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Re(1):Zestiria = Bandai Namco's next JojoASB
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(You dragged me baaaaaack) My [b]Zestiria[/b] impressions are a little limited, since I haven't been able to pour a lot of time into the game (so I may still hate it in the end), but these negative reports are pretty gross exaggerations/misinformation. I think all of the stink is a compliment in a way, since the problem mostly arises because Alicia is cute and likeable. I mean, she has an adorable design, but she has a cool voice and a heroic personality. She works well as a secondary heroine (or she [i]would have[/i]). Roze isn't a bad character whatsoever and I doubt anyone would complain about her if she wasn't "replacing" Alicia, who is admittedly a lot cuter (I like Roze a lot, but I referred to her as "the homely girl" before I knew her name). I'm not defending Namco's decision here, in terms of how Alicia was promoted as they ruined the twist about Roze's character far in advance anyway. I think rather than the producer pushing Roze (it is his game, after all), it makes more sense that marketing pushed Alicia. Really, the game is fine, thus far. Every Tales game has things it does better than others and things it doesn't do as well. I have some I don't like, but I can't pick a favorite, because every game has some kind of sticking point. This one doesn't stack up magnificently, but it's within acceptable margins for what I would call "a good RPG." Really, the Alicia thing is only going to [i]ruin[/i] the experience for crazy otaku, even if it is an irritation. That being said, I like Alicia and this kind of sucks, but I like Roze, too. It's more like Vesperia where I was annoyed that they didn't let you use Flynn in the end...then they released a new version on a different console where you could. A few things: -Alicia is with you for way more than 3 hours, definitely. That doesn't actually make things any better, though, as the inability to use her in post game at least is still crappy. -The party restrictions make sense, since there are two kinds of characters...Doushi and Tenzoku. The Doushi are Sorey (the protagonist) and Roze, who combine with the elementally affiliated Tenzoku characters to essentially make a new character. This is incredibly useful and one of the main concepts in the game. So the team is set up as two Doushi/Tenzoku pairs. Alicia is neither, so she has less functionality in the party than other characters. Once you realize this, you can guess that she probably won't stick around. -The camera is only an issue because the game takes the "Chrono Trigger" approach and drops enemies on you right in the field. Since you sometimes will find yourself in a hallway or room with stuff in it, and unlike Chrono Trigger you can't move around freely in a nonexistent layer on top of reality, the camera has a rough time. This entire concept is the thing to complain about, as the camera is just an unfortunate side effect. -Go Shiina did some of the soundtrack and it's [URL=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EjAC5MOkEY]amazing.[/URL] Especially [URL=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4fYUGbYWTo]this one.[/URL] So yeah, it's a "what the hell is wrong with you Namco!?" thing, but not a "this game is crap" thing. I got the Alicia phone strap, myself, and I was considering getting the figure if I ended up liking her. Now that I know that fondness is somewhat tragic, I'm torn. They should do a kamui (transformed/fusion) Roze, since she looks a lot more impressive that way. OH! Preorders from some places also came with a mini calender which has Edna, Laiyla...and Alicia! No Roze! EDIT: Harharhar [URL=http://i.imgur.com/g0LcGef.jpg]Alicia epilogue chapter, only 1300 yen![/URL] The game isn't lacking in content, so it's not like Asura's Wrath, where you have to pay extra to finish the damned story, but I can't possibly imagine people being the least bit happy with this. It may be a necessary survival tactic, but Namco certainly loves bleeding money from their fans through DLC.
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