IGN: "Whether for longtime fans of the series or JRPG fans in general, Tales of Xillia delivers."
Pretty good review but c'mon Colin, 'subpar graphics?'....the game is 2 years old! It looked great when it was released 2 years ago. The game looks great for the style that this title was going for. Compared to Graces F i think it looks better. As long as it has the fun combat the series is known for that is all that matters to me.
I agree with you! The games 2 years old, not its fault its being reviewed 2 years after launching. Should be a 9/10 but 8 is a great score too.
Can care less with the overall score but to me it is unfair to the game & the developer that Colin says the graphics are subpar when the game took forever to come over. He says that Xillia is dated. FF7 is dated, Legend of Dragoon is dated, Tales of Xillia looks great 2 years ago, it looks great now. Not to knock Colin's review cause i think it is pretty spot on but that 'negative' kinda irked me.
well to be fair he did mention that it was a two year old game. I'm assuming he just wanted readers to know that its a two year old game so the graphics aren't end of console graphics. To me however, it looks amazing. My only issue is that I ordered it from Amazon and I literally receive my games at like 8pm all the time -__-
While he mentioned some other flaws, he only noted the "subpar graphics" as a con, and for some reason this took out a whole 2 points from the score.
I played the japanese copy when it first came out-- and it was stellar-- im looking forward to the english version since i didnt understand any of the japanese so i adlibbed. Its a good review-- as far as the graphics i guess it cant be helped, reviewers isnt gonna based the graphics what was 2 years ago, its going to go against other titles that was recently released, but at least they gave an honest review. I think for an anime oriented game the graphics still looked damn good though
There are games older than this with better graphics. That 2 years old argument doesn't work.
It's an anime style game. If it was using realistic artwork than yes there is an argument for being dated. However Xillia is basically exactly similar to Tales of Graces F in art style yet that game didn't have the 'dated' critique. Looking at that video review & everything i have seen of the game there is nothing wrong with the graphics. Not every game has to be The Last of Us or Bioshock Infinite in graphical fidelity....it is basically kinda nick picking on Colin's part.
and what's the difference if it's anime style or realistic? You fanboys are obnoxious... Ni No Kuni is older yet it looks way better. -__-
@wishingw3l You have to put the fanboys in every argument lol I really don't know where to begin to explain the difference between cell-shaded and realistic. I think Greenpowers understands more than you.
there are anime styled games from two years ago that look and move more fluidly from this, hell, some cel-shaded games from 2008 look and run better than this game, for example, compare the animation in that cutscene they showed here to the cutscenes here http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
The Art style is awesome.
It is pretty obvious that the reviewer does not know when the game was actually released in Japan. I can't wait to get this game, as more Tales games for other people to play, the better.
You obviously didn't watch the review video.
he did mention it yes but still he bashed the graphics when its a 2 year old game that took long to localize
You act like there has been some giant leap in graphics in the last 2 years. Heavy Rain is old but the graphics weren't bad. I like the game too but graphically, it could have done better.
^ The art design is different. You cannot compare ToX to HR when they totally took different designs to begin with. That is just a failed argument. You have to judge the game for what it is and compare it to a game that took the same approach like "Ni No Kuni".
PS3 exclusives still coming, lol @ xbox trolls saying there aren't any when I haven't seen an Xbox exclusive in forever.
easy on the xbox guys havent the xbox fans suffered enough. we get xillia AND dragons crown today and they got.....tv
Sub Par graphics? Well, it's his opinion, but I disagree. The art style is really nice looking.
Spot on review I would say.
Since Ni No Kuni made such a lasting impression on my household of gamers, they all want this now too! Keep em' coming!
Good review. Ended up getting my copy a bit early. Super fun, but man Milla's VA is easily the worst main character, which is a shame.
is milla VA the girl character? i havent played it but is she a stereo type or annoying?
Milla is the blonde main character beside Jude(black haired guy) It's not annoying or stereotypical. Her character itself is fantastic, it's just the actual voice actress wasn't too good frankly.
if you ask me Milla kind of lacks a personality, she's just like Lightning.
is she meant to be some cold robot of death? thats what i thought they were shooting for....crap im wasting comment bubbles
I don't want to spoil anything, but on paper, Ali Hillis is a good choice for Milla. Milla's very stiff, especially at the start of the game. Kind of robotic in a way, not super familiar with human interaction.
@wishingw3l How would you know?? You are simply looking for every way to bash the Tales games. Get a life.
I think the subpar graphics are something that we can let pass. I mean, it is a 2-year old game after all. Let this be a reminder to most Japanese devs in that they have to think of ways to speed up localization. That, or they can somehow update the graphics to catch up with the times. Personally, I love the Tales series, and I'm not gonna be swayed into not buying it just because of subpar graphics. Plus, 8 is a good score!
gotsta have it tomorrow morning.. DEMON FANG! lol All the tales games ive played have that move.. Dragons crown & this will be setting me back over $100 tomorrow
Will be picking this up next week. It will be my Tales game and I'm looking forward to it. Would've got it tomorrow but saving my money for an anime convention.
ok so the only negative marked is graphics? ....what? yet in the review he clearly states that its due to it being 2 years late even with that i just ....whatever good review otherwise and not an 8/10 if graphics is the draw back
THIS GAME LOOKS GORGEOUS!
The review made it sound like he was gonna give it a 9+ score...but he gave it an 8...because of the graphics? Seriously? The game looks gorgeous. :|
I'm excited... This will be my 2nd RPG of the year... First being Ni No Kuni.... I demolished that game.. It's a long time since I sat down and played RPGS.. not like when I was a kid... Ni No Kuni was awesome.. So glad I bought it. Tales looks incredible.. Glad I decided to buy both of them.
Buying this today woo :)
Never played any of the Tales games,this one looks interesting & fun,also the graphics look good to me,I'll be picking this up when I'm done with my other games.
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