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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Episode 10: Tales of Xillia Part One – No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service!

Episode 10: Tales of Xillia Part One – No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service!
Platform: PlayStation 3
Japanese Release Date: September 8, 2011
U.S. Release Date: August 6, 2013
Europe & Australia: August 9, 2013
Difficulty: Easy on default difficulty level
Current Amazon Price: $39.96 (game only)

Lightning's Review 

Jude fears Alvin’s BO! (Also note the snot bubble hanging from Alvin’s nose, which is usually much more prominent.)

We are doing the episode in two parts and haven’t finished the game yet. So instead of a full review we will tell you all about –

  • How something meant for fan service can go horribly, horribly wrong (see above picture).
  • The horrors of crack lung (somehow this ended up in the episode).
  • There is such a thing as TOO MANY BUTTONS!
  • Anyone (or anything) that reminds you of the movie Encino Man is never a good thing…TEEPO!
  • Without an instruction manual, we are absolutely clueless.
  • More RPGs should have co-op! 
Just think…for a mere 50 bucks YOU can buy a Teepo plushie on Amazon! I can feel your excitement already.

Lightning’s impressions thus far: a solid JRPG, though gamers seeking more of a challenge should definitely set the difficulty level up to Hard (we subsequently did this, and we actually have an incentive to learn all the controls now). The story is interesting so far, and the combat system, with features such as linked artes and optional co-op, also has some good ideas. Sure, we might complain about the controls, but it shouldn’t impinge on your enjoyment of game. Play co-op if you can! 

Music Credits:
RPG Roundup Theme Song: "Video Game Theme," J. Arthur Keenes Band. Creative Commons Attribution License.
Tales of Xillia Soundtrack

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