A few months later... how do you rate the story/characters?
Near release people are always a bit prone to going worst/best ever!!!1 so now that the game's been out in english for a while, I'm wondering.what people's opinions are on the game's story and characters.
I've never played a Tales game before, but how does it compare to other PS3 RPGs in those aspects? From what I've seen it looks a bit similar to Star Ocean 4 and the Atelier series but with a more traditional setting/structure.
I think it stacks up pretty well. The characters are entertaining and really endearing (which is a lot more than I can ay for the Star Ocean 4 characters where most of them filled me with unfamiliar rage). The story is far from unique, but it's enthralling enough to keep you going.
The OFFICIAL Sousuke Sagara of EVERYTHING.
Another thing I was wondering is about the world/setting - is it like a big, varied world with a lot of stuff to see, or not really? There hasn't been a lot of that this gen.
The world is fair for a tales game. There has been less to see in other tales games, but also other tales games has also seen more. It's in the middle, but leans toward good.
There are Discoveries around the world, which will give you a bit of culture insight and a skit each time you discover one.
Bump. Would like to hear some more opinions :P
My opinion hasn't changed too much. The story as a whole still felt like it was missing that PUNCH that would have made the game awesome, but it's very hard to articulate what it was.
The characters as a whole are still likeable from top to bottom, but I'd say Pascal is the only one I'd put on my favorite characters list.
I gotta be honest, the world/setting was a bit lacking compared to the other games. I loved the variety of lands in Symphonia & especially Vesperia, but with Graces, Ephinea was pretty much, 'here's your grass land, your desert land, and your ice land'. Looking back, the only venues that were truly interesting was Fodra, both on the main & future arc
Playing UMvC3 & Skullgirls
Playing Tales of Graces f & Loving' Pascal :)
The story is passable. Not terribly interesting for the most part.
The characters are pretty good though.
The world is vast, and you'll see many different towns and environments and do many things before the game is through. Not as vast as some other games in the series, but still good for this day and age.
As far as how it stacks up in these respects to other PS3 RPGs, you'll hardly find any that surpass it in terms of the overall execution of these things. Granted, that's not saying much in the current climate, but the game really does (as you say) stick closer to a traditional JRPG format than most games being produced today, while still preserving its own idiosyncrasies.
I'd say this one follows the typical Tales formula: good characters, awesome gameplay, and a story that serves its purpose.
Great holes secretly are digged where earth's pores ought to suffice, and things have learnt to walk that ought to crawl.
Story: Tales story/10
Characters: Tales characters/10
Near release people are always a bit prone to going worst/best ever!!!.
I hear ya. But for a Tales game this game delivers. Above average story, with above average characters.
Favs: Xenogears, Phantasy Star, Star Ocean, Arc the Lad, Tales of Destiny 2, Suikoden, Final Fantasy
Currently playing: Grandia, Eternia, and Graces f