History VideoGame / TalesOfXillia

23rd Apr '17 7:08:17 PM nombretomado
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Another entry in the ''TalesSeries'', released in Japan for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 on the 8th of September 2011. It currently holds the record for the fastest-selling ''TalesSeries'' title and the second fastest-selling [=PS3=] title with approximately 525,605 copies sold in the first week. It was released on August 2013 in North America and Europe... where it dethroned ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/11/bandai-namco-say-theyre-paying-attention-fans/ as international best-seller]], and thanks to some math, would mean it is now one of a handful of ''Tales'' games to sell a grand total of a million-plus units worldwide. In short: this game's pretty successful.

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Another entry in the ''TalesSeries'', ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', released in Japan for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 on the 8th of September 2011. It currently holds the record for the fastest-selling ''TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' title and the second fastest-selling [=PS3=] title with approximately 525,605 copies sold in the first week. It was released on August 2013 in North America and Europe... where it dethroned ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/11/bandai-namco-say-theyre-paying-attention-fans/ as international best-seller]], and thanks to some math, would mean it is now one of a handful of ''Tales'' games to sell a grand total of a million-plus units worldwide. In short: this game's pretty successful.



*** It's a bit of a shaky comparison, really. [[spoiler:Even though Elympios is the more technologically-advanced nation, it's in a period of sharp decline because of its critical mana shortages. And while ''Gaius'' certainly believes that one world should be destroyed to save the other, the heroes are actually presented with a viable third option from the very start]]. If anything, ''Xillia'' features the plot elements of previous ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' games but approaches them in new ways.

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*** It's a bit of a shaky comparison, really. [[spoiler:Even though Elympios is the more technologically-advanced nation, it's in a period of sharp decline because of its critical mana shortages. And while ''Gaius'' certainly believes that one world should be destroyed to save the other, the heroes are actually presented with a viable third option from the very start]]. If anything, ''Xillia'' features the plot elements of previous ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' games but approaches them in new ways.
9th Apr '17 1:28:59 PM Gosicrystal
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** Milla's status image changes, once she obtains the aspirix on her right thigh. Her character sprite also retains it throughout the game [[spoiler: even when, much later, the gem inside of it has fallen out]]. Subverted with all of her alternate outfits, that remove the aspirix on her leg. [[FridgeLogic Including the color variation of her default attire]].

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** Milla's status image changes, once she obtains the aspirix on her right thigh. Her character sprite also retains it throughout the game [[spoiler: even when, much later, the gem inside of it has fallen out]]. Subverted with all of her alternate outfits, that remove the aspirix on her leg. [[FridgeLogic Including the color variation of her default attire]].attire.
28th Mar '17 9:41:00 AM Gosicrystal
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* DualBoss: [[spoiler:The FinalBoss]].

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* DualBoss: [[spoiler:The FinalBoss]].The FinalBoss.



* [[GagBoobs Gag Bazongas]]: Not in a direct way, while Milla has big knockers, they instead uses Jude's lack of knowledge about that for humor ('''TEACH ME ABOUT BAZONGAS!!!'''). After all, 'Bazonga' is a slang word for 'boobs'.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: After the events in Labari Hollow, Elize becomes sulky and Teepo [[spoiler:loses his memories and personality]]. They still act like their old selves in post-battle celebrations and skits.
** Likewise when the party is reunited in the final arc, on Jude's side. In the narrative [[spoiler: Alvin is feeling shunned for what he did to Leia, and she herself can barely look at him. However, their fun hi-five victory pose will still trigger sometimes.]] On Milla's side, the party have some unique post-betrayal victory poses.

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* [[GagBoobs Gag Bazongas]]: GagBoobs: Not in a direct way, while Milla has big knockers, they instead uses Jude's lack of knowledge about that for humor ('''TEACH ME ABOUT BAZONGAS!!!'''). After all, 'Bazonga' is a slang word for 'boobs'.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: GameplayAndStorySegregation:
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After the events in Labari Hollow, Elize becomes sulky and Teepo [[spoiler:loses his memories and personality]]. They still act like their old selves in post-battle celebrations and skits.
** Likewise when When the party is reunited in the final arc, on Jude's side. In the narrative [[spoiler: Alvin is feeling shunned for what he did to Leia, and she herself can barely look at him. However, their fun hi-five victory pose will still trigger sometimes.]] On Milla's side, the party have some unique post-betrayal victory poses.



* HeroicBSOD: A Tales game wouldn't let its protagonist get away without having one.

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* HeroicBSOD: A Tales game wouldn't let its protagonist get away without having one.%%* HeroicBSOD



** Inversely, Rowen is the oldest playable character [[spoiler:who ''isn't'' ReallySevenHundredYearsOld]] in the main series, being 62 years of age.

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** Inversely, Rowen is the oldest playable character [[spoiler:who ''isn't'' ReallySevenHundredYearsOld]] in the main series, being 62 years of age.



* OfficialCouple: Jude and Milla, natch.

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* OfficialCouple: Jude and Milla, natch.Milla.



* SayMyName: By the boatloads.

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* SayMyName: By the boatloads.%%* SayMyName



** Also Jude in the German version is spelled as Jyde. Somewhat justified as Jude is the German spelling for jew.

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** Also Jude in the German version is spelled as Jyde. Somewhat justified as Jude is the German spelling for jew.



* TearfulSmile: [[spoiler: Milla in the ending.]]

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* %%* TearfulSmile: [[spoiler: Milla [[spoiler:Milla in the ending.]]



28th Mar '17 9:36:47 AM Gosicrystal
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** Some missions have a very spefic timeframe they must be done or the quests become LostForever. The most jarring part is that while some skits tell you what you need to do, they don't tell you WHERE to go, meaning you can end up wasting a good while searching for a NPC and miss out on some very good interesting side quests.
** There's another side to this too. While the skits that hint at sidequests are an attempt to avert this, the hint skits themselves count for [[HundredPercentCompletion 100% Completion.]] The GuideDangIt here is that doing certain sidequests ''too early'' can result in some hint skits being LostForever. And is it's often not obvious which sidequests can safely be put off until later and which will disappear after a certain point.

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** Some missions have a very spefic timeframe they must be done or the quests become LostForever.are [[PermanentlyMissableContent gone]]. The most jarring part is that while some skits tell you what you need to do, they don't tell you WHERE to go, meaning you can end up wasting a good while searching for a NPC and miss out on some very good interesting side quests.
** There's another side to this too. While the skits that hint at sidequests are an attempt to avert this, the hint skits themselves count for [[HundredPercentCompletion 100% Completion.]] HundredPercentCompletion. The GuideDangIt here is that doing certain sidequests ''too early'' can result in some hint skits being LostForever.[[PermanentlyMissableContent lost]]. And is it's often not obvious which sidequests can safely be put off until later and which will disappear after a certain point.
9th Dec '16 3:32:15 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* ContrivedCoincidence: It's a little lucky that Jude's father [[spoiler: just so ''happens'' to have technology that could heal Milla's paralyzed legs, even though it's painful stuff]]. For anyone else the plot would've stopped right then and there, but in ''her'' case, it saves a lot of time and effort spent dragging herself forward.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: It's a little lucky that Jude's father [[spoiler: just so ''happens'' to have technology that could heal Milla's paralyzed legs, even though it's painful stuff]]. For anyone else the plot would've stopped right then and there, but in ''her'' case, it saves a lot of time and effort spent dragging herself forward. [[spoiler: Of course, it's justified due to plot reasons, such as hinting that Derrick is from Elympios, and the entire situation ends up being plot important later on.]]
14th Nov '16 9:13:48 AM shoruke
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* NPCRandomEncounterImmunity: Justified by the existence of Lilium Orbs, which give humans enough power to combat monsters ([[GameplayAndStoryIntegration and facilitate]] the LevelUp system). People are ''strongly discouraged'' from leaving town without one; Jude wasn't allowed to go to medical school without one, and he'd have been safe on a boat for his whole journey. Luckily, Lilium Orbs are fairly common.
21st Oct '16 6:43:09 PM omegafire17
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Thank goodness that Jude's father [[spoiler: just so ''happens'' to have technology that could heal Milla's paralyzed legs]]! Otherwise, Xillia's plot would likely have stopped after Arc 1.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Thank goodness It's a little lucky that Jude's father [[spoiler: just so ''happens'' to have technology that could heal Milla's paralyzed legs]]! Otherwise, Xillia's legs, even though it's painful stuff]]. For anyone else the plot would likely have would've stopped after Arc 1.right then and there, but in ''her'' case, it saves a lot of time and effort spent dragging herself forward.



** The game is a deconstruction of the UndyingLoyalty aspect you see in RolePlayingGames by showing us what happens when someone becomes so loyal they become blindly loyal and also shows that you can't always rely on pure loyalty to make it in life and that everyone needs to find a GoalInLife of their own.

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** The game is a deconstruction of the UndyingLoyalty aspect you see in RolePlayingGames by showing us what happens when someone becomes so loyal they become blindly loyal loyal, and also shows that you can't always rely on pure loyalty to make it in life and that everyone needs to find a GoalInLife of their own.
18th Oct '16 6:53:10 AM YourBrainOnTaint
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*** Leia's backstory also has a lot in common to [[TalesOfGraces Cheria's]]. Both are childhood friends of the male protagonist, and are in love with him. They both used to be [[IllGirl Ill Girls]] who got better and want to prove that they can keep up with everyone else. Both get teased a lot by the rest of the party, try to look after a younger girl, and are a CombatMedic.
18th Oct '16 2:16:27 AM YourBrainOnTaint
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** Likewise when the party is reunited in the final arc, on Jude's side. In the narrative [[spoiler: Alvin is feeling shunned for what he did to Leia, and she herself can barely look at him. However, their fun hi-five victory pose will still trigger sometimes.]] On Milla's side, the party have some unique post-betrayal victory poses.
5th Sep '16 4:18:16 PM Timber
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* AbortedArc: [[spoiler:Act 4 ends when Gaius hands Jude the key to the final dungeon and says "see you there," immediately ending the group's journey in Elympios and leaving the rest of that storyline (The Otherworld Reactor Project, human experimentation, etc.) to voiced-over sub-events.]]

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* AbortedArc: [[spoiler:Act 4 ends when Gaius hands Jude the key to the final dungeon and says "see you there," immediately ending the group's journey in Elympios and leaving the rest of that storyline Elympios plot threads (The Otherworld Reactor Project, human experimentation, etc.) to voiced-over sub-events.sub-events, or outright no resolution.]]
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