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Weird Video Wednesday: Youtuber Beckie0 in Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)

Welcome to another Weird Video Wednesday. This week is a bit of a cheat since I made this Xenoblade Chronicles-Beckie0 crossover video, but I think you will agree it definitely counts as weird (maybe even weirder than our previous videogame-related satire, a 50 Shades of Grey parody). For those not in the know, Beckie0 is a Youtuber making videos about what seems like everything, all the time, everywhere. As proof of that fact, the audio of hers I stole for parody purposes came from a randomly selected video Beckie0 filmed in her car for some reason, which discusses TV shows, noises on the street, piano, life at home with her parents, rent prices in London, soap, etc etc…

You may be wondering what inspired this (undoubtedly niche) crossover video.What happened was this: Maya was watching some Beckie0 vids, and a jokey exchange began about the way she talks. Everything she says is in the kind of English accent that cannot be found on any streets, roads or groves in the UK. It’s a special kind of over-Englished enunciation that, we concluded, exists only in Hogwarts as portrayed in the Harry Potter films and the world of Xenoblade Chronicles.

I hastily cobbled together a video which placed Beckie0 in the world of Xenoblade Chronicles to prove the point and the rest is history. Turns out she makes a great Fiora and her chemistry with Shulk is quite amazing, I’m sure you’ll agree! We are honoured to be a part of Beckie0’s future career as a videogame voice actress, and we hope this video will help her realise that dream. You can thank us later, Beckie.

I might do more of these Xenoblade-Beckie0 crossover vids in the future, since there is loads of material to work with and plenty of comic potential (in my eyes anyway). This one was a bit rushed but it’d be fun to have another go at it and try and put together something slightly more polished. Let me know what you think.

Chronicles of Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)

Whenever I hear a game is going to reinvent a genre, I am always naturally skeptical. However, Xenoblade Chronicles won me over. There is just so much packed in – from the awe-inspiring visuals (reminiscent of Shadow of the Colossus), to the perfect balance between story, action and questing, the likable characters, and a revolutionary battle system. This has shot up to become one of my favourite games of all time – thus, writing this review, I’ve made extra effort not to spoil anything.

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