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Tales of Graces f (PS3) $39.99 at GS


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#1 MSUHitman

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:00 PM

Tales of Graces f is listed at $39.99 in this week's GS Weekly Ad. Not sure if this is a one-week sale or MSRP drop but this is the cheapest this game has been since launch in March. Only GS and BB stocked this at retail if I remember correctly.

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#2 mtincher

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:09 PM

It is tempting to pick it up at this price. I doubt it will get much cheaper. I despise the storylines of Tales games, but the combat is really fun.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

It is tempting to pick it up at this price. I doubt it will get much cheaper. I despise the storylines of Tales games, but the combat is really fun.


Combat in Graces is better than other Tales games, so I've heard. I've only beaten Vesperia, and ya the combat was better. Story was okay but cheesy.

Kinda drags on at the end. Plowed through the F arc of the game. I'd recommend it still.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:22 PM

Tales of Graces f is listed at $39.99 in this week's GS Weekly Ad. Not sure if this is a one-week sale or MSRP drop but this is the cheapest this game has been since launch in March. Only GS and BB stocked this at retail if I remember correctly.

It's listed below "Price Drops" in the ad, so I'd say this is the latter.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:25 PM

It's super chiche but still fun.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:27 PM

if I didnt get into tales of the abyss on my 3DS, is this any better?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:33 PM

Finally, a UNI drop. I must mention tales of vesperia for 360 was number 1 jrpg of this generation for me. While I'm not too thrilled that this an enhanced port of the wii version, it doesn't really hOld up well in terms of graphics compare to ToV. But I'm willing to give it a try for cheapass price. Never on full admission.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:35 PM

Glad to see it go down in price. Was gonna get this once it was cheaper & was close to finishing Vesperia up.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:43 PM

if I didnt get into tales of the abyss on my 3DS, is this any better?


The combat is much better. The story is much worse.

I enjoyed it.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

Big fan of the Tales series here. The combat was a blast (especially on higher difficulties). The story (and most of the cast) however, was absolutely dreadful. I know Tales games are walking anime cliches in video game form, but you just couldn't get more cliche than this. It was downright insulting the amount of hand-holding they do telling you this predictable story.

Without spoiling anything, lets just say that someone turns evil very early on, but the cast doesn't "get it (or put it together)" until literally near the end of the game.

This is the first Tales game that I just can't replay, but I did get around 80 hours out of it doing mostly everything, so that's a plus. It did drag on towards the end though.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:01 PM

If it was $20 or 30 I would bit. I heard good things about this game.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

No US LE?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:28 PM

No US LE?


Nope, only Europe, which releases on 8/31.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:37 PM

if I didnt get into tales of the abyss on my 3DS, is this any better?


I think Abyss is considered the 3rd best Tales game in the West, with Vesperia as No. 1 & Symphonia as No. 2.

So which has the worst story/characters/cliche anime story; Graces or Valkyria Chronicles 2?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:05 PM

I think Abyss is considered the 3rd best Tales game in the West, with Vesperia as No. 1 & Symphonia as No. 2.

So which has the worst story/characters/cliche anime story; Graces or Valkyria Chronicles 2?


I think symphonia is number 1 here. It sold more & had better reviews than vesperia. I'm playing vesperia now. Its good just not as good as symphonia imo. Gonna play graces after. I have to say that the stories don't carry the tales games. They are pretty generic. The batlle systems are great though.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:07 PM

I think Abyss is considered the 3rd best Tales game in the West, with Vesperia as No. 1 & Symphonia as No. 2.

So which has the worst story/characters/cliche anime story; Graces or Valkyria Chronicles 2?

Eh, I'd put Abyss at #2 and Symphonia at #3, but then again, I haven't played Graces F yet and it wouldn't be the first time I loved something others didn't as much. :razz:

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:30 PM

The combat is much better. The story is much worse.

I enjoyed it.


How could the story get more abysmal than Vesperia? I have played both Vesperia and Graces F and found Vesperia to have the worse story of the two. and Karol is just so god damned annoying and awful.



Oh and Symphonia is considered #1 and Abyss is considered #2 best Tales game.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:34 PM

No US LE?

I remember Zavii has a pretty kick ass EU LE.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:34 PM

does it usually take long for tales game to to drop? $39.99 is still a little high for me since I have a backlog of games.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:43 PM

Please do the right thing, people: submit the price match to Amazon! Here, I'll even give you a link to the product page: http://www.amazon.co...les of graces f

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:50 PM

I tried giving Vesperia a chance twice but it just bored the hell out of me. Lost Odyssey is by far my #1 jrpg of this gen.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:50 PM

If the European version isn't region locked, I think it would be better to just wait for the LE of this to get cheap.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:54 PM

If the European version isn't region locked, I think it would be better to just wait for the LE of this to get cheap.


It shouldn't be. Ps3s aren't region locked on games. The DLC that comes with it you won't be able to claim though...

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:09 PM

It shouldn't be. Ps3s aren't region locked on games. The DLC that comes with it you won't be able to claim though...

The LE has EU DLC in it? I thought it was just artbook and stuff

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:15 PM

The LE has EU DLC in it? I thought it was just artbook and stuff


It's just the same stuff that was given out as a pre-order bonus for the US version. Also, you can redeem it if you have a EU PSN account. It doesn't take long to set up. I have 4 accounts total: US, EU, Asia, and Japanese since I import from those regions.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:18 PM

^Thanks Barrit

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:18 PM

How could the story get more abysmal than Vesperia? I have played both Vesperia and Graces F and found Vesperia to have the worse story of the two. and Karol is just so god damned annoying and awful.



Oh and Symphonia is considered #1 and Abyss is considered #2 best Tales game.


Um... because Yuri is better than that dweeb Asbel for one.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:20 PM

Not as low as I want it to be, but given that only one gamestop near me has it, I guess I'll give it a go. Thanks OP

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:15 PM

Stopped by both Best Buy and GS on my way home from work. BB didn't have it and both "new" copies at GS (gutted of course) had scratched disks and beat up cases (definitely not new). Anyhow, still wondering if I should wait and/or try to get the Eruo SE edition instead.

Please do the right thing, people: submit the price match to Amazon! Here, I'll even give you a link to the product page: http://www.amazon.co...les of graces f


Yes please, everyone help! Would rather get it from Amazon (no tax + free shipping).

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:24 PM

I love this game. If you are in desperate need for a good JRPG this game will satisfy your hunger. I like this game wayyyy better than vesperia. There has not been very many JRPGs this gen of consoles. And very few that are even good. Tales of graces F is one of the best for the PS3.
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