Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
The Mario & Luigi series is often overshadowed by the greatly loved and Paper Mario series. Even worse for Partners in Time is the fact that Nintendo have recently rereleased Superstar Saga and Bowser Inside Story for the 3DS, but have shafted the second entry in the franchise.
Charming writing and a lovely battle system make Partners in Time one of the greatest RPG’s released by Nintendo. Special moves trigger super minigames to rack up a higher damage output against your foe as your time your jumps or hammer swings at the right time making fights engaging throughout.
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Who doesn’t love flying around an open world in a massive mech? Xenoblade Chronicles X didn’t enjoy a great deal of success due to its release on the doomed Wii U, but for the most part it secured itself a good deal of critical praise. Exploring the foreign planet Mira is a real joy in XCX and the sheer size of some of the worlds creatures is impressive, but it does have its flaws.
XCX brings a fairly weak story to the table. The party system is fairly flawed as well. There are a lot of characters to include in your squad, but only Elma and Lin are actually main characters. The vast majority only ever get developed in their own side quests, but this left the main story feeling fairly empty of actual characters.