GameTap previews Tales of Vesperia - A dog smokes a pipe?

It's a bit difficult to look at a Japanese role-playing game in the midst of a loud room full of other people playing louder games that involve punching or cheering or afro-ing. Also, because RPGs, especially Japanese ones, are so story-centric, it's even more difficult to figure out what the heck is going on when you're given a controller and dropped into a plot scenario.

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