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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #240 on: May 23, 2018, 03:45:36 PM »
I found Xillia to be excellent. I never did get around to playing the second.

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« Reply #241 on: May 23, 2018, 04:38:44 PM »
So you are saying that I should look into the second but skip the first?

There's no real reason to play the first at this point. They're not sequels in any meaningful way. No shared places, characters, etc.

Next up: Tales of Berseria

I'm so sorry.

My expectations aren't high.  I played Tales of Xillia 1 and 2 and they had surprisingly strong character development (like, some of the best in any game).  If Berseria has the same, it'll at least be a welcome change from MHW that has 0 story or character development. 

Berseria has a few interesting characters, one awesome one, and a couple annoying ones. Overall, the characters are good, though, and the story is reasonable (as jrpgs go). It dives headfirst into a pile of melodrama that it never emerges from. But its worst transgression is how far it outstays its welcome. The combat/mechanics are not interesting in any way and it just gets SO TIRESOME, even if you crank it down to easy/casual so you can just blow through it. And the back-and-forth across the map gets old. It's a few nuggets of good wrapped with hours of tedious filler.

Basically, it would be ten times better if it were 25% of the length.

Magilou, however, is still one of my favorite characters from any game ever.