Background

A power struggle begins in a civilization dependant on an ancient technology, the blastia, and the Empire that controls it. The fates of two friends traveling separate paths intertwine in an epic adventure that threatens the existence of all. Tales of Vesperia marks the first Tales RPG release in HD with detail and graphics never before seen in the series. Now, real-time battles are more exciting than ever with over limits, the ability to unleash fatal strikes, combinations and burst artes.

Features

  • A classic series returns: The newest installment of the Tales RPG series keeping the established gameplay formula that fans love
  • Next Gen sights and sounds: First Tales RPG game with high-definition graphics, broadcast quality animation, and Dolby surround sound
  • Evolved real-time battle system: New refinements and additions to the trademark Tales real-time battle engine making for the most action-packed, dynamic RPG fighting ever
  • Fan favorite character designs: Characters designed by famous manga artist, Kosuke Fujishima, responsible for popular series’ Ah! My Goddess, Sakura Taisen and You’re Under Arrest
  • Immersive look and feel: Detailed environments, animation and an artistic style so good, it’s like playing a cartoon
  • Dramatic story: Gripping tale of a young hero on a quest for justice, trust and friendship filled with unexpected twists and turns at every step


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I might as well have bent this game over and made it my bitch, but I don't really care to play this game over again for like three... TalesOfVesperia X360
Rita Mordio beat them all... too bad there's no Flynn TalesOfVesperia X360
Jaeger has a funny accent. lmao. TalesOfVesperia X360
11 hours later and Yuri finally accomplishes what he originally set out to do! TalesOfVesperia X360
10 hours in and it's all slowly starting to come together (I think) TalesOfVesperia X360
A giant monster in the area you say? Well... I think I can guess what I'm gonna be doing next. =P TalesOfVesperia X360

...not that Namco cares about us, though.



First of all, I'll just say that the anime sequences are amazing and I'm just hoping that they stay fairly frequent!





Combat:
Combat seems much more extensive that previous Tales games (baring in mind that, being European, the last console Tales game I played was Tales of Symphonia) especially with weapon skills being added by which weapons can teach you certain skills/attributes that can be customised and combined to give you the edge in a battle.

Battles (with Yuri) also require a lot timing since Yuri's combo's act out in quick succession, but with a pause afterwards. I'm getting better at it, but I feel mastering my timing will take some time and skill.

So far, even some of the random battles have been keeping me on my toe's, but I've since turned the difficulty down after a baaaaaaaaad encounter with an Eggbear... =P


Story:
I'll spoiler tag this bit for those who haven't yet played the game;






I'd say my only complaint with the game in general so far is that some of the text is totally illegible on an SD TV which can be a problem in the few scenes that aren't voiced or when exploring new cities/areas.

I'm looking forward to seeing where the game will take me next! And if anyone wants to know about an aspect of the game that I haven't covered, comment and I'll write a chunk on it too!


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First anime cutscene =D Had to turn down the difficulty though - Egg Bear nearly whooped my ass! TalesOfVesperia X360
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