lorekai: First Impressions of Tales of Xillia 2

Time travel shenanigans!

Or at least that is what I think is going on. Either way I played through the first chapter and this game isn’t holding back, and as a result I’m going to keep this short as I want to get back to playing it.


Story: See the opening statement. Seems very promising so far, it’s definitely captured my interest, I want to know what is going on and I want to see how it’s all going to fit within the pre-established world.

Characters:  For the most part I like the new characters introduced so far, though Elle is slightly annoying, and it seems like they are going to be handling the returning cast members well, if Jude is anything to go by. I was quite surprised by their choice to make Ludger a mostly silent protagonist, seems an odd thing to decide in this day and age, but it’ll be interesting to see how it pans out.

Gameplay: Seems like a polished version of Xillia’s, haven’t noticed any real differences so far.


Now I shall return to playing, and with any luck hopefully I will have progressed far enough to give this a proper review next week. Also the collectors edition is really nice, well worth the money spent, I particularly like the pocket-watch shaped mirror.

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