Consider last week's Tales of Hearts R localization rumor official after a leaked video announcement from Hideo Babe, Tales series Producer, has found its way online. In the video Hideo comments how in 2013 he attended many fan events across the wor....
So, the worst Tales game ever made. The Tale of Ten Hours. (It took me closer to 11 hours to complete, but that's okay.) But anyway, I finally beat Tales of the Tempest last night (or early this morning if you want to get technical) and I'm going to be shot, but I really enjoyed Tempest.
Pros -Most of the characters -respectable story which no doubt needs improvement -Awesome artes -Beast Transformation -the occasional humorous scene -awesome opening song
Cons -clunky battle system -Rubia Natwick -lazy opening artwork
So really, the pros really outweigh the cons here. I really liked Forest, Tilkis, Arria, and Lukius. Caius and Rommy were alright, and I really hated Rubia. She was just so obnoxious. At least she only got kidnapped once. That was a positive for her. But anyway, at the begining of the game, the menu system really annoyed me. I adapted really quickly though and didn't remotely mind shortly into the game. I credit this to how many RPG's I've played on the NES and SNES where you had to manually input everything. Tempest as a whole seemed like an SNES game with better graphics. The only side quests were delivery ones, which was okay, I didn't really expect much more out of it after hearing all the bad things about it.
To get into depth with the characters, I was pleasntly surprised by how much I liked the cast. Forest was my favorite playable character. Great axe fighting skills and quite a few awesome artes (Lunar Blow f*ckers! >:D I got a triple kill using that at one point. I was very pleased with myself) Tilkis was kind of neat, although I wish we would have been able to visit his home country of Shenshiba. Arria was cool. I knew she was leaking information pretty quick. Playing Tales games I've just learned to pick up on the people who betray you. She didn't feel like she was doing any harm though, and just helping out a childhood friend. Until Albert wanted to kill her newfound friends. After that, she was able to stand up to him and protect everyone. She even came clean to the party before his attack on Laurus and informed everyone of everything. I'm also a huge fan of ArriaxTilkis. I thought they're short little relationship scenes were cute. "I rejected you so you're ordering me to stay in Shenshiba!?" LMFAO Caius was just a typical JRPG hero, and I've already typed it, but I'll type it again. Rubia sucked. Lukius was neat. I consider him part of the party even though he technically isn't I guess. but whatever, he is in my mind because he should have been. Maybe in Tempest R. Which I'm not super pumped for.
The opening song, VS. Yeah, I really loved that one. Probably my favorite opening song. Most of the rest of the opening was pretty lazy to Tales standard, but eh, oh well.
Decent RPG? I'd say so. It just doesn't quite measure up to the Tales legacy.
So, this is Drew Townsend, and I am defending Tales of the Tempest.
This was a good movie and I probably would have given it a higher rating, if it wasn't in 3D. (I saw it in 3D much to my disgust.) Now through this review, you may here me rant several times about how much I hate 3D. If you are offended, suck it up.
Thor starts off with a history lesson! Just like you were still in school. It shows battles and such between Thor's people and a race called Ice Giants. The Ice Giants were supposedly trying to conquer Earth. Thor's people try to help the humans to stop them. They manage to drive back the ice giants all the way back to their home planet. The norseman's King, Odin, stormed the Ice Giants' planet and took their power source.
Twenty or so years pass since then and Thor with his brother Loki are getting around pretty good. Thor is about to be named the new King or heir or something when Ice Giants try to steal back their power source. Thos stops them and leads a charge to the Ice Giant's home planet. When he returns, he is striped of all rank and power and sent to Earth to learn a lesson. he can have his hammer, Mjolner, when he learns the lesson he's sent to Earth to learn. A bunch of stuff happens. Thor breaks out of a hospital, gets arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives and then he somehow passes of as a scientist.
It seems like Thor is only on Earth for a few days when a big metal thing that breathes fire is sent from Loki to kill his "brother". Thor's comrades also arrive to help him fight. Everyone gets creamed by the metal thing. Again and again and once more. When the metal thing is about to shoot his fire towards the Earth girl that Thor's been hanging out with, Thor leaps into the line of fire and gets hit instead. His hammer comes flying in from a few miles away and he then gets his royal battle armor (or something back) and kills the metal thing. He flies back to his home and shit goes down.
The story was lacking in some parts. I had the displeasure of seeing it in 3D and there wasn't a single 3D moment. If you have to waste an extra couple of bucks to go see it, shouldn't there at least be something in 3D!? And the best part is, it was originally filmed in 2D but they changed it to 3D for the stupid 3D craze that's going on!
Anyway...yeah the story had a couple of holes in it but wasn't that bad. The fight scenes were amazing like most Marvel movies. A lot of the characters were interesting too. It was fun to see the reactions between people. Overall I think the movie was a solid 7/10. It got considerable worse once it was in 3D. You had to wear those stupid glasses so that your eyes could concentrate and there wasn't any 3D! So that only just barely deserves a 5/10 I'll come back through and re edit this after it's left theaters or come out on DVD/Blu Ray. That way I can tell and critizize more of the story. So come back in a few months.