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    Tales of More Xillia Trailers

    We've got more Xillia action than you can shake a scary sock puppet monster at. Whether you prefer dramatic cutscenes or battle footage, you can find it behind the link.

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    I love how Tales brings out the worst in people.

    Xillia is looking pretty epic.
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    The environments are gorgeous, but I'm still not sold on the new character model style. Also, what's with the 2 minutes of footage in the second trailer of characters climbing up walls? Sure, it's a new thing for Tales, but it's hardly new in the gaming world. Seems strange to devote so much time to it in the trailer.
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    I LOVE the new character model style. They're much more to scale with the actual world and it helps make this Tales game stand out from the others as a larger game than it predecessors.

    And I for one welcome the ability to "climb walls", "leap off ledges without getting hurt", and "crawl into crannies in search of paths". It's nothing new in the gaming world, but for Tales it's new and is a step, even if a little one, towards a better exploration experience in the overworld. The fact that the trailer showcases this extensively means that it's going to be a prime element, which I like.

    I'm short, I'm sold on everything except the main character Jude, who looks like another typical Japanese anime main character who gets surprised at every little thing. His design doesn't particularly stand out either, as a little less detail to his model could qualify him for NPC status.

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    I'm in favour of the new character models; the Tales series has been in need of a facelift for a while now.
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    I liked how the skits worked on footage and also it may have a good story.
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    Any game may have a good story; I don't understand how you can tell from a two minute trailer, though I hope you are right.
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    Looks good, and the stripper can definately lay out the whoop ***. And yes from now I'll refer to her as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiliconNooB View Post
    I'm in favour of the new character models; the Tales series has been in need of a facelift for a while now.
    I've nothing against the new art style, it's the way the models are built that I find odd. I don't like the plastic 3D look, it's not as bad as SO4 but it's pretty close. Give me cel-shading any day over whatever kind of shading they're using here.

    In some areas it looks ok, but in others its really jarring, especially when they get in close on the characters' faces. I dunno, I'm just not feeling it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimeMan View Post
    Looks good, and the stripper can definately lay out the whoop ***. And yes from now I'll refer to her as that.
    C'mon she is covered up enough even if I can see her panties in 1:50.. I had seen other characters that can easily use stripper clothes like in Nier and the character models don't look plastic at all, They're using water paint like Abyss.
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    I think it'd be super-awesome if she were called by name. Milla.

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    I REALLY hope we get this too. ^_^ I'm going to try to not say anything to slam Bandai Namco anymore IF we actually get to see this one. But with Tales of Graces and Tales of the Abyss 3D coming next year, we may not see this one till '12 or maybe even '13 if worse comes to worse. But I have high hopes that they'll do their best to help us out here.

    This game looks like it's going to be great. Personally, I can't wait to see it. PLEASE PLEASE Bandai Namco let us have this!
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    Screw waiting, day one import.

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    The art style I agree... it looks alright, but the characters look almost like they were just color-formed onto the screen and don't really look that detailed as opposed to the Tales of Vesperia characters. They actually looked like they were moving but these... I dunno-- it definitely feels like they're not really a part of the environment at all. I do like it that they're actually talking without that annoying grid though... that's a VAST improvement over Tales of Vesperia and Tales of Symphonia. They're actually talking to each other on the world map this time! Which reminds me... some day soon I've got to actually FINISH Vesperia AND Symphonia. =P

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    This game looks fantastic. It always felt like to me that the 3D Tales of games lacked a charm due to their cellshadedness. The new models, however, is hitting all the right notes and the character designs are different enough to get my attention. I hope it makes its way over here, with Japanese voices since it features some of my favorite VAs, though I just might import it if it gets enough favorable responses.

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    I really hope that this isn't one we miss out on; this is the Tales game I'm most looking forward to.
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    OK, I really want to play this game, and I am not sure why. The Star Driver Costumes are a big plus for me, for sure, though. But the new style for the character models is so, organic. I want to experience that more. The battles look awesome yet visually stunning.

    Guess its time for me to finally pick up Tales seriously. Need to finish Symphonia (and possibly pick up Dawn of the New World, my Wii isn't doing anything else...) and pick up Vesperia.

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