Finally beat the game myself. Now I understand why people said the game feels like a prologue. When I think about it and some of the things Takahashi said in interviews, it seems like the point of XCX was not just Monolith Soft getting used to HD development but also to set up the groundwork for a sequel as well. They pretty much have all the game mechanics and world design in place. Now it's just a matter of expanding things like the story and learning more about Mira itself. And you know what they say about sequels. They tend to be cheaper and faster to make. And when you consider what kind of sales Xenoblade gets and how much it probably costs to make, it's probably a pretty safest thing to do too. End game spoilers Spoiler Elma is super hot! I want a Good Smile statue of her true form! Love the game by the way. Put in 144 hours so far.