History VideoGame / TalesOfSymphonia

16th Sep '17 5:50:54 PM nombretomado
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** Katz are a weird example of this, looking very much like people in cat suits ala Cat-Man from PerfectHairForever.

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** Katz are a weird example of this, looking very much like people in cat suits ala Cat-Man from PerfectHairForever.''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever''.
10th Sep '17 3:54:38 PM Asue
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** If you equip the fancy clothes for Persea and Zelos they have a chance of using a giant stuffed bunny and flowers respectively.

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** If you equip the fancy clothes for Persea Presea and Zelos Zelos, they have a chance of using a giant stuffed bunny and flowers respectively.
10th Sep '17 3:42:30 PM Asue
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* {{Fauxshadow}}: [[spoiler:The character Genis]] is foreshadowed to betray you. [[spoiler: He doesn't.]]

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* {{Fauxshadow}}: [[spoiler:The character Genis]] [[spoiler:Genis]] is foreshadowed to betray you. [[spoiler: He doesn't.]]
10th Sep '17 3:39:57 PM Asue
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* DeusExMachina [[spoiler: Lloyd suddenly sprouts wings at a very convenient time.]] Its not entirely implausible, [[spoiler:as Lloyd is Kratos' son, and the Angels get their wings because of their Cruxius Crystals, which are basically Exspheres, and the Desians repeatedly refer to Lloyd's Exsphere as being a super-special, one-of-a-kind, experimental Exsphere known as the ''Angelus'' Crystal. Getting unique angel wings was only to be expected, though it's unlikely the Desian who created it ever intended it to be used that way. Also, let's not forget the fact that Lloyd absorbed Mithos' Cruxis Crystal after killing him. Or that he WAS wielding the {{Sword of Plot Advancement}} at the time.]]

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* DeusExMachina DeusExMachina: [[spoiler: Lloyd suddenly sprouts wings at a very convenient time.]] Its not entirely implausible, [[spoiler:as Lloyd is Kratos' son, and the Angels get their wings because of their Cruxius Crystals, which are basically Exspheres, and the Desians repeatedly refer to Lloyd's Exsphere as being a super-special, one-of-a-kind, experimental Exsphere known as the ''Angelus'' Crystal. Getting unique angel wings was only to be expected, though it's unlikely the Desian who created it ever intended it to be used that way. Also, let's not forget the fact that Lloyd absorbed Mithos' Cruxis Crystal after killing him. Or that he WAS wielding the {{Sword of Plot Advancement}} at the time.]]
10th Sep '17 3:37:59 PM Asue
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* ArtificialStupidity: Kratos and Zelos are heavily inclined towards physical artes rather than magic. This makes learning their new spells difficult, since a second-tier arte/spell can't be obtained until the corresponding first-tier arte/spell has been used 50 times. Naturally, they either don't casat it at all... or they start it ''right in front of enemies'' who will hit them.

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* ArtificialStupidity: Kratos and Zelos are heavily inclined towards physical artes rather than magic. This makes learning their new spells difficult, since a second-tier arte/spell can't be obtained until the corresponding first-tier arte/spell has been used 50 times. Naturally, they either don't casat cast it at all... or they start it ''right in front of enemies'' who will hit them.



* DevelopersForesight: After you make a summon pact with Undine, you can go make pacts with Efreet and Slyph as well. There's no in-story reason to do this, but it will unlock them as spells earlier and save you the trouble of going back for them later in the game when you need all the Summon Spirits. The bosses are even retuned to match your current level.

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* DevelopersForesight: After you make a summon pact with Undine, you can go make pacts with Efreet and Slyph Sylph as well. There's no in-story reason to do this, but it will unlock them as spells earlier and save you the trouble of going back for them later in the game when you need all the Summon Spirits. The bosses are even retuned to match your current level.



* DiscOneFinalDungeon: First there's the [[spoiler:first]] visit to the Tower of Salvation in Sylvarant, then it's [[spoiler: the Second trip to the Tower of Salvation in Tethe'alla (the third trip to the tower overall)]]. And then after ''that'', it's [[spoiler:Torent Forest]].

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* DiscOneFinalDungeon: First First, there's the [[spoiler:first]] visit to the Tower of Salvation in Sylvarant, then it's [[spoiler: the Second trip to the Tower of Salvation in Tethe'alla (the third trip to the tower overall)]]. And then after ''that'', it's [[spoiler:Torent Forest]].
8th Sep '17 9:37:17 PM Tsukireiko
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** Aside from the rest of the party characters with Lloyd, Zelos and Sheena having ''something'' between them is teased numerous times in the narrative and Genis develops a massive crush on Presea.

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** Aside from the rest of the party characters with Lloyd, Zelos and Sheena having the narrative teases numerous times that there might be ''something'' between them is teased numerous times in the narrative Zelos and Sheena, and Genis develops a massive crush on Presea.
8th Sep '17 9:35:31 PM Tsukireiko
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** Done for every member of the party with the Flanoir cutscenes. The ones with Sheena and Colette are decidedly romantic (the creators obviously knew that people were going to ship regardless), and the other ones explore other types of affection.

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** Done for every member of the party with the Flanoir cutscenes. The ones with Sheena and Colette and Sheena are decidedly romantic (the creators obviously knew that people were going to ship regardless), and the other ones explore other types of affection.


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** Aside from the rest of the party characters with Lloyd, Zelos and Sheena having ''something'' between them is teased numerous times in the narrative and Genis develops a massive crush on Presea.
16th Aug '17 7:31:33 AM WaterBlap
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
** Kratos joins the party for one fight before you learn his name. If you hover over his name for item selection, Tech confirmation, or Strategy reworking, his name appears as ????.
** The status page for characters includes both first and last names, [[spoiler:except for Regal. Not exceptionally long after he joins the party, Presea finds out that her sister was killed by a man called "Master Bryant". Regal is a self-declared murderer. Guess who he killed?]]
** Sure, you ''can'' get to Palmacosta by taking a boat from Izoold... or, you can walk across a bridge in the other direction, and go through around the second continent in reverse order. You'll still end up visiting all of the major destinations and seeing all of the mandatory scenes, and the story will still make a modicum of sense. There's even some scenes that you can only see this way, and once you've [[LevelGrinding ground levels]] against the enemies on the "far" end of the continent and bought the good weapons, once you get back around to Palmacosta, every fight is a cakewalk (bar ''maybe'' [[ThatOneBoss Sylph]]).
** You can actually recruit Sheena early. And there are scenes that only play if she's present at the time.
** After you make a summon pact with Undine, you can go make pacts with Efreet and Slyph as well. There's no in-story reason to do this, but it will unlock them as spells earlier and save you the trouble of going back for them later in the game when you need all the Summon Spirits. The bosses are even retuned to match your current level, the dialogue scenes for [[spoiler:the broken mana links]] occur in Tethe'alla, and if Gnome and Sylph are both obtained before Efreet and Celsius, the party will acknowledge the Earth summon's words about [[spoiler:having just "ripped out the mana link" after the ensuing earthquake.]]
** There's one sidequest early on in which Genis casts [[spoiler: Icicle to freeze a geyser so Lloyd can retrieve a statue]]. If you trigger the start of this event before he learns the spell in question, he will go "But... I don't know that kind of magic yet" and the party will decide to return to that event once he learns it. If you try to go to the event's location before learning the spell anyway, he'll go "I STILL don't know that spell yet!"
** In one of the Houses of Salvation, there's an NPC who will immediately engage your screen character in a game of word chain if you talk to them. However, if you talk to this NPC as Colette during the brief period of time where [[spoiler:Colette has lost her voice]], the "conversation" will [[HilarityEnsues proceed exactly the way the player expects]]; the NPC will get mad at you and demand that you "[[SeriousBusiness play seriously.]]"
** The Unicorn Horn sub-quest receives some alternative dialogue if viewed after [[spoiler:Colette has lost her voice and]] Sheena reveals her Tethe'allan origins. The pact with Undine, in particular, has a portion of both cutscenes remain unvoiced to compensate for [[spoiler:Colette's missing vocals]].

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
** Kratos joins the party for one fight before you learn his name. If you hover over his name for item selection, Tech confirmation, or Strategy reworking, his name appears as ????.
** The status page for characters includes both first and last names, [[spoiler:except for Regal. Not exceptionally long after he joins the party, Presea finds out that her sister was killed by a man called "Master Bryant". Regal is a self-declared murderer. Guess who he killed?]]
** Sure, you ''can'' get to Palmacosta by taking a boat from Izoold... or, you can walk across a bridge in the other direction, and go through around the second continent in reverse order. You'll still end up visiting all of the major destinations and seeing all of the mandatory scenes, and the story will still make a modicum of sense. There's even some scenes that you can only see this way, and once you've [[LevelGrinding ground levels]] against the enemies on the "far" end of the continent and bought the good weapons, once you get back around to Palmacosta, every fight is a cakewalk (bar ''maybe'' [[ThatOneBoss Sylph]]).
** You can actually recruit Sheena early. And there are scenes that only play if she's present at the time.
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DevelopersForesight: After you make a summon pact with Undine, you can go make pacts with Efreet and Slyph as well. There's no in-story reason to do this, but it will unlock them as spells earlier and save you the trouble of going back for them later in the game when you need all the Summon Spirits. The bosses are even retuned to match your current level, the dialogue scenes for [[spoiler:the broken mana links]] occur in Tethe'alla, and if Gnome and Sylph are both obtained before Efreet and Celsius, the party will acknowledge the Earth summon's words about [[spoiler:having just "ripped out the mana link" after the ensuing earthquake.]]
** There's one sidequest early on in which Genis casts [[spoiler: Icicle to freeze a geyser so Lloyd can retrieve a statue]]. If you trigger the start of this event before he learns the spell in question, he will go "But... I don't know that kind of magic yet" and the party will decide to return to that event once he learns it. If you try to go to the event's location before learning the spell anyway, he'll go "I STILL don't know that spell yet!"
** In one of the Houses of Salvation, there's an NPC who will immediately engage your screen character in a game of word chain if you talk to them. However, if you talk to this NPC as Colette during the brief period of time where [[spoiler:Colette has lost her voice]], the "conversation" will [[HilarityEnsues proceed exactly the way the player expects]]; the NPC will get mad at you and demand that you "[[SeriousBusiness play seriously.]]"
** The Unicorn Horn sub-quest receives some alternative dialogue if viewed after [[spoiler:Colette has lost her voice and]] Sheena reveals her Tethe'allan origins. The pact with Undine, in particular, has a portion of both cutscenes remain unvoiced to compensate for [[spoiler:Colette's missing vocals]].
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7th Aug '17 10:17:21 PM theknack101
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* ImpliedLoveInterest: In this game you can make Lloyd to hook up with several girls, but the romance [[NoHuggingNoKissing is never too explicit]].

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* ImpliedLoveInterest: In this The game rather heavily pushes Colette as the "proper" love interest for Lloyd, to the point that [[spoiler:if you can make get Kratos's ending, Colette will be the one to accompany Lloyd on his journey to hook up collect all the exspheres.]] To a slightly lesser degree, Sheena gets a lot of ShipTease with several girls, but Lloyd, more so than Raine or Presea. However, nothing explicit occurs during the romance [[NoHuggingNoKissing is never too explicit]].game.
** The sequel however lets you make it explicit by choosing who Lloyd's soulmate from 1 was with a romantic confession occurring if any of his female companions are chosen.
6th Aug '17 10:03:00 PM theknack101
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* OrphanedEtymology: During the formal dance where everyone is dressed up, Genis tells Loyd that Sheena laughed at his outfit and said he looked like he was dressed up for Easter Sunday. Of course, Easter doesn't exist in the story's world since it's a Christian holiday. However, its partially lampshaded as Loyd asks what Easter Sunday is, and Genis responds that its apparently a holiday in Mizuho.
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