Board 8 > should I buy Tales of Vesperia?

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iiicon
01/09/19 1:54:52 PM
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okay, here's where I'm coming from. maybe you can help me out.

Pros:
- I'm in the mood for a RPG, and specifically a handheld RPG
- Never played it before
- There's nothing I'm playing right now that's screaming "play me!"
- I'm pretty okay with Tales bullshit

Cons:
- I have other RPGs I can play, and specifically handheld RPGs
- It's $65 in Canada
- I just bought a lot of big games over the last couple months
- It'll still have Tales bullshit

decisions, decisions.
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The Mana Sword
01/09/19 1:59:27 PM
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need a list of these "other RPGs" before I can make an informed decision
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LapisLazuli
01/09/19 2:01:03 PM
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It's one of the Tales games that surpasses Tales Bullshit, but by they logic Berseria is better and way cheaper. If money is a concern I would absolutely say to grab that instead.

But don't be mistaken, Vesperia is excellent.
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TexasZea
01/09/19 2:01:55 PM
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The Mana Sword posted...
need a list of these "other RPGs" before I can make an informed decision

Final Fantasy XIII
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iiicon
01/09/19 2:03:24 PM
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The Mana Sword posted...
need a list of these "other RPGs" before I can make an informed decision

okay fine

Final Fantasy 14: catch up on patches, dungeons, and level up Blue Mage next week
Assassin's Creed Odyssey: I'm like 40 hours in, playing slowly
Etrian Odyssey 4 & 5: played everything up until these two
Bravely Second: I cannot feel good about buying Octopath until I play this
SMT4A: yo why is this on my backlog??
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: a replay would come after I bought and played through Torna.
Pillars of Eternity 2: the DLC is all out now I should probably play this!
Divinity: Original Sin 2: I guess I could try out whatever the enhanced edition changed?
The Last Remnant: why do i keep installing this
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The Mana Sword
01/09/19 2:04:28 PM
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iiicon posted...
The Last Remnant: why do i keep installing this


probably because it's great
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Emeraldegg
01/09/19 2:04:52 PM
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The party interaction, and the protagonist specifically, are one of if not these best in tales games, so I second the notion that it surpasses tales bull****
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TheRock1525
01/09/19 2:05:10 PM
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Only Tales I finished.
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iiicon
01/09/19 2:06:04 PM
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LapisLazuli posted...
It's one of the Tales games that surpasses Tales Bullshit, but by they logic Berseria is better and way cheaper. If money is a concern I would absolutely say to grab that instead.

oh I bought Berseria and Zestiria at release because it felt important to support PC ports of jRPGs. I think I've played through every other English Tales game except for Vesperia and Hearts R? There might be some smaller games I'm forgetting.

TexasZea posted...
Final Fantasy XIII

fun fact, one of the reasons I got the platinum in Final Fantasy XV is to ward off any future desire to replay it like I had with FF13.
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LapisLazuli
01/09/19 2:20:22 PM
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Zesteria is trash and the highest tier Tales Bullshit. Skip that. If you already have Berseria then just play that and buy Vesperia later if you like it!
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iiicon
01/09/19 2:22:01 PM
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but i already played both of them when i bought them.
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red13n
01/09/19 2:22:20 PM
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Vesperia goes maximum Tales bullshit at the end but the journey up to that point is absolutely the best Tales experience.
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Snrkiko
01/09/19 2:36:38 PM
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vc4
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And theeen, we do stuff like, 'Persona!' with our Personas and beat the crap outta Shadows...
BK_Sheikah00
01/09/19 2:39:01 PM
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I'll be getting Vesperia later. Don't wanna quit in the middle of it when KH3 comes out
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iiicon
01/09/19 2:39:39 PM
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Snrkiko posted...
vc4

this is another option yes
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LapisLazuli
01/09/19 2:50:56 PM
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If you've played those, then Vesperia is the best one you can nab this side of Abyss.

You've already seen the worst Tales has to offer in Zesty.
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iiicon
01/09/19 2:54:14 PM
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one of the cons i was going to write was just "don't talk about tales of the abyss" but decided not to bring it up, because i thought that might cause people to talk about it
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Arti
01/09/19 4:35:36 PM
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yes, you should buy Tales of Vesperia

and Valkyria Chronicles 4
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mnkboy907
01/09/19 4:40:12 PM
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iiicon posted...
SMT4A: yo why is this on my backlog??

I'll assume you're asking this because it's something you should've completed at least twice already as of two years ago.
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Snrkiko
01/09/19 4:48:09 PM
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Arti posted...
yes, you should buy Tales of Vesperia

and Valkyria Chronicles 4

this guy is one of the great minds of our board
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iiicon
01/09/19 5:09:34 PM
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mnkboy907 posted...
I'll assume you're asking this because it's something you should've completed at least twice already as of two years ago.

yeah, I mean, SMT is probably my favourite jRPG franchise.
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TheRock1525
01/09/19 6:50:59 PM
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Oh I remember why I loves Tales of Vesperia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiQh0DrCSF0" data-time="


Best animu opening.
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LapisLazuli
01/09/19 7:02:01 PM
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One night say a Tales game's opening is indicitive of its quality, which is why it's no coincidence that Abyss, Vesperia, and Berseria easily have the best!

Oh wait, shit, Zesteria has a good one.
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CelesMyUserName
01/09/19 7:02:50 PM
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ToS2 JP OP is the best tho
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LapisLazuli
01/09/19 7:21:37 PM
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ZeldaTPLink
01/09/19 7:29:17 PM
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What exactly is Tales Bullshit?

I've only played Symphonia and Berseria so I guess I avoided the bad ones.
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HeroDelTiempo17
01/09/19 9:08:36 PM
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ZeldaTPLink posted...
What exactly is Tales Bullshit?

I've only played Symphonia and Berseria so I guess I avoided the bad ones.


If you've played Symphonia then you should know exactly what Tales bullshit is because that game's entire plot is concentrated bullshit start to finish. It's like they set out to cram as many tropes into the game as possible.

(no knock though, I love Symphonia's insane story)
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TheRock1525
01/09/19 9:12:29 PM
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Isn't Tales Bullshit mostly just the lore? Grand Phonic Hymns. False Dien Nomos Blastia Core. Nonsense like that.
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LapisLazuli
01/10/19 12:10:28 PM
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iiicon
01/10/19 12:14:31 PM
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Maybe? a conversation about OPs isn't exactly helpful >_>
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The Mana Sword
01/10/19 12:15:27 PM
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using shifty eyes in 2019 sounds like tales games are right up your alley
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iiicon
01/10/19 12:17:13 PM
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but emoji are so small on gamefaqs
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ninkendo
01/10/19 12:17:55 PM
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LapisLazuli
01/10/19 12:20:08 PM
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I will wholeheartedly say that, while the final stretch of the story is a mess, the strength of the lead character and the generally fun pacing and presentation make this one of the best games in the series.

I will also say that I truly believe everything about Berseria is better, so I'd say to make your call based on that.
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iiicon
01/10/19 12:20:38 PM
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shine are you saying i should ask for happyconsolegamer's copy the next time i see him grabbing a coffee
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iiicon
01/10/19 12:21:25 PM
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LapisLazuli posted...
I will also say that I truly believe everything about Berseria is better, so I'd say to make your call based on that.

i am very impulsive so we'll see how i feel the moment it goes up on the eshop!
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iiicon
01/10/19 6:39:20 PM
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Early reports from people with the Switch version don't sound great

god that's so small i hope you're happy kleenex
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Snrkiko
01/10/19 6:47:31 PM
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iiicon posted...
Early reports from people with the Switch version don't sound great

god that's so small i hope you're happy kleenex

i had no problem playing xc2 and vc4 in handheld mode so I'm not too bothered by the spattering of reports so far
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iiicon
01/10/19 6:52:11 PM
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I was looking more at reports of crashing. XC2 wasn't ideal but I still played it fine. I think if I can play Xenoblade on a 3DS I can stand just about anything!

Were there issues with VC4 in handheld mode? Sub native resolution + unstable framerate I assume?
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Snrkiko
01/10/19 6:54:45 PM
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iiicon posted...
I was looking more at reports of crashing. XC2 wasn't ideal but I still played it fine. I think if I can play Xenoblade on a 3DS I can stand just about anything!

Were there issues with VC4 in handheld mode? Sub native resolution + unstable framerate I assume?

oh, crashes are worrying.

vc4 had some bad aliasing with subnative resolution (nothing as bad as xc2). there were like 3 spots where the game slooooooooowed the shit down when you move the camera to look over a particularly busy view, but it didn't impact my enjoyment of the game at all.
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SwiftyDC
01/10/19 7:06:46 PM
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I've played and enjoyed Graces F, Vesperia, and Berseria. My problem is finishing them. -_-
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LapisLazuli
01/10/19 7:09:44 PM
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Unless you're obsessed with handheld, I dunno why you would ever buy a multiplat on Switch.

Something is ALWAYS wrong.
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iiicon
01/10/19 7:12:09 PM
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iiicon posted...
I'm in the mood for a RPG, and specifically a handheld RPG

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mnkboy907
01/10/19 7:13:15 PM
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LapisLazuli posted...
Unless you're obsessed with handheld

Yes that is me. Anything available on Switch will be bought on Switch, even if it means waiting forever like with DQXI.
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Snrkiko
01/10/19 7:16:48 PM
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LapisLazuli posted...
Unless you're obsessed with handheld, I dunno why you would ever buy a multiplat on Switch.

Something is ALWAYS wrong.

handheld is easier to keep playing because you can just sleep mode it if anything comes up and you don't have time to find a save point or shut down, etc. this is key for when you have a young kid.
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...Snrk.
And theeen, we do stuff like, 'Persona!' with our Personas and beat the crap outta Shadows...
LapisLazuli
01/10/19 7:18:20 PM
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Sleep mode has worked fine for me on PS4 and Xbox One.

I've never taken the Switch out of the dock.
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iiicon
01/10/19 7:18:30 PM
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mnkboy907 posted...
Yes that is me. Anything available on Switch will be bought on Switch, even if it means waiting forever like with DQXI.

yep, it's great. it's like the Vita on steroids, except the steroids lead to a growth in indie games and decline in small scale jRPGs.
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CelesMyUserName
01/10/19 7:23:22 PM
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mnkboy907 posted...
Anything available on Switch will be bought on Switch, even if it means waiting forever like with DQXI.

hello me

(as for topic, my Vesperia came today and I didn't even realize it was released already! woo... but I'm in the middle of a xb1 replay)
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NBIceman
01/10/19 7:24:37 PM
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LapisLazuli posted...
One night say a Tales game's opening is indicitive of its quality, which is why it's no coincidence that Abyss, Vesperia, and Berseria easily have the best!

Oh wait, shit, Zesteria has a good one.

Don't forget Xillia 2!
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iiicon
01/10/19 7:25:03 PM
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CelesMyUserName posted...
(as for topic, my Vesperia came today and I didn't even realize it was released already! woo... but I'm in the middle of a xb1 replay)

good thing I replayed Xenoblade over the summer! thanks Dolphin
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