« Last post by Agent D. on Yesterday at 10:35:32 AM »
Xv is definitely top 3 for me, maybe even top 2 (dunno if I like it better than tactics just yet). For me, the dudebro aspect of it is what sold me. They act like 4 buds, and it was the most engrossing aspect of the adventure. It wasn't fake sounding or nonsensical how they came together, and their interactions with each other felt genuine, whereas watching a skit in Tales games feels...awkward most of the time, albeit hilarious. Even the after fight commentary is truly real sounding, reminding me of my post workout convos with buddies. Yeah, the story is a little disjointed, sure some things just happen and leave you saying "huh?", but I'm ok with all of that. Even Aranea's random pop ins feel more realistic than other games adding strange new people to the party for some nonsense reason (I'm looking at Rokurou in Tales of Berseria atm).