Vanndril said:
I was literally just about to post this exactly.

Star Ocean is the better series overall, but, imo, the 4'th installment was just a real let down. It wasn't a let down on the same scale as Zestiria was for Tales games, but it was very bland for a game of the Star Ocean series.

Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time, though, is still probably one of my favorite games, if not my absolute favorite. I have legitimately beaten that game four times, and I'm the kind of guy who rarely beats any game more than once because I like unique experiences.

Anyone who likes the Tales series, I would recommend to check out the Star Ocean series. In particular, play the PSP ports of Star Ocean: First Departure (Star Ocean 1, built on Star Ocean 2's PSP port's engine) and Star Ocean: The Second Story (Star Ocean 2). I highly recommend playing 1 before 2, even if the plots are completely separate aside from the main male protagonist being the son of one of the characters from 1.

Beyond that, Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time for the PS2 is amazing. Play the hell out of it, if any of you want to try out the Star Ocean games. You don't need to play 1 and 2 first, as 3 takes place so far in the future it hurts and in no way requires you to play the first two games.

Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope is for the XBOX360 and it's...okay. It has the best combat of the Star Ocean games before it, and is a newer game with better graphics, but falls short of its predecessors in virtually every other respect. Once again, playing this does not require having played any of the other games, as it takes place long before even Star Ocean 1.

I look forward to playing Star Ocean 5, myself. :3
Ahhhh, much as I'm tempted by 5, I just know I'll be compelled to try to plat it, and using 4 as a baseline, that's going to be hellish. I feel like maybe I should skip it for my sanity. [Or at the very least wait until it's been out for a bit so I can gauge if the cast sucks again.]

3 was worth so many of 4, even taking that controversial twist into account >.>; And even though he's edgy as fuck, I really loved Albel [Not to mention the Divine Spirit of Language :V] I guess Arumat was meant to be his SO4 analog but damn was he boring.

[My absolute favourite SO3 moment was beating Blair with Nel, achieving the completely unintentional

'Have you got what it takes?'

'NOOOoooooooo!!']
I think the real issue with this thread is that nobody has addressed Tales of Maj'Eyal yet.
JksAccount said:
I think the real issue with this thread is that nobody has addressed Tales of Maj'Eyal yet.
I preferred the older Tales of Middle-Earth version, in my limited experience with it. :P
Tales of Beseria Gameplay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upAMPCzXlQQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPKoe0zVeGw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvZeC2dwCtc

Looks like it runs at 60fps at least, but it also looks like they just changed a couple of textures and changed the characters because other than that, it looks exactly like Zestiria.
HypnoMangaEditor said:
Tales of Beseria Gameplay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upAMPCzXlQQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPKoe0zVeGw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvZeC2dwCtc

Looks like it runs at 60fps at least, but it also looks like they just changed a couple of textures and changed the characters because other than that, it looks exactly like Zestiria.
Unsurprising; they're doing much the same thing they did with Xillia 2, where a lot of the setting was reused from Xillia 1. Hopefully, the storyline will be less... Er, like Xillia 2's was compared to 1.
HypnoMangaEditor said:
Tales of Beseria Gameplay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upAMPCzXlQQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPKoe0zVeGw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvZeC2dwCtc

Looks like it runs at 60fps at least, but it also looks like they just changed a couple of textures and changed the characters because other than that, it looks exactly like Zestiria.
Holy shit, there's actually a bunch of characters. I thought it was only supposed to be the main girl and the kid. Good to know. Let's just hope they did away with that AWFUL equipment system from Zestiria...
I know this isn't news, but I'm rather disappointed that Beseria takes place in the same world as Zestiria. I don't believe Zestiria's world was even remotely fleshed out well enough to deserve another game in it. But I guess they want to cash in by reusing the same art assets all over again like they did with Xillia 2.

This is...a disappointment. I'm closer to dropping the Tales series than I've ever been. If they're just going to make lame cash grabs, I'm out. And this is coming from someone who ADORES Xillia 2 and its story and characters. Of course, I'll reserve judgment until I actually play the game, but this may be my last Tales game.
It'll come out on PC - grab it from some keysellers for half the price on day 1 (which will be anywhere between 25 and 35$ or wait for a steamsale and 50% off down the line) and it will probably be okay if you are a fan of the series. Dropping 60$ again doesn't look like it is worth that at all.
Has anyone else been following Tales of Zestiria the X?
Would anyone care to discuss Tales of Berseria?
Laphicet (Phi) is so precious <3
Velvet mm! Mmm!! <3
The ending murdered my feels tho. :I
Auri said:
The ending murdered my feels tho. :I
Are you okay? Not sure what you mean.
I'm still playing it. Slowly. So let's be conscious of spoilers since we're talking endings, okay? :P

So far, I find Berseria far better than Zestiria. It's what I expect from a Tales game. Just from the side of the villain...sort of. o.O

I like just about every difference between Bersera and Zestiria.

Breakdown of Changes I Love
Just finished the game today.

The feels.

THE FEEEEELS!!

Also, I am requesting some genderbent hypnoporn of Laphicet, stat.
!!RESURRECTION!!

It's finally HERE!!!

Tales of Vesperia Definitive Addition!

https://twitter.com/RPGSite/status/1005946600013881344
HYPE!!! I don't know whether to get it on my Switch or my PS4!! I can't wait to get Flynn kalsjdadks <3
back to where it all started for me. God, it feels good to finally have this. One of the few games where I was equally torn between who was best girl. All I need now is a steambot chronicles resurrection and I don't think anything in the game world would surprise me after that.
Sol420 said:
back to where it all started for me. God, it feels good to finally have this. One of the few games where I was equally torn between who was best girl. All I need now is a steambot chronicles resurrection and I don't think anything in the game world would surprise me after that.
I understand how to feel. I might have said it before but it's my first 'Tales of' game too. I really can't wait to see if there's anything they might have added having already played the PS3 version.
Finally get to own a copy of Vesperia ~<3

Between this, Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Kingdom Hearts 3 my winter is going to be a lot of JRPG gaming.
For anyone interested, all three Tales games are on sale on Steam for about a day and a half. I'm not a fan of the series myself, just reporting it on this thread.
TheMadPrince said:
For anyone interested, all three Tales games are on sale on Steam for about a day and a half. I'm not a fan of the series myself, just reporting it on this thread.
You should remove the word "all" from that sentence.
This is Milla Maxwell erasure and I will not stand for it!
bellchan said:
This is Milla Maxwell erasure and I will not stand for it!
What do you mean? This seems important.
LillyTank said:
What do you mean? This seems important.
Oh TheMadPrince said "All" and that list was only Berseria, Symphonia and Zestiria.

I'd personally argue Vesperia is better than Symphonia and Xillia better than Berseria and Zestiria.

Plus I wanted to bandwagon you and you're the biggest Milla fan I know, Lilly.
bellchan said:
Oh TheMadPrince said "All" and that list was only Berseria, Symphonia and Zestiria.

I'd personally argue Vesperia is better than Symphonia and Xillia better than Berseria and Zestiria.

Plus I wanted to bandwagon you and you're the biggest Milla fan I know, Lilly.
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