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  • Ror1984 12 Dec 2011 19:14:19 3,085 posts
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    And they certainly aren't in this version. Text only.

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  • Midgar777 13 Dec 2011 21:08:49 472 posts
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    Okay requesting opinions!

    I wanted someone to buy me this for Christmas or my birthday (boxing day...very shit lol) but as you guys know it's rare as hell now :( ./sadpandaface

    So in an effort to play it over Christmas I added it to my LoveFilm list...it's comin tomorrow!

    Although this is great, I'm worried that this game is a keeper...is there any replay value or is it 'once finished bin it off'? If there is then I'm tempted to just send it back and wait.

    I'm assuming it saves to the cartridge too right? So I couldn't carry on once I'd bought my own copy...

    Thoughts..?
  • munki83 14 Dec 2011 07:49:22 1,412 posts
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    Not sure about the saves but the replay value mite be low don't think a second playthrough adds anything new to the game and I'm not sure there is a new game +
  • Midgar777 14 Dec 2011 09:40:47 472 posts
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    Thanks munki83, I guess I'll just tuck right into it then :D! Looking forward to a decent RPG actually.
  • uiruki 14 Dec 2011 09:54:10 3,682 posts
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    @munki83 Tales games are big on New Game Plus. See the Grade points you earn at the end of every fight? You spend those on your second run to carry over level, items and for other bonuses. Also, Tales sidequests as a rule can be a little obscure so unless you're talking to everyone in every city every time the story advances you'll probably have missed something.
  • AceGrace 14 Dec 2011 11:18:33 1,091 posts
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    Sorry to bore you all but its arrived!

    Possibly one of the last copies in the UK!:)
  • Midgar777 14 Dec 2011 11:22:30 472 posts
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    @uiruki A Challenger Appears!

    Hmm not sure what to do now, does the game become harder on the second play through or different in any way? Or is it just the same game with all your previous items?
  • uiruki 14 Dec 2011 11:32:38 3,682 posts
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    Midgar777 wrote:
    @uiruki A Challenger Appears!

    Hmm not sure what to do now, does the game become harder on the second play through or different in any way? Or is it just the same game with all your previous items?
    It's pretty much the same but (obviously) you can pick up some of the stuff you missed, and it's generally a good idea to play on a higher difficulty. I'm not sure if Abyss is like the latest games, in that you get better stuff from higher difficulty settings, though. It really depends on whether you want to 100% it or not. It does give you some pretty cool tools for doing it, like breaking the item carry limit, increasing character growth and so on.
  • santashi 14 Dec 2011 13:36:13 5,103 posts
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    Yep, like uiruki says, you can choose which features you want to buy in the Grade Shop for your next game, such as carrying over character titles (meaning you have more chance of getting them all in your next game). What you can afford obviously depends a little on how much grade you earned over the game. :) As far as I know, it doesn't have a slight plot change to trigger like Symphonia (as if I could ever let Zelos die!), but I'd rather not find out yet since I haven't completed it!

    Personally, if you can find it to buy, I'd buy it, simply because if you want to go back and dabble in it at a later date then you can do.

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  • Ror1984 14 Dec 2011 15:32:15 3,085 posts
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    @AceGrace - And on the day EG publish their timely review, too :D

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  • Midgar777 14 Dec 2011 15:40:30 472 posts
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    Thanks for your input guys, my play style tends to be focussing on one game for a week or so until I've completed it then I move on. There are very few games I go back to unless it's a Final Fantasy game (fanboy here lol) on a console that has achievements or some kind of trophies to gain. With that in mind I imagine there is very little chance of me going back to this once I've finished it so I might just enjoy it via lovefilm and make sure I buy the next good RPG to be released :)

    (must remember to preorder games too, sucks not being able to just go out and buy something ;_;)
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 14 Dec 2011 16:02:43 10,854 posts
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    AceGrace wrote:
    Sorry to bore you all but its arrived!

    Possibly one of the last copies in the UK!:)
    Mine too! \o/

    I was getting concerned that Gamestop had run off with my money...

    Loving the ridiculous country names :)
  • Zackv4861 17 Dec 2011 14:30:14 1,084 posts
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    Ok this is great. Already loving it. A few hours in and straight away has that classic Tales feel to it. This is going to keep my 3DS busy!!!

    Edited by Zackv4861 at 14:30:24 17-12-2011
  • Ror1984 17 Dec 2011 14:40:10 3,085 posts
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    I'm currently in Akzeriuth, the game just keeps getting better and better, and it's almost all down to the characters and the changes they go through. Fantastic game, though it currently has a bit of competition from both MK7 and Metroid Fusion.

    I love my 3DS :D

    FFXIV: ARR - Khroma Midgard, Odin.

  • Zackv4861 17 Dec 2011 16:17:42 1,084 posts
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    Yeah has to be said with this MK7, SM3DL and OoT my 3DS is pretty amazing.
  • FuzzyDuck 17 Dec 2011 20:31:39 4,028 posts
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    What's the fun with this being kinda hard to come by? My local gaming dungeon have a few copies of it, no demand. Reckon it's worth grabbing while it's there?
  • Zackv4861 17 Dec 2011 21:13:37 1,084 posts
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    If you can get hold of a copy i'd grab it straight away. It's a great game if you've ever played a " Tales" game your know what you're in for.
  • Ror1984 17 Dec 2011 22:34:58 3,085 posts
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    @Fuzzy - as Zack says, if you see a copy, grab it! Especially if you like jRPGs. Even if you don't, maybe you could flog it to someone on here who can't find a copy? Otherwise, it could end up being a nice little earner for you - there are people on Amazon trying to flog Trails in the Sky on PSP for a grand, for instance. Not that I condone such behaviour...

    @Zack - I don't even have SM3DL yet! Something to look forward to :D Playing Ocarina for the first time since its original release was very special too.

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  • Zackv4861 18 Dec 2011 11:34:58 1,084 posts
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    Just about to do Choral Castle now. I'm about 7 hours in and i'm loving this game. The 3D is great, i like the 3D floaty text boxes, the characters are good and the story decent. What's not to like.
  • munki83 18 Dec 2011 16:55:30 1,412 posts
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    I find the 3d in this good and bad at the same time. Its the only 3ds game I've played in 3d that I find uncomfortable to look at but I suspect this is all about me. Think I'm going to play this for an hour or so while I wait in the old republic queue. I knew it was a mistake to go see Sherlock Holmes today
  • Zackv4861 18 Dec 2011 17:08:26 1,084 posts
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    Oh i've not found it to be an issue at all but the only thing i do wish which i said all along i wish the 3DS was HD. There's quite a few funny bits in This too.
  • andywilkie35 22 Dec 2011 00:19:19 5,338 posts
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    Love this game loads, a proper Tales game with a good deal of humour too.

    About 12 hours in now, been playing in mostly half hour bursts when on the train or before bed. Will do some proper sessions on it over Chrimbo.

    PSN ID & Xbox Gamertag: Wedjwants

  • finexi 26 Dec 2011 21:17:04 2,785 posts
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    Does anyone know where can i find this game online?

    I checked out on play.com and they have it for pre-order for January. What does it mean? I really need to get this game. Sold Tales of Symphonia and now it's a complete rarity; passed Vesperia on launch and couldn't find it anywhere since; passed this one because of Skyward Sword and now it's rare as fuck.


    Ta.
  • Raiko101 26 Dec 2011 22:20:39 6,219 posts
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    Amazon have it for 35, which sounds reasonable to me. It's only 5 more than I paid for Mario Kart and SM3DL and considering how long it'll last you, it's probably worth having a look.

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  • finexi 27 Dec 2011 02:59:19 2,785 posts
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    It's out of stock, unfortunately. Just ordered it though, hope they get stock soon. I'm desperate!
  • Zackv4861 27 Dec 2011 09:07:03 1,084 posts
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    I got lucky getting it checking websites daily and was then informed Gamestop had some so grab it while i could. It's rare as hell has to be said like all tales games i've bought.
  • Zackv4861 27 Dec 2011 20:35:52 1,084 posts
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    Anyone else had trouble with this i had status effect (RedX) i believe sealed artes but i can't get rid of it with seal bottle or any artes. So had to reload a previous game.
  • Zackv4861 27 Dec 2011 22:36:31 1,084 posts
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    Ok seriously i think i may have stumbled on a glitch. Luke can cast nothing. After my reload it has happened again. Just after Keterberg. I don't really want to play on as if i can't get rid of it i maybe wasting my time playing any more. Can anyone help.
  • andywilkie35 28 Dec 2011 01:16:29 5,338 posts
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    Sorry mate, sounds like I'm at the exact same point in the game as you but not come across that :(

    PSN ID & Xbox Gamertag: Wedjwants

  • Zackv4861 28 Dec 2011 08:23:13 1,084 posts
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    No i looked it up on youtube and found nothing either. Damn i hope it's not permanent
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