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Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« on: July 02, 2017, 11:32:21 PM »
So it came up in the Game Journal that a new Tales of Megathread might be nice, especially considering that we have a barely used Symphonia thread on the front page along with a Beseria thread for the latest game, and neither is a good place to talk about Vesperia, the latest popularity poll results, or the latest Tales of Crossover game.

So discuss your tales of Tales of Whatever, and hell, bring the crossover kids along. God knows we still need to keep talking about Project X Zones 1 & 2, amirite? (Don't answer this.)
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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 07:19:11 AM »
Top 10 character wut?

Mikleo #1 ?
Blank silent protagonist #2 ?
Asbel above Velvet ?

I guess I don't see eye to eye with Japan on these ones (other than Yuri and Leon needing to be taken out of voting for winning too much).

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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 07:39:51 AM »
Top 10 character wut?

Mikleo #1 ?
Blank silent protagonist #2 ?
Asbel above Velvet ?

I guess I don't see eye to eye with Japan on these ones (other than Yuri and Leon needing to be taken out of voting for winning too much).

Sorey's waifu taking the #1 spot is both amazing and unprecedented as a Tales of Protagonist's Significant Other taking a spot above like 25th is extremely rare (at least, as far as I can recall).

Velvet ranking 7th is pretty lame though (even Sorey's beating her) and kinda speaks to the male dominated cast/female dominated fanbase. Especially given how the second highest rated female is Miss 'Not Appearing In This Game/Buy the DLC' 10 places later followed by Pascal and Milla. At least she did better than Judas (although I suspect that's more on the fact that the fanbase doesn't want to risk losing both Leons to the Hall of Fame).
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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 10:38:05 AM »
That ranking is indeed bizarre.  Were the voters predominantly fujoshi?  Mikleo wasn't even the best character in Zestiria; I'd say that was Edna.

If you asked me which Tales characters I quite liked, I'd say (in no particular order), Jade, Raine, Yuri, Luke, Velvet, Arche, Rita, Raven, Edna, Tear, Magilou.*  That's a pretty bad mismatch with the survey; I only picked two of the top ten, and at least a couple of mine aren't even in the top thirty.

Sorey and Asbel were rather generic, and wouldn't place in my top twenty.

*List may not be complete.  My memory ain't that good.  I think I'm missing a ninja or two.

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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 11:23:59 AM »
That ranking is indeed bizarre.  Were the voters predominantly fujoshi?  Mikleo wasn't even the best character in Zestiria; I'd say that was Edna.

I don't know if they're predominantly fujoshi, but the people voting are predominantly female. Technically the series has more male players, but female players tend to be much more engaged in the fandom and participate in (online) events much more often.

Edit: and if they were all fujoshi, we'd now be hearing a very heated discussion about Mikleo topping Sorey.
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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 07:13:42 PM »
Were the voters predominantly fujoshi?

Didn't want to bring it up as it could be seen in a negative light, but I did think this too.
That's the only way Ludger could ever top the chart.

Mikleo x Sorey
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Sorey x Mikleo
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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2017, 06:15:27 AM »
The people surveyed must have been young'uns, because the likes of Cless, Arche, Stahn, or Rutee weren't there.  I noticed Reid from Eternia was there to represent old school, but meh.
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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 07:03:58 AM »
The people surveyed must have been young'uns, because the likes of Cless, Arche, Stahn, or Rutee weren't there.  I noticed Reid from Eternia was there to represent old school, but meh.

I don't think age has anything to do with it as they've been doing one of these for years now (hence why Yuri and Leon are in the Hall of Fame; in fact, Leon's right there).

Seriously, nobody really cares about Cress, Stahn or females (Cress is way too bland to matter that much, Stahn's brand of dumb bishie was succeeded by several generations of Tales of protags, Rutee is a magical healer type who stops mattering shortly after meeting Stahn (even her Swordian has the least relevance of them all), and Arche's biggest claim to fame is a western meme that has nothing to do with her or the game she comes from).
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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 07:04:01 AM »
The best character in Eternia is clearly Meredy‎.

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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 11:22:29 PM »
I finally got around to playing Tales of Berseria.  I have to say that I enjoy the combat engine.  One thing I didn't know about the game before playing it is the fact that you get to play Velvet before she ends up in prison.  Her dramatic change in personality due to the circumstances that led her to end up in prison adds a strong sense of mood whiplash.  It makes me intensely dislike the person who caused her predicament.

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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2017, 12:20:27 PM »
Berseria was a fun game but I don't think I'll get back to it.

I wonder when they'll announce a new Tales of game. Been pretty silent so far.
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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2017, 04:07:43 PM »
Well, there's the cellphone game.

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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2017, 12:16:58 PM »
Berseria was a fun game but I don't think I'll get back to it.

I wonder when they'll announce a new Tales of game. Been pretty silent so far.

I was thinking about this just the other day.  Yeah they've been MIA lately, I'm guessing the next Tales title is gonna be vastly different and/or finally stepping away from the Xill/Zesty style and being developed exclusively for the PS4.

Can't wait for the day, this is that popular series that I'm still pretty excited for.
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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2017, 01:46:22 PM »
It's probably because they are secretly working on Tales of Vesperia: Brave

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Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2017, 02:29:58 PM »
It's probably because they are secretly working on Tales of Vesperia: Brave

For the Switch.