Tales of Vesperia confirmed for Europe Page 11

  • chrisno21 10 Jan 2019 11:40:40 2,114 posts
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    @Humperfunk Just bought it! Hopefully enough time has passed!


    [edit for new page : it==Berseria]

    Edited by chrisno21 at 11:41:19 10-01-2019
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10 Jan 2019 12:12:41 3,404 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    It's weird. I think Zestiria is a much better game than Graces f (which I think is a genuinely bad game), yet I finished that and its future epilogue, while just giving up on Zestiria.

    I think Zesty was just kind of bland and inoffensive enough that I stopped caring at some point. Think I was nearish the end, too.
    Oddly, I didn't mind Graces either and played through that one (didn't quite finish the future arc so must get back to that) before tye Xillias as it appealed a bit more. My actual favourites in the series are the 2D entries like Destiny and Phantasia and some of the Japanese only titles. Abyss and Symphonia were nice too and I enjoyed Hearts R (but much preferred the DS version). Tempest was the weakest title but really shirt so I actually played through that one, it was so unpopular it got demoted from 'mothership' title IIRC.

    It's a bit silly that I haven't given the 360 Vesperia much time as I had to go to extra effort to get it as I have a Japanese 360 so had to get the Asian English releases of a lot of JRPGs due to region locking. Berseria is likely next on my list as it is the most recently played and I gave it a good start. I remember when it was worries if a Tales game would get localised, none of this English Tales game backlog back then...

    Edit - paragraphs...

    Edited by One_Vurfed_Gwrx at 12:13:23 10-01-2019
  • Ror 10 Jan 2019 12:25:17 18,265 posts
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    IMO Graces has awful characters (Pascal is the only half-decent one), an awful story, and terrible, terrible copy-pasted tiles for dungeons. Plus the bosses had a habit of stun-locking you into long combo strings while completely ignoring your own attacks.


    Again, I put close to 100 hours into it to do everything, but the more time passes, the worse I think it is.
  • Duffking 10 Jan 2019 13:00:20 16,060 posts
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    Graces has good combat and is at least compelling to play regardless of the fucking shite dungeons. I haven't been able to get into a Tales game properly since Xillia 1 though. They all feel so low budget and uncompelling to play now. Just endless slogs through copy pasted caves and lifeless fields with far too much combat. Beseria may have had a better story and wasn't saddled with the worst skill system of all time ever, but it was otherwise the same dull trudge as Zestiria. Didn't finish either game. Beseria really is just Zestiria with better story/characters and no shit skill system, but it's still boring to play.

    Edited by Duffking at 13:01:05 10-01-2019
  • Humperfunk 10 Jan 2019 13:24:25 7,923 posts
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    @chrisno21 Good man, enjoy!

    All this Tales chat really does make me hope the postie hasn't let me down today!
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2019 14:06:41 10,209 posts
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    I always felt I missed out on this one but doesnít sound like itís at the top of the tree these days. Canít justify day one for me at full price.
    Think Iíll consider grabbing it when itís drops into sale territory, I have too many rpgs on the go and Iíve recently got dragon quest xi yet not even started.
  • Humperfunk 10 Jan 2019 14:28:32 7,923 posts
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    @ChiefGB Oof, I advise you remedy that ASAP Chief and get on DQXI as soon as you can, my Game of the Year for 2018 and a very close second for JRPG of the generation for me.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10 Jan 2019 14:50:02 3,404 posts
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    I can't remember the last Tales game with decent dungeons... Been so long since I played Abyss and Symphonia I forget how their's were...
  • Duffking 10 Jan 2019 15:32:12 16,060 posts
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    @ChiefGB people are shitting on Zestiria mainly, Vesperia remains brilliant IMO.
  • Singularity 10 Jan 2019 15:42:33 3,061 posts
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    @Humperfunk What's first?
  • Ror 10 Jan 2019 16:39:25 18,265 posts
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    I'm gonna re-watch The First Strike to get in the mood for this. I've only seen it the once, when it came out, so I can't even remember it.


    No idea when my Premium Edition is going to turn up, seeing as the tracking number I was given has stopped working :( Hopefully it arrives tomorrow.
  • ChiefGB 10 Jan 2019 17:17:42 10,209 posts
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    The premium does look nice actually, wasnít even aware it was a thing until you mentioned yesterday. Itís not cheap but providing the art book is sizeable plus the 4 discs soundtrack, We have all seen worse value collectors Edís.
  • Ror 10 Jan 2019 17:32:27 18,265 posts
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    Aye, it's actually pretty decent for a limited edition these days. The typical soundtrack for a Japanese limited ed is usually a ten track sampler, so a full 4 disc collection is pretty nuts.

    Also, it's a bit cheaper on Bamco's site (£65 + £7 shipping, so saves you £8 on Game's price).
  • Humperfunk 10 Jan 2019 17:33:09 7,923 posts
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    @Singularity Persona 5 :)

    Urgh postie didn't come, last free evening before my exam tonight too. Ah well, gives me a chance to put in some good time on Astro Bot as nearly done on that!
  • Graxlar_v3 10 Jan 2019 18:27:39 5,457 posts
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    @Ror hey Ror, you changed your name :(

    Anyway, I get to play it tonight if that makes you feel better about you not having yours.
  • Ror 10 Jan 2019 19:04:08 18,265 posts
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    Lies. Lies and slander.

    And no, it does not.
  • Ror 11 Jan 2019 12:08:09 18,265 posts
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    Soooo... Anyone managed to play it yet?

    I had a quick look at Berseria last night out of curiosity. Hooo boy that game is not a looker. Maybe I'm misremembering, but it feels noticeably lower budget than Zestiria.
  • Graxlar_v3 11 Jan 2019 12:17:42 5,457 posts
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    Grax got Ror'd and when i went to play it this morning i found a big red x in front of it.

    My switch run out of space last night and was unable to download it.

    You could call it Khrorma...
  • Graxlar_v3 11 Jan 2019 12:18:07 5,457 posts
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    @Ror as your copy arrived yet?
  • Rhaegyr 11 Jan 2019 12:25:35 4,681 posts
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    I remember stopping my playthrough of this game about 40 hours in (quite close to the end I think) due to the plot/characters.

    The main character and his dog were okay but the rest of the cast are the most infuriating, cliched characters I've possibly played in an RPG and the satisfying combat just couldn't drag along a story I've seen a fair few times already.

    I've only played this and Symphonia in the Tales series but I remember Symphonia being far superior in all aspects (plus it had Cam Clarke, enough said).
  • Ror 11 Jan 2019 12:26:17 18,265 posts
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    @Graxlar_v3 nein
  • Graxlar_v3 11 Jan 2019 12:33:12 5,457 posts
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    @Ror well if it makes you feel better I will play mine tonight.
  • Ror 11 Jan 2019 12:35:46 18,265 posts
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    @Graxlar_v3 So will I, it's out for delivery :D
  • Graxlar_v3 11 Jan 2019 12:37:48 5,457 posts
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    \o/ (also dammit)
  • Ror 11 Jan 2019 12:55:00 18,265 posts
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    I think I'm honestly more excited for the four disc soundtrack at the moment :D
  • Graxlar_v3 11 Jan 2019 13:16:03 5,457 posts
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    Ror wrote:
    I think I'm honestly more excited for the four disc soundtrack at the moment :D
    ban pls
  • Ror 11 Jan 2019 13:33:18 18,265 posts
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    \o/
  • Ror 11 Jan 2019 16:54:23 18,265 posts
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    Oof, 19.5GB update on XBO.
  • Humperfunk 12 Jan 2019 15:58:05 7,923 posts
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    Got a good three hours in last night and hope for the same again tonight - basically sacked off revision for this exam yesterday entirely, whoops.

    Lovely stuff and the soundtrack bring back some great nostalgia feelings :)
  • Spectral 12 Jan 2019 18:54:06 6,156 posts
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    How much of an improvement is this over the original 360 version. I own it on 360 but never got round too it. Worth double dipping or just stick with what I have?
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