How would you feel about an overtly 'darker' Tales game?

#1GrrManPosted 8/14/2013 3:27:44 AM
You know. Take the Witcher and Deus Ex's philosophical and social commentary, mix in the black humor and amorality from Vampire the Masquerade, add a little psychological uncertainty a la Spec Ops: The Line...

And then the Tales combat system, techs, skits, and all that.
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#2Bartimaeus01Posted 8/14/2013 3:35:59 AM
A vampire the masquerade vibe tales game would be amazing.
#3DragoonGriffithPosted 8/14/2013 3:36:40 AM
Bartimaeus01 posted...
A vampire the masquerade vibe tales game would be amazing.


Would automatically be the best game ever.
Masquerade was fantastic.
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#4ArreiPosted 8/14/2013 3:38:00 AM
I don't think it'd fit very well. Something about "dark and serious" just doesn't seem to mesh well with "flashy action combat", in my mind.
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#5DecaStrikePosted 8/14/2013 3:39:52 AM
This one was a little darker than normal for a tales game people where just dying left and right the whole game but i see your point maybe a party member permanent death or something?
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#6Bartimaeus01Posted 8/14/2013 3:40:18 AM
Lovecraftian inspired magic/spirit arts as well as monsters.
#7ikilledkenny2Posted 8/14/2013 3:48:42 AM
Xillia 2 is extremely dark and depressing by Tales or even most jrpg standards.

Obviously it's not really like what you described though.
#8Zio_DynePosted 8/14/2013 4:03:22 AM
The notion of it bores me personally.
I like my games light-hearted and fun.
I generally don't take things seriously enough to buy into the 'darker' stuff.

It just wouldn't be what I've come to expect from the series. Why would I want to drastically change something that I already enjoy so much as is?
I could just play another series if I want a completely different experience.
#9GrrMan(Topic Creator)Posted 8/14/2013 4:17:25 AM
To provide a new perspective, and for the writers to try something new that they ordinarily wouldn't be able to.

I doubt they enjoy writing similar stories/characters over and over again.
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#10Skeith_of_DeathPosted 8/14/2013 4:37:46 AM
Xillia 2 is the darkest one. It also the one with the best story in the series. I don't know if I want more Tales games like that. It was so sad. Even now, I'm still sad. That game made me cry so much.