All you JRPG fans out there should be enjoying Tales of Graces f , which launched earlier this year for the PlayStation 3. Solid title.
But if you've already completed that one and are looking forward to the next installment, you should pay attention to the new Q&A session over at the PlayStation Blog . Namco Bandai producer Hideo Baba was good enough to answer a few fan questions.
One of the more encouraging responses came when asked about the new additions to this fresh PS3 exclusive RPG.
"There are many unique features in Xillia but I’d like to emphasise that the battle system is very unique and much improved over the previous title. Also, the portrayal of the game world and its atmosphere has also changed a lot too. In the previous games the characters were very deformed – they were much shorter – but with Xillia the team has tried to show the characters in realistic proportions so that we can really convey the huge size of the world more effectively. The player can really feel how large the world is now."
He also reminds us that there are two main characters in the game, and if you wish to play through the adventure with both and see things from different perspectives, the length grows to over 100 hours. That's right…100. Man, I still remember the two characters in Star Ocean: The 2nd Story (Claude and Rena); the game was massively long to begin with, and one play-through took me a good 100+ hours. Of course, I did everything…and these days, it's tough to find such lengthy titles.
Some JRPGs can still deliver the goods!
Related Game(s): Tales of Xillia