5 years ago
So I am an avid Tales of player. I have played a good majority of the series and its my favorite game series to date. When I saw the previews for Graces, I was so pumped. So it broke my heart after I played this game and it turned into a piece of trash. This game has two major problems and a bunch of minor ones. Some of the minor ones include forced emotions/drama, after the time skip doing nothing but talking about the time before said time skip, lame puzzles that don’t even count as puzzles, and some very unbalanced bosses. But if those things were the only problem with this game, I would give it a 7/10. Because the game mechanics are defiantly fun, and at certain points it does have that “Tales of” charm. So when I first played the game, the major problem for me and my brother was Cheria Barnes. She is a bad character. She is a Mary-Sue whose only characters traits are cooking, being perfect, and being Asbel’s love interest. She unravels the whole plot by being Asbels love interest instead of another characters, therefore taking away any weight that their developing relationship has. All the writing in this game goes downhill after you save Cheria from being kidnapped. Now, if I had written a review for this game right after I beat Graces, I would have given it a 5/10. So what knocked it down? This game, as it goes along, starts ripping off another tales of game called “Tales of Symphonia: Knights of Ratatosk(Dawn of the New World).” As we played Knights of Ratatosk, we started finding things that were identical things to Graces, except Knights of Ratatosk did it better. You would not miss out on anything if you skipped this game and went onto Xillia. The only lose is you would miss out on my favorite character Hubert, but even he is not worth playing a game that will have you ripping out your hair.
No: I don’t recommend this product