At 11/13/09 02:03 AM, knuxrouge wrote:
To each it's own...
It? Are you trying to imply something?
With regard to Tales of Graces, I took a look at a trailer of it and, while the trailer included no gameplay footage, here are my impressions:
The trailer was all in Japanese so I could only understand a bit of it, but the story looked like it could be interesting enough. Or at the very least, it presented its story sequences better than most JRPG trailers I've seen. I'm still not sure what I think about anime cutscenes in video games, since they tend to feel very separate from the actual game. Though they were done very well in Persona 3 and 4, so I'm not feeling all that skeptical.
The game seems to have that trait all too common in JRPGs where all the main characters dress in ridiculous impractical outfits in order to give themselves individuality, while the rest of the populace dress in more reasonable styles.
It seems to be set in generic JRPG fantasy land, where everything just looks like England in various centuries in the past, only with a crazier fashion sense and maybe a few monsters and steampunk robots. I'm guessing that all the Tales games look like this.
I'm guessing the battle system, for better or for worse, will be basically the same as all the other Tales games.
I really disliked the irritating song that was playing over the trailer.
I may get it if it gets good reviews, since there's been a pretty significant RPG drought lately. However, I'm much more interested in Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon at this point. I've been wanting to play that game for a while. I hope it's good.