X360, PS3 Tuesday, December 25, 2007 | 9:53 AM

Tales of Vesperia trailer

Tales of Vesperia trailer

Again from Namco-Bandau, here is the first trailer of the new episode of the Tales Of... series names Tales of Vesperia. Since it's a 720p video it's clearly not a Wii game, but no platform has been announced.
Update: Looks like the source of the game's page on Namco's site had some interesting indications, since it had Xbox 360 listed in the keywords. Not an official confirmation, but still something.


First trailer

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Commented on 2007-12-25 10:11:44
I watched the low resolution streaming video, and to me, it could have been a PS2 video. Downloading the high res one now.

[edit : watched it in HD, looks better, but no Eternal Sonata, for example]
Commented on 2007-12-25 10:11:56
about time we see a tales game on a 360/PS3 console :)

thnx namco
Commented on 2007-12-25 10:37:31
bee ay ee you tee ful!
Commented on 2007-12-25 11:34:06
Weird how this game, N-B's premier RPG series, took a HUGE step back from Eternal Sonata.
Commented on 2007-12-25 12:05:48
God, I hope it comes to the Xbox 360. I never played any of the Tales of.. Series so this could well be my first!
Commented on 2007-12-25 12:43:52
Very not graphic focused game I can say for sure, it looks somewhat bad in fact specially animations who is very horrid.

Could be a good game but most tales of game haven't been that grate, Tales of Abyss was the last good ones, and before that a snes game. they just spam out them to much and they get to little focused and polished.
Commented on 2007-12-25 13:19:06 In reply to MyManD
Posted by MyManD
Weird how this game, N-B's premier RPG series, took a HUGE step back from Eternal Sonata.
same publisher but not the same developing team.
Commented on 2007-12-25 13:22:33
This message is in "Boulet Time" (TM), If you still *really* want to see it, click here

Commented on 2007-12-25 13:24:39 In reply to Yusaku2
Posted by Yusaku2
same publisher but not the same developing team.
But you'd still expect this game, which probably has more money being funneled into its production, to at least be in the same ballpark visually.
Commented on 2007-12-25 13:50:14
These are the games MS needs on the Xbox 360.. But I fear it will kindof flop for them, because these games don't sell big numbers in the West, and in Japan obviously almost everybody will buy it for the PS3..

I dunno, it's an almost impossible situation MS is in.. They can only win over Japan if they offer more of these games exclusivly then Sony or Nintendo do, and that is very unlikely to happen.. Bassicly MS has to spend lots of money on something they can probably never win over.. All they can do I guess is persist and hope for the long term, keep spending and be patient..

But if you ask me it's a lost battle, because people buy a Western console for Western games and a Japanese console for Japanese games (especially in Japan).. It makes total sense, and I think that's virtually impossible to chance unless MS completly pushes the Japanese consoles of the market (which is not gonna happen)..
Commented on 2007-12-25 14:40:32
It's gonna be a timed 360 exclusive
Commented on 2007-12-25 15:05:14
If it's not from NIS or Atlus, I really don't care about it. We need more stuff like Disgaea 3 and Agarest Senki on PS3. Not this lame "for everyone on every platform" shit Namco seems to be going for. The game looks very unappealing.
Commented on 2007-12-25 15:20:53 In reply to Jigen
Posted by Jigen
I watched the low resolution streaming video, and to me, it could have been a PS2 video. Downloading the high res one now.

[edit : watched it in HD, looks better, but no Eternal Sonata, for example]
WTF? Apart from a few dodgy textures this looks at least as good as Eternal Sonata, in fact the actual animation is possibly even better. (I have only played the demo and watched videos so maybe later in the game it looks even better than this but then all we've seen of this is this video too.)
Commented on 2007-12-25 16:07:46
nice atmosphere
Commented on 2007-12-25 16:44:03 In reply to MugiMugi
Posted by MugiMugi
Very not graphic focused game I can say for sure, it looks somewhat bad in fact specially animations who is very horrid.

Could be a good game but most tales of game haven't been that grate, Tales of Abyss was the last good ones, and before that a snes game. they just spam out them to much and they get to little focused and polished.
Tales of Symphonia was awesome, And Synce Atlus are highly overated in my opinion.

Looks just as good as Trusty Bell if you ask me (bit more simplistic though), the cities look quite nice, personally I thought Trusty Bell looked like someone had thrown up smarties in some places, I mean I like colour in games, but there is such a thing as too much.
Commented on 2007-12-25 17:08:53
Looks like the same engine as eternal sonata... this really looks like a sequel.
Eternal Sonata got boring after many houres.... well lets see
Commented on 2007-12-25 19:18:16
I doubt its the same engine, Trusty Bell was developed by Tri-Cresendo not Namco.

Actually looks more like Idol M@ster art wise that Trusty Bell if you ask me.
Commented on 2007-12-25 19:40:55
oi oi oi! i called the game beautiful! haha the hell was that in "Boulet Time" for?
Commented on 2007-12-25 22:40:49 In reply to Corellianrogue
Posted by Corellianrogue
WTF? Apart from a few dodgy textures this looks at least as good as Eternal Sonata, in fact the actual animation is possibly even better. (I have only played the demo and watched videos so maybe later in the game it looks even better than this but then all we've seen of this is this video too.)
The textures are PS2 grade, for one. Which is several times worse than Eternal Sonata. Modeling of both the environments and characters are far inferior too (polygon counts). Finally there's basically no shaders I can see whatsoever, but Eternal Sonata didn't have many either.

So basically it's a PS2 game in HD. Graphics of course aren't everything, but I can't see how you could argue these graphics are on par with other 360 or PS3 games (except maybe something like Beautiful Katamari).
Commented on 2007-12-25 23:26:25
This series is for kids or young teenagers... generic story, generic characters, the one on PSP is not very good
Commented on 2007-12-26 00:02:45 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
This series is for kids or young teenagers... generic story, generic characters, the one on PSP is not very good
I agree. "Tales of" series are more for younger teens. There is nothing wrong with its characters or story or graphics. I feel old for these type of games. I'm more into something more serious like lost odyssey or FF13 or mass effect. Although I do occassionally play games like these...to relax and not think at all, just for fun.
Commented on 2007-12-26 01:05:30 In reply to Jigen
Posted by Jigen
I can't see how you could argue these graphics are on par with other 360 or PS3 games (except maybe something like Beautiful Katamari).
LOL

Seriously if you think this looks like a HD PS2 games then you need to go look at a PS2 game again.

I'm not saying its amazing or anything but PS2 like is going way too far.

Plus, of course this game uses shaders, it just doesn't use realistic ones.
Commented on 2007-12-26 01:32:46
Just needs work, don't complain it doesn't look good. It's the style they use; simpleness.
Commented on 2007-12-26 02:20:25
This game looks like Eternal Soanta! Wow! It seems like Namco has had quite a lot of practice with the XBOX 360 after Idol Master and Eternal Sonata. I'm glad that the Tales Franchise is finally coming to the 360! I can't wait to play this! What a great Christmas gift from Namco Bandai!
Commented on 2007-12-26 04:15:30 In reply to Jigen
Posted by Jigen
The textures are PS2 grade, for one. Which is several times worse than Eternal Sonata. Modeling of both the environments and characters are far inferior too (polygon counts). Finally there's basically no shaders I can see whatsoever, but Eternal Sonata didn't have many either.

So basically it's a PS2 game in HD. Graphics of course aren't everything, but I can't see how you could argue these graphics are on par with other 360 or PS3 games (except maybe something like Beautiful Katamari).
Judging by just what I saw in the trailer the animation alone would probably kill a PS2, lol!
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