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Tales of Vesperia "Definitive Edition" |OT| Yeah, that one....

Oct 25, 2017
7,020
Speed Force
Where does the combat fall in the Tales spectrum? I was looking at picking up a Tales to play. Graces is my favorite game in the series because of the combat alone, and a friend picked this up but said they weren't liking the combat at all. I was also tempted to get Berseria on sale but tried the demo, weird combat and overall super budget feel were putting me off.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,472
Where does the combat fall in the Tales spectrum? I was looking at picking up a Tales to play. Graces is my favorite game in the series because of the combat alone, and a friend picked this up but said they weren't liking the combat at all. I was also tempted to get Berseria on sale but tried the demo, weird combat and overall super budget feel were putting me off.
It's the deepest and most complex of the Team Symphonia games, but not as deep or combo heavy as Graces. They play real different, but Vesperia is my favourite Tales combat system since I prefer the simpler and more raw gameplay of past titles over the more combo heavy games.
 
Oct 25, 2017
106
For anyone curious that wants portability and disappointed at the (from what I hear) bad Switch performance. This games runs great on the GPD Win 2. getting 40-55 FPS and I haven't tried to optimize anything yet. No vaseline filter included. =)
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,649
Canada
Finally beat giant wolf dude after 5 or 6 tries and am so glad I didn't start on hard difficulty.
That boss fight is absurdly difficult made worse that the skills at that time still blow and there's no good way to grind. Plus the 'mystery challenge' adds just another layer of pain.

Seriously, no other boss gave me more hell (even the secret ones). xD

For anyone curious that wants portability and disappointed at the (from what I hear) bad Switch performance.
Is it really that bed or some tech-geek hyperbole?
 
Oct 25, 2017
153
Where does the combat fall in the Tales spectrum? I was looking at picking up a Tales to play. Graces is my favorite game in the series because of the combat alone, and a friend picked this up but said they weren't liking the combat at all. I was also tempted to get Berseria on sale but tried the demo, weird combat and overall super budget feel were putting me off.
If you really enjoyed Graces, this is gonna feel like a pretty hefty step back.

Some characters (Hi, Judith) actually end up with some really fun and deep combat, but everything is dependent on skills, some of which you will not unlock for a very long time.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,151
It's been a long time since I played Abyss, but I can't remember if the same thing happened in that game or not.

Sometimes in one-on-one fights it feels like Yuri has been right next to an opponent and whiffed an attack because Yuri was facing the opponent at a slight angle instead of head-on? Was this also a thing in Abyss?
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,906
For anyone curious that wants portability and disappointed at the (from what I hear) bad Switch performance. This games runs great on the GPD Win 2. getting 40-55 FPS and I haven't tried to optimize anything yet. No vaseline filter included. =)
Most complaints about Switch performance seem to be aimed at Docked mode; Handheld has performed smoothly for me so far.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,444
So I was downloading the game and it nearly finished (or actually finished? Not sure, I was playing another game), then my entire Switch crashed and had to be reset. Did this happen to anyone else? I heard other reports of the game crashing, but not this specific circumstance.
 
Oct 27, 2017
477
yea i'm giving up.
combat is so awful i cant enjoy it. everything is super sluggish, boss fights feel awful with AI dying all over or gettign stunlocked. got to wolf boss in hills and called it quits
 
Is it really that bed or some tech-geek hyperbole?
The issues is the Switch version runs at an unlocked frame rate outside of combat. So when wandering around in towns or the world map because the uncapped framerate experiences judder.

Both the original 360 and PS3 releases were 60FPS inside battles and 30 FPS outside of battles. The Switch is at a higher resolution than both of those and also has the same 60 FPS inside combat, it's just doesn't have a locked framerate outside which is where the majority of the complaints stem from. A locked 30 outside of combat would have been better rather than the uncapped frames being all over the place.
 
yea i'm giving up.
combat is so awful i cant enjoy it. everything is super sluggish, boss fights feel awful with AI dying all over or gettign stunlocked. got to wolf boss in hills and called it quits
fwiw that wolf boss is a ridiculous difficulty spike that isn't repeated in the rest of the game. I still remember that one from when I played the 360 version 10 years ago.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,402
Picked this up on Switch, and I'm absolutely loving it so far.

The combat, the characters, the art style, the music, the story...it's hitting all the right notes for me. The characters and visuals in particular are fantastic. It's really hard to believe this is a 10 year old game. Played about 4 hours so far and I can't wait to play more tomorrow. I can see this being one of my favorite RPGs when all is said and done.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,527
Getting near the area where Gattuso is. Dunno if it's just because I'm coming off here pretty hot from DQ11, but the soundtrack has been a lot better than I remember. The VA switches don't seem to stand out as much as more party members join as well, the first ~hour leaves a rough impression but I'm pretty happy with his overall all things considered.
 
Dec 29, 2018
19
I'm seeing all these people say it runs great in handheld mode, but I'm playing it exclusively like that it and for me it runs pretty bad when walking around the world map o.O

Am I just more sensitive to framedrops? It's so distracting that I'm honestly considering trading it in to GameStop and picking up the XB1 version to play on my X.
 
Jan 11, 2018
248
Dumb question for anyone playing with Japanese audio and English subs - I've just started the game and I'm playing with English audio, but I'm not a fan of Troy as Yuri (sorry...). I'm worried about missing dialogue during fast-paced scenes if I change languages. I'm used to watching subbed anime, but has anyone had trouble keeping up with the in-game subs? Really tempted to switch.