I wasn’t sure if I wanted to participate this month because I really don’t like playing games on my PC (not helped that it’s a piece of trash I got for free from a library that was getting rid of it for being too old several years ago). But for a fairly simple game from 2005, my machine can handle it no problem! And using my USB 6-button Genesis controller helps me imagine that it’s a console game…
I’m not exactly an authority on Falcom, I’ve played Popful Mail, Ys for SMS, Ys I & II for PSP, Ys: Oath in Felghana and a little FaXanadu and Sorcerian. But I like their stuff have to say: Xanadu Next feels like a Falcom game in the best way!
I love hacking & slashing, exploring and making progress then going back to heal/save. I’m still pretty much in the very beginning (out through the village gates) but I can tell that I’m going to have a good time with this game. I don’t have a ton of free time but I expect to be able to finish it this month without any problem!
Even though I never sank enough time into FaXanadu to make serious progress, I do think that’s a pretty cool game. Not sure how similar it is to the original Xanadu though. I have Tokyo Xanadu in my backlog, I’ll look forward to getting to that sometime in the future and am glad to be playing this first at least!