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Voror
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(01-23-2017, 07:21 PM)
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Hmm, I am a bit concerned with the equipment though otherwise it sounds good with the permanent skills and such. It's the random abilities and such that I guess are concerning. Like I'd I want to change gear regularly to learn new skills, but then would I really want to refine too much on one or keep going for the next better one. Not sure if that makes sense.
SgtWiggles
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(01-23-2017, 07:22 PM)
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Anyone preorder the CE at Amazon? Mine has been sitting with an undetermined delivery date since I preordered it back in October.

Seems like quite a few other people on other boards having the same issue as well. Heard a couple being quoted deliveries in March (Myself included)
Datschge
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(01-23-2017, 07:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Korigama

Has this been said? I haven't heard anything else on the matter either way.

The European community managers promise to forward all input and called a patch a possibility. I think they are just being polite about it and not in any position to make real decisions, we'll see.
Bladenic
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(01-23-2017, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by SgtWiggles

Anyone preorder the CE at Amazon? Mine has been sitting with an undetermined delivery date since I preordered it back in October.

Seems like quite a few other people on other boards having the same issue as well. Heard a couple being quoted deliveries in March (Myself included)

I actually just cancelled mine. I'm a Tales fan and wanted it, but then I really thought about the contents and price and the fact that it was seemingly in limbo, so I cancelled today and pre-ordered on PSN.
R0ckman
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(01-23-2017, 07:41 PM)
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People saying this is the best Tales yet, what kind of scale are they working on? What are they measuring?

To me, absolutely nothing has topped Tales of Destiny PS2. Playing the demo of this game hasn't wowed me, not that its terrible, but it feels like the typical Tales game, do not like the simplification of the special combat system as it encourages button mashing rather than a clear distinction between special and regular attacks.
straylize
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(01-23-2017, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by R0ckman

People saying this is the best Tales yet, what kind of scale are they working on? What are they measuring?

To me, absolutely nothing has topped Tales of Destiny PS2. Playing the demo of this game hasn't wowed me, not that its terrible, but it feels like the typical Tales game, do not like the simplification of the special combat system as it encourages button mashing rather than a clear distinction between special and regular attacks.

If Destiny PS2 is your tops, it probably won't top that. For me, Berseria sits solidly in my top 5, but underneath the 2D PS2 entries.

(But above Symphonia/Abyss/Vesperia by a long shot as well).

Though admittedly, I feel this way with Berseria more for the characters, the story progression and the amount of content and time sunk into mini-games rather than the depth of the combat, where my feelings for my other top favorites are either more well-rounded (nothing tops Destiny DC in this regard) or strictly for combat preference.
Lord Phol
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(01-23-2017, 07:49 PM)
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Haven't played a jrpg in ages and never touched anything from the tales series before. Tried out the demo and found it interesting, might end up getting the game.
MyNameIsRye
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(01-23-2017, 07:54 PM)
What's up with amazon not shipping the CE yet? Smh.
rocK`
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(01-23-2017, 07:56 PM)
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Assume this plays like the other Tales games, not sure why they keep avoiding online Co op. Would have been a great buy if it had it.
Dragonslayer_023
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(01-23-2017, 07:57 PM)
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Please tell me the skill/equipment system is nothing like Zestiria.
Kyzer
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(01-23-2017, 07:58 PM)
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Always wanted to try a tales game but every time i look the current one is not so hot. Is this a good one to try and join in on?
OfficerCrunk
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(01-23-2017, 08:03 PM)
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Had my CE ship put from Gamestop today, pretty excited. Played the shit out of Vesperia but skipped the last couple iterations. Demo sucked me in, should be a fun weekend.
straylize
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(01-23-2017, 08:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dragonslayer_023

Please tell me the skill/equipment system is nothing like Zestiria.

It's a simplified, more streamlined blend of Vesperia's and Zestiria's—in a good way. Some skills can be learned from the weapons, others only while a weapon is equipped, but it's much less convoluted in all ways.
Datschge
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(01-23-2017, 08:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dragonslayer_023

Please tell me the skill/equipment system is nothing like Zestiria.

It's nearly nothing like Zestiria. It's like Vesperia/FFIX with a third skill slot that retains some of Zestiria's features.
Inuhanyou
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(01-23-2017, 08:10 PM)

Originally Posted by Kyzer

Always wanted to try a tales game but every time i look the current one is not so hot. Is this a good one to try and join in on?

It is the best one to join in on
Brandon F
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(01-23-2017, 08:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by rocK`

Assume this plays like the other Tales games, not sure why they keep avoiding online Co op. Would have been a great buy if it had it.

How would they implement it? The host player makes progress and the guest gets jack shit? Would you even want to join a player at hour 30 when you are at hour 2? (Or vice versa?)

The entire game framework would have to fundamentally change to make co-op meaningful or else they are budgeting for infrastructure entirely around private sessions for friends, which makes no practical business sense(especially since couch co-op exists for that). The franchise is already adopting a rather paltry budget as is feeding a niche audience, much of which must be tied into full voice acting across multiple languages alone(and there is a metric fuckton of it!)

What do you really want from online co-op anyway? Planned sessions with friends to experience the progression together? Would you really plan scheduling around a 60 hour game to do so?
gundamkyoukai
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(01-23-2017, 08:12 PM)
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Bought this so i can past time until Nioh lol.
Hope it's good the last set of tales games let me down .
Psycho_Mantis
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(01-23-2017, 08:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by KZXcellent

So excited!

The game's theme song is done by FLOW. It's destined for greatness.

This is the truth
Empyrean Heaven
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(01-23-2017, 08:18 PM)
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is the FLOW theme used in the US release? If so, SWEEEEEET.
Saphirax
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(01-23-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Empyrean Heaven

is the FLOW theme used in the US release? If so, SWEEEEEET.

Yes it is!
Empyrean Heaven
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(01-23-2017, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Saphirax

Yes it is!

FUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKK YEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
CrackPebbles
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(01-23-2017, 08:30 PM)
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Buying it because I love Tales games, want to support them, and enjoyed the demo. But with Nioh coming out soon I don't know how much i'll be playing this, lol. I'll at least play it in the meantime. The last Tales I really enjoyed was Xillia, so if this is half as good i'm sure i'll dig it.
Renewed
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(01-23-2017, 08:47 PM)
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Thank you for the OT!

Ahh still 3 days till the PC version unlocks...
Massicot
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(01-23-2017, 08:51 PM)
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I didn't realize this had a slightly later unlock on PC. Oh well.
Cornbread78
(01-23-2017, 08:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Massicot

I didn't realize this had a slightly later unlock on PC. Oh well.


Well, I just checked Steam and it looks like they moved it to 1/26, so Thursday release instead of Friday now?!?
foxuzamaki
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(01-23-2017, 08:59 PM)
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So I saw that this game was on pc so i said fuck it and bought it, realized that its not out until 3 days from now and that it was a pre-purchase, and I guess now we play the waiting game.
Renewed
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(01-23-2017, 09:00 PM)
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Yeah and I'm thankful that it's $15CAD below MSRP before the discount for owning Zestiria/Symphonia.
princemarth23
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(01-23-2017, 09:04 PM)
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I'm a bit on the fence with this game. I've been a fan of the series since Symphonia, but the last one I enjoyed was Vesperia; Graces F and Xillia were kind of meh for me and I skipped the others. I've also been feeling kind of burnt out on JRPGs for a while after playing them so much in the past, but they do occasionally still grab me. I'm unsure if Berseria would work for me or not, but I've read a lot of good things about it. The demo didn't do much for me.
ShroudOfFate
(01-23-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Is anyone else having issues with places getting the game? I had it preordered on Amazon but it didn't even have an estimated ship date as of this morning so I cancelled in favor of going to GameStop. My local Gamestops said they weren't sure if they are getting any copies today though :/

Maybe I'll just go digital
Tohsaka
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(01-23-2017, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShroudOfFate

Is anyone else having issues with places getting the game? I had it preordered on Amazon but it didn't even have an estimated ship date as of this morning so I cancelled in favor of going to GameStop. My local Gamestops said they weren't sure if they are getting any copies today though :/

Maybe I'll just go digital

Yeah, I chatted with an Amazon rep and they said they don't know when they'll be getting it in. Not sure what's going on, luckily I have RE7 and Yakuza 0 coming tomorrow to tide me over.
GoldenDarkness
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(01-23-2017, 09:13 PM)
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My Amazon CE had no estimated ship date but it suddenly shipped last night, says its coming tomorrow.
Ken
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(01-23-2017, 09:14 PM)
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Is the pirate DLC a retailer bonus or something? :o
Cornbread78
(01-23-2017, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ken

Is the pirate DLC a retailer bonus or something? :o

Paid DLC, lol
Ken
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(01-23-2017, 09:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cornbread78

Paid DLC, lol

Ok thanks. I prefer that since I didn't bother preordering anywhere lol.
branny
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(01-23-2017, 09:19 PM)
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The battle system in this one looks like it'll be lots of fun for spellcasters. Hope the whole package is Vesperia-tier like some have been saying. :D
Derkon
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(01-23-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShroudOfFate

Is anyone else having issues with places getting the game? I had it preordered on Amazon but it didn't even have an estimated ship date as of this morning so I cancelled in favor of going to GameStop. My local Gamestops said they weren't sure if they are getting any copies today though :/

Maybe I'll just go digital

Yeah I preordered my copy on Friday and still don't have an estimate. I'd go digital but I like my physical copies of JRPGs to much >.>
Shouta
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(01-23-2017, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by R0ckman

People saying this is the best Tales yet, what kind of scale are they working on? What are they measuring?

To me, absolutely nothing has topped Tales of Destiny PS2. Playing the demo of this game hasn't wowed me, not that its terrible, but it feels like the typical Tales game, do not like the simplification of the special combat system as it encourages button mashing rather than a clear distinction between special and regular attacks.

Tales of Destiny R > Tales of Berseria > rest, pretty much
Imp the Dimp
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(01-23-2017, 09:26 PM)
Is there depth to the combat system? I just randomly presse the face buttons and it worked out fine-ish in the demo.
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(01-23-2017, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Derkon

Yeah I preordered my copy on Friday and still don't have an estimate. I'd go digital but I like my physical copies of JRPGs to much >.>

Me too :( but I just want this game too much to wait lol
If the game's as good as people say I'll probably get it physically also as soon as there's a price drop
Renewed
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(01-23-2017, 09:26 PM)
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I regret buying Zestiria digitally (even though it was $15) since I can only delete it lol

I don't own any Tales game physically (Symphonia, Vesperia, Xillia, Zestiria) but I don't mind it too much.

At any rate I guess I could play the demo to continue getting used to the combat?
Cornbread78
(01-23-2017, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ken

Ok thanks. I prefer that since I didn't bother pre-ordering anywhere lol.

I updated the title to "Costume DLC" to keep the confusion to a minimum...
Rainy
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(01-23-2017, 09:31 PM)
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I just pre-ordered yesterday night from Amazon so I'm not expecting to get it tomorrow but I just talked with an Amazon rep anyway and she said I would be getting it Wednesday, which lines up correctly. I'm guessing those who preordered early Sunday and earlier will still get it tomorrow, but might want to chat with an Amazon rep just to make sure.
IrrelevantAlex
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(01-23-2017, 09:35 PM)
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I came here for the nice OT title.
CcrooK
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(01-23-2017, 09:39 PM)
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Huh. I was expecting the game to ship today through Amazon but it's still estimating.
CielTynave
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(01-23-2017, 09:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by CcrooK

Huh. I was expecting the game to ship today through Amazon but it's still estimating.

Same here, which is weird since it had an actual date just a few days ago :\

Oh well, I wouldn't have played it right away anyways. Got GR and KH2.8 both ordered too, plus I wanted to wait for some DLC outfits for this to drop before I really got into it.
Bladenic
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(01-23-2017, 10:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by GoldenDarkness

My Amazon CE had no estimated ship date but it suddenly shipped last night, says its coming tomorrow.

Man lucky! Wish that happened to me, I already have regret over cancelling mine. Oh well, now I'll get to play the game tonight so no big deal.
Rhapsody
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(01-23-2017, 11:18 PM)
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Have it preordered. Arriving hopefully by tomorrow. The demo was fun, and I'm looking forward to it. Zestiria's battle system clicked better with me though, but Berseria's quite a departure. I'll get used it.

I didn't find Magilou as fun as some of the Seraphs in Zestiria. Felt kind of weird to control, imo.
Cornbread78
(01-23-2017, 11:22 PM)
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Gamestop just called me and said I could come pick up my copy between 9-10 tonight? Sweet!


Probably because of the storm coming in.
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Ketkat
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(01-23-2017, 11:45 PM)
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Do we know if there are cutscenes without any subtitles in this one? Zestiria had that for the anime scenes, which sucked for the people playing in Japanese
Bladenic
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(01-23-2017, 11:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rhapsody

Have it preordered. Arriving hopefully by tomorrow. The demo was fun, and I'm looking forward to it. Zestiria's battle system clicked better with me though, but Berseria's quite a departure. I'll get used it.

I didn't find Magilou as fun as some of the Seraphs in Zestiria. Felt kind of weird to control, imo.

The appeal of Magilou is that you finally have a way to counter those horrible magic spamming enemies. Like those pixies from Zestiria, yikes.

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