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#31 Zaku77

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:05 AM

The Tales games always seem to get reprinted eventually. It shouldn't be 'too' hard to find. I wouldn't say there's any reason to jump at this price.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:18 PM

None. Every single one will use a padded envelope / jiffy bag when the item will 'fit'. That means that most boxed LE, unless they're huge, will sustain anywhere from minor to extreme damage. Any boxed item I will always buy off ebay UK. I can ask the seller if they have one that isn't damaged already, and make sure they ship it in a well packed box to keep it that way. It's the only way to be sure.

But Newegg's version is the standard one... for around the same price, why not just go for the Special Editon from Zavvi? even though the package might take some hits, the game itself is still perfect no? Must resist...

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:23 PM

It's a 40+ hour game so you're definitely getting your money worth.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

Something I forgot to mention in my previous post is that the game sold, by comparison to triple A titles, very poorly (~70k). It's not that terrible considering the production was kept to a minimum, but no doubt the game would have done exceptionally better with better marketing. Regardless, and I don't usually do this, I see this as a "support the developer" move, seeing as how we've gotten less than half of the Tales games here in the states; I plan on paying full price for Xillia for this very reason, though of course I hope they back the title instead of releasing it cold turkey like they did this one so they start getting some attention. Seeing as how I NEVER pay full price for games, I let this one slide and I don't regret it. The Tales series is not so much under-appreciated as it is overlooked and I hope my purchase works towards changing that.

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#35 kitsunisan

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

Something I forgot to mention in my previous post is that the game sold, by comparison to triple A titles, very poorly (~70k). It's not that terrible considering the production was kept to a minimum, but no doubt the game would have done exceptionally better with better marketing. Regardless, and I don't usually do this, I see this as a "support the developer" move, seeing as how we've gotten less than half of the Tales games here in the states; I plan on paying full price for Xillia for this very reason, though of course I hope they back the title instead of releasing it cold turkey like they did this one so they start getting some attention. Seeing as how I NEVER pay full price for games, I let this one slide and I don't regret it. The Tales series is not so much under-appreciated as it is overlooked and I hope my purchase works towards changing that.


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#36 Shaq-Funaki

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

Damn.... -$5 after many months? Tales games really do not drop in price :(

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

Glad I preordered on Newegg for $48, there hasn't been a better deal since it seems.

^---- This. Glad newegg has those promo codes!

But Newegg's version is the standard one... for around the same price, why not just go for the Special Editon from Zavvi? even though the package might take some hits, the game itself is still perfect no? Must resist...

If the game has any DLC in the US, you wont be able to download and use it, you'd have to wait for the UK to receive the same DLC release. Also, you can not trade this game in here in the US... you'd have to go the amazon/ebay route.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:24 PM

I am waiting for the SE to drop on their Mega monday sale. I am pretty sure it will be cheaper a month after it comes out.


I'm torn as to whether I should wait, but Tales is a popular series and I could see this sell out long before they decide to put it in as part of their Monday sales.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:27 PM

I'm torn as to whether I should wait, but Tales is a popular series and I could see this sell out long before they decide to put it in as part of their Monday sales.

You are making me nervous...maybe I should use my 10% code and just buy it, would hate myself if I missed it.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

This makes me feel so lucky scoring this game sealed for $15 from a guy on craigslist the week it released. One of those "hole-punched in the bar code" kinda deal.

#41 Zaku77

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:22 PM

But Newegg's version is the standard one... for around the same price, why not just go for the Special Editon from Zavvi? even though the package might take some hits, the game itself is still perfect no? Must resist...


I already have the standard version. I'm really OCD about my stuff being undamaged. I've learned my lesson when it comes to Zavvi. Having beat to shit CEs sitting around on my shelves does nothing but annoy me. Back when all those PSP CEs were coming out only in Europe, I ordered every single one from them. Every single one of those came beat up, and I was forced to turn to ebay. I now have them all completely undamaged, and I spent about the same as what I would have on Zavvi.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:04 PM

Yeah, seems more likely. Overseas shipping is a hit/miss. :)
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:11 PM

So glad I picked this up from GoHastings months ago for $35 during a 30% off USED games. Had to camp FOREVER but I lucked up and go it eventually :lol:

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

Ive ordered 3 boxed CE games from zavvi and only 1 had a minor crease on the side(and yes they do ship in bubble mailers :cry:), the other 2 arrived in perfect shape.

If you order a huge boxed CE like the MGS one with the steelbook or if there is a lot of empty space in the game(disgaea 4 premium) then it will most likely arrived crushed, but that doesnt look like it would be an issue for graces, but who knows.....

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:00 PM

I have them all in jp and ordered xillia 2 already since I have xillia 1 famitsu pack nabbed 2's famitsu pack too, but IDK about the Tales games when localized as they lack... the voice acting. Not all of them, but it's hit or miss and when I can understand the jp versions it's hard for me to want the U.S. ones, even though I sometimes want to buy them....

As far as imports, there is hypergameaction, ncsx and if you need special orders cdjapan does them. Cdjapan is way less expensive then playasia who is charging double for xillia 2 famitsu pack....
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#46 Zaku77

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

Both Vesperia and Graces have fantastic localizing. It can be somewhat more hit or miss with the last gen ones, but Bamco are doing fantastic localizing work lately.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:04 PM

Really... I mean the rock gagan joke about out the butt wasnt very good localiztion... I liked the implication in the jp version rather than making it a "poo poo caca" kids joke.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:18 PM

Not all of them, but it's hit or miss and when I can understand the jp versions it's hard for me to want the U.S. ones, even though I sometimes want to buy them....


Hell, if I could understand the JP versions, I'd avoid the US ones like the plague. But alas, it's a necessary evil to enjoy this series. :cry:

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#49 Zaku77

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:47 PM

I can't say how well it was localized when compared to the original script. I can just say that I play A LOT of RPGs, and Tales localizations are usually among the best. The dialog flows well, and the voice acting is damn good.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:58 PM

um asbel stinks, but yea I'll stick with the originals then. At least that helped me decide. XD
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:58 PM

Bit on the UK SE. It may come wrecked, but I can live with that, the price is right, anyway.

...or I would if connection to Paypal would work.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:36 PM

Really... I mean the rock gagan joke about out the butt wasnt very good localiztion... I liked the implication in the jp version rather than making it a "poo poo caca" kids joke.


Well, for those who don't the luxury of knowing what the japanese translation was, the english bit at that part in the game, I found to be hilarious. :)
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:44 PM

the jp version Sophie says "We have to go there..." and Cheria says "Wha..?"

Sophie: You know there...
Cheria: Are you saying what I think-
Sophie: there's no choice, but to leave through there...

It was something like that but it was a play on words.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:56 PM

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#55 Zaku77

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:18 AM

I also found the rockgagong part to be quite hilarious. Unless you are butchering the 'word play', I don't think we are really missing anything... lol

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:21 AM

true it just felt to forward, but yea I like Laura Bailey so perfect for cheria. Couldnt think of anyone else who could play her
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:39 AM

yeah those jokes in the rockagong scene were actually not that funny by the script.. but Cheria is a great character with good voice acting and her over-the-top reaction made the moment

good game, by the way. worth $60.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:03 AM

I agree the price is worth it, best battle system in a Tales IMHO. Even better than Xillia, but with the two systems combined for Xillia 2 we'll see if it surpasses it.
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