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A piece of what we're missing!
on 5 January 2010
Unfortunatly in the UK we've missed out on a large chunk of the Tales Of series, much we will most likely never get a chance to see. As a fan of Tales Of Symphonia and Tales of Vesperia, I decided to purchase this game for the pure reason I was a fan.
My main complaint about the game is that it is repetitive. You pick up a quest, the get a group together, you complete the quest, get your reward and then repeat. It does get tiresome and you can only play it for a small bit at any one time, but the humerous interactions between the different characters from the Tales Of series make it worth proceeding.
Although over in the UK most the characters will be unfamiliar, after playing for a few hours, you begin to get familiarised with them and some of their backstory. The little cutscenes of them interacting with your character and others from the other Tales Of series are often funny and rarely will you come across a boring or serious conversation, with great voice acting.
One of the features I liked about the game is that you can create your own character to play in the world. There are some great options for design, but I felt there wasn't quite enough choice. There aren't many hairstyles or colours to choose from, which makes your character feel quite plain compared to some of the insanely coloured hairstyles other characters have. There is also very little choice of clothing and armour. The amount increases as you advance through the game, but the customisation doesn't reach the expectation I had from reading the back of the box.
Overall I feel this is an essential game for any Tales Of fan and is a great game to get you hyped up about Radiant Mythology 2 or even Tales of Vs, if we're lucky enough to get them released over here!