Aside: Tales of Vesperia Is So Gay
I started playing Tales of Vesperia over the weekend. It’s exactly what I needed to pique my interest in gaming, at least for the time being. It’s as Japanese and as camp as one could hope. The opening intro is especially cringeworthy as a sequence of the game’s notable moments play out to cheesy Japanese rock music (I’ll record it and put it on my blog as it gets me every goddam time).
The characters are as cliche as you’d expect, everything is as Japanese as you’d expect, nothing has been reinvented. And you know what? That’s totally cool with me. That’s how JRPGs should be. I can’t wait to sink a bunch of hours into it. I hope it becomes my new Lost Odyssey.