Why is there no "General Gaming Discussion" forum?
21 February 2014 - 02:49 AM
It's not Challenge related.
General discussion is for real life shit.
It's nothing to do with any of the mods here.
It seems strange that a gaming website has nowhere to talk about random game bullshit.
21 February 2014 - 03:21 AM
21 February 2014 - 03:38 AM
21 February 2014 - 01:59 PM
Anywya, it sucks you don't like Graces F Kjata because it has the best 3D gameplay of all the series (and also the most popular Tales in Japan).
Xillia imo is pretty bad. It was rushed for the 15th anniversary and it shows in its lack of sidequest content. The typical Tales humor is almost non-existent and most of the characters are pretty bland (the only one I liked was Elize because she actually grew through the game). Jude and Milla are imo the worst Tales protagonist.
As for gameplay, Xillia is almost identical to Vesperia, which is a huge downgrade from Graces F. The good news is Xillia 2 fixes that, somewhat. Xillia 2 stil has the ''the main character is overpowered so playing other characters seem like a waste'' syndrome unlike Tales like Destiny R or Graces.
21 February 2014 - 02:37 PM
In case you didn't know, there are (were) 2 different teams that worked on Tales games: Team Destiny and Team Symphonia.
In short, Team Destiny emphasizes fast 2D'ish gameplay mainly (Tales of Destiny R, Rebirth, Graces, etc)and although Graces is 3D it's very different from Team Symphonia's 3D (Tales of Symphonia, Vesperia, Abyss, etc). Both teams usually give out the same JRPG story and humor.
*now, both Teams are merged into one since Xillia, but Xillia is still more on the side of Team Symphonia, unlike Xillia 2.
All in all, you should definitively try Graces if you like hard, fast paced games (you can unlock the hardest difficulty without beating the game unlike Xillia). You might be turned off by the first 2-3 hours, which is a prologue and is heavy story/cutscenes based but pass that it's amazing. Note that you can skip that prologue in future new game+.
21 February 2014 - 03:09 PM
21 February 2014 - 03:44 PM
If you name a forum "Real Life BS," I swear to God.
Just General Discussion and Gaming Discussion should be fine, but I forsee a lot of misplaced mod threads by new guys in the future.
21 February 2014 - 03:52 PM
Yeah, mr Muddy Waters sharing opinions again.
21 February 2014 - 04:45 PM
I phrased that badly. The thing I don't like about it is that Sophie is the worst "Mystical Plot Driving Girl." I mean, she is boring at the best of times and irritating at the worst. She also has one of the worst designs for a character designs of any Tales character ever. I mean, I just want to get rid of those stupid fucking pigtails.
The gameplay is really interesting, it just doesn't feel as fluid as Xillia. With Xillia, I was dodging while constantly attacking. Xillia had the best gameplay IMO, I really liked the overall plot, and while Jude was no Yuri he was better than Lloyd and Luke.
Admittedly, I'm not that far yet. I do like the game a lot, the beginning was just so bad I'm having a hard time getting into it.
21 February 2014 - 04:57 PM
Tbh, I'd say don't fix what's not broken. We get it, new members get it, and it's not that big of a deal, as the amount of threads in that subforum is manageable as is. This of course is a big IMO, aka two cents.