The one game I really want…

I should be pretty excited about all the upcoming games and I am. But there is actually one game besides all of the upcoming ones I want even more. I realized that tonight when me and my buddy Kntheking where talking. What could this game be that has me more excited than both White Knight Chronicles & Final Fantasy XIII? The answer to that is Tales of Vesperia. I am a very big fan of the Tales of series and has been since i played Tales of Symphonia on the GameCube.
I’ve been dying to try this game for so long now, but without an Xbox 360, is more or less impossible. And there are no funds in the nearest of months (or even under 2010) to buy anything like that. And as time passes it seems less likely that the Playstation 3 version will be released outside of Japan.

But why am I this hyped for the game? Honestly I can’t answer that, I just have a very strong feeling inside my whole body when I think of this game. It may sound cheesy or strange, but that’s the only way I can put it. The Tales of games have always made me feel better when I’m playing them, there is something there that I just love. With the exception of Tales of Legendia, which I do not like at all.
So just knowing its out there and waiting it actually kinda hurtful… The way and the longing I feel for Tales of Vesperia is something I haven’t felt in a long time.

I won’t put any hope in the PS3 version coming out here, I don’t have the heart to hope for something like that. I’ll just get depressed then. I’m just hoping I’ll be able to get a hold of an X360 version of the game later, so I can play it. They seem to be getting pretty rare… I really do think its amazing you can feel like this over a game, but I can’t help the way I feel. I hope I’ll get to play the game soon and that it will be just as great as I think it is.

Anime: Tales of The Abyss

This anime is based on Bandai Namco’s game with the same name. Which is one great game, if  I do say so myself.. Without a doubt this is the best anime based on a Tales of game. Both the Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Symphonia animes, where to short. And a lot of material was scraped from them. Both ToP & ToS only had four episodes each to tell there story on. As you can guess, its not enough.
But it is said that ToS will get 4 additional episodes, that will show the Tethe’alla side of the story. And of course. They have an anime based on Tales of Eternia too. It has 12-13 episodes. At least its better than four episodes. But only 2-3 of those episode follow the games, after that it takes a turn for something new.
New story, new enemies and of course new allies. So I was a bit dissapointed.

And then we have Tales of the Abyss. Finally Bandai Namco did a whole lot of stuff right with this anime. One of the smartest thinsg they did with the anime was to keep the game’s intro song Karma, by Bump of Chicken.
The series is 26 episodes long. Which I see as the best part of all. And so far, the anime has followed the game very closely. No new characters, no extra comedy parts added, no trying to make the story better parts either. And I like that they aren’t changeing anything to the story of adding stuff. A bunch of videogames that turns into anime change a few things and I almost always hate that. For some this could be a pretty boring anime, since it follows the game very closely. Its the anime that has stayed most faithful to its videogame conuterpart. That I’ve seen at least.

I’m not going to go much deeper into ToTA anime, if you haven’t played the game but want to. Wait with the anime. If you don’t care about the game, but want to know what its about. Go ahead. And I think everyone who liked the game should watch the anime.
Sure it might not bring anything new to the table, but I’lm just glad I’m able to see Jade in action again. It has also been confirmed that the newest game Tales of Vesperia is getting an anime movie. I really hope I get to play the game before that one is released. I’m also hoping if Tales of The Abyss anime is ever released in the US, that they use the voiceactors from the game. If they do, I will buy this anime.

Happy news!

No, I did not get a PS3 so its not that happy news. But still happy.
I’m a very big fan of Namco Bandai’s Tales of games. And know a new one has been announced!

Fuck yes! But at the time we dont know for which console it will come out to. But I am hoping for PS3. I’m burstling with happiness!

Tales of VesperiaOr perhaps I should say “I’m bursting with fonons” ;)