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Finally finished Tales of Vesperia!

Whew...that was an AWESOME game!

I finally finished Tales of Vesperia, clocking in at 51 + hours with my main characters being at Level 65. Let me say this...if you are a JRPG fan you absolutely cannot miss Tales of Veseperia. I've been a long time fan of the 'Tales' series and personally I have a strong preference to this franchise compared to the recent string of Final Fantasy games. I have played Tales of Phantasia, Tales of Destiny and Tales of Eternia...all of which were great games that I had lots of nice memories of. I wasn't able to play the newer 3D Tales titles. But based on my previous experience with other Tales games, Tales of Vesperia is the BEST TALES GAME TODAY!

On the forums, I've seen people gripe about the art direction of tales. If you hate Anime styled art then there is nothing in this game for you. But if you think that is game is another overblown JRPG cliche then you've got another thing coming! There are also those who complain that the game starts out slow...well patience is a virtue my friends. And those who stuck with games from beginning to the end will be greatly rewarded.

I'm hoping that there would be a sequel to this game much like what Namco has done with Tales of Destiny and Tales of Symphonia. It seems like ToV has gotten a pretty good Japanese following as well so hopefully Namco considers a sequel.

Now that I have finished the game, I will post my detailed impressions soon. But for now, I'm going to bask in the happy glow of actually finishing this game! I'm also thinking of taking a video of some of the cutscenes in the game for those who want to watch them...also for me to look back on.


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