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Genre
Role Playing
Publisher
Namco Bandai
Release Date
August 22, 2014
Available Platforms
PlayStation 3

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Tales of Xillia 2 Day 1 Edition

TALES OF XILLIA 2 DAY 1 ED

  • Kevin Stanley September 26, 2014 PS3
    ****

    As someone uninitiated with the immense number of Japanese RPGs, Tales of Xillia 2 looks and feels like an updated version of Final Fantasy - a game that I played a few times in my youth but never really enjoyed. I'm not a button-mashing game fan if I'm honest. But that's not to say that this sort of game doesn't have it's place in the world of games, far from it, it's clearly the sort of game that has huge appeal for Japanese gamers and indeed gamers all over the world.

    The chance to control the story is something that many gamers will find appealing. It's a chose your own adventure story in game form, with options arising regularly that let you control the action and the way in which the story progresses.

    It has Anime characters and cutscene battles where you can experience all the simple button hammering fighting fun that you could imagine, encountering a variety of strange creatures and baddies. There are quests and missions, side games and puzzles to play as you progress and it's an immersive experience on a huge map. You can explore the map and find treasures, or people to talk to and find information from, or you can just go gung-ho as fast as you like smashing every foe that stands in your way in the battles.

    In the battle section your character can chose from three different types of weapons from pistols, to hammers to swords and knives and switch quickly and easily between them making fighting more exciting and realistic allowing you to inflict the most damage with the most suitable weapon.

    Tales of Xillia 2 is colourful with artistic and sumptuous graphics. It has a compelling and immersive story and interesting and enjoyable cut scenes that move the action along. It starts off fairly slowly and some players will certainly find that some of the battles are repetitive but as the game progresses so does the action, excitement and fun. The twists in the story and the mystery, as well as some nicely worked suspense are also impressive.