This game has broken my mind

This game has broken my mind

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it sucks

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how far are you in? What's the most recent thing you did?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm in the krityan forest but I just can't but fucked at this point. I only like half of the cast

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Don't worry even the little guy will grow on you eventually

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I actually like karol

          Ah, yeah I had similar experience. It's weirdly compelling despite the many flaws, I really can't put my finger on what exactly the reason is either.

          I feel like it's something about the writing that makes it different to a lot of modern JRPG fare. But the writing also simultaneously pisses me off.

          It feels like there's a 10/10 game in there somewhere

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    elaborate

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I hate playing yet can't stop posting about it/thinking about it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ah, yeah I had similar experience. It's weirdly compelling despite the many flaws, I really can't put my finger on what exactly the reason is either.

        I feel like it's something about the writing that makes it different to a lot of modern JRPG fare. But the writing also simultaneously pisses me off.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >. It's weirdly compelling despite the many flaws, I really can't put my finger on what exactly the reason is either.
          >I feel like it's something about the writing that makes it different to a lot of modern JRPG fare.

          Yea... they didn't hestitate create the greatest Tales protag ever. He doesn't hestitate to murder motherfuckers that deserve it. Fuck the law.
          Also all his friends are cool with it once they found out. This shit breaks all the norms of typical jrpg protags. Yuri is still the greatest Tales protag out there.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I agree the character dynamics are great in this game even if the overall story is rather generic but then again what rpg actually doesnt have a contrived story thats already been done 10x times

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The story may seem generic on the surface, and it is, but the execution is fantastic. It's centered entirely around "personal justice" and goes to great lengths to explore that idea from so many angles. The dialogue is compelling, the characters are thoughtful and the parallel between Yuri and Flynn is further cemented by the fact they remain best friends regardless of their opposing ideals.

          The colors and art style are timeless, the sound effects are satisfying and crunchy and even if the combat can be clunky at times (I personally believe it's a downgrade from Abyss) the party members are all varied enough that every player will find a character they'll enjoy. It's also overflowing with content. It's an all-around "good" game. Great, even.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ah, yeah I had similar experience. It's weirdly compelling despite the many flaws, I really can't put my finger on what exactly the reason is either.

        I feel like it's something about the writing that makes it different to a lot of modern JRPG fare. But the writing also simultaneously pisses me off.

        Unironically rent free

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >they kept alluding to Repede being more than just a dog
    >he turned out to just be a dog
    ?????

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Profit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I bought the game because anime and smoking dog to be completely honest.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand the problem people have with Vesperia. They say vague stuff like "the cast is bad" or "the story sucks in act 3" or "the combat sucks" but they never expand on what they mean.

    I get act 3 filtering people since it's mostly revisiting old places at that point, but it was a great and conclusive end to the set-up of the prior 2 acts. Karol was an annoying shitbag but the rest of the characters were great, and the combat is slow to pick up but gets pretty good after. What's the issue?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Too much useless dialogue plus the fact you have to talk to every party member at each town you stop at and they say fuck all of interest

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Literally every JRPG.

        I don't understand the problem people have with Vesperia. They say vague stuff like "the cast is bad" or "the story sucks in act 3" or "the combat sucks" but they never expand on what they mean.

        I get act 3 filtering people since it's mostly revisiting old places at that point, but it was a great and conclusive end to the set-up of the prior 2 acts. Karol was an annoying shitbag but the rest of the characters were great, and the combat is slow to pick up but gets pretty good after. What's the issue?

        The only real "problem" it might have is that it's sort of painful to start out from scratch. The combat really only gets good after you've got some skills invested into stuff like combos and such.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah but the dialogue is interesting in other rpgs. I do enjoy the skits though

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >painful to start out from scratch
          Yeah I learned that with the remaster. All my fond memories of the combat were from NG+ "set all skills to 1 sp" runs and starting out from scratch again made the combat feel like a slog until I finally unlocked everything.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I have fond memories of being an air goddess with Judith back in 360 and even the PS3 import.
            But replaying the remaster after having played Xillia, I just couldn't get into her anymore. Having to switch back to semi-auto and manual again for off axis auto correcting to auto running into range for otg pickups without breaking combos.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Xillia 2 improved air combat hugely. Judith was their first attempt at real air combat so understandably she was clunky.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Judith was their first attempt at real air combat
                That would be Emil, assuming you're talking specifically about Team Symphonia.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah definitely. You really miss the small tweaks they've done to make it play better.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Xillia 2 has such fun combat but god does everything else suck in that game.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                The only thing I didn't like in X2 was splitting the story into chapters and how boring the areas were to explore. Loved the characters, plot and combat.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              How do I even git gud as Judith? She clearly sucks ass on Manual since the jump cancel input is doubly hard so what am I doing wrong?
              I can only do a lunar rondo and I drop the combo mid air too, I'm on endgame is she just shit until NG+?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Learn to manual cancel OP

                Vesperia should have had a fucking training room

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >How do I even git gud as Judith?
                You fight medium sized enemies only, with minimum damage on, and all other party members staying out of the fight for extremely forced combo gayry only.

                She simply does not work in regular fights and ESPECIALLY not in boss fights. She is only "good" for showing off the technical aspects of the game.
                Her artes barely connect except for very specific ones.
                All of her artes have way too much start up and end animations.
                She literally can't do fuck all on the ground.
                Bench her unless you're trying to make webms to trick people into playing.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Do I play her on manual or semi-auto? And how does her jump cancel work exactly, like what's the timing on it.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you want to spend 200 hours doing finnicky frame perfect air dashes to correct your positioning because every single arte will make you whiff the next arte, then manual. Semi-auto if you want to find short (3-5 in a row) strings to make her half decent against regular enemies. I just put her in for regular battles, fuck with medium sizes enemies with the same 2 combos, then bench her for bosses.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >combat is slow to pick up but gets pretty good after.

      Yeah, like FORTY FUCKING HOURS into the fucking game. Fuck off.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      saying the story in act 3 just "sucks" severely downplays how awful act 3 truly is
      >present genuine moral dilemma about how the blastia are dangerous
      >never mind, heres the solution that fixes everything with zero downsides
      >oh and by the way everything about the final bosses motivation and backstory is locked behind an easily missable string of sidequests

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >with zero downsides
        Speed players aren't allowed to have opinions.
        >>oh and by the way everything about the final bosses motivation and backstory is locked behind an easily missable string of sidequests
        He's a direct 1:1 parallel to Yuri but amped up to 20x and immortal to have extra time to grow jaded and become less emotional. If you didn't get that you're retarded. Even his design is like Yuri's and his Repede died.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >was a great and conclusive end to the set-up of the prior 2 acts
      It was rushed as fuck. Alexei had more build up as a villain. Duke barely appears during the main story and his brief backstory encounters are completely optional and even missable. Combat depth depends entirely on how dedicated you are to grinding. You have to master a bunch of individual weapons to learn their respective skills, then grind more to acquire enough points to keep said skills active by equipping them. That's not even getting into art synergies where usage determines whether or not certain things can activate or link. It's good for people who pour an excessive amount of time into stopping all story progression but the average person won't get access to this.
      And ironically, Karol had actual gradual character development. Raven and Judy fucking speedrun their redemptions. Estelle remains indecisive and wishy-washy.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >It was rushed as fuck. Alexei had more build up as a villain
        Bro Alexei had the same case of ''Oh I'm a villain now!'' as Duke did except maybe less impactful because his behind the scenes wasn't locked behind a fucking missable sidequest.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Alexei had the same case of ''Oh I'm a villain now!'' as Duke did
          Come on, it's evident from the jail scene that he's doing shady shit early on. Is it well-written? Of course not. Anyway, I just wish Duke had more screen time. Everything involving the Entelexeia was actually pretty interesting.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    WHY WERE WE THERE BACK TO BACK

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a game carried by a unique MC for the genre and its combat.
    But the combat takes a good while to open up.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Patty-chan NEEDS correction

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What did you mean by this?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Obviously he means to reverse the curse placed upon her and her crew.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Judith is a goddess and Yuri is a very lucky guy

    • 2 months ago
      Yuri Lowell

      Im yuri
      Azure edge!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Holy shit guys it's Yuri Lowell from the hit videogame Tales of Vesperia!

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I dropped it after the second zagi fight and arriving in town.
    I'm sure it gets better, but holy fuck is it boring

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I keep dragging my feet to play it but end up dropping it a little later, I'm afterDom's death, how much is left to be even half game?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >His name is Yuri because he destroys Yuri ships
    Oh shit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yuri is for Judith.
      Estelle is for Flynn.
      Rita is for coming home to realize her dildo blastia turned into a spirit and is now her lover.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      His name is ACKSHUALLY Yuuri, not Yuri

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >oh no, you didnt backtrack to some random screen you visited 6 hours ago in between two cutscenes that are 5 seconds apart. Now you can never get the true ending

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'll just take the bad ending then

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Duke scenes are just flavor, you don't need them for the ending. There is only one ending.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The sexual tension between yuuri and judith is so blatantly huge its funny

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Wolf and Moon motifs
      >Both have a tendency to meet up out of town.
      >Yuri flirts with her right after meeting her.
      >Both battle freaks.
      >Repede approves of Judith.
      Literally made for one another.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No one can tell me that my headcanon of them ending up together is wrong because the end of the game is Yuri, Judith, Karol, and Repede fucking off to live their weird little guild family in Dahngrest.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Judith is white and Repede a wolf. We all know they ended together.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a cozy game to go back and play, I do think it was overrated. I still prefer Tales of the Abyss and Symphonia, but Vesperia was still higher up on my list than other tales games. Tales of Arise was actually disappointing, I finished it, but I still think Vesperia was more fun/had a better story/characters.

    Yuri is such a cool MC and so is Raven

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I cannot understand how anyone can think Raven is good when he's just a Chinese bootleg of Zelos.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Eh, he was the comedic relief of the party, but I liked his design. I actually hated Zelos but Zelos was more arrogant/cocky, Raven almost felt more laidback to me. I don't know, maybe it's just me. They both betray the party, but Zelos had better reasons for betraying the party compared to Raven.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I do like Raven's personality a bit more than Zelos, but his whole "betrayal" shtick was so poorly done that it may as well have not existed. I don't even remember what the fucking point of it was.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I don't even remember what the fucking point of it was.
            If I had to guess it was to reveal the whole thing about Alexei imbuing people with lifeforce or some shit like that and why him and Yeager were loyal to him.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >that small bit with Karol before he gets crushed that goes fucking nowhere after

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This game is weird, it is not exactly an epic like symphonia. Most of the characters are tridimensional including the protagonist which is egregious. They make the princess character Yuri actually fun to care about. And for most of the game the gang is pretty chill in their adventures with most the chunk of the game just about very mundane stuff with the actual important lore just being on the sidelines of the main story.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My biggest issue is permanently missable side quest chains. When the story says shit is going down and you need to do X asap, you're apparently supposed to go the opposite way and fuck off and explore a place you already explored before because a new time limited event spawned.

    I don't know if all Tales games are like this, but this shit pisses me off. I want to play a game, not read a walkthrough.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I don't know if all Tales games are like this
      Vesperia is the best and worst at this.
      No other game went this hard on missable side content and no game after it had this much side content.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yuri noooooooo..... She's underaged...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      fourteen year old girls are for grown men

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yuri noooooooo..... She's underaged...

        Estelle is her oneitis

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          that's why she tries to soothe her broken heart with the attention of old men

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm still playing on normal

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's for the best against regular enemies at least, their health pools are just way too bloated otherwise, but feel free if you care to turn it up for boss fights

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It dragged on way too long for me to finish it. The teenage bitch sucked and I get the sneaking suHispanicion the 360 release was better due to less filler content.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >and I get the sneaking suHispanicion the 360 release was better due to less filler content
      it's actually kind of worse since some things remain unsolved or are wrapped up hastily off-screen
      patty is really forced though

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They did it right?

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