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Very happy about this news. Vesperia's in top three for Tales games, and has my favorite cast. Been ten years since I played it; will be nice to come back to it with the extra content.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: A JRPG About BOOBS!
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:17:51 AM »
Would that be Velvet in Tales of Berseria?  She was the bustiest of all the ladies in the game.

Velvet, Milla, Sheena, Tear, Grune, Judith etc. There's usually always someone.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: A JRPG About BOOBS!
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:08:57 PM »
Arent all jrpgs already about boobs

At the very least, every Tales Of game is required to designate at least one member of the party as "the boobs", as I like to call them. Luckily, whoever that is usually has a completely different personality to the others in the series.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Will any trails games be on NA ps4?
« on: April 28, 2018, 08:11:41 PM »
It'd be cool if we got the remasters of the first two games for PS4 as well... because I just moved and haven't found my PS3 controller anywhere since. -_-

I had just started ToCS2 as well.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:04:26 PM »
Unfortunately, the maps in XBC2 aren't nearly as good as they were in XBCs 1 and X. Granted, it does start off well enough, but most of the later areas are basically a few massive empty fields or a bunch of narrow corridor dungeons.

That is really disheartening.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (no not X)
« on: April 12, 2018, 12:55:42 AM »
I was never invested enough in the battle system to really understand it (just kind of brute-forced my way through the first two games), and while I did like the story in XC1, I could take or leave XCS's. What kept drawing me in with the series was the awesome soundtrack and exploring the map. I absolutely loved the map and all the secrets they held.

Still need to get on this new one once I get a few other RPGs I'm in the middle of out of the way.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails/Kiseki Thread! Trails of Whateva
« on: March 07, 2018, 03:53:29 PM »
You're right, in all fairness to the character, he does at least take charge and act as a mediator for his friends. He earns that. He's just a bit bland personality-wise, despite that role.

And the stuff you spoilered, that *does* grate me.

Spoiler: show
I've had enough with "chosen one" plots, and that he not only has the whole super saiyan thing but also a giant stupid robot is just tiring. I feel Renne is the farthest we should have gone with the mecha side of the story, and by the end of CS1 there are sleek miniature Gundams all over the streets.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails/Kiseki Thread! Trails of Whateva
« on: March 07, 2018, 03:19:07 PM »
I think it's just a combination of a few things. You're right, the game feels a lot more "anime" and "typical" rpg than the original trilogy.

-Rean isn't interesting to me. Estelle was a really fun protagonist, and I don't know if he gets better down the road but he's as generic a protagonist as it gets to me. Estelle felt like just a regular person (ignoring the whole daughter of a war hero thing) who got caught up fighting a conspiracy with a lot of interesting people. Rean's got that cliche "chosen one" thing going on and every girl wants him. He's just... *there* to me.

-The lore is there, but Erebonia is so different from Liberl that it almost feels like a different series to me. For all that talk about Liberl's technology giving it an edge over the big nations in the original game, it doesn't seem like it. Erebonia's got cars and their own tech lab city. It feels like these guys should be able to crush Liberl technologically at any time. It feels like it should be taking place farther along than just two years.

-I'm no prude, but it's a bit tonally jarring to suddenly have a bunch of cliche anime sex jokes like Rean falling face first into Alisa's breasts or Fie constantly commenting on the size of Emma's. I think the furthest the original trilogy ever went with that was Agate reminding Estelle not to bend over anymore because she had switched from shorts to a skirt, and *that* bit was actually funny.

-Admittedly, the graphics are a bit of a problem. I do think the original games' look was charming. It hasn't translated well to 3D. Feels like an old PS2 Tales game. At least give me the 2D illustrations of characters' heads when they're talking. Those were so much more expressive!

-I remember they kept touting that we didn't need to play the Crossbell games to understand this one. That's mostly true, but they reference "something's happening in Crossbell!" so much that it certainly feels like I'm missing out.

-I don't want to spoil anything, but the lore's getting a bit convoluted for my tastes. The first trilogy kept it relatively simple.

-Music hasn't been anywhere near as memorable. Just a personal thing.

-The class theme of the first game was really cool, but the structure of the chapters got really repetitive.

I still want to reiterate that I enjoyed the first game. Coming right off that original trilogy, though, it's kind of lacking. And like I said, I hope it's partly burnout from playing so much. From what I hear though, ToCS3 and 4 are just as much sequels to Crossbell as they are to Cold Steel, so I hope we get those eventually. And I do hope the story gets more interesting, because I don't know if I can sit through *four* sixty-hour games of this.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails/Kiseki Thread! Trails of Whateva
« on: March 04, 2018, 01:01:53 AM »
During autumn last year I finally played through the Sky trilogy after only playing the first game on PSP in 2011. Was well worth the hype.

Spent December and January on Cold Steel 1. Made it about five hours into CS2 before I just... stopped. I think I might have burned myself out, but I also didn't find it as... charming(?) as the original trilogy, to be honest. I'll still make a point to go back to it by the end of the month though. I'm hoping it was just burn-out.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails of Cold Steel IV
« on: December 20, 2017, 11:57:29 PM »
Cool. After starting with a trilogy and then a duology, I'd really be raising an eyebrow if this story arc went into a fifth part.

(I beat the Sky trilogy about a month back and am nearing the end of the first Steel game.)

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Zwei: The Arges Adventure
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:43:55 PM »
The only thing I've ever known about the first Zwei!! is that the soundtrack is choice.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails of Cold Steel III
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:07:13 PM »
You're in for a treat.

Indeed. I'm on the final dungeon, but the last few chapters have probably elicited a more emotional response out of me than any game ever has.

(I'm not crying, you're crying etc.)

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails of Cold Steel III
« on: November 04, 2017, 11:56:56 AM »
Finished replaying Trails In The Sky on PC a few days back. Six years after playing it on PSP, I can finally play the sequel. And the third game. FINALLY.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Etrian Odyssey V
« on: October 25, 2017, 06:22:09 PM »
I absolutely adore the series, got my copy of EO 5 several days ago. Just waiting until I finish some games I'm currently in the middle of to start. But I'm so excited for a new one.

And Yuzo Koshiro is a musical god. I actually bought the physical soundtrack for 5 several months ago along with the soundtracks to 4, Untold, and Untold 2.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys VIII
« on: October 10, 2017, 06:34:39 PM »
I thought this was because they kept saying "Ancient Species" when they could have just said dinosaur. XD Some sentences were really awkward because of that, but overall I didn't really have a problem with the localization, though it didn't have the kick to it that XSeed usually gives it.

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