Monkei wrote:AnimeGamer183 wrote: Demos mean almost next to nothing these days as most of them are very different from the final product.
In that they're shorter? Which drastically differing demos are you talking about?
Yeah, I honestly can't think of any I've played in the past few years that were "drastically different" from the final product.
Anyway, the Berseria one did nothing to get me back in the mood for Tales. I dunno, something about the newer games is just too... "anime." I never minded the tropes and cliches before, but now it's finally worn on me.
Initiated a skit in the demo where some of the adult characters try to explain adult things to one of the kid characters, complete with exaggerated anime awkwardness, and all I could do was groan and think "I feel like I've heard this exact same shit in at least three other Tales games."
Every time a Tales game is announced it seems to promise major tonal changes (was the case for Xillia, Xillia 2, Zestiria, and now Berseria), but every time it remains the same anime goofiness. I thought Berseria was set to be darker... but really it's just that the main character looks a bit more gothic. Otherwise, it's all the same.
It's weird, because I still get all tingly thinking about some of the earlier games, like Phantasia, Destiny, Abyss, and even Vesperia. I still love those, without a doubt.
I just think it's gonna be awhile before I can put up with any more of the newer ones (though I do still intend to go back to Graces at some point; despite it's colorful designs, I remember there being some surprisingly dark stuff in there that actually did feel different for the series).