- This article is about Heart-to-Hearts in Xenoblade Chronicles. For Heart-to-Hearts in other games, see Heart-to-Heart (disambiguation).
Heart-to-Hearts are short dialogues between two playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles. They can be found all over most areas of the game, labelled with an icon of a handshake. To watch them, both participating characters need to be in the active party and meet some level of affinity. Some Heart-to-Hearts require story progression up to a certain point, or are only viewable during day- or night-time. Heart-to-Hearts available to watch can be checked in the main menu after they have been investigated once.
Each Heart-to-Heart has four different paths in total; the player may choose between one of two dialogue options at the beginning, and another around the middle. One option adds 50 affinity points while the other decreases it by 50. In the end, another 300 affinity points are added, meaning that viewing a Heart-to-Heart always results in a total gain of 200, 300, or 400 affinity. This makes them the single best way of raising affinity.
No Heart-to-Hearts are missable. However, the achievements for "selected both options correctly" and "selected both options incorrectly" are missable, as there are only so many Heart-to-Hearts to complete. (That said, it is statistically unlikely to miss both of them.)
In the Definitive Edition, all viewed Heart-to-Hearts can be re-viewed in the Event Viewer.