Didn't realize this was coming out so soon!

#1 Edited by RainVillain (704 posts) -

Is this supposed to be any good?

I'm playing through Tales of the Abyss on 3DS right now and digging that. I was kinda meh on Vesperia and Symphonia though..

edit: also, the sooner this comes out, the sooner (hopefully) Xillia comes out.. which looks amazing!

#2 Posted by ZenaxPure (2584 posts) -

Word from people who've played the Japanese version seems to be that it's pretty good.  
Personally I really hate how it clearly looks like a Wii game they put little effort into porting to the PS3, everything just looks so bland and flat. Combat still looks like fun and fast-paced Tales stuff which is what I really enjoy most of the games.
And I'm sure we'll get Xillia in 5 or so years :P

#3 Posted by Phatmac (5915 posts) -

The art looks terrible, that alone is making me not pick it up. I'm sort of a fan of the Tales game, mostly Vesperia. Dunno if this is any good. It looks like JRPG number 67979799 to me, but what do I know?

#4 Edited by Chop (2010 posts) -

The combat is a pretty big step down from Vesperia. They focused on making it flashy and as a result, failed to keep the depth that Vesperia brought to the series. You can beat the game and do huge combos by just mashing the buttons with your palm. However, they did introduce a new dodging mechanic that is pretty awesome.

The art style and story are both apparently a lot more childish and cheesy than anything in the series before...so yeah. Don't know how that was possible, but by all accounts they've managed to pull that miracle off.

It's gonna be the first localized Tales game that I don't pick up. That has more to do with my growing distaste of the genre but it doesn't help that the game doesn't seem like anything special.

#5 Posted by ZenaxPure (2584 posts) -
@Chop said:

 You can beat the game and do huge combos by just mashing the buttons with your palm. 

You have no idea how much you just crushed a ton of my interest for the game if that is true.
#6 Posted by Slayne (60 posts) -

Namco likes to use as little advertising as possible and to release Tales titles around other major titles. Never makes sense to me.

#7 Posted by sunsetstreek (62 posts) -

I'm getting my copy soon, and honestly, from the demo, I like the battle system. Game looks okay to me to, looks like a cleaned up Wii game, which is fine with me.

#8 Posted by kerse (2179 posts) -

have you guys played it yet? hows the story?

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