Well kinda snob me to make another topic about this, but i have so much of a information about new upcoming Taleses and that older topic is kinda full
already so i guess i start a new one.
Okay first im gonna tell about Tales of Vesperia wich will come XBOX360 and yeah im gonna get 360 just for that. That kinda Tales - fanboy im : D.
An empathetic young man, who doesn't give a second thought about helping those in need, but he knows his limits. He is quite sarcastic and cynical but a nice man at heart. He was once a knight, which gave him the freedom of taking brief journeys outside his hometown, but now works as a bodyguard
Her real name is Estellise, but she is also called Estelle. She uses healing magic and has pink hair. She also carry a sword and shield wich is pretty much unique for healer..
A knight that wields a sword and shield. Flynn shared his childhood with Yuri, though they contrast from one another. He has similar ideals of helping others, but chooses to work them out via politics instead. He still looks like a Ky Kiske clone.
Yuri's dog, who accompanies Yuri to places and fights with him using a dagger. He holds a pipe in his mouth that is a memento of his previous owner. He is very close and friendly with those he accepts, but hates for those he doesn't know to touch him. He appears to be the most calm one of the group. I guess he is most unique Tales-char ever.
The other two chars Rita and Karol has not annoucet fully yet so i guess i tell you about them more when time comes.
I have info about New Wiis Tales, but i let you swallow this first. And mods be kind and delete that other Tales-treath this is now current one.
A review from Play magazine,about ToD Director's Cut:
If anything...Id probably just go watch the cut scenes on Leon's side or read a script,lol.I mean,I pretty much figured it was going to be Just that,another excuse to make more money out of the series.
Very large and smooth looking game...That dog looks real tight by the way, all animals should have scars and a pipe. Gonna be alotta Tales to play soon...I still have to try some of the old ones...
I was referring to the Director's cut,not the Remake....Remake I would love to play as to what they fixed up from the original.Especially with how many skits they've thrown in.
I appologize for that lil outburst then ma'am.
I guese those guys at Namco tales of studio, must see that even the tinyest of glitches can trigger a way to make another game. In that case that is weird...but hey, from what I've seen at play asia, the directors cut is actually cheaper than the other game.
I have to disagree with bouth, because Remake and Directors - cut are pretty much fan milking more money make. I have played bouth and i still prefer
PSX-one, because atleast it got some epicness. ToD remake is full of meaningles jokes and stuff, also Stahn sucks balls with his "fencin" Yeah he
sting like rapier with damn longsword. The some of bosses are changet to something more meaningless and well like Etna sayed about ages ago they
Directors-cut is more meaningles, because well we know about what happened to Leon, but we don't have to damn play it, because well even it is good add i knewed what happened in his past, and i damn hate when i have to play it. Yeah i spended 50€ to directors-cut pre-order and realy i could say i throwed my money to sewer. Yeah artbook is cool, but thats all what i can realy mention about that.
So i don't realy recomend to buy neither of those, because you get more epic game just downloading ToD to PSX emulator then this money maker "BTW i playing it same time i write this rant, but im not gonna rant it more for now"
I knew there was something that I complained about before when we talked about it....Lol.
Yeah,they screwed up the OST.I mean,I can put up with it while playing the remake....but yeah,I really loved that OST for ToD.
To the point,I even downloaded the PS music files ripped directly from the game itself...since the OST,tends to sound different from the game's music.
But its probably me.
Also another reason why I'm attached to the PS version the most is..I fell in love with the chibis,lol.
Tales of Vesperia...going to the PS3,maybe?
I see so now this will make sense, because USA gets XBOX360 version earlyer than japan so Japan gets PS3 version earlyer than USA.
Realy interesting toght, but why the hell they say it's 360 Exclusive when they just gonna change their mind. Yeah that is cool thing, but realy just annouce that is gonna be those to in first place!!!
"With the August release of Tales of Vesperia on Xbox 360, Bandai Namco Games' flagship RPG series will be available on all major current generation platforms, except for Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 3. Judging from an article in a Japanese magazine, this could change soon, though. The article is highlighting Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk and Tales of Vesperia with one screenshot each. Instead of a screenshot, a question mark is shown under the PlayStation 3 section. Underneath the texts reads as follows: "A new Tales extracting the PlayStation 3's potential [from the hardware]? Day X of the Presentation in July!?""
Yeah well that PS3 port confirmed to fraud long time ago. I already getting 360 for this and well i have Ratatosk import coming from playasia. Im just
glad realy that i haven't gotted buyed PS3 yet, because it would be useles money spending.
What? A new Tales to PS3? Well that is new, but i bet it won't have so cool chars than Vesperia i mean i love them all bottom of my heart. So if that PS3 game gonna be good it have to use atleast same good chars.
Yeah im gonna have it even it don't but buying all systems is pain in the ass.
Two new Tales games,one for the DS and the other for the PSP.The one for PSP is Radiant Mythology 2.
Not really sure I would buy the sequel....I mean,the first one was fun,but ehh...dunno if I want to go through the same thing,lol.If they throw Kyle from ToD2j then MAYBE...because I love that kid.Oh and Judas would be a double bonus or me.
Well let me quess the PSP one is pointles as first one and DS-one never hit's outside of japan XD.
Well Radiant mythology was pretty let down when you look about Nakiri dungeons i mean the plot of these where awesome and not just "yeah i get you very chalengin Quest GO TO GET ME SOME MUSHROOMS!!
Yeah it probably will turn out that way.
Rofl,I agree...those quests are just....dumb.I mean,yeah its fun to have a character of your own,but eh,it feels almost like you're making a OC of your own just so they can adapt into the Tales of world.
Nothing wrong with creating your own character for a series,but still..with how the plot was for RM it wasnt as excited as it sounded.Those quests didnt help either.
Looks like Some chars confirmed for RM2
Yuri Lowell - Tales of Vesperia
Cless Alvein - Tales of Phantasia
Guy Cecil - Tales of The abyss
Presea Combartir - Tales of Symphonia
Veigue Lungberg - Tales of Rebirth
As much im very pleased that Veigue is finally particating Tales of the world-series, still if this gonna be another RM then i guess there is no light for this.
As for new Tales of Hearts looks like Namco doing something Square - like, but those chars would been better with anime-style. Well can't have everything i guess. I wonder if this is case the PS3-tales will be photo-realistic like FFXIII.
Well I did miss Cless since he wasnt in the last RM...
And wow,that is crazy.
It does look like they're trying to be like SquareEnix.
I'm actually playing through all PSX Tales (or their respected remakes) at the moment, using the emulator sadly because all my games are not with me. If anyone is willing we could go through them together using the netplay feature
Ive always heard about that netplay in the past before,but I remember it being used for SNES games...like that Gundam Wing fighting game..atleast I
think it was that.I might be confusing it for something else...
So what would it do for the Tales games when using Netplay? Would it let the other person be the second playable character?
Yeah one person trudges through the story and when battles happen, 2nd player can control a character.
I've used SNES netplay for fighting games and the countless number of times I beat Seiken Densetsu 3. SNES emulator doesn't work because SNES Tales of Phantasia isn't multiplayer.
Yeah,the super famicon/snes ToP was never meant to be multiplayer.
But I know ToD is,found out with my best friend,lol.
Do they make it multiplayer for the PSX ToP version? Or you dont know?
Hey Alex,it would be crazy if we both played ToD2j together xD
Even better on the PSPs but...I doubt that is possible.
Yep, PSX ToP, ToE, and ToD are multiplayer.
Ah alright,I figured as much with ToE too.
Oh yeah,I sent you a message I have a question about netplay.
ToDII as well forgot to mention cause I tend to replace it with ToE, damn America >_<
Oh really? You mean the Japanese ToD2?
I have heard of a team working on the translation for it..but ehh,dont get your hopes up.Its been really dead for a long time,however,the translation they showed on their forums Really helped a lot,especially when they translated the menu,you can find screenshots of them.
Yeah, ever since they had to name ToE ToD2 and then made a REAL ToD2 I get confused sometime.
I was actually keeping up with that project but things got really really slow and I'm not even sure if they're working on it anymore.
Actually I just went to go check that forum,they do have a patch available and its for translation of the menus....trying to find the ISO for is it a
Probably gonna end up with ToP PSX,since I found that one easier.
I could pass you links to all of the PSX Tales games as I have them on hand.
For that one I may have to use my Blackcats account, but I haven't looked for an iso yet.
Oh and make sure you get the translation patch for PSX ToP, its 100% complete.
Yeah, Gemini is the right one. Its really good, even gives you the option to choose whether you want the skill names romanized or not.
I got it working,and it looks nice...really like how it looks translated.
Now if only I can get that netplay to work,dont think I fully understand it...got some error earlier,that it says it couldnt find the "ps4net.dll" in the plugins folder,yet its There >>;
Well, I could send you my PSX folder which is guaranteed to work, you'd just might want to back up your memory cards or maybe just back up your whole emulator to be safe. If I sent you mine you'd get my ToP saved data which isn't very far actually, just finished the Slyphs I believe.
Ah its alright,thanks!
I finally got it to work.
Good to hear, and like I said, if you want to play just let me know
TADAAAA! Tales of Symphonia Ratatosk no Kishi finally arrived to my hands today! It's pretty awesome already even i have played it only abou three
hours. It's absolutely best game for Wii currently and those who have not pre-ordered it shame on you, because that Pre-order price TOSKOR Dramatic
DVD is something Syphonia - fan have to own XD!
Well what i can say the graphics are good, but they are not same kind as Symphonia or try to be improved version of it. Game starts pretty much from town Luin "yeah symphonia". You star as Emil the mainchar, but at first you can't do nothing. Emil is terribe in combat i mean he helds sword with two hands and screams like a little girl. Althought he can't do any moves beside basic attack. In this rate you can die so yeasy than it's to best just run and make Richer to kill monsters. Well finally you meet Tembrance a wierd looking black dog wich give you power of Ratatosk so finally Emil learn how to fight. Now Emil is awesome he moves smootly and attackin works fine. He also can do now Majinken "demon fang" and now you love to play as him. Next is monster capturing and that is easy. You just to have defeat enemy and it will join you "i have Wolf and Imp now" There is too red bar under your partys healt and when that goes red you can do Ougi "special attack" wich is this time just burst combo. That is all for what i can say about actual game without spoiling critical. Well believe or not battles actualy work on Wii mote and to use sorcerers ring you have to aim to targer with mote and press A to make litte burst of fire.
For characters i realy like Emil i mean even he tend to be shy and he repeats "Sumimase" all the time he is lovable. Atleast Emil don't go jerk like Luke XD. Martha well i like her too i mean she is cute. My fav is Richter "Kratos with Glasses". He uses sword and shield, but he looks more of a scholar than swordman, but well he is still the best.
For the bonus that Dramatic DVD is fun. It contains :
- The summary of Tales of symphonia and Character profiles
- Skit based episode of ToS with fandom style
- Voice actor interviews: Lloyd,Colette,Genius,Refil,Sheena,Kratos,Zelos,Presea,Regal,Emil,Martha and Richer
- 2008 Tales - Event hosted by Masaya Onosaka (Zelos Wilder) with interviews of voice cast Katsuyuki Konishi (Lloyd Irving), Hiro Shimono (Emil Castagnier) and Rie Kugimiya (Martha Lualdi). Event contains too Misono live where she sing Nininsankyaky the intro of TOSKOR.
- OP-song singer Misono interview and her compliments for game.
Skit based episode is so hilarious i mean i watched that 4 times row and laughed my ass of XD. It's just so fun i mean Lloyd insults teaching of Kratos and he shoots Lloyd with Judgement XD.
These are for now i tell more when i have played further.
Pretty cool,seems the bonus DVD is well worth it.I'm pretty sure someone will translate it soon Alex,just keep checking youtube,lol.
Short footage for the Tales DS game:
I'm really liking the designs of the characters in it, mainly Shing Meteoryte's. But the designs seem to look better in the art, then the CG. So
I'm not really for the CG being used this time for opening and such.
Look nice so far overall though.
TALES OF THE ABYSS ANIME ANNOUCET
I can heard already annoying scream of fangirls......
Luke screencapping for me <3
I honestly cannot express my excitement over that news enough, especialy since the Tales of Symphonia anime I actually found to be rather good for the most part and not just totally suck like most game's that get made into anime's. But in either case, this just mean more Luke & Tear goodness, and of Jade's deadpan sarcasm and off-color humor... so it's already looking to be good in my eyes.
Even i am HUUUUGE Tales fan i don't like this idea. Why because they should do anime for better Taleses like Destiny. Yeah i know this game was money
magnet and first i like it until comes CLONE WARS. I mean that just dropped my excitement down like dull torpedo. Well what i heard there gonna be 26
episodes so welcome to fillers and more retarded stuff. Game animes should be art like ToP anime was damn fantastic. Only 4 episodes long OVA and you
can always watch it again. i have watched that many many times and never tired out for that. What realy lost my interest for ToA anime was the episode
amount. I mean yeah i would watch it if it would be 4-6 episodes long, but now i can see 26 episodes i assume i have to stand bastard Luke for 13
Even i am a Tales fanboy i can't stand that Luke so long and expecialy when he beats Mieu i mean that makes my heart broke XD. But sure i have to watch it as a fan, but i god pray they would just delete clone stuff i mean some animes are different than games they based so who say thats not possible?
I haven't played Tales of Destiny due to not being able to get my hands on a copy yet, or any of the others outside of Tales of Legendia, Tales of
the Abyss, and Tales of Symphonia. So I'm not sure just how good the other titles in the series are when it come to those there, I just know I really
enjoyed the ones I have played, and will gladly watch anything dealing with them.
I don't know, it could go either way for me on the fact it will be a full 26 episode run. I mean, on the upside, they have enough time to tell the full story this time unlike Tales of Symphonia. But on the downside, the animation won't be as nicely done throughout the series like ToS was -- I don't think there will be much time for filler episodes, though. It was a pretty long story. So they might need every episode to tell it. But even if there is, I'll gladly take what they give me, as long as Tear is in them. <3
And no, I think Mieu was more then deserving of every beating he got for his annoying dubbed voice [laugh].
It looks like the Tales characters from the previous one are coming back,there seems to be some...emblems involved not sure about and a ranking system.But whats the one thing that hasnt changed? The graphics....and the dungeon layout,lol.
Oh sure,put in a fire temple and another ice palace or whatever...I dont think I can bring myself to play it.
And Tales of hearts:
Not just old character, but graphics too. I mean there i no improvement at all... Yeah costumation is now more merrier, but thats about it so in right
words this is add-on rather than game itself. Oh i soo love that they uses same damn Action cuts on abyss characters hi-ougis. I mean could this be
more recycle than this?
Im sure kinda interested Tales of Hearts, because it brings back ToE battlesystem and that is awesome. I realy like Shing and Kohak, but this is something again gets only japanise release and in the fact i haven't even get my selfe to buy Innocence yet, because playing realy original Tales with Japan texts is just pain in te arse and i have toldet that game plot is actualy damn good.
Looks like Johnny is back again,first it was Guy now the main character in this Tales game..
And Tales of Vesperia:
Oh man i laughed my head off playing ToSKOR XD
You can't realy know how i cracked i mean in the midle of the Decus Battle he just do this and it's damn hilarious XD
Man Etna gonna love his extenshions mad laugh ^^
Decus'...wtf xD And it even spelled Love,thats just too much,lol.
Hah,yeah that was pretty wicked,liked the laugh but the Hi-ougi altogether was amazing.
Love the hi-ougi cut-ins...y'know when they show the character and all.
This is Tales of Vesperia Release date in Japan and it gotted very much popularity in there.
The article says over 100 peoples was lining that in akihabara, but the total buyed/Reserved 360-consoles and Tales of Vesperia games was 650 000/units. So i guess ToV realy changed console sellings in japan XD
That's really impressive. If the 360 gets more RPG loving like this, its gonna boost sales even more. As for ToV itself, it looks really cool and I love the look of the game. The characters look super cool and cute; especially that Estelle. haha
Tales of hearts trailers,one is CG and the other is animated:
Finally got around to watching 'em; the animated one is definitely the better one of the two there since it fit the style of the game better, in my opinion.
Well i guess bouth are good, but it's realy shame tought that if it gets NA-release it will be CG-version definetly.
Japan gives good pre-order prizes with these:
GC - Original Soundtrack
Animated - Drama soundtrack
I like that one outfit Yuri wears,it has red devil horns,lol.
Wish it wasn't on 360 It's the only system I won't buy.... I'm too much of an FF fan to stay away from the PS3
And the question...still goes on:
Interesting, I never knew a game that made 2 different art styles. Anime wins out though.... Tales just wouldn't feel like Tales without the anime
Knight guy looks damn cool, but in GC... uh thats horrible XD
Inomata does again realy good work^^
Tales of the Abyss was confirmed for Pizza Hut product placement in Japan:
Cless have now real Hi-Ougi in Tales of the world Radiant mythology 2
@Hito: lol that was awesome XD I want that Jade Plushie !
Go Cless Go!
I dont remember using Hi-ougis in the first one...but those are alright.
Erm...basically shows what is "new",the story involved[if you can understand what is being said],what other characters are brought in and some kind of conversation between Tear and Caius.She finds him cute for some reason...Lol.
Ohh okay,lol xD. That makes sense.
I bought Vesperia and its pretty effin good. Yuri is the coolest Jrpg hero I've seen in a long time. (if you played 1/3rd of the game then you know why). I defs recommend this if your a fan (and even if your not).
Yeah i guess everybody here would bought it if it was for PS3! But, because it's Xbawks it don't gonna have so much of popularity here....
Anyway yeah im Tales-fanboy so i have it XD.
'Course i'm gonna buy it when it comes here (...or actually my dad, i've got no money ,__,), if it comes. Well, hope it comes.
Maybe comes, maybe not. If it comes, i'll get to play it but if it doesn't... That's a different story.
Buuut it looks nice. characters, plot, fighting etc. And 3D map, i hate games where you go to places just pressing buttons. Exploring is fun ~
And i want to play other Taleses than Symphonia, too. ,__, yup, only Tales- i've played. But when i get some money or something i'll get Eternia and Radiant Mythology, and the new Symphonia when it comes here. ~
So uh,about those Tales of figures that were seen at Pizza Hut.....seems they're at it again with it being food related.
Ive never tried curry,but I'm willing to give it a shot,lol.
Speaking of which:
New Tales of -- trailer:
The music is sounding nice, so if nothing else it might have a good soundtrack I'll get to listen to since I won't get to play the actual game due to it being for the Wii.
If This topic is talking about Tales Series, then I'll go in here.
Actually, I'm a new Fan of Tales Series.
The Tales Series I first play is Tales of The Abyss (PS2).
Since it was made by Bandai Namco, I attracted of playing it!
I have played it since September 2008. Since then, I've become a fan of it!
Well, I'm having Fun with it!
Now, I'm at Chesedonia Falling into Qliphoth. AT AVERAGE Level of 52!
I kinda Like using Anise! She is good at comboing and magic! Also, in my game, Her HP is the Highest among the other Character.
I have watched The Anime also until Chapter 4 by now.
Now, I try to download All Tales of The AByss SOng. It's Plenty! BAH! and Great also!
That link has been up for a few weeks now,its for Pizza Hut in japan...and just like here with our fast food restuarant,they give away toys...thats just what the Pizza Hut link was about,for promotional use only and for a limited time.So thats why it expired.
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology 2 OP
It got all our favs + Yuri and Estelle ^^
Ahhh..Stahn and Kyle! WTF,lol.
And and...Luke and Asch!
...but I dont know if I will still play it xD
Im sooooooooooooooo getting this!
Stahn, Rutee and Kyle as family ^^
I know! Thats so awesome.
Its tempting really..but Ill probably end up getting it,lol.
Just so I can hear Kyle's dubbed VA.
Ummm, Just asking little question:
What is the different between Tales of Destiny in PS1, PS2, PSP?
What is the different between Tales of Destiny 2 (Tales of Eternia, is it?) in PS1 and PS2?
The name here are confusing me!
Why do they still have the same name even somehow it has been modified?
ToD was originally made on the PS1,PS2 is a remake...they made a PSP version?
They Never made one for the PSP [if they did,I probably would have imported it by now].You must be referring to the other PS2 one,the Director's cut,which was just adding in a short story from Leon's point of view.[Prove me wrong Alex if I got that mixed up...Lol.]
Ah,I blame the american namco-bandai company.At the time of Tales of Eternia[which is renamed ToD2 for the U.S.],Im assuming they wanted to get more people to buy ToE by renaming it ToD2.
So the english ToD2 is really ToE.
While the REAL ToD2[japanese only],is the Direct sequel to ToD.
I make this clear once and for all
Tales of Phantasia [Snes/PSX/GBA/PSP]
Tales of Destiny [PSX/PS2]
Tales of Eternia [PSX/PSP]
Tales of Destiny 2 [PS2/PSP]
Tales of Rebirth [PS2/PSP]
Tales of Symphonia [GC/PS2]
Okay well here was all Multiplatform Taleses so i hope this make it clearly.
Yes you are right for part of that, because Director's cut give you choice to play that whole story on Leons yeyes (like Etna Mode in DisPSP).
So yeah it is Leons story, but it's everything but short XD. It's realy good actualy if you want to know more about him, but if it's that and same to you i wouldn't bother then.
Well Etna bringing ToD to PSP would be waste of time i rather think they will remake it 3D to PS3 if they remake it. So yeah let's wait for HD Stahn then XD.
Well anyway NamcoBandai site PS3 part is text witch reads (New Tales tittle) so i would be happy if it's realy new tittle or ToD remake OR Abyss sequel.
But yeah only time tells XD.
TotW2 made number one in sales:
I'll admit,I probably will end up buying it.Just sucks that I have to put with the lame design of the dungeons all over,but eh,I'll manage.
Who didnt see this coming?
That or a series like TotA.
Well yeah i see this coming when i looked my ToV Soundtrack and there reads WARNER MUSIC XD.
And it is for 360 and if Halo get's movie why not this?
Alex already told me,but there is more about it:
Also that Tales of vs. is Just like SE's Dissidia..even BETTER.Its on the PSP!!!
Yeah Im buying that one xD With Luke in that one,that was an automatic must buy,but adding Stahn and Cress will make me a very very happy person ;D But including Asch will seal the deal.
LEON! I COMMAND THEY PUT LEON IN IT AND JUDAS FOR HIS ALTERNATIVE COSTUME!!!
Also Dhaos and Barbatos ^^
You can see character illustrations towards the very end,I saw Stahn and Philla.I already knew about Stahn though.
New screens for the upcoming Tales games:
Alex I challenge you with using either Stahn or Luke,choose your hero xD
Tales of Vs.
Tales knows just how to make the fans happy sometimes.................
Hell yeah,its on xD
Okay so there not have been aeons Tales-news so i fill you in the recents.
Tales of Gracess going to the PS3
Lets hope this time they would localize this "im pained to play my ToV PS3 jap version thought im still playing it..lol"
PS3 gets first Exclusive Tales - Game
This what im interest of mostly. Because unlike ToV and ToG are ports so their localization changes was pretty slim already this is a new tittle so there is possibility to get this localize and finally western PS3 owners would get their Tales-game. Look for the new stuff about that in Falls TGS.
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology 3
Sadly last one did not get to Westerns so lets hope this will, but i guess chances of that are pretty slim.
Thats for now folks im gonna fill you in more when TGS 2010 is on :3
Yeah,looking forward to the PS3 one.Didnt care for ToG.
Atleast you got to play ToV xD I might end up importing it sometime myself,lol.
It is sad that the previous Tales games that have been released have had not much releases over here.I guess they assume they wont do well in the U.S.
PS3 game have realy good chances to be released, because Namco Tales-studios is in kinda financial crisis and they have like 21 million dollars debt,
because they havent got so much profit "only in japan" games.
Then they ask how they could rose their profits?
How about PUBLISHING it in westerns you know your biggest fanbase can be in damn japan, but Japan is damn small when you compare it to USA and EUROPE which bouth have lot of hungry Tales-fans.
I completely agree.
It's so stupid that they dont try to sell their games outside of Japan,they will sell either way.Its like you said,there are fans out there who love the Tales series...y'know just because its not as Popular as SE titles doesnt mean you leave the Tales fans in the dark >>;
Now if only Tales of Vesperia for the PS3 comes over,I'll be happy,lol.
First Tales of game for the PSVita. Tales of Innocence R,I may or may not buy it if they decide to bring it over...the characters really dont catch my interest,like Tales of Abyss and Tales of Xilia where I loved the character designs instantely,again that's just my opinion.
I have Innocence already on DS and it was not that good.....
My Xillia is coming and im getting it next week. Thanks to my japanese study i can actualy now play it 100%.lol
Yeah,thats the thing with some of the titles I want to try out,importing is not a problem,its just Id really like to understand the whole story and get whats being said.
No Xillia demo was annoying, Star Driver DLC looks pretty swish though XD
Had to make do with Graces F demo, which was pretty fun, shall import when the US one bothers turning up
Yeah,the Star Driver DLC is...something else. I cant take that series seriously though,lol. It's just,really? All the bad guys live in the Same place as the good guys,and all they gotta do is put on a mask to become someone entirely different xD Thats just One of the reasons why I stopped watching after 5 episodes.
Lol didnt make it that far XD
did not play Xillia demo, because i kinda wanted to suprise myself when my Japanese copy arrives.
.. My japanese netfriend said thought that Xillia has realy dark story compared to other Tales games wich was pretty much reason for me to import it.lol
Lol,dark stories are awesome xD
Playing for Tales of Xillia about 8 hours already and here is my first impressions:
You choose who characters you play as your main hero from Jude or Milla "i picked Jude, because i wanted his story first". Game don't show you any opening before you play with your main hero end of epilogue and then it picks wich intro movie it will show until you start a new game as other character and etc. Jude is kinda light hearted main hero, that saws the dark side of the reality. He can be kinda a wuss mc with his girly voice, but he is still a likable character. Milla is summon Maxwell reincarnated to human form. She is pretty adult like brave girl and i realy like her voice and characterist. Alvin the Merchanery is 3rd character of the group and he is totaly my fav so far. He is like lecherous cool version of Ragna the bloodedge and he fights with big sword and handgun. So far that are characters i have confronted.
Its a same Tales as always... well not exacly, because there is system called LINK that gives you options to link your characters as a team and make a team combos and super team attacks called Chain links. Unlike in other tales you get skit faces talking in battle when your characters calls for support or says something important. You can make cool kinda combos, but like in Tales of Destiny remake you can only do up to 5 attacks and then you have to drop a combo. for the other things i don't realy have seen anything interesting to talk about, but you can ask me and i can try to answer if something wakes your interest.
Its Motoi Sakuraba again, but in other hand soundtrack is realy interesting mix up between kinda calm fantasy music and sometimes realy creepy horror music "yeah i thought i accidently changed to resident evil soundtrack when i listened some ToX music". Ofcourse battle music is gold again and you get different battle musics depending who you pick up as main hero.
Xillia don't have so stunning graphics as in Tales of Vesperia, but it is lot of more fun to play as. It has so much combos and links, so much stuff to do, Characters are better than in ToV "my opinion" And game actualy has a real replay value, because of two different main heroes. My fav chars so far are Milla, Alvin and Elise.
Would say if this keeps up this gonna be probably my new fav Tales game.lol
I love your sig xD
I kind of had the feeling that was the case with Milla,when they said she was "Maxwell",and there's only one summoned character in the entire series with that name,I havent seen Maxwell since Tales of Phantasia. But it's interesting they went with that approach,of reincarnating a spirit.
It sounds pretty cool so far,there are a few characters that caught my interest when I saw the trailers and some gameplay before it was released.
I'm very curious to know about that one character,they they dont show enough,he's that one white haired and tan skin character,I assume they are male? But I might be wrong,I'm hoping its a male,but I can never tell with some of these characters xD Since they're kind of slim and the hair style that makes me unsure of their gender.
i think you are talking about Ival if you mean that Haseo look a like? Anyways he is like Haseo and Axel from Disgaea would be fused to one character.
He is worshipper of Milla and pretty damn hothead too. He is one character that makes those crazy kinda expressions and Axel kinda poses. He think he
is realy famous, but Milla seems to prefer Jude as her quardian so he get stomped "poor Ival"....
I just got to know Elise moar and well she little girl that is mage and uses a puppet called Peta " sounds familiar?". Anyways she is actualy likable character. She is quiet, shy and friendly "yeah totaly opposite of Anise".
lol yeah i realy loved that pic so i made sig out of it lol. That pic shows how different characters Jude and Elise are compared to Luke and Anise XD
Lol,they do sound like total opposites.
Ah okay,yeah that sounds like him. I remember reading he was a guardian/protector for Milla or something,poor guy xD
I'm really hoping a US release happens,if not....I'm looking up a script,lol >>; My hope for BandaiNamco is gone since they failed to bring ToV here,even though IT WAS PUT ON THE PS3 FOR JAPAN ONLY.
i thought Namdai let a bunch of brain damaged chimps sort out their US releases, it certainly explains a lot
Yeah,they mentioned some article a while back that they....and this is not set in stone mind you,that they were gonna try and bring over games like
Tales of,and some other junk. They're trying to step up a little and stop doing the whole,"but its not gonna sell that well in the US" bull crap.
Basically,if people show more support and buy Tales of games,like Graces F for example,then they'll think about bringing whatever new Tales games out,but if it doesnt,then yeah..we're back to square one. But as I said,its not a solid promise.
I probably have to defend a bit of Namdai on this case. I have some friends now working on publishing and i am media guy myself. I can say to you that
this "localization" is not realy so easy job. I give you some good reasons.
1. Its usually cost more than it pays
Tales games are probably Namcos most costing games to make. They need full attention to over 60 hour game to be translated and westernized. Unlike in japan where voice actors do their work with cheap price USA voice actors are total money hoggs.
There is some times when Namco Tales-release had make more loss than gain. Usually they use same voice actors than in any high selling JRPG, but Final fantasys sells millions and Tales only Thousands or in bad case hundreds. but if you have cheap voice actors you are sure to torpedo your sales.
2.But fans want orginal experience
Even thought you release game you still get complaining about things that you have removed, because they are not fitting to western release or they are impossible to make possible. This is one of the biggest complains that "why there is not japanese opening theme?" " Why we don't get anime costumes?" "why it don't have dual audio". All these things are not always easy to deliver like japanese opening theme wich Tales team always uses realy high class idol and western Namdai don't have money to pay those licenses. Same goess for Anime costumes that are easy to optain in japan when all the japanese are friends with each other, but in here you have to pay for those companys that have licensed that anime and i mean a lot. Dual audio is usually, because its too much of a work and impossible to code in deadline.
These things thought are one reason why Namco affraids to localize some Tales games, because things like this are what makes people buy games more and its like Namco would offer a decend car when other devs offer you a limo.
After Namco USA failing so much with sales of tales games and they have saw that they can't deliver gain with it as in japan they have started to affraid western markets. Think about this you release game in japan and it sells a lot and then you go all the way doing that hard and pricey localization job and then your game sells a less than half what it sold in japan...
Would you trust foreigner markets anymore? because i would not..
I hope this glarifys a bit that this is not so easy job to do and make you give a credit that Namdai is still trying to make these happend and guys like me who import every Tales game always helps to Namco get their courage and release another game here in westerns : 3
I've pretty much known all about that for years really,lol.
I know fully well its not an easy task. One game that does come to mind is God(s) Eater Burst,even though NamcoBandia is part of it,it was brought over by D3 publishing,but once again,just like the Tales series,GEB got screwed over BIG time with DLCs.
Basically,GEB is only getting one DLC,and its the pre-order one. They never fully explain Why they arent doing it,its more than likely out of their hands,but also as you mentioned,due to content in the DLC[like some of them are costumes for like Famitsu and from an anime,and thats understandable.] And I understand,that if sales are failing elsewhere,I can understand a company wouldnt want to keep trying it after so many failed attempts,but that doesnt mean you should give up.
Look at NIS. Look at Atlus. This is why it bothers me with NamcoBandai,they are Not the next SE,atleast to video game consumers over here,and I'm aware of that. But look at the sales with Catherine,the company themselves Were Happy they sold a lot of copies. Also if you notice,NIS,Atlus,and NamcoBandai dont even attempt at advertisting. Before anyone jumps on this,I'm referring to TV commericals. When FF13 came out,wasnt their a commercial for it? What about Dissidia?[Atleast I think there was one for it] And so on. The sad thing is,Atlus and NIS dont even Try that approach,but they still do very well.
So as I stated before,Im fully aware of the ups and downs of bringing over titles from Japan to here,but its really no excuse when other companies are doing pretty well,if not better than what SE is doing. And SE is the one who Should be struggling,after their previous game releases[LOL at FF14].
Well when you compare Bamco to Nis and Atlus there is kinda difference there. Bouth these companies are totaly focused bringin these kinda games to
over the border, but for Bamco Tales is not major seller like Tekken or their arcade machines are. Bamco USA/EU is probably all about profit, because
i have tried to campaing for Tales-stuff, but in every letter and mail or even fan-arts they have always answered with typical corporate answer like
"We thank you for supporting our products".
When i started my japanese lessons i was kinda taking break from Tales because there was no localizations, but then i realized "hey i have studied now japanese sometime.. Now i can actualy just import these games!". So basicly i kinda lost my interest for English releases, because it was battle you fight for nothing.
But yeah in the end Namco is not stupid they just know they wont get enought profit from them like they get from Tekkens and Arcade machines, so they don't realy categorize Tales as one of their main franchises outside of japan "because in japan it sells too much".
Well they where now generous to localize Tales of The Abyss 3DS "i have it already and not gonna buy 3DS for that" and Tales of Graces F wich i was kinda pissed off, because Tales of Graces F is probably worst Tales game next to Tales of Symphonia 2. I mean they could have give PS3 players Vesperia "a good game", but they gone with Graces, because it sold so much in pre-orders even it was realy bad.
I think Xillia as actual apolige from them to me that how bad Graces F was... Because i realy love Xillia : D
Yeah,pretty much. They sure dont have a problem with selling Naruto games over here,because as you mentioned before,it sells really well over here.
I mean,I still want to keep positive for future releases for Tales. Its good to see that ToV got released in English either way,so its sort of like putting your foot in the door,from NamcoBandai's point of view. But y'know,little things like that,is only minor,they need to step it up. It is kind of sad,that no matter how hard fans try to show support,as you mentioned before,its never a winning situtation on the player's end.
Pretty sure Vesperia sold a lot of copies in the west on 360.........
Yeah,I thought it sold pretty well too. But I guess NamcoBandai still wasnt satisfied?
So it would seem, was looking forward to 100%ing it. Again.
Daily Xillia Update:
Im talking more about system now. Link moves are made by doing particular move and hitting R2 when the link gauge is shining. All attacks can't be turn to link moves so you have to be smart figuring out wich combinations are best for your team. For examble i use now Alvin, Milla, Rowen and Elise. My Alvin and Elise can do link attack with Alvins tiger tooth kinda move and Elises Pow Pow hammer links to move where Elise turns her Pow Pow hammer to big and Alvin inser it to his sword and start to smash enemies rapidly.
Other new thing was with getting 5th party member game indructed me way to change your character team in the middle of battle pressing R3 and choosing with Digital wich characters you choose to change.
For the new party member i got Rowen. He is 62 years old butler of rich household. He fights with little stinger sword that he uses like a melody stick. He is kinda combat mage type like Milla. Rowen is realy friendly old man and i found him realy fun to keep on my team.
I end my update with Elise pat <3
Lol,interesting. Amd the screenshot too xD
What a shame.
Still waiting for Tales of Xillia kthxbai.
Tales of Graces F was mediocre as best.. There was some realy annoying things that you dont learn some moves from other than some tittles that you
have to get from events and if you miss them you will not learn them. Generaly that system that "you have to grind tittles to learn new moves" did
not work so well.
Characters where realy lifeless and i remember only liking Pascal because she was funny "she is total comic relief character"..
Dunno i don't see it so appealing as Xillia : D
Yeah,even just by looking at the characters I wasnt really impressed or the game didnt grab my attention enough as much as Abyss and Xillia did.
The world should know,its confirmed! Hell yeah!