Tales of Zestiria
Progress is Visible, A Return to Fantasy
Tales of Zestiria is the next step in the "Tales" series, and it's looking to be one for the books. The main feature is a return to heavy fantasy elements (for those of you who are familiar with the contrast in Xillia 2) with dragons and mythical creatures roam once more, a new spin on the ever-popular Linear Motion Battle System (LMBS) involving evolution, and for the first time a seamless transition between the world map and starting a battle. Already released with promising reviews in Japan, both the story and the characters (traditionally taking a backseat to the LMBS) now stand out as defining elements of this game. A "Tales" collector at heart, and a gamer for life, this game seems to be one that will promise not only many hours of entertainment, but a wonderful experience that keeps me looking towards the next game in the series!