Excerpt: opens with humble beginnings: starting in a small village in the world of Sylvarant. Colette, a ditzy and clumsy young girl, is charged with the task of turning into an angel and regenerating the world, thus purifying it of the Desians. The Desians are a large army of half-elves who have been discriminated against in times past and are now raising humans like cattle for reasons unknown.
Excerpt: For a long time after the launch of the Gamecube, people clamored for the release of a new RPG, exclusive to the machine. Sure, there were some RPGs available such as Skies of Arcadia Legends and Phantasy Star Online , but those served only as ports with a few upgrades. Lost Kingdoms didn’t satisfy, as it was a card-battling RPG that was way too short. With Tales of Symphonia , Gamecube owners finally had their dreams come true.
Excerpt: Fans of the Tales series can rejoice as the next installment’s release date draws near. Namco’s Tales of Symphonia , a Gamecube exclusive, promises an epic and enjoyable adventure! There are two worlds whose fates are interlocked. Mana, the planets life force, is shared by the worlds, and as one world thrives the other suffers.
Excerpt: Japan?s RPG scene boasts several prominent franchises, including many that never make it America. Tales of Symphonia is part of Namco\'s \'Tales\' series, which hasn\'t been seen much in the West despite being both popular and prolific in Japan. In an effort to change that, Namco has opted to market this newest Tales offering on the barren role-playing landscape known as the Nintendo GameCube. Historically, the Tales series ? including the recent Tales of Destiny games ?
Excerpt: What do you get when you mix the GameCube with a traditional RPG from the likes of Namco? The answer: a gay ol’ time. At least that’s been my experience with the newest entry into Namco’s niche popular Tales series, Tales of Symphonia. I’ve been gayin’ it up old-school style for going on just over 60 hours now and the only reason I stopped was because of time. Time. Stupid time. Deadlines. Stupid deadlines. So now I don’t get to play the game. I get to talk about it.
Excerpt: The Gamecube isn’t exactly an RPG haven, but with the recent release of Tales of Symphonia , Namco hopes to fix that. Fans of the Tales series have been awaiting the games release for quite some time, so the game has quite a bit to live up to. So does it succeed? Read on.
Excerpt: Most people look at me a little funny when I mention that Tales of Destiny is one of my favorite games of all time. It was a lesser known title on a system heavily saturated by excellent, timeless RPGs. Why, then, do I consider this game, amongst some of its more prestigious peers, to be so enjoyable? I believe it is for mostly the same reasons I truly enjoyed Tales of Symphonia (hereafter TOS) so much.
Excerpt: The year is 1991. I’m sitting at my friend’s house playing Final Fantasy II. We are taking turns switching off every hour so we both get chances to play. I am enthralled by the story and the game, this is one of the greatest gaming experiences of my young life.