posted by Zanarkand_Abes (MIRAMAR, FL) Sep 7, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
I honestly don't understand the rating criteria for this game. I am a HUGE fan of Tales of Symphonia (the only of the "Tales" games that I've played) and apparently this was supposed to be on its level. Quite frankly: its not. The story is purely annoying, and the characters seem mentally challenged. Brutally obvious points in the story are missed as if the characters themselves are 100% dense. The fighting system, although confusing and arbitrary at times, was the only thing that kept me playing for the time I rented the game. My main grievance with this title was the incessant back-and-forth, repetitive nonsense that soiled the prologue as well as the beginning parts of the main story line.
For some reason i expected a lot more from this, and not even sure why, must have been a review somewhere. However upon playing it, what a let down, it was like real bad little kid tv. Most of the interaction was just clicking to move dialogue forward, skipping it would have been preferred, the occasional fight was awkward at best, slow response time and then random super attacks would appear, still can't find anything that tells me how to get them involved.
So yeah i'm going to give this one a 2, which is a shame i so need something fun to play right now.
posted by citigroup06 (NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV) Jul 13, 2012
Member since Nov 2011
This game is full of emotional friendship based adventures. Asbel Llant is by far the worse RPG Hero i've ever had the displeasure of playing as. His tales are like a teenage girl suffering from social anxiety and all of the unstable emotions that follows.
Gameplay was actually the only thing that kept me interested. Well, to be more precise the battles. The dungeons had way too many puzzles that were complex and may require online guides. I lack the patience to complete them by solving them myself. The puzzles alone took 1 hr 1/2 each on average due to monsters constantly respawning.