September 21st) so you'll have to wait a little longer for that edition. The last part of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass, Torna - The Golden Country, is finally available. The expansion features quite a few major characters from the main game, and knowing those characters going in makes the emotion of the story hit even more. Bayonetta is 30 USD digital por Switch...but if you get it after purchasing Bayonetta 2, the price goes down to 10. All areas' Development Levelsacquired 6. XC2 first, then Torna. For "Xenoblade Chonicles 2" there is only a cloud icon that I have to buy it in the eshop. It looks nearly identical in terms of visuals, displaying the same sweeping environments and varied character models that fans have come to expect. So as I just told the other person, I'll wait and read a lot of reviews and comments before playing either, probably not until next year, unless the eShop gets a BF 40% off sale on the bundle. Honestly, overall seems more interesting too. Anyone who's not played the game and has read through the comments section is likely to know the twists by now. Does it explain the game's mechanics? For Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country on the Nintendo Switch, Guide and Walkthrough by OniLinkPlus. Interesting that they've bothered to make this a standalone release too. @ArcanaXVI Anyone who played XC2 knows the overall story of Torna, the villians, their motives, who dies and who survives. Or playing this would make sense before continuing XC2? Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was the first big traditional JRPG on Nintendo Switch and it certainly made an impression, selling over one million copies to date. At the end of the day, XC2's story is pretty mediocre. Oh, I thought the physical had both the original and the expansion on there. Create a backlog, submit your game times and compete with your friends! My main doubt remains...the season pass code that comes with the retail version, contains everything save the Torna game? I am torn on this title (pun intended), since I don't know if its worth 40 Dollar/Euro, content-wise. I've got the Season Pass so I'll be getting it digitally, but I'm tempted to get the physical copy so my kids can share that on their Switches. Driver and Blade equipment and growth, including skills 3. As a matter of fact, it does. Please note that some external links on this page are affiliate links, which means if you click them and make a purchase we may receive a small percentage of the sale. I'm 23 hours into Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Started about 7 days ago), I'll be waiting until I finish to get the DLC. Set 500 years before the events of the second game, Torna: The Golden Country details the uprising against Malos' brutality and destruction on the people. It won't unlock the actual expansion story though, I'd imagine. @RupeeClock Might give it away, yeah. The choice is yours". While I definitely felt like XC2 is the weakest in the trilogy, I still enjoyed it enough to pre-order the physical edition of Torna the other day. https://xenobladechronicles2.nintendo.com/torna/. So....Basically it called Xenoblade Chronicles 2.5 ? Torna The Golden Country … Yes, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Torna the Golden Country is a standalone game. Damien has over a decade of professional writing experience under his belt, as well as a repulsively hairy belly. Xenoblade Chronciles 2 cannot be started after installing TORNA ~THE GOLDEN COUNTRY The game card icon can be seen for "TORNA ~ THE GOLDEN COUNTRY" but not for "Xenoblade Chonicles 2". I've yet to play XC2 but am considering picking this up. Rumours that he turned down a role in The Hobbit to work on Nintendo Life are, to the best of our knowledge, completely and utterly unfounded. For Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the Nintendo Switch, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "How long is Torna the Golden Country? Basically the season pass in physical form for $2 dollars more. Join 1,088,754 people following Nintendo Life: © 2021 Nlife Media, partner of Gamer Network. Any day now GF... @subpopz Yeah. The characters look more up my alley. Status and data of all defeated Unique Monsters 8. Do You Need to Play Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Before Torna – The Golden Age. We’ll give you an answer to that question. @RennanNT "wait after its release before deciding". Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is required to access the content, and is sold separately. I'm at 180 hours in XBC2 and with the exception of Odyssey, it's pretty much the only thing I've been playing this year. Maybe they are releasing it in physical cart because of file sizes? It's not a bad thing, but I've accumulated a backlog of like 4 games over the past 2 months because of it. Also, your English has gotten much better bro. Rated 5 out of 5 by Gmoney5213 from Great value, wonderful game ! Which is how I bought Mario and Rabbids complete after E3. If you own Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and bought the expansion pass, you would have received this game as DLC. I don't think that's necessary, but that's an option you can take. In this tips video we will go over the changes to blades combos, chain attacks, full … In short, there are two ways you can purchase the Torna – The Golden Country expansion. Between an upgraded battle system and an intricately woven and emotional storyline, this is a… Wonder if they improved performance of the engine at all. Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country launches for Switch next week, and there will be a few different ways to purchase it. Already have the DLC, and I will be buying the physical edition because I'm a mindless shill for the series. This Much, Feature: 30 Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games To Look Forward To In 2021. It’s enjoyed a good amount of popularity since then, due in no small part to diligent updates and add-ons from Monolith Soft. The physical and digital standalone versions of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country include a download code for DLC Packs 1-4 in the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass. "Choice"? @EvilLucario That means you're going to receive an additional expansion pass code you won't be able to redeem. @ArcanaXVI is right, prequels should always be played after the original, the word prequel literally tells you this. @Wraggadam1 "but if you do, you are going yo have moments spoiled, in a 100 hr game. It was released both as downloadable content for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and as a standalone title. Just started DQXI, I'm in no rush. This is an entire game, and while it's not quite as long as the main game, it's still amazing. @rjejr wait after its release before deciding. However, unlike the main game, in which only the Drivers can be directly controlled, players can control both Drivers and their resonated Blades.In battle, both Blades and Drivers can switch between support and attack positions, with new Battle Arts known as Switch Arts that are immediately performed on a switch to an attack posi… Its biggest update yet is finally here however, with the new story expansion Torna – The Golden Age. @Henmii Keep playing the main game until you've finished the main story, then you can decide if you want to get the expansion. Parents need to know that Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country is an expansion to Nintendo's role-playing game, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Nintendo Switch. I did not expect to be playing this for so long. Feature: Best Nintendo Switch Fitness And Exercise Games. Home » Guides » Do You Need to Play Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Before Torna – The Golden Age? 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