Tales of Vesperia confirmed for Europe Page 3

  • Tetsuo_Shima 25 Jun 2009 15:44:48 140 posts
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    Whoa, just picked mine out the letterbox there. Had no idea what this play.com parcel was cos I hadn't ordered anything recently, then I opened it up and remembered preordering it ages ago (had no idea it came out tomorrow). Really want to play it so much, but it couldn't have come at a worse time since I'm still trying to work my way through Dragon Quest VIII and Tales of Symphonia!

    Agreed with boabg about random battles, I don't mind them at all. Then again, being a child of Final Fantasy, I guess I've grown a bit of a thick skin as far as that's concerned (or maybe just thick?)
  • Scimarad 25 Jun 2009 16:49:05 9,548 posts
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    Yay! Mine just turned up!

    /prepares for the usual current gen JRPG disapointment...
  • andywilkie35 25 Jun 2009 17:29:48 5,327 posts
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    Scimarad, are you still playing Star Ocean? I decided I'd finish that before playing Vesperia...just got to the last place in the game and the difficulty spiked massively so thought I'd give Vesperia a quick whirl. Haven't stopped playing, its great! Strikes me as being Tales of Symphonia but with better graphics and achievements!

    Also as much as apparently the voice acting is supposed to be good in this game, I've turned it off which has made it even better
  • Deleted user 25 June 2009 17:34:57
    Nnng. I really want to get this, but can't afford it right now.

    Strikes me as one of those games that'll stay expensive, then disappear from shelves only to get more expensive later.
  • creepylizard 25 Jun 2009 17:43:51 786 posts
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    I pine for turn based combat. Pine..
  • Scimarad 25 Jun 2009 17:48:22 9,548 posts
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    andywilkie35 wrote:
    Scimarad, are you still playing Star Ocean?

    Oh no! The abysmal alternate Earth bit and the utterly creepy cat girl put me right of that game.

    I've only just loaded up Vesperia and it's charmed me already:) It just feels like a PROPER JRPG at long last...and it looks utterly, utterly gorgeous.

    Oh and Sakuraba was obviously awake when he did this soundtrack, unlike SO:TLH.

    /cautious thumbs up

    /reminds self not to use the word 'utterly' quite so much
  • Prehensile_Plant 25 Jun 2009 17:58:52 420 posts
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    Would like this but waiting for a price drop.
  • famous_roy 25 Jun 2009 18:23:27 4,126 posts
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    So.. best/cheapest place to buy?
  • FabricatedLunatic 25 Jun 2009 18:31:17 13,125 posts
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    Cheapest I found was Gameplay. 32.99 and 3-ish Quidco cashback.
  • steve1979 25 Jun 2009 19:33:48 2,105 posts
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    Don't tales games usually retain their value for a while?

    Anyway, this is a great game. And even though some of the people who join you are quite young, none of their voices have started to annoy me. Which makes a nice change
  • Derblington 25 Jun 2009 19:39:31 31,336 posts
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    I've got 4 weeks off, starting next friday, and this would be perfect for that period, but I really need to clear some backlog, damnit.
  • Scimarad 25 Jun 2009 19:56:31 9,548 posts
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    Not only has it got a proper world map, it's got an extremely pretty world map that doesn't stutter all over the place like the one in Abyss or (to a lesser extent) Symphonia.

    So how come the Tales team can do a proper 'this gen' JRPG and all the other buggers can't? Also, I'm curious to see if the PS3 version will look as nice as the 360 one does - It's so nice, smooth and seemingly free of aliasing. It's the traditional Tales artwork converted into 3D. You could argue that it doesn't look as pretty and detailed as ES but I prefer the simpler, less clutter looked personally.

    Also, it features a dog 'smoking' a pipe. C'mon! A dog smoking a pipe! Beat that!
  • Aretak 25 Jun 2009 20:08:32 10,391 posts
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    Scimarad wrote:
    Also, I'm curious to see if the PS3 version will look as nice as the 360 one does - It's so nice, smooth and seemingly free of aliasing. It's the traditional Tales artwork converted into 3D. You could argue that it doesn't look as pretty and detailed as ES but I prefer the simpler, less clutter looked personally.
    There's no reason why it shouldn't (other than a bad port job). Eternal Sonata looks every bit as good on the Triple.
  • Scimarad 25 Jun 2009 20:14:31 9,548 posts
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    I've not actually seen what ES looks like on the PS3 but that sounds promising. It's just that Vesperia looks so utterly smooth and if the PS3 suffers badly from anything it tends to be lack of anti-aliasing. Still, that's not true of all PS3 games - Maybe Infamous just made me especially sensitive to it...
  • Sharks 25 Jun 2009 20:15:02 5,089 posts
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    Oh my god it's coming out tomorrow :D
  • uiruki 25 Jun 2009 20:29:42 4,742 posts
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    Finally got back into this after having JRPGs ruined for a while by Star Ocean 4. It's just a really really nice game to play - the skkits in particular seeming a little more spaced out thsi time round. It's a great way of feeding characterisation into the game and keeping you going - contract SO's Private Actions which only occur in standard downtime, and thus not alleviating any dungeon slogs. That said, all the dungeons so far have been relatively short and sweet, yet with a nice variety in them. No 2 hours between save point malarkey here.
  • Scimarad 25 Jun 2009 20:32:25 9,548 posts
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    It feels like it's not really got anything to prove. It's just like "Oh, here's another Tales game that just happens to be on the 360" :)
  • johnlenham 26 Jun 2009 13:40:38 4,000 posts
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    Gah after so many crappy RPG releases of late ive gone right off the genre which is odd as I used to be an RPG nut but watching the trailers.. urge to go into town and buy is rising ;o
  • FabricatedLunatic 26 Jun 2009 14:43:11 13,125 posts
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    Just English, I think.
  • andywilkie35 26 Jun 2009 14:46:14 5,327 posts
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    I turned them off and its great. I didn't even give the voices a chance really, the first RPG I played was FFVII so to me these games should never have voice overs.
  • andywilkie35 26 Jun 2009 14:50:11 5,327 posts
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    FluffyTucker wrote:
    All JRPGs should let you turn the voices off. Half of the appeal of these games is the ability to create your own character voices in your head like when you read a book.

    Spot on old bean
  • Deleted user 26 June 2009 14:50:17
    Should be getting this bundle of cel-shaded joy for my birthday. Huzzah!
  • johnlenham 26 Jun 2009 14:53:20 4,000 posts
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    Well im off to swap some stuff (infinite undiscovery being one of them) to pay for this.

    Shame now Japanese voices as they seem to add abit more effort than there English counter parts much like how I cant stand dubbed One Piece but love subbed.
  • Sharks 26 Jun 2009 15:44:49 5,089 posts
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    The English voice-overs have never bothered me, yet people act like they detract from most JRPGs were they're featured :s People are really captious when it comes to the Japanese element of the games.
  • Deleted user 26 June 2009 15:47:08
    Eternal Sonata says hello :)
  • Sharks 26 Jun 2009 15:48:52 5,089 posts
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    Ok, the children ( damn them!), Allegretto and Polka were kind of annoying. Kind of.

    I did like Chopin's dubbing though, although him and the King of Baroque sounded bizarrely similar.
  • andywilkie35 26 Jun 2009 16:02:07 5,327 posts
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    Also Marumaru in Blue Dragon and most of the cast of Star Ocean.

    I don't know who's more infuriating - Marumaru, Lymle (Star Ocean) or Polka. All of them almost made me stop playing.

    Tales seems fine though, I've left the battle voices on but skit and event voices have been silenced.
  • FabricatedLunatic 26 Jun 2009 16:09:56 13,125 posts
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    These days most dubs are fine. I played Blue Dragon in English and, yes, Marumaru's voice was like nails on a chalkboard, but I can't imagine it being any less obnoxious in Japanese. One of the reasons I prefer English dubs is because I can't tolerate the squeakiness of Japanese actresses voicing young girls. Does me 'ead in.
  • Deleted user 26 June 2009 16:11:55
    He sounds exactly the same in Japanese.
  • andywilkie35 26 Jun 2009 16:13:21 5,327 posts
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    Oh yeah don't get me wrong, I'd leave it in English if I had the choice. Just that if there's another option of "no voices" then I always go for that
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