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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tales of Xillia 2 Review

Tales of Xillia 2, the fourteenth installment of the core Tales of game series. Tales of Xillia 2 is a direct sequel to Tales of Xillia, set one year after the events of Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell's journey.

Tales of Xillia 2, follows the journey of Ludger Will Kresnik who must protect a young girl named Elle Mel Marta and destroy the fractured dimensions to keep peace within their own. This game contains a similar mechanic to that of Mass Effect, where you must make decisions using the L1 and R1 buttons, making your choice between good or bad.

In, Tales of Xillia 2 after the first chapter you are told you must repay a twenty million gald debt!? This is due to medical bills and veterinary bills you racked up within the first chapter. To pay off this debt you must preform various side quests or jobs as they are known in game. These jobs can be anything from item hunting or monster slaying. Unlike previous, Tales games you will find yourself a majority of time fulfilling these jobs instead of walking through the story.

Admittedly, the side quests are optional but are recommended as they help wipe the debt a lot quicker. The story itself, is pretty solid and keeps the player hooked through the gameplay and the stunning anime cutscenes, they are beautiful.

The battle system is extremely similar to the first installment which is good, because why change something that isn't flawed. Obviously, there are changes such as new ailments such as bleed status and more weakness or strengths instead of just elemental, we now have; sword, gun and hammer. This is down to Ludger's weapon switch ability, which adds a more tactical side to battle, as each of the other characters can take advantage of these weaknesses and strengths.

Tales of Xillia 2 is a lot of the same but with lots of variety. Definitely worth the purchase because this game will have you hooked with story, side quests and Kitty Dispatch. Yes, you heard me right, Kitty Dispatch, a function within the game where you send your fat cat, Rollo to find cat friends and rare items.

If you haven't picked up, Tales of Xillia, I suggest you head to your video game retailer store on the high street or online and purchase this game, because it is well worth it.

Tales of Xillia

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