2021.09.16 23:01 GarlVinlandSoul Some random guys review of the game
I was going to start this by mentioning my 26 years of RPG credentials, how Chrono Trigger was the first that I played when I was 9, or listing the tales games I have played so you all know I'm a real gamer, so that you know my opinion matter! (it don't).
Please remember these are my opinions and nothing I say matters at all, even more so about how or why you enjoy or do not enjoy this game.
I suppose I'll start with the good; the Graphics are outstanding, environments pop feel lively and are distinct enough. Multiple times I found myself just checking out the scenery on the horizon, large structures looming overhead or in the distance really gives the game a great look. Character models are top notch and look great their design is great. Combat is fantastic, flashy and quick and likely a highlight for most people; unlike previous titles the air combat is much easier to grasp right off the bat. All the mystic artes, and burst strikes are fantastic, with all of Law's being a personal favorite (especially with Shionne, why shoot bullets when you can kick them!).
Voice acting is quite good, all the characters sound believable and conversations flow well between different members of the party, even the anime yelling is better than most (looking at you Rex). The skits, as always, are great and more insight to the characters or funny scenes are welcome and help develop everyone. The style of the skits too are great, the added in game motion is a welcome change to make things more alive. Hootle is dope.
Now to the not great/bad. The story is my biggest issue with the game, my main issue is that it feels like we missed multiple hours of story throughout the game. This game could have easily benefited from another 6-8 hours especially in the first half. I remember a quote of Alphen saying "I've never seen Zephyr back down from a fight!" That line, I believe is the problem with the game. At no point did I get the feeling that we have known Zephyr any longer than a few says at most, certainly not enough to know he won't back down from a fight. The issue, in my opinion is that the passage of time is non existent in this game. Everything just kind of flows together, for me it felt like we made it to all 5 lords in the span of a week or less. In the same vein of missing hours of story, Rinwell and Law are immediately friends and having back and forth's together. When did this happen? Wasn't Law a traitor Dahnan in the same city that Rinwell lives? Rinwell is shown multiple to hate Renans (and I assume would also hate the traitor Dahans) You would think their relationship would be very rocky for a while but no, they are friends as soon as Law is in your party. We missed the development of their relationship, and while it does get better towards the end of the game I wish things were more fleshed out in the eelier game.
Again keeping in theme with missing hours of game, the end of the game is very very rushed in my opinion. Lenegris is not explored as much as I feel like it should have or could have been, the forbbiden zone is far to easy and early in Lenegris to find, it's just there. The satellite where you meet the Overseer, at least for me is the biggest rush. You get an info dump and pretty much believe it right off the bat. Almost as soon as that conversation is over everyone is on the "the Great Spirit is the true evil" with almost no second thought, of course you did talk to the Renans on the satellite but they were obviously brainwashed/not normal. And while the info turned out to be completely correct/true I wish there would have been a better way of giving us that information in small, cryptic clues or sights throughout the game that the Overseer then pieces together for us, instead we just get an all knowing NPC that tells us everything that is going on.
My last issue with the story, and again keeping with the missing hours/rushed story, is Volhran. He is clearly billed as the main antagonist but for no real reason outside of he is the other completed sovereign. I wish we could have had some backstory for him because as it is now he is just a random bad guy. Maybe something about his kidnapping or how he escaped or was let go for some reason, why he decided to become a Lord, why he hates Alphen other than him being a sovereign. He could have been a great sympathetic villian, with a sovereign story as Alphen and with us understanding his motives. As it stands now what he is tryin to accomplish is vague at best (blah blah blah kill everyone) and he has no real purpose in the story. Volrahn could have been so much better.
Other small things that I didn't enjoy but are easily ignored or not really that big an issue. Battle quotes are the same throughout the game; Rinwell- "I've never seen Shionne look so embarrassed". Alphen- "is the Blazing Sword ok". The CP system is meh, but manageable enough. Money is too rare and items cost far too much. Large difficulty/HP spikes but that can be delt with by changing the difficulty if you can't/don't want to keep trying or use all your items. The quest marker system sucks when trying to navigate to somewhere you haven't been, however that can be fixed with an in menu map search that the game doesn't tell you about.
All in all I enjoyed the game, I think it's a great entry in the Tales of series and I am excited to see what will be next when they can develop for next gen exclusively.
TLDR: Everything outside of the story is top quality, the game should have been about 6 to 8 hours longer especially in the first half to flesh out the story.
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The father of a seven-year-old girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without parental permission is suing the school district and two staff members for $1m.Jimmy Hoffmeyer's lawsuit says the constitutional rights of his mixed-race daughter have been violated.
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