A New Tale in the Works
The popular Japanese Role Playing Games have been around for several decades, but lately, they have become more mainstream. Two of their recent releases, the Tales of Zestiria and Berseria, got an anime version courtesy of Japanese company ufotable, who also produced the Tales of Symphonia and Acebeam. The franchise however is just on the rise at the moment, so what makes this game special and where can interested new players start? The Tales of Zestiria and Berseria series tell a familiar tale about a group of people who find themselves stranded in an unknown place after their castle falls to ruin. However, instead of a traditional point-and-click adventure, they get into an RPG-style game where you’ll need to choose which party member to bring along – and which to leave behind if you wish to proceed to the next stage.
In Tales of Zestiria, for example, you’ll have to pick a member among four (or five) different characters and start from the center. Your job is to help each of them to recover their lost memories and find out why the castle came to be in the shape it is in. Each of your chosen characters has special strengths, as well as weaknesses, making them all viable candidates to join forces and solve the mystery of the tower. A great thing about Tales of Zestiria and the others is that they have a wonderful visual design. Every character in this game looks distinct and unique, with the backgrounds being beautifully illustrated and interspersed with cartoonish elements. The story is told in a very casual and easy-going way, which makes the whole franchise well suited to those who are looking for a light-hearted but exciting game to play.
Another element in Tales of Zestiria that appeals to fans of the anime series is its unique battle system. Unlike the previous Tales games, you will have a chance to learn more about each of your characters, which gives each encounter a greater significance. The battle system is also something that sets Tales of Zestiria apart from the others. Instead of using a turn-based system like most RPGs, your chosen team of heroes will get into a ring match where they’ll use weapons and attacks against each other. This is a great feature because it adds an element of adventure and unpredictability to the game among fans of this genre.
This is one of the major problems with the Tales series. Fans tend to become disappointed after finishing a game because they’re not satisfied with how things end up there. With the Tales series, things are always uncertain and changes can’t always be foreseen. However, this doesn’t mean that the final product is bad. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: The best tales are often the ones that manage to entertain while remaining true to the theme of the video games.
One major difference between the Japanese version of Tales of Zestiria and the North American version is the ranking system. In Japan, Tales rankings are based on a number of factors. These range from overall difficulty to user points earned during playtime. A higher-ranked player is believed to be better than someone who is just starting to collect cards. Because of this ranking system, some people feel as if they’re playing games for free and don’t feel as though they’ve been conned by the game’s developers.
That’s not entirely true in the case of The Tales series. The art style used in the game is far from generic and doesn’t resemble anything you would expect from a game released for the PlayStation 2. In fact, it looks surprisingly accurate. The backgrounds and items in the game look completely real, down to the shingles on the roof of a house. As a result, many people who have played the game assume that the events in it happened in real life. That’s because the art style matches the real world, allowing for a world that could easily be ripped of from the pages of a book or similar medium.
This is just one of the differences between The Tales of Zestiria and its spiritual predecessor. The visuals are certainly not the main reason why some gamers compare it to Tales of Legendia, but it is important that players consider this when coming to conclusions about which is the superior game. The point is not which is the best tale, but which one has the most interesting storyline. The visuals cannot be compared solely to this game, but their incorporation into the tale does make them unique among one video game.