- Oct 26, 2017
nice, thanks!I'd say 50 hours roughly. My Steam counter says 66 hours, but I played on hard and had to grind a bit here and there (using speedhacks).
Vesperia is like a more modern Symphonia, I guess. The newer games have more fun combat, but the story isn't as weak. It just feels like a complete JRPG experience.
It looks like there's still some emphasis on the main cast and story but it still feels like they're leaning on the crossover crutch a little to carry it. A little disappointing but I'm still kinda interested in it.So... Tales of Crestoria will feature old characters from other titles placed within the world. When they mention how this game is "imagined as if it were a ground up mainline title reimagining the franchise for mobile," I was hyped. Now, not so much. Cool concept for the setting though, just like Tales of the Rays.
There was the stuff here but that's about it I think? Internal data must have given them low expectations or something because they've been giving the game a pretty soft push.Have NAMCO shown Vesperia: DE playable at any shows? I just saw their Jump Festa lineup and it's not playable there even though it's only a month out from release now
I can't speak for others, but in my case it is due to a cast of great characters, an interesting combat system (that unfortunately got replaced in the following games), and a plot with enough hooks to keep me going.
Thanks!I can't speak for others, but in my case it is due to a cast of great characters, an interesting combat system (that unfortunately got replaced in the following games), and a plot with enough hooks to keep me going.
The characters are definitely the best part of the game.
Vesperia was from an era where every JRPG protagonist was a 14-18 year old child that we get to see grow into a pseudo-adult, and decided to against that by giving us Yuri, a guy in his mid-20s with a sense of who he is and what he wants to do from the beginning.
Besides Yuri we do get some younger characters to fill the "coming of age" hole, and their stories are pretty good.
Vesperia's combat system was the final and most polished iteration of the system first introduced in Tales of Symphonia.
Alright, thank you :)Vesperia's combat system was the final and most polished iteration of the system first introduced in Tales of Symphonia.
Plenty of customisation in terms of artes (special abilities/magic), Vesperia also has a skill system (sorta like FF IX's, if you're familiar with it) wherein you can learn passive abilities from your equipment, which then allows for even further customisation of your characters' combat ability.
For the story, and I'm going to try and be as general as possible here, for fear of the great Anti-Spoiler overlords, it starts out with very little direction, leading you into a variety of smaller stories.
On their own each of these smaller stories serve to flesh out your party and their roles in the greater scheme of things, typically one member at a time.
A common criticism of Vesperia is that the overarching story is one of the weaker in the series, which I can sorta agree with, but I find that the smaller stories each have enough of a hook to keep you going until the overarching plot comes into view.
There is a console one in the works with the God Eater producer in charge. Don't worry. ^.^
I'm not a fan of that font either, and I'm pretty sure the research hasn't found any difference in readability between serif and sans-serif fonts anyway. I don't know why remasters keep changing games' fonts when there's no apparent reason to.I've been checking out some gameplay from someone who got the Definitive Edition early on YouTube, and seeing that hideous font in the final version made me sad.
How could they go from this (X360):
to this? (PS4)
This happened to FFIX as well. I wish more studios would also remaster the font rather than just picking a default "readable" one when the original was just fine and added charm to the game. Especially games with lots of reading like this one.
Oh wow, you're right! That's pretty amazing, and even moreso that the option is still there. The default font from the original is gone, and Type C is just a bolder version of Type A (the one I complained about), but Type B seems to look okay:
Vesperia is the peak of the series (if you ask me). Starting out with the best, might just lead to disappointment with the rest.
I see no issue with this approach, The PS3 exclusive tales can be a turnoff to many. I went from being hype for every tales games to oh its another Baba tales games again, guess I will get it once it's cheap.
I was planning to play all/most of them eventually, I usually take this approach with series that I haven't played (much of). Main reason I will probably skip it for now is that I recently spent a lot of time with another JRGP (Last Remnatn) and I noticed I was't really in the mood for another lengthy adventure. So I will come back to it at some point, most likely after the PS3 games.I see no issue with this approach, The PS3 exclusive tales can be a turnoff to many. I went from being hype for every tales games to oh its another Baba tales games again, guess I will get it once it's cheap.
Life is short;unless he really want to play every single one of them, i will say that starting from one of the better tales game won't be a problem.
Basically yeah, I can't speak for the performance of the 3ds port but Abyss is a very solid game, and it has the same kind of battle system that Vesperia and Symphonia have so you will be familiar with it but with the caveat of it having a VERY hit or miss cast, Luke in particular you will either love him or hate him, and the worst child character of the series (imo) in the form of Anise, bleugh.So I am playing through Vesperia and enjoying it. I have only played Symphonia before it 15 years ago. I want to try out more of the Tales series. I have Symphonia on PC so I'm probably going to play that later this year. But I also want to check out some of the other games. Definitely not all of them. But at least the top ones. Which would people recommend? I'm leaning towards Tales of the Abyss on 3DS to complete the Team Symphonia holy trinity and Berseria which seems like the best modern Tales game.
What difficulty are you playing?I recently restarted Berseria after dropping it a couple hours in for the games released over the holidays and was basically looking for any tips people might have. The combat doesn't seem all that great so far but am I expected to pop off my R2 ability during every fight? It honestly seems like that's the only place my damage is really coming from. Also compared to Vesperia and Zestiria I'm also not really feeling the artes system in this and was wondering if it gets any better down the line.
Also I'm still early but should I leave cooking on auto? I feel like I'll blow through ingredients for meals on shitty little fights but I also want to make sure I continue to level it up.