Tales of Symphonia

Its almost here!!! And I’m currently getting the soundtrack (which is unusual because I never get st’s to games I haven’t played). The bitch is 4 cds long. I wonder how long the game will be.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Yeah, I’ve got the soundtrack. I really love track 110, it’s great. And if this game doesn’t make it to Europe, I’m castrating Steve.

EDIT: http://www.cube-europe.com/news.php?nid=6095

Woot! But… what translating efforts? Don’t give me none of that crazy Spanish crap now, I want the English version :stuck_out_tongue:

EDIT EDIT: http://rpgfan.com/news/2004/1073.html


I think that if the US release was canceled, Sin would go on a shooting spree. Which would be cool to watch. But not cool if Sin got a live sentence…

I won’t have time to play it for another 4 months anyway.

Tales of Symphonia is the last chance I’m giving Nintendo for making a RPG for NGN. Yes, I’m pissed because I’m screwed out of playing FF:CC and my friend has it :too bad;. It better be good.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> You didn’t get screwed out of FF:CC. It got announced quite early in the development that you’d need GBAs for multiplayer. If you didn’t want to blow cash on a GBA, which also is a very good system, that’s your fault.

It’s not that I don’t want “to blow cash on a GBA”, I just don’t have the “cash to blow” period. When I first heard about the GBA thing, I was hoping it was only for extra features, not a requirement.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> They said that it was required when they first announced the connectivity (or very close to it.) If you don’t have the cash to pay for a game, get a job. You had over a year of warning, there was plenty of time to work your lazy ass and save up money.

TD, it’s not only the money. I really don’t want a GBA. I don’t like portable systems in general. The screens too small and I won’t buy one just to play another game for another system. If I would get anything it would be a GBA Player for my GCN and you can’t play FF:CC with that.

Anyway, back on topic. I’m really looking forward to ToS now.

I have the ToS OST myself, classic Sakuraba… mmmmmmm ^.^;;

If it doesn’t make it to Europe, then someone is going to die. In a very gruesome and bloody way I might add.

You ordered the soundtrack Sin? I thought you didn’t like Sakuraba that much?

I tend to loath Sakuraba’s active themes.

I’m downloading it cuz I was interested by a remix of Fighting of the Spirits I really like (not in ToS); I heard FoS whenHiei showed me a ToS trailer we downloaded when I was in Montreal this summer.

Yeah, why would you buy a 80-dollar portable console if you don’t even like portable games? And a 20-dollar link cable? And if you want to play with your friends but they don’t have GBAs, what do you want them to do? Buy GBAs and link cables just for one single GCN game that you own?

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Yes.

Originally posted by Tenchimaru Draconis
<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Yes.


And I hate all Americans as of this second.

Originally posted by Cless Alvein
Yeah, why would you buy a 80-dollar portable console if you don’t even like portable games? And a 20-dollar link cable? And if you want to play with your friends but they don’t have GBAs, what do you want them to do? Buy GBAs and link cables just for one single GCN game that you own?

Thanks for the back-up Cless.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> I still find it stupid that you blame the game for not allowing you to play. You’re obviously not part of the target audience (someone with a GBA and friends), so the game wasn’t intended for you. If you wanted to play it that badly, you could spend money on becoming part of the target audience. And really, the game just wouldn’t work without the GBAs. Just look at the “level up” system, for example. How would that work if all party members knew of your quest? It would ruin the whole competition thing in it.

TD, you’re right I have some envy for those who have the GBAs (or the friends with them), but who doesn’t eny those who have things they don’t once in a while.

As you can tell by my name I am a huge FF fan. I’m going by the fact that if I don’t want to spend the money (or have it) for the game, others won’t either. I don’t know the specifics on the leveling system. All I am trying to say is if the game wasn’t designed with the GBA mult-player system, and just used the GCN, more people would by it. I’m not blaming Square-Enix for their genius marketing strategy, I’m just pissed that they implemented it. It’s just my opinion that the game would sell better if it didn’t require extra equipment.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Of course it would. If you didn’t have to spend 150 bucks (in my case, 130 euros for a GBA SP, 20 for a cable cries) on extra equipment, the sales would be better. That’s just common sense. However, Square-Enix didn’t make this game to promote GBA sales–it’s doing just fine on it’s own. They designed the game to take full advantage of the GBA -> GC connectivity, creating a very well done multiplayer experience that wouldn’t have been possible without a seperate screen for every player. They expect sales from the people that already have GBAs (which a good chunk of GC owners do), and to lesser extent FF nuts who do spend that much money just to play the game. People that don’t have a GBA nor the will/money to buy one just weren’t factored into the development process, they’re not the target audience. Because of that they’ve been able to make something outstanding to those people that already have the equipment, which wouldn’t have been possible, or at the very least a lot harder to get right if they also had to spend a lot of time on making the game enjoyable for people without GBAs.

I kinda rambled on there, I don’t even know what I wrote down anymore.

Anyway, ToS.