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Final Fantasy X Completion and Tales of Destiny Youtube Playthrough

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 5/10/2013 Final Fantasy X Completion and Tales of Destiny Youtube Playthrough

Final Fantasy X-2

I've now beaten Final Fantasy X's story and put down Tidus and his party and I'm going to put a quick blog of it soon. I will also beat Final Fantasy X-2 next. Most importantly to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Tales Series I'm going to be playing through Tales of Destiny for the PlayStation. I got started on the game but I'm missing some clips so I need to make a quick restart I'll resume recording from where my party rests at the Inn in Janos.

 Tales of Destiny 15th Anniversary

I've also started Final Fantasy X-2 but not to far into the game yet so I'll have to get on with it soon. I'm about to have my second boss battle on it.

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AQWBlaZer91's First Impressions: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan Demo

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Game Title: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Role Playing

Developer: Atlus

Publisher: Atlus, Nis America (Europe)

Demo Released: 30th August 2013 (Europe)

Date of Full Game Release: July 5th 2012 (Japan), February 26th 2013 (North America), August 30th 2013 (Europe)

Age Rating: CERO: A, ESRB: T for Teen, PEGI: 12+, PG

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Etrian Odyssey to me is just another RPG franchise that never seem to not get attention of in the UK at all, no thanks to Atlus with their publishing difficulties. The first one in the series came to the DS in 2008 in Europe whilst in 2007 Japan and America got the game first. It was a title which reflected upon 1980s RPG's like Might & Magic, Wizardry and The Bard's Tale. As interesting as the game was, many gamers found the title as well as the sequels to be incredibly difficult. Speaking of sequels Etrian Odyssey had two of them following up which only came out for Japan and America but not in the UK. If you want to get those games then you'd be better off importing them from Ebay or PlayAsia if they still have copies of those games in.

Atlus finally brings fourth the series to the Nintendo 3DS with Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan which continues the series formula of delivering old school RPG goodness with slight renditions and also an Easier difficulty setting. Atlus also recently announced another Etrian Odyssey game called Untold: The Millennium Girl which is a remake of the orginal game. It's stated for a American release in October this year but no announcements of a possible European release.

Etrian Odyssey UntoldUntold 1

The Nintendo Eshop has a playable demo for everyone to try out for only 3 uses which is strange and the game will last till you reach the end of the first floor in the second dungeon you'll go to.

In Etrian Oddssey IV the storyline follows you who has a make a guild of party members to be able to discover the secrets of the Yggdrasil Labyrinth and fight against dozens of powerful monsters that aim on stopping you on your quest. For a game like this that emulates the old school style of RPG games it comes as no surprise that the game lacks a proper storyline and your only connections are other strangers that you'll might meet in the Labyrinth.

Starting the game is easy for me to sort out, you simply name your guild and then you can then create your party for up to 5 members. In the game you'll have 10 different classes to pick from to build your party with but in the demo you'll have only 7 to try out. These classes include Landsknechts who deal heavy damage with Swords, Medics heal party members, Protectors now Fortresses protect other members in your party, Snipers are expert archers and so on. I can only guess that the last one is unlockable in the Full game.

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Once you build your guild and then equip all your party members, you can then get missions to do and then depart to the labyrinth. The game itself takes place in first person dungeon crawling where you explore maze like dungeons to find items hidden around, deadly monsters to fight and advancing through each floor in the dungeons.

One of the game's changes from other RPG's is that you have to draw a map manually as you wonder around. You use the Stylus on the touch screen to draw out patches of ground, wall boundaries, Treasure Boxes and doors leading to the next part of the map. You have to have to place these so that you've known what is there or what has happened there, etc.

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Etrian Odyssey IV returns the series frequent random encounter system and battles are still in turn based form. Each character in your party has their turn to use their abilities to attack the enemy, use an item or magic spell to heal up or to temporally boost their stats against tough enemies.

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One thing to not about the games is that Etrian Odyssey is very difficult, thankfully for the fourth game the developers have decided to include a more casual difficulty which is more for players who are new to RPG's or those not used to the challenge that the series is known for. One thing to be watchful of are the FOE encounters which are visible on the map and will chase you if you get close to them. They are extremely powerful and will kill you easily if you're not careful and unprepared to fight them, they simply require power level grinding and the right team combinations to win.

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Once you've beaten enough enemies and collected their dropped materials you can then sell them for money and purchase new items once they become available to you. You don't gain money from encounters instead you gain from selling your old stuff you don't need but you can only carry up to 60 items in your bag. Now there's a new feature in the Inn where you store your unwanted items in which helps incase you get equipment that can be given to another character in your roaster.

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Another new feature for the game is the Skyplane where you can take to the sky and discover other dungeons, powerful FOEs that are best avoided and also food that you can find to use as either bait to lure FOE's away and also other people who I think request something which are nice additions.

There are other new additions but however I can't mention them because they are in the full game.

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Etrian Odyssey IV's graphics use the Chibi Anime portraits which for are cute just like in the other games but however the game now has monsters rendered with 3D models instead of sprites which is an improvement and also the same for the FOE encounters which were...whatever they used to be like in the old games. The frame rate isn't smooth unlike the older games on the original DS, sticking at about 30 frames. I am however amazed at the games soundtrack, it goes from calm and relaxing tunes while exploring places but however gets instance upbeat tunes for battles.

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My main impression is that Etrian Odyssey IV is a great game so far but mostly similar to the original game, at least from my experience. I would like to get this game personally but maybe when I beat the orginal game, perhaps I'll test my Etrian Odyssey abilities with the full version of the game.

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AQWBlaZer91's First Impressions: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures

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The Angry Video Game Nerd by James Rolfe becomes one of most famous internet series on Youtube. He's an icon for playing old console's from his youth and plays the worst games of all time. He's currently on his seventh season of the show which means there about 112 episodes so far. The AVGN goes from the bad consoles like the Mega CD/Sega CD, Atari 5200, Jaguar and the CDi to the bad games of unsuccessful standards, unfair difficulty and poor design. AVGN is currently in development of a movie that's coming soon and finally ScrewAttack are actually making an Indie game that is based on him which this idea is a dream come true for AVGN fans.

AVGN

I watched the Screwattack's Screwin' Around episode in which the company decided to showcase two of the games levels but I honestly don't know how many levels that the game has in total. This blog explains my impression from watching that Screwin' Around Episode.

AVGN A3

The game itself is a platform game much similar to other games which are trying to revive the old school retro feel much like Mutant Mudds and Shovel Knight which emulate the games of the old school. You control the Nerd himself who has his trusty Zapper and his famous quotes like I'd rather have a buffalo spit up my *** than be be stuck here in this slimy *** of a game any longer!!! which are very hilarious. The game itself is supposed to feel as if the Nerd himself is reviewing his own game which actually sounds cool.

The game is incredibly difficult with the amount of deadly traps from laser beams, skull blocks, blocks that can fade in and out and enemy placements that aim to destroy you. As you die you'll get to see different quotes of the Angry Video Game Nerd himself that have been suggested by the fans. Each time you die you'll get a different quote which splicings things up. The game is programmed to make you feel like the Nerd who died at a really hard game.

AVGN A5

The Nerd can fire his Zapper gun in a straight line but also like Contra you can control where he aims with the RT Button and the D-pad to aim where you want to. You'll find power ups like beer which restore your health, the glitch gremlin who can glitch the entire game and change the music like the Time Stop item in Castlevania and also the Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 BC version 4.0 BETA B***h who literally destroys all enemies that are on the screen.

While you play as the Nerd you can find additional characters as you go like Kyle Justin, the guitar guy who's usually behind the couch, B******t Man and finally Mike Matei. The Guitar guy can shoot Sonic Booms that can go through the walls so that you easily target enemies and has a greater range, B******t Man is very strong and can shoot deadly poop at enemies and Mike can use his Laser Sword to cut things and reveal secrets. Each of these characters have their own strengths and the Nerd is the all round character that you play as.

AVGN A4

The game will have a few shmup segments from time to time as you can ride on a surfer board and blast several enemies charging in at you. Eventually you come up to a boss which references to the AVGN's other reviews and it takes several tries to memorize the boss' pattern, much like the game's tricky platforming.

AVGN A1

Like from any modern game that makes the retro games look today it looks impressive alongside the music jiggle of the AVGN Theme. I honestly say that this game is challenging and looks pretty fun to play. The crew have announced that they will release the game on Steam and they are currently working on getting the game to Nintendo consoles like the Wii U and the 3DS. They also have a pre-order bonus for Steam users so anyone who is a huge fan of the Angry Video Game Nerd Internet series will find a lot to like and get frustrated over. For me I'm going to wait till the game comes out for the Nintendo 3DS system.

AVGN A2

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AQWBlaZer91's First Impressions: Tales of Destiny K Pachislot Slot Machine Game

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Tales of Destiny K Logo

Once a upon a time there was a J-RPG in 1997 by Namco called Tales of Destiny. It became the second instalment of the Tales Franchise as well as being the first game in the series to gain the franchise's interest in America. Because of that, it allowed the title to become one of the most popular instalments in the series with it's Japan only sequel Tales of Destiny 2, Symphonia, Abyss, Vesperia and so on following. 9 years later a remake for the PlayStation 2 came out as well as a Director's Cut release of the game with tweaks and an added storyline. While the game was never released in the UK and neither the PS2 revamped editions were released outside Japan and some critics have stated that the game plays almost much like the SNES RPG's but to me it plays much like Tales of Phantasia (the original Tales instalment) but though not as good.

Tales of Destiny PSOne

Tales of Destiny PS2

Flash forward to 2013 where Namco Bandai enlists Kitac to develop the next Tales of Destiny remake titled Tales of Destiny K which to my disappointment it's going to take in a form of a Pachislot which is a Japanese Slot Machine. It was announced on August 7th with a countdowns and now the countdown is over and the site is up. To me when I watched the trailers it feels something of an arcade spinoff then a revamped game.

Tales of Destiny Slot Machine

By the fact it's a Slot Machine Game goes by it's simple gameplay. When something happens in the game you pull the reel and when the pieces match together such as bells, types of fruit, logos you'd succeed and defend yourself from enemy encounters but failing will bring you into a battle mission where characters engage in battle with the monsters. You'll take damage if you fail to match the pieces but succeeding will damage the enemy and also unleash a special attack known as Blast Caliburs. It's used for other actions in the game such as rankings after you beat a stages. The game itself easily becomes extremely repetitive and relays way to much on Luck to actually beat the game especially when you consistently doing the reels over and over throughout the whole game.

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The other features that the slot machine game will have is the 40 minutes of brand new cutscene time by Production I.G when you reach the specific reels, they do look pretty cool and makes me think that should they develop an Anime series of Tales of Destiny. The brand new character models do look amazing as well as the monsters the characters face of against. The song is still "Yume de Aru Youni" (Like A Dream) by DEEN, but will have a new theme song called"Future," which is also sung by DEEN.

Tales of Destiny Slot Machine 2

Aside from the character models and seeing a few battles of Hugo and the final boss from the previous versions, I hate to say it that this game really doesn't seem impressive and doesn't do a job of being considered as a redone game and instead a spinoff game. There's not enough evidence for me to say that a game like this is downright awful and isn't worth spending dozens of cash on but at least the trailers do look promising. Anyone who would have hoped for a full HD remake for either the PS3 or the upcoming PS4 will be very disappointed. This is a Slot Machine Game best stayed in Japan while we Western gamers wait for Tales of Xillia 2, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles or possibly the orginal Tales of Destiny to come on the PlayStation Network Store. There are far better arcade games by Namco that seem more better then this. If you are interested in this game then you'll learn about the rest of the game's mechanics on the trailers.

Now I'm thinking about playing Tales of Destiny for the PSOne on an Emulator again with Stahn's younger sister Lilith.

Also check out my Tales of Destiny review on the PlayStation that I did a year ago so you can see what this Tale came from. My Tales of Destiny Game Review

Tales of Destiny BoxPlayStation Network

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AQWBlaZer91's First Impressions: Nintendo 2DS Game Console

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So Nintendo has had a rough launch of their current handheld system that is the Nintendo 3DS. Thankfully after the system's price cut and also worthwhile titles like Star Fox 64 3D, Tales of the Abyss, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Super Mario 3D Land and many others that followed on made the system worth getting. Nintendo then released the Nintendo 3DS XL which resolved the issues that the original 3DS had and extended not only the battery life but also the screen size.

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS XL

Just when the Nintendo 3DS XL was selling well and the Wii U is struggling Nintendo announces a new 3DS console into their Nintendo 3DS family. Introducing the Nintendo 2DS, it's a Nintendo 3DS console with no 3D functionality at all and also selling at a cheap price. It's supposed to made for kids under 7 who should have the 3DS to prevent damage to their eyes and also for people who want to buy a 3DS system at a cheap price.

Nintendo 2DS

The 2DS is compatible with all your Nintendo 3DS games but only in 2D and also like the original 3DS and the XL it's also backwards compatible with the original DS games. You can still also download Nintendo Eshop and also Virtual Console and DSi Ware games so you can still play all your favorite titles you got. It will also come with an 4GB SD Card to download storage data on and also to save images and video. The system has it's two outer cameras and one inner camera but however all images and video will only shown in 2D.

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Alongside the price and no 3D functionality the 2DS has the Start, Select and Home buttons moved around and the L and R buttons feel a bit different as well. The button layout from D-pad, Circle Pad and the face buttons are all the same. There is no 3D slider or a wireless switch on the console, instead you'll have an icon on the home menu which gives you the option to enable or disable wireless features so you'll still have access to the Spotpass and Streetpass features. One main difference is the way the console looks, it's no longer a clamshell design like other DS systems so it's like with the old Gameboy Systems. So you'll have a sleepmode switch instead which you can slide on or off. I couldn't imagine how difficult it would be to get Steps and Play Coins like that. As for the Stylus it's the same size as the 3DS XL which is cool and still better then the original 3DS stylus.

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The two screens of the console are the same size as the original model and also the battery of the console is supposed to be 3-5 to 5-5 hours for 3DS games, 5-9 hours for DS games and can spend approximately 3 days in sleepmode. It has no power saving feature and will include a power adapter for charging your system. The speakers on the system are monaural but there will be Stereo for Headphones.

The Nintendo 2DS console is going to sell for £109.99 in the UK and about $129 in the US. The system is expected to launch on October 12th the same time as Pokemon X and Y come out.

Pokemon X & Y

Overall the Nintendo 2DS isn't really the most hyped console that many gamers are actually interested in because of the lack of 3D support but however it's going to be aimed for children under 7 or players who wish to spend less on their wallets and there's also carry cases for people to take the consoles on the go. Those who have the original 3DS or the XL shouldn't spend their money on it because of the lack of 3D and there's nothing new to be had. Upon the release if the trailer people mostly have given negative comments seeing this handheld could be a step back for the 3DS. Personally I think the console's a passable idea for cheap wallets and kids who haven't explored the 3DS territory before. As for me I think I'll stick with my standard 3DS that's equipped with the 3DS Power Grip and an SD Card that has 32 GB of memory. My question is that is there going to be a 2DS XL?

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 26/08/2013 My Birthday

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Hey Guys Anthony Here with a quick message. I enjoyed my birthday with what I got with the exception of one which is coming very late. That one is Resident Evil Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS. I have a feeling it will arrive on Monday tomorrow or later I really don't know, I also got 2 2100 Microsoft Points card for my 360 and on Nintendo Points Card which I'm going to use on my Wii. I decided on one VC game which is Sword of Vermilion for the MD and I've yet to decide on any other game I'll download. On my XBox 360 I'm going to buy a map pack for Call of Duty but I'm going to save the rest of my Microsoft Points for Duck Tales Remastered when the game comes out on XBox Live Arcade.

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 21/08/2013

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Hey guys I got a quick message for everyone. It's going to be my birthday on the 24th this month which is only in 3 days time. I'm excited about my birthday but wouldn't be you'll get cards and a present from everyone. I asked for Resident Evil Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS and also a Nintendo Points Card which I'll may use for my Wii and also a points card if possible for my XBox 360. Meanwhile I'm currently going to be posting some of my Highscores on some games I beat and some of them are going to be updated scores of other games I beat.

Also I'm currently playing through Project X Zone on my 3DS which is great and I'm hoping to get the game done before I start Persona 4 and Final Fantasy X. Till then it's work on the Highscores.

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16/08/2013: My Tales Of Series Progress Completion List (Blog 1)

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My Tales Of Series Progress Completion List

Tales Logo  Tales 15th Aniversary

This is a blog showcasing my records from playing the games in the Tales of Series. I don't have every single game and some of them I own are either on Emulation or the actual cart or disc. For each new game I get I will update the blog with it's entry. Whenever I complete a game I will record the characters in my party, highlight a character with my name if a game has a rename feature and finally their levels from when I finished the game. I will keep a save file when I completed the game as storage. This is just for fun and will not be a marathon.

Tales Of Phantasia (SNES): Times Completed: 0

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Normal: (In Progress)

Hard: (Not Started)

Tales Of Phantasia (PSOne): Times Completed: 3

Tales of Phantasia ps1 box

Normal: Cress: Level 84, Chester: Level 83, Mint: Level 84, Claus: Level 83, Arche: Level 82, Suzu: Level 80

Hard: (Not Started)

Mania: Cress: Level 308, Chester: Level 304, Mint: Level 306, Claus: Level 301, Arche: Level 300, Suzu: Level 298

Unknown: (Not Started)

God: (In Progress)

Tales Of Phantasia (GBA): Times Completed: 2

Tales of Phantasia GBA Europe box

Normal: Cress: Level 247, Mint: Level 246, Chester: Level 244, Arche: Level 245, Claus: Level 244, Suzu: Level 237

Hard: Cress: Level 501, Mint: Level 999, Chester: Level 496, Arche: Level 498, Claus: Level 497, Suzu: Level 496

Mania: (In Progress)

Tales Of Phantasia (GBA) (American Version): Times Completed: 2

Tales of Phantasia GBA American Box

Normal: Cress: Level 96, Mint: 85, Chester: Level 83, Arche: Level 83, Claus: Level 84, Suzu: Level 81

Hard: (Not Started)

Mania: (Not Started)

Tales Of Destiny (PSOne): Times Completed: 1

Tales of Destiny PS1 Box

Stahn: Level 94 (Dymlos: Level 93), Rutee: Level 93 (Atwight: Level 93) Philia: Level 94 (Clemente: Level 94), Garr: 89 (Ignetos: Level 73), Leon: 43 (Chaliter: 43) Chalsea: Level 84, Bruiser: Level 86, Mary: Level 42, Karyl: Level 37

Lilith Course: (In Progress)

Tales Of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon (GBC): Times Completed: 0

Tales of Phantasia Narikiri Dungeon GBC Box

(Not Started)

Tales Of Eternia (PSOne): Times Completed: 0

Tales of Eternia American PS1 Box

Normal: (Not Started)

Hard: (Not Started)

Hardcore: (Not Started)

Tales Of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2: Times Completed: 0

Tales of the World Narikiri Dungeon 2 Box

(Not Started)

Tales Of the World: Summoner's Lineage: Times Completed: 0

Summoner's Lineage

(Not Started)

Tales Of Symphonia (GC): Times Completed: 9

Tales of Symphonia PAL Box

Normal: (1/2 EXP Used) Lloyd: Level 39, Colette: Level 38, Genis: Level 39, Raine: Level 39, Sheena: Level 38, Presea: Level 38, Regal: Level 39, Kratos: Level 26

Hard: (Double EXP used and played as Kratos.) Kratos: Level 108, Lloyd: Level 106, Colette: Level 105, Genis: Level 104, Raine: Level 104, Sheena: Level 104, Presea: Level 105, Regal: Level 105 Zelos: Level 87

Mania: (10x EXP Used and played as Kratos.) Kratos: Level 250, Lloyd: Level 250, Colette: Level 250, Genis: Level 250, Raine: Level 250, Sheena: Level 250, Presea: Level 250, Regal: Level 250

Tales Of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3: Times Completed: 0

Narikiri Dungeon 3 Box

(Not Started)

Tales Of the Tempest (Nintendo DS): Times Completed: 0

Tales of the Tempest

Easy: (Not Started)

Normal: (Not Started)

Hard: (In Progress)

Tales Of the Abyss (Nintendo 3DS): Times Completed: 1

Tales of the Abyss 3DS Pal Box

Normal: (Normal EXP) Luke: Level 186, Tear: Level 183, Guy: Level 181, Jade: Level 181, Anise: Level 178, Natalia: Level 181

Hard: (In Progress)

Very Hard: (Not Started)

Unknown: (Not Started)

Tales Of Innocence (Nintendo DS): Times Completed: 0

Tales of Innocence Box

Normal: (Not Started)

Hard: (Not Started)

Mania: (Not Started)

Tales Of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Nintendo Wii): Times Completed: 3

Tales of Symphonia DOTNW Pal Box

Normal: Emil: Level 102, Marta: Level 102

Hard: Emil: Level 200, Marta: Level 200 (Didn't complete Gladsheim Side Dungeon)

Mania: (In Progress)

Unknown: (Not Completed)

Tales Of Vesperia (XBox 360): Times Completed: 1

Tales of Vesperia Pal XBox 360

Easy: (In Progress)

Normal: (Normal EXP) Yuri: Level 78, Estelle: Level 76, Repede: Level 76, Karol: Level 75, Rita: Level 77, Raven: Level 77, Judith: Level 76 (Only Main Story and Fell Arms Sidequest Completed)

Hard: (Not Started)

Mania: (Not Started)

Unknown: (Not Started)

Tales Of Hearts (Nintendo DS): Times Completed: 0

Tales of Hearts Box

Normal: (Not Started)

Hard: (Not Started)

Mania: (Not Started)

Unknown: (Not Started)

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12/08/2013: Mini Top 5 Countdown: Tales of Xillia Special! Top 5 Base Artes

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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: Tales of Xillia Special!

The Top 5 Base Artes in the Tales Series

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Tales of Xillia is finally released in the West after it's longtime it spent being released only in Japan. Thanks to the support of the fans and also it's impressive reviews it got already, gamers are looking forward to playing more games in the series. I plan to get a PS3 in the future but however some consequences would have to be made. For now I decided to put up some mini Top 5 lists of the abilities that the characters use. This calls them Artes and they are simply Magical and Strike abilities that combine to support and heal each other and destroy their enemies. This list focuses on the basic low level Melee Arte that are called Bases that all warriors can use. Here are my personal choices and note that the games shown are the main installments.

5. Demon Fang (, Majinken, Demon God Sword)

Characters that use it:

Tales of Phantasia - Cress Albane
Tales of Destiny - Stahn Aileron, Leon Magnus (as Missile Sword), Leon (as Missile Blow)
Tales of Eternia - Reid Hershel, Valkyrie, Cress (as Sonic Blade)
Tales of Symphonia - Lloyd Irving, Kratos Aurion, Zelos Wilder
Tales of Rebirth - Veigue Lungberg
Tales of Legendia - Chloe Valens
Tales of the Abyss - Guy Cecil
Tales of Innocence - Ruca Milda, Spada Belforma, Asras
Tales of Hearts - Kunzite, Guy; Support Arte: Stahn Aileron
Tales of Vesperia - Flynn Scifo, Leblanc, Traitor to Heaven
Tales of Graces - Asbel Lhant
Tales of Xillia - Alvin, Wingull, Gaius
Tales of Xillia 2 - Ludger Will Kresnik, Alvin, Gaius, Stahn Aileron, Cress Albane
Tales of Hearts R - Shing Meteoryte, Kunzite

Tales of Legendia - Senel Coolidge (as Demon Fist)
Tales of the Abyss - Luke fon Fabre, Asch (as Demon Fist)
Tales of Xillia - Jude Mathis (as Demon Fist)
Tales of Xillia 2 - Jude Mathis (as Demon Fist)

Tales of Vesperia - Repede (as Demon Dog)

Demon Fang

Demon Fang is a snall projectile shockwave attack that can be swang at enemies and is very efficient at long range but becomes easily to dodge in later games thanks to the free movement skill. Throughout the series Demon Fang has had plenty of different variations including Double, Fierce, Fist and also enchanting it with darkness. It may have given to the best of heroes but only gets low on the list due to it's easy to dodge and it's weak.

4. Void Tempest (, Shinkuuhazan,Vacuum Destruction Slash)

Characters that use it:

Tales of Phantasia - Cress Albane
Tales of Phantasia (GBA) - Cress Albane (as Omega Tempest)
Tales of the Abyss - Guy Cecil
Tales of Innocence - Ruca Milda
Tales of Hearts - Guy

Void Tempest

Void Tempest is a powerful slash attack which does major to enemies that can be about halfway from the screen and still can get hit by it. Even though it takes skill to actually master the proper timing to pull a successful hit, but when using it Void Tempest becomes an Arte to be reckoned with. In Tales of the Abyss Guy can use a field of fonon effect to unleash Dragon Tempest which is very lethal against bosses.

3. Sword Rain (, Chirisazame,Scatter Sand Rain)

Characters that use it:

Tales of Eternia - Reid Hershel (Swarm)
Tales of Symphonia - Lloyd Irving
Tales of Legendia - Chloe Valens
Tales of Rebirth - Saleh
Tales of Innocence - Spada Belforma
Tales of Vesperia - Adecor, Flynn Scifo
Tales of Graces - Richard, Frederic
Tales of Xillia - Leia Rolando (as Staff Rain)
Tales of Xillia 2 - Leia Rolando (as Staff Rain)

Sword Rain

If you wish to begin racking up combos in a Tales game then Sword Rain becomes your goto Arte. It's not just easy to pull of small combos with a series of Thrust attacks but however this Arte can also keep single boss fights busy while Mages can easily get off their magic spells without any interruption. Sword Rain has it's variations where some characters can use Sword Rain Alpha or Beta by ending Sword Rain up with a powerful strike with a character's weapon or enchanting it.

2. Beast (, Shishisenkou,Lion Battle Roar)

Characters that use it:

Tales of Phantasia - Cress Albane
Tales of Destiny - Stahn Aileron, Mary Argent, Lilith Aileron (as Force)
Tales of Eternia - Farah Oersted, Celsius (as Chi)
Tales of Symphonia - Lloyd Irving, Magnius, Celsius, Farah Oersted
Tales of Legendia - Senel Coolidge
Tales of the Abyss - Guy Cecil, Largo, Nebilim
Tales of Innocence - Hermana Larmo
Tales of Hearts - Shing Meteoryte
Tales of Vesperia - Flynn Scifo, Leblanc
Tales of Graces - Sophie
Tales of Xillia - Jude Mathis, Gaius
Tales of Xillia 2 - Jude Mathis, Gaius, Stahn Aileron

Beast

Beast unleashes a deadly lion that knocks back the enemy and gives back your Mages needed time to cast. This move works for most weak enemies but on big enemies it won't push them back much. In newer games it can also stun them and give you extra time needed to deal extra damage. Beast has it's variations like Raging and Hunting Beast as well as enchanted it with fire for Fiery Beast. It does however gives the enemy to recover upon getting up.

1. Tiger Blade (, Kogahazan, Tiger Fang Break Slash)

Characters that use it:

Tales of Phantasia - Cress Albane
Tales of Destiny - Stahn Aileron, Leon Magnus
Tales of Eternia - Reid Hershel, Cress (as Demon Hammer)
Tales of Symphonia - Lloyd Irving
Tales of Rebirth - Veigue Lungberg
Tales of Legendia - Chloe Valens
Tales of the Abyss - Guy Cecil, Reid Hershel
Tales of Innocence - Spada Belforma
Tales of Hearts - Kunzite
Tales of Vesperia - Yuri Lowell, Flynn Scifo, Don
Tales of Graces - Hubert Oswell
Tales of Xillia - Alvin, Gaius
Tales of Xillia 2 - Ludger Will Kresnik, Alvin, Gaius

Tiger Blade

Tiger Blade is a powerful 2 strike attack which can take down any easy opponents easily. It does high damage in Tales of Phantasia and Destiny it started as a 4 strike attack which can be overpowering epically against tough bosses. Tiger Blade also became an Arte that most players can easily combine Arcane Artes with to pull off easy combos. Tiger Blade can be also be enchanted and this makes it my pick for the Top 5 Base Artes.

Tales of Xillia

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08/08/2013: Light Gun Marathon Completed

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AQWBlaZer91 Channel Update: 08/08/2013 Light Gun Marathon Completed

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With Resident Evil Survivor 2 done and dusted I can say that I've finished all my Light Gun games that I planned to do. I didn't wish to do any of the Wii games for it and I didn't want to do other Light Gun games that are really rare like Crypt Killer or Mighty Hits Special for the PSOne. I would like to say that I was really lazy to get this Marathon done and also I was hooked by my American Tales of Phantasia copy that I've fixed and also last month I got Project X Zone for my 3DS and I'm going to finish them before I resume the Final Fantasy Marathon by playing the PS2 Final Fantasy games because I have plans that I may decide to sell my PS2 so that I can have a PS3 with Tales of Xillia.

I have reviews of them and also videos which are coming up on Youtube and also I'll have High Scores of some of the games I've done on Facebook and DeviantART.

Tales of Phantasia US GBAProject X Zone

I'll try to get Project X Zone and Tales of Phantasia American GBA done as quickly as I possibly can. I won't bother to update the two of those reviews that I've done. Finally then I'll be starting Final Fantasy X on the PS2.

Final Fantasy X

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