History VideoGame / TalesOfSymphonia

16th Jun '16 2:26:10 PM AuraXtreme
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* BaitAndSwitch: A priestly girl in Palmacosta appears once the party has been to Hakonesia Peak, asking them to take her there. Players expecting an EscortMission will be pleasantly surprised to discover it's just a ZipMode.



** JUDGEMENT !!!!!

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** JUDGEMENT !!!!!JUDGEMENT!!!!!
16th Jun '16 2:21:55 PM AuraXtreme
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* BonusBoss: ''Lots'' of them. There's the four fights against the Sword Dancer, Abyssion, Maxwell, the mid-boss and boss of the Forbidden Anamnesis[[note]]often incorrectly referred to as Niflheim[[/note]], the fights against [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Garr/Woodrow]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfEternia Farah and Meredy]] in the Colosseum, a DuelBoss fight against [[spoiler: Seles]] (also in the Colosseum,) and another DuelBoss fight against Kuchinawa.

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* BonusBoss: ''Lots'' of them. There's the four three fights against the Sword Dancer, Abyssion, Maxwell, the mid-boss and boss of the Forbidden Anamnesis[[note]]often incorrectly referred to as Niflheim[[/note]], the fights against [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Garr/Woodrow]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfEternia Farah and Meredy]] in the Colosseum, a DuelBoss fight against [[spoiler: Seles]] (also in the Colosseum,) and another DuelBoss fight against Kuchinawa.



** Chocalate is kidnapped by the Desians early and taken to a nearby Human Ranch, then taken to another Ranch before you can rescue her. [[spoiler: The party is not able to rescue her until the end of Disc 1.]]

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** Chocalate Chocolat is kidnapped by the Desians early and taken to a nearby Human Ranch, then taken to another Ranch before you can rescue her. [[spoiler: The party is not able to rescue her until the end of Disc 1.]]
16th Jun '16 1:19:06 PM AuraXtreme
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* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: Exphere's are people!]]

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* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: Exphere's Expheres are people!]]
4th Jun '16 10:31:55 PM nombretomado
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* AwesomeButImpractical: [[SummonMagic Summons]], Colette's Sacrifice spell, any of the Mystic Artes - Presea's Crimson Devestation (PS2 exclusive) is especially ridiculous, requiring her to be the only surviving party member and be below 16% HP, amongst other requirements.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: [[SummonMagic Summons]], Colette's Sacrifice spell, any of the Mystic Artes - Presea's Crimson Devestation (PS2 ([=PS2=] exclusive) is especially ridiculous, requiring her to be the only surviving party member and be below 16% HP, amongst other requirements.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Abyssion in the PS2 Version, when the difficulty is set to 'Mania'. So, now that you've got Nebilim's power, why don't you just throw your most powerful spells and be done with it? Guess what, he always begins with [[OhCrap Divine Judgement]], causing a TotalPartyKill to anyone unprepared, in the first two seconds of the fight.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Abyssion in the PS2 Version, [=PS2=] version, when the difficulty is set to 'Mania'. So, now that you've got Nebilim's power, why don't you just throw your most powerful spells and be done with it? Guess what, he always begins with [[OhCrap Divine Judgement]], causing a TotalPartyKill to anyone unprepared, in the first two seconds of the fight.



* MoneySpider: Special mention for the dragon in the Temple of Earth, 10000 [[GlobalCurrency gald]] per kill, and is a [[RespawningEnemies respawning enemy]]. This is actually either a GoodBadBug that was "fixed" in the Japanese-only UpdatedRerelease for the PS2. It was only supposed to give 1000 gald, but an extra zero made its way into the code....

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* MoneySpider: Special mention for the dragon in the Temple of Earth, 10000 [[GlobalCurrency gald]] per kill, and is a [[RespawningEnemies respawning enemy]]. This is actually either a GoodBadBug that was "fixed" in the Japanese-only UpdatedRerelease for the PS2.[=PS2=]. It was only supposed to give 1000 gald, but an extra zero made its way into the code....



* UpdatedRerelease: The PS2 version of the game had a few extra costumes for everyone as well as optional extra battles and even new moves for most of the cast, including Mystic Artes. For up to ten years, overseas players wouldn't be able to try these up until the HD rerelease in 2014.

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* UpdatedRerelease: The PS2 [=PS2=] version of the game had a few extra costumes for everyone as well as optional extra battles and even new moves for most of the cast, including Mystic Artes. For up to ten years, overseas players wouldn't be able to try these up until the HD rerelease in 2014.
28th May '16 8:37:39 PM nombretomado
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An [[UpdatedRerelease HD port of the [=PS2=] version of the game titled "Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles"]] (or ''Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack'' in Japan) for the [=PS3=] containing Dual-Audio, new bonus cameo costumes, as well as an HD port of ''Dawn of the New World'' was released in 2014. Both games can also be bought separately through PlaystationNetwork. The HD port was also released for the PC through Steam.

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An [[UpdatedRerelease HD port of the [=PS2=] version of the game titled "Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles"]] (or ''Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack'' in Japan) for the [=PS3=] containing Dual-Audio, new bonus cameo costumes, as well as an HD port of ''Dawn of the New World'' was released in 2014. Both games can also be bought separately through PlaystationNetwork.UsefulNotes/PlaystationNetwork. The HD port was also released for the PC through Steam.



* StoryBranchFavoritism: In Flanoir, [[spoiler:choosing to talk to Kratos instead of any other potential choice]] has far-reaching consequences for the rest of the game. Firstly, even getting the scene is a bit of a GuideDangIt, since you have to reject the three other characters that Lloyd has built up affection for (and even then, if your relationship with the GuideDangIt character wasn't high enough, the scene won't trigger in the PlayStation versions). Secondly, [[spoiler:this turns Zelos's fake FaceHeelTurn into a real FaceHeelTurn, and you're forced to kill him in a boss battle]]. That causes major problems at the end of the game, since the character you abandon is required for a good number of endgame skits, cutscenes and sidequests, while the optional secret character has none. Thirdly, getting the secret character also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking locks in Colette as Lloyd's soul mate]], which meant if you wanted to see Lloyd pair up with anyone else, you're out of luck.

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* StoryBranchFavoritism: In Flanoir, [[spoiler:choosing to talk to Kratos instead of any other potential choice]] has far-reaching consequences for the rest of the game. Firstly, even getting the scene is a bit of a GuideDangIt, since you have to reject the three other characters that Lloyd has built up affection for (and even then, if your relationship with the GuideDangIt character wasn't high enough, the scene won't trigger in the PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation versions). Secondly, [[spoiler:this turns Zelos's fake FaceHeelTurn into a real FaceHeelTurn, and you're forced to kill him in a boss battle]]. That causes major problems at the end of the game, since the character you abandon is required for a good number of endgame skits, cutscenes and sidequests, while the optional secret character has none. Thirdly, getting the secret character also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking locks in Colette as Lloyd's soul mate]], which meant if you wanted to see Lloyd pair up with anyone else, you're out of luck.
25th May '16 5:57:41 PM nombretomado
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An [[UpdatedRerelease HD port of the PS2 version of the game titled "Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles"]] (or ''Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack'' in Japan) for the PS3 containing Dual-Audio, new bonus cameo costumes, as well as an HD port of ''Dawn of the New World'' was released in 2014. Both games can also be bought separately through PlaystationNetwork. The HD port was also released for the PC through Steam.

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An [[UpdatedRerelease HD port of the PS2 [=PS2=] version of the game titled "Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles"]] (or ''Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack'' in Japan) for the PS3 [=PS3=] containing Dual-Audio, new bonus cameo costumes, as well as an HD port of ''Dawn of the New World'' was released in 2014. Both games can also be bought separately through PlaystationNetwork. The HD port was also released for the PC through Steam.



* DummiedOut: [[http://tcrf.net/Tales_of_Symphonia_(GameCube)#Unused_Model There's an unused model of]] [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Rutee Katrea]] in the game's coding. She was probably going to appear in the Coliseum Cameo battle along with Garr. The PS2 version and PS3 versions also have an unused "Meikuu Zanshouken[=/=]Dark Blade" arte name shout for Lloyd, the same Mystic Arte used by [[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia Cress Albane]], hinting that Lloyd was probably going to receive an extra move along those lines as a tribute.

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* DummiedOut: [[http://tcrf.net/Tales_of_Symphonia_(GameCube)#Unused_Model There's an unused model of]] [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Rutee Katrea]] in the game's coding. She was probably going to appear in the Coliseum Cameo battle along with Garr. The PS2 [=PS2=] version and PS3 [=PS3=] versions also have an unused "Meikuu Zanshouken[=/=]Dark Blade" arte name shout for Lloyd, the same Mystic Arte used by [[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia Cress Albane]], hinting that Lloyd was probably going to receive an extra move along those lines as a tribute.



* OldSaveBonus: ''Tales of Symphonia Chronicles'' rewards the players who have Save Datas from previous Tales games on the PS3 with costumes from said games, with them being VideoGame/TalesOfGraces, VideoGame/TalesOfXillia and VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia; the funny thing is the Western version of Chronicles rewards the player for having a Save Data from Vesperia too, the ''Japanese Data'', Vesperia on the PS3 never got released outside Japan.

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* OldSaveBonus: ''Tales of Symphonia Chronicles'' rewards the players who have Save Datas from previous Tales games on the PS3 [=PS3=] with costumes from said games, with them being VideoGame/TalesOfGraces, VideoGame/TalesOfXillia and VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia; the funny thing is the Western version of Chronicles rewards the player for having a Save Data from Vesperia too, the ''Japanese Data'', Vesperia on the PS3 [=PS3=] never got released outside Japan.



** [[spoiler:Zelos]] as well, especially since [[spoiler:you only see them in the story path where you fight and kill him. Unless you're playing the PS2 or PS3 versions, where he also sprouts them for his Holy Binds LimitBreak.]]

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** [[spoiler:Zelos]] as well, especially since [[spoiler:you only see them in the story path where you fight and kill him. Unless you're playing the PS2 [=PS2=] or PS3 [=PS3=] versions, where he also sprouts them for his Holy Binds LimitBreak.]]
16th May '16 10:09:47 PM SpoonElemental
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* BonusBoss: ''Lots'' of them. There's the four fights against the Sword Dancer, Abyssion, Maxwell, the mid-boss and boss of Niflheim, the fights against [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Garr/Woodrow]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfEternia Farah and Meredy]] in the Colosseum, a DuelBoss fight against [[spoiler: Seles]] (also in the Colosseum,) and another DuelBoss fight against Kuchinawa.

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* BonusBoss: ''Lots'' of them. There's the four fights against the Sword Dancer, Abyssion, Maxwell, the mid-boss and boss of Niflheim, the Forbidden Anamnesis[[note]]often incorrectly referred to as Niflheim[[/note]], the fights against [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Garr/Woodrow]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfEternia Farah and Meredy]] in the Colosseum, a DuelBoss fight against [[spoiler: Seles]] (also in the Colosseum,) and another DuelBoss fight against Kuchinawa.
15th Apr '16 1:19:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Maybe if Colette had actually told everyone about [[spoiler:turning into a giant crystal, a lot of trouble could have been saved.]]
11th Apr '16 10:54:47 PM CyrenaPeleman
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*** There's also Lloyd telling Colette at the very beginning that she's lucky to have two fathers.
28th Mar '16 1:53:32 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Ditto for Lloyd and [[SakuraWars Ichiro Ogami]]. It doesn't help that Kosuke Fujishima did the character designs for both.

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** Ditto for Lloyd and [[SakuraWars [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Ichiro Ogami]]. It doesn't help that Kosuke Fujishima did the character designs for both.
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