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  • andywilkie35 27 Feb 2012 09:09:19 5,338 posts
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    Going to leave it for now I think mate - its one of those games that (for me) needs to be left for a bit before going for another run later down the line.

    Would love them to put more Tales games on it, just felt perfect.

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  • roz123 6 Mar 2012 14:12:55 7,113 posts
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    Getting another reprint in Europe
  • Murbal 6 Mar 2012 14:29:48 22,228 posts
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    Just placed an order with Amazon. Not quite ready to play it, but it'll be nice to have it for when I am.
  • andywilkie35 30 Mar 2012 23:05:30 5,338 posts
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    In stock and £29.86 on shopto

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  • vyseofhr 24 May 2012 08:02:28 847 posts
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    Just a quick one chaps, what's the story length with this one?

    I'm about 10 hours in now, just about to leave Baticul with my band of merry men, with the King having just signed the treaty with the Malkuth Empire...

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  • vyseofhr 24 May 2012 08:04:32 847 posts
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    Just look a few posts up.

    /Picard facepalm.

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  • DFawkes 24 May 2012 09:17:03 22,987 posts
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    To be fair, it's on the previous page. We don't usually do previous page on EG ;) I assume this is the post in question:

    andywilkie35 wrote:
    52 hours and done! Wonderful game, anyone who has a 3DS and likes JRPGs has to get hold of a copy.

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  • vyseofhr 24 May 2012 10:06:13 847 posts
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    Yup, thanks.

    I'm beginning to really enjoy it actually, but the story is not a strong point so far. The locations, particularly Baticul itself and Chesedonia so far, have been gorgeous but echoing what's been said previously, the bullshit about fonons, hyperresonance and everything else is ridiculously poorly explained.

    Also, maybe I'm not battling enough, although it certainly feels like I am; I'm really struggling for gald to buy decent equipment. Any suggestions?

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  • Ror1984 24 May 2012 17:46:30 3,384 posts
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    I've just checked my Activity Log, and it says I put 74 hours and 8 minutes into it :|

    The story can take a bit of time to shift into gear, but I loved the characters.

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  • Buenos_Estente 14 Jan 2013 13:46:34 268 posts
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    £15 in game... tempted

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  • Ror1984 14 Jan 2013 14:24:57 3,384 posts
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    New? If so, grab it! It's between £25-£30 still online, if you can find a copy.

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  • Buenos_Estente 14 Jan 2013 14:26:35 268 posts
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    I grabbed it - yup new - was quite surprised and rung up on the till at 40 quid but they knocked it down, wonder if its a rogue sticker!

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  • Ror1984 14 Jan 2013 14:28:26 3,384 posts
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    Very lucky if that's the case! Excellent game. Now that you mention it, it could be a rogue sticker - a mate of mine saw it in Game last week for £40 - he's been on the lookout for a copy for a while.

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  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 14 Jan 2013 14:29:08 10,856 posts
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    Its going for £19.99 on Zavvi at the moment too, if you don't mind waiting til the Apocalypse for it to turn up.
  • Ror1984 14 Jan 2013 14:40:19 3,384 posts
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    Good spot, cheers for that. I'll mail my mate a link. He knows as well as I do how awful their delivery is though; we both pre-ordered Resi Revelations from them and both copies turned up about ten days late.

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  • penfold_007 15 Jan 2013 08:18:48 22 posts
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    I always find Zavvi very hit or miss. I've had items delayed, cancelled and take over a week in the post and then my RE:R preorder turned up launch day... Basically if its a good deal I'll go with them and just wait it out otherwise its usually off to amazon. In this case I'm siding with the former.
  • DUFFKING 29 Jan 2014 00:43:42 7,264 posts
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    Just finished this, thought it was pretty hit or miss, honestly. And certainly the worst Tales that I've played after Vesperia, Graces F and Xillia.

    Perhaps it's just because it doesn't have the benefit of gameplay refinement that the later games have. In any case, around the 25 hours mark through to at least 32 hours it felt like the game turned into an endless parade of travelling from place to place doing errands, which only lessened slightly once I got fast travel. Very few dungeons, very little action, utterly boring. Once I cleared the absorption gate things finally picked up again. I know Vesperia has a slow middle act but it still kept me gripped. Even Graces wouldn't let go until I finished it, but fuck me Abyss was such a drag.

    Also, it has the same obtuse sidequest system as Vesperia so I had to use a guide (Vesperia's only specific weakness for me).

    It takes at least 10 hours or so for the game's story to be remotely comprehensible. Luckily after that it gets quite good. Good characters too.

    Battle system was underwhelming. FOF was quite fun to use but hardly essential. None of the main bosses were a challenge at all, the game was very, very easy throughout including the final boss who was just a joke.

    It just felt like all the worst aspects gameplay wise that the Tales series has to offer, wrapped up in a reasonable story that isn't enough to save it.

    Also, the gargantuan garbagey-ass shit tier fight against Nebilim can die in a fire. Fucking stupid fight that showcases what's wrong with Tales' battle system perfectly: whenever you NEED the AI to behave a certain way, the WILL NOT EVER do what you want. Set them to keep their distance and only use Fonic Artes? Fuck that, they'll just run in and use strike artes anyway. Pain in the ass. I was a little underlevelled (67-68) for the fight but that doesn't stop it being pure bullshit.
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