posted by bigjake12345 (FOREST HILL, MD) Mar 10, 2014
Member since Dec 2013
This game is like Tekken and Final Fantasy had a baby that turned out to be a just a watered down version of each game melded into one. The story starts off very intriguing but eventually falls into character developments that don't make sense and by the end the story falls prey to that of countless JRPG's where the developers need 40 hours of main story but really only have enough creativity for 20. Be ready for many plot elements, especially late game, to be a reach. Oftentimes during the game I felt like maybe there was some dialogue that didn't really translate over into English.
I played through with Jude......and did not exercise the option to play through again with Milla.
At first approach I was thrown off a little bit by the amount of cut-scenes ( it's a jrpg I know I know), but it does a great job telling a fantastic story. The combat is a lot of fun, and becomes extremely fluid later in the game. You will develop a bond with certain characters although some of the voice acting is a little spotty. Boss battles are a load of fun and the further you progress the further you truly get to enjoy this game. If you love Rpgs and a great story this is a must have.
Tales of Xillia is not for the gamers looking for a great challenge overall. Sure the extra dungeon gives you a decent run for your money, but the rest of the game almost gives you a nice path to the finish.
The story, however, is one for you to use your imagination on while at the same time piecing together the many side stories that come with the game. I found myself adding in plot lines and wondering what the game could be if I were to get a hold of it, which in my mind means that I am intrigued with the game and what it is bringing me.
The best part about the game were the artes. The way you can link together MANY combinations of artes with everyone one of your teammates every time makes the game worth trying to see what you can string together. Very well done system.
Terrible review done right here, but if you like easy and fun, this is a GREAT game to run through while you may be looking for an RPG with some in your face emotion and, while bland acting scars the game a bit, gives you a sense of understanding of what they are going through, then do it. Highly recommended for some Tales fun.