If you're a JRPG fan, you're always interested to hear about a new Tales entry, right?
Then you need to check out all the updated information and details on Tales of Berseria , the recently announced installment that will land on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan later this year.
You can find this great assembly of info and media at RPG Fan ; here are some highlights: A plague called the "daemonblight" creeps across the land and a few stalwart fighters set out to save humanity. At the center of the plot is main character Velvet and two new faces; the first is Rokurou, an adept swordsman who once suffered from daemonblight but has retained control of his senses. The other major character is Eleanor, the First Class Exorcist; she's a serious young woman on the surface, but also has a "kind and caring heart."
As for combat, developer Bandai Namco calls it a "Liberated Linear Motion Battle System." Yeah, it's a mouthful but it shouldn't be dissimilar to mechanics we've seen in previous franchise installments. Players can map arts to the face buttons on the controller, and you can link these arts with your allies. These systems are typically in-depth but still accessible, and usually lotsa fun. JRPG fans should love it, at any rate!
Tales of Berseria is supposed to come west but we don't know when. Probably not until 2017, if history is any guide. The last series effort I reviewed was Tales of Xillia 2 in 2014, which really wasn't up to snuff in my opinion, so here's hoping for a better production.
Related Game(s): Tales of Berseria