THE GOOD: Good amount of fan service Story is interesting New battle system is nice Voiced script Improved graphics New Monster system is alright Remix of old sons are very cool New skill system is interesting 3 different endings in total!
THE BAD: A lot of recycled areas Some controls have become rather clunky Boring quest system Lack of the cool unison attack system There is no T/S tech pathways anymore Frame rate is inferior to the original Where is my stat filled bestiary? Short compared to the original ( Avg. 25hrs compared to +45hrs) Cannot lv up original characters Cannot customize old character's inventory No fun gimmicks (Mini-games, customes, etc.) Feels like an expansion rather than a full game
WARNING, THERE ARE SOME SPOILERS IN THIS SHORT REVIEW **
Rather than talking frenetically about just how good this particular saga is, my review is going to be based on what TOS 2 did wrong from the masterpiece that is the original. The reason is simple, there are far too many reviews that talk...
THE GOOD: - Awesome Story: Both Unique And Complementary. - Awesome Music. - Awesome Gameplay. - Good Graphics. - New Monster System. - Wonderful Cutscenes. - Improved Skit System - Wonderful Voice Acting. - Multiplayer. - A Lot Of Easter Eggs. - Huge Replay Value.
THE BAD: - A Lot Shorter Than The First Game. - People That Leave Your Party Constantly Is Annoying. - No Interesting Glitches. - The Monster System Could Have Been Better. - There's No Longer A World Map. - Lack of save points.
SUMMARY: For the looks of it, the wait and constant change of dates for the release of dates was worth it after all. This has to be one of the best Tales games I have played so far. I just can't stress it enough. This game is beautiful. I have never seen such a wonderful story in a videogame, specially when the game in question is a continuation of another one. I will be honest and say that I actually though that Namco would screw this game up in at least one aspect, but for lord's sake, it is now one of my favourite...