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post #661 of 789

Xillia 2 is already confirmed for US launch, and I guess so is Zestiria now? It would be awesome to get both by the end of the year. More Tales games than I can have time to play. Haha.

 

My only regret is never playing Vesperia because I didn't have an xbox. :(

post #662 of 789

I remember hearing something about Zestria getting a world-wide release, which means we won't have to wait 2 years for translations, and play a game with outdated graphics and potentially technology!

 

For a game release in "2013", Tales of Xillia has some pretty sloppy graphics.

 

Don't hold me to this though, last I checked, I think it was just a rumour.

post #663 of 789
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My only regret is never playing Vesperia because I didn't have an xbox. :(

I'd recommend just importing it and watching a playthrough of the xbox version on YouTube. They left out a freaking PLAYABLE CHARACTER in the xbox version, not exactly a small difference. It's hard to imagine, but xbox got a beta.

post #664 of 789
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Hedonism View Post

I remember hearing something about Zestria getting a world-wide release, which means we won't have to wait 2 years for translations, and play a game with outdated graphics and potentially technology!

For a game release in "2013", Tales of Xillia has some pretty sloppy graphics.

Don't hold me to this though, last I checked, I think it was just a rumour.

I wouldn't call it sloppy, but sub-standard for a Tales. FFXIII looks so good because it was incredibly linear. You can't make an standard FF game look that amazing and be as huge as those old FF games (FFXIII-2 and XIII-3 look worse than FFXIII graphically, because they are more open with more to explore, so they pushed back on detail in many areas).

Still, Xillia was pretty linear in design too, and reused so many assets (all the Seahavens look the same, and many of the dungeons look the same with palette swaps). It should've looked better, really. Vesperia and Graces F looked better, and doesn't reuse nearly as many assets. The only good thing is the character designs were top notch for a Tales game.

My main beef with Xillia is that there was no real sense of exploration. Everything looked the same, so the world wasn't majestic and worth exploring. Graces F, Vesperia had well varied worlds... and the older ones even more so. Eternia looked particularly amazing, and a huge double world map.

But Tales hasn't looked as 'good' since they stopped making 2D games. I can still go back to Tales of Eternia and be impressed at how beautiful it is. This push to 3D really made some franchises look ugly.

I wish we had Destiny II, Rebirth, and the other Japanese only titles.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/27/14 at 8:39pm
post #665 of 789

This reminds me, I really should try playing Tales of Innocence...  it looks like it should be a promising DS game

post #666 of 789
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I tried playing it, but it didn't quite feel like a Tales to me. I was hoping Innocence R would make it's way here... frown.gif
post #667 of 789

I felt Smyphonia was fun enough to explore

 

but I'm a HUGE Metroid Fan, so when I want to xPlore that's my go to game! That is the BEST game to play with Moon Jumps, I need to get hacks into my roms, as the screen shots you can get with Moon Jump are... just epic 

post #668 of 789
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I haven't played through Symphonia, so I can't say, but it does mimic older Tales games in all but it's 3D presentation. That's a good thing. My fave Tales games are Vesperia, Eternia, and Destiny. Loved Phantasia's playstation remake as well.
post #669 of 789

Y's is on it's way to me for tomorrow, be nice playing it with my X1 headphones even if they won't be powered.  

post #670 of 789

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-03-03/tales-of-link-smartphone-game-promo-streamed
well, another one goes down that path...

post #671 of 789
I haven't played that many JRPGs, but I enjoyed the ones I have played.

Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Breath Of Fire III
Wild Arms
Dragon Quest VIII

FF VII made me very emotional at one point lol. Great game.
I liked Wild Arms western theme.
http://youtu.be/UrDV6VksSRU

I have FF VI on my PS3 along with Wild Arms, FF VII, FF VIII, and FF IX. I haven't finished that one or VI.

I have a love/hate relationship with random battles :/

Seifer Almasy is awesome biggrin.gif Hence my username.

I may play those games above, I don't know. I've got a lot of other stuff to play.
post #672 of 789

about to order from play-asia:

do i have to play ATELIER AYESHA, before playing ATELIER ESCHA AND LOGY? also AA didn't have Japanese Voice change option :< did they fix this? i will skip the whole game if the Japanese voice option wasn't there... the reason why i played Atelier Torori becasue the Japasnese voice actors were those epic ones from the current anime gen :< CBA enduring the crappy English Voice actors... 

post #673 of 789
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Fwih, they may use the same characters/universe, but the stories aren't tied together at all. I've been told the only reason to play the other ones is if you want to see more of the characters, but the stories are separated.
post #674 of 789

thanks ^^

post #675 of 789
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Fwih, they may use the same characters/universe, but the stories aren't tied together at all. I've been told the only reason to play the other ones is if you want to see more of the characters, but the stories are separated.

LUST OMG DUDE are you ok? You've had the same avatar for like 2 weeks :O that's so uncalled for from you! 

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