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| "Re(2):Shadow Hearts, Abyss" , posted Sat 6 Jan 06:05:|
Well, after 5 hours I just got to Shanghai in SH for the first time, and this strange, ugly little game keeps making me play it, even though Shanghai is the first thing that has been good since the opening sequence on the train with Bacon. I've only played it for two sessions, both starting around 11 at night on the last two nights because I was free. Since it doesn't sound like anyone's crazy about it, I might drop it unless it's particularly short. I guess I'd been waiting for the exciting concept of a scenario (WWI era RPG with demons) to actually become an exciting scenario. If it does starting in Shanghai, maybe I should keep at it?
Meanwhile, Abyss is admittedly the first Tales game since Phantasia that seems in good taste from the start=doesn't sound insipid, so I'm kind of stoked.
edit: Polly, for the battle music, I think I heard there is a better battle theme used in the second half of the game, maybe it helped you forget the first, which is a maddening mix of instruments overlaid with a drunken voice that mostly seems to go "oooooooo-ooooooooo" throughout the piece. Makes the Chrono Cross fights sound peaceful by comparison.
[this message was edited by Maou on Sat 6 Jan 06:06]