Why the new Tales game is going to be balls-out awesome.
Andriasang reports that the new Tales of game is going to be fucking ace.
Baba confirmed that the game is indeed a mothership title. The catch phrase for the game is “Are you prepared to destroy the world for the girl?” This phrase apparently has some ties to both the story and gameplay systems.
Previous titles were “high fantasy” games with swords and magic. This time, the game will have a more modern theme. The game’s world view will be thick with cultural elements.
Hyped? I am.
I was probably the only person in the world who fucking loved Sands of Destruction (except for that fucking encounter rate), so I’m super psyched for this shit because it sounds very similar. This is probably our only chance to get a current-gen console RPG that has a mature plot and characters that aren’t immediately forgettable.
The previous games in the series have all been pretty generic, childish affairs (barring Yuri’s actions in ToV). But this game presents a unique and promising premise. It’s about fucking time J-RPGs stopped being shitty games aimed at pre-pubescents and got to innovating for once.
The new Tales game will be great because unlike Tales of Symphonia where you fight against a world order dedicated to causing your girlfriend to die to save the world, or Tales of Graces where you fight against a world’s orders that declare your childhood robot-girlfriend must die to save the world, or Tales of Vesperia where you fight against world guardians that consider your girlfriend a threat to the entire world, or…