History VideoGame / TalesOfSymphonia

2nd Dec '16 11:22:25 AM Javer
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* MindScrew: Is that coffee hot or iced, Lloyd? To elaborate: [[spoiler: Lloyd is noticing Colette is acting more distant and odd, so he comes up with a mind screw in order to get her to reveal it. Lloyd offers to make coffee for Colette, and makes it hot. He only TELLS her it's iced, and she notes how cold it is after he says it. He then tells her that he lied to her and they talk about her distancing herself.]] This gets bonus points, of course, for being ''in character'' and intended, since the whole point [[spoiler:is to mind screw Colette into admitting that the angel transformation process is obliterating her humanity one step at a time and she isn't mentioning it to anyone]].

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* MindScrew: Is that coffee hot or iced, Lloyd? To elaborate: [[spoiler: Lloyd is noticing Colette is acting more distant suspects that Colette's angel rites are slowly destroying her ability to smell, taste, and odd, touch; so he comes up with a mind screw in order to get her to reveal it. Lloyd offers to make coffee for Colette, and makes it hot. He only TELLS her a cup of scalding-hot coffee. Then he lies that it's iced, and she notes how cold it is after he says it. He then tells her that he lied to her and they talk about her distancing herself.quickly agrees, giving herself away.]] This gets bonus points, of course, for being ''in character'' and intended, is intentional, since the whole point [[spoiler:is is to mind screw [[spoiler:trick Colette into admitting that the angel transformation process is obliterating her humanity one step at a time time, and she isn't mentioning she's hiding it to anyone]].avoid worrying the others]].
12th Aug '16 11:22:24 AM KingLyger
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* HealerSignsOnEarly: Double subverted. Raine, the party's main healer, is the fifth party member who joins, a few hours into the story. The double subversion comes from Kratos, who joins much sooner and knows First Aid; it's not as effective as Raine's healing, but it's better than nothing.
2nd Aug '16 5:33:50 PM LovePsychothefirst
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*** If you say "just a minute" in response to talking to Collete before she leaves [[spoiler: Kratos can be seen and spoken to at Lloyd's mother's grave.]]
29th Jul '16 1:01:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* 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.
8th Jul '16 6:45:12 PM CyrenaPeleman
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*** Raine also spanks Genis early in the game, and hits Lloyd regularly for his cluelessness in front of everyone else. No one bats an eye at it or says anything, so corporeal punishment might just be a norm.
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.
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