Why all the hate?! The reviews are so low...

#1Mech_BattalionPosted 8/16/2013 12:09:38 PM
I am enjoying this more than Graces f (I even liked Graces f)

I actually got this when I was in Japan, along with the sequel and I have to say both games are great additions to the Tales of series.

I was so excited when I heard this was finally coming out in English because I felt like it would be the first Tales of game that was universally enjoyed for the first time in years.

But to get below a 7on average?! That is just outrageous.
#2Nightmare637Posted 8/16/2013 12:14:56 PM(edited)
well the areas are reused.(a lot especially seahavens)

lack of enemy variety and the combats kind of unrefined.

oh and there's a Pop up problem.
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#3ruhterford22Posted 8/16/2013 12:13:00 PM
Xillia is definitely one of my top 3 favorite Tales games, so I don't know why the hate. I suppose they felt like this wasn't an improvement to the past Tales games or something.
#4Bishop_SasaraiPosted 8/16/2013 12:14:04 PM
Because it's nowhere near as good as non-Japanese games.

You're better off playing Mass Effect.
#5ArreiPosted 8/16/2013 12:17:12 PM(edited)
Well, again, the only "hate" review is a blatant troll, copied and pasted from a forum post opening with a big troll paragraph and spending barely any time talking about the game, to the point it doesn't even meet GameFAQs' word count requirement if you cut out the trollagraph.

Given that the game is shorter than most other Tales and had to have content cut due to rushing it's not a stretch to imagine why some people may have simply rated it an "average" game.
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#6Ampharos64Posted 8/16/2013 12:15:28 PM
The reviews mostly aren't low:
http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/tales-of-xillia

It's a JRPG, they typically score less highly anyway because game reviewers have no concept of objectivity.
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#7rush86Posted 8/16/2013 12:15:48 PM
i dunno who the hell is rating this low. But dude who cares anyway . Its all about what you think that s all that matters. SO why even think about what some editor says. But anyway this games is really incredible i cant put it down. MIght be one the best tales games ive played yet
#8Gandalf the IstariPosted 8/16/2013 12:17:33 PM
Any game that has technical issues in its strongest suit - its battle system is going to have issues with score. Not to mention many found Graces battles better and Vesperia's world/content better and you have a game that comes across as sort of a rushed half and half of the other two.

The game is good, certainly not amazing. Solid 7.5 imo.
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#9Nightmare637Posted 8/16/2013 12:17:39 PM
wait a minute how is 7 low? isn't that average?

low would be like 5 or 4.
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#10HiroshidaPosted 8/16/2013 12:19:28 PM
Nightmare637 posted...
wait a minute how is 7 low? isn't that average?

low would be like 5 or 4.


because nothing less than 10 will do for video game reviews nowadays.
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