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SubjectHows Tales Of Symphonia? new Reply to this message
Posted byTrizae
Posted on10/22/04 07:23 AM



its about to make a Pal release next month and i'm thinkin of picking up this badboy how many hours have ya'll played it (Roush this means you) and anything else I should know? and can't wait for Metroid Prime 2:Echoe's game looks mint!




SubjectTales of Generica new Reply to this message
Posted byRoushiMSX
Posted on10/22/04 07:27 AM



It starts off pretty generic, and the combat system takes a while to develop. After 10-20 hours it starts picking up and getting a lot more interesting/original, and the combat system really blossoms into something nice.

There's a newgame+ option as well (similar to Disgaea and Chrono Trigger, among others) but you don't get to carry EVERYTHING with you. You'll need to do at least 3 run throughs to see everything / get everything / etc , but the second run through is a hell of a lot more fun than the first (you know all of the twists and you really appreciate some of the earlier moments in the game that you took for granted before).

Rent it and see how you dig the first part of the game. If you're digging it, buy that fucker, because it goes sharply uphill midway through the game.

I liked Star Ocean 3 more though :)




SubjectSweet are you goin 2 pick up that fucker Baiten Kaitos? -nt- new Reply to this message
Posted byTrizae
Posted on10/22/04 08:53 AM



> It starts off pretty generic, and the combat system takes a while to develop.
> After 10-20 hours it starts picking up and getting a lot more
> interesting/original, and the combat system really blossoms into something nice.
>
> There's a newgame+ option as well (similar to Disgaea and Chrono Trigger, among
> others) but you don't get to carry EVERYTHING with you. You'll need to do at
> least 3 run throughs to see everything / get everything / etc , but the second
> run through is a hell of a lot more fun than the first (you know all of the
> twists and you really appreciate some of the earlier moments in the game that
> you took for granted before).
>
> Rent it and see how you dig the first part of the game. If you're digging it,
> buy that fucker, because it goes sharply uphill midway through the game.
>
> I liked Star Ocean 3 more though :)
>
>





SubjectShit no new Reply to this message
Posted byRoushiMSX
Posted on10/22/04 05:18 PM



I've heard so much negative stuff relating to how generic that game is that I just don't even want to waste my time or money.

The Gamecube has a nice selection of games, but seriously...if you like RPGs, the Gamecube is not the right system to have.




Subjectjust finished it, loved it Reply to this message
Posted bynewsdee
Posted on10/22/04 06:33 PM



I took me 44 furious hours to complete it, without getting bored. I borrowed it, so I gave it back after that, but I still have a few stuff to explore (like some sidequests to complete, etc).

I must say its been a while that I've enjoyed an RPG so much. I had tried FF: Chrystal Chronicles just before, and it was a real letdown. Plus I found Tales of Symphonia very mature in its premise. While it has "kiddie" (kawaii) cel-shaded graphics, the main plot deals with racism (without spoiling too much, it's between half-elves and humans) and concentration camps.

Although by the end of the game you kind of get jaded on the "shocking" revelations (like... ok... this thing actually is... yeah.. I saw that coming a mile away), you still want to keep going to see the next boss. The combat system is brilliant and very fun (you can smash buttons *strategically*) and it gets interesting when your side-kicks learn the most powerful spells.

So... yeah, three thumbs up (guess where the third one is).



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