Recently I have been playing a lot of the Tales Series, because I am overly excited for the 20th anniversary …. even if it won’t be out stateside until summer of 2015. What do I mean by “a lot”? My dreams are now animated. I keep trying to force people into conversations about something they could care less about by bringing up things to tie it all back to Tales.
See Below for Example:
I mean, Troy Baker gets the ladies going.
Through the replays (and first time go-round of Vesperia) I have discovered a few things:
My favorite character is always the person who befriends you… then betrays you… who eventually rights their wrongs and befriends you again. It’s to the point where if I like a character, I know they’re eventually going to break my heart…until they woo me back with their atonement. What is wrong with me that I am all about the emotional roller-coaster? Nothing. That shit is never boring.
No he doesn’t Colette, HE IS PERFECT. Look at that flaming hair and super high collar, y’all are just ridiculously overly friendly.
Turns out I talk to everyone. [Ed.: What a surprise. ♥ you, KayKay.] Literally everyone, in every town, anytime I see them. Sometimes multiple times because I forgot I talked to them this go-round. Why? Because the NPCs are funny.
Like this catfishing asshole. Enjoy your meal, ruiner of lives.
When I played Tales of Xillia I should have chosen Milla instead of Jude the first time around, because her story is better. When I realized this, I also found out that I am a jerk. I assumed that the female storyline and play-through would be less fulfilling and lazily done. I was wrong! I am grateful I was wrong, for once.
YOU GET TO CHILL WITH GODS. AND ARE A GOD.
In Tales of Xillia 2, if you use your grade to buy Ludger’s English Dub voice during your second play-through… it sounds nothing like what you’d imagined. If you are me, you felt really sexist about assuming he’d be all gruff and gravely, with a slight bit of smolder… but in reality it’s more boyish. Is it weird that I objectify video game characters? Is that weird? Should I care if it is? [Ed.: Naw. ♥ you, KayKay.]
I tend to get super lost. Like on the maps, it doesn’t help that I am directionally dyslexic and will never understand a compass. So I tend to spend hours accidentally grinding monsters because I’m lost and I can’t find the fucking Ymir Forest. Life is hard, guys.
Where the hell was I going? Is this NE? Or just E? W is the L-hand, right? UGGGHHHH!
Sometimes you have to complete puzzles, which I always forget the solutions to. So I spend a lot of time cussing at my screen.
Uhm… wat? Damn it, and a compass.
So, much like that deceitful NPC dude catfishing his friend, I just tricked you into letting me go on and on and on about my beloved Tales.