History Videogame / TalesOfSymphonia

24th May '17 10:29:44 AM erforce
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-->-- Dwarven Vow # 1

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-->-- Dwarven '''Dwarven Vow # 1
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* WorldTree: The Giant Kharlan Tree, come from Derris-Kharlan and destroyed during the Kharlan War[[note]][[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean You know]], for all that elves are clever clogs, they [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment certainly are an unimaginative lot when it comes to naming things]][[/note]]. [[spoiler:A new one sprouts by the end of the game. As shown in ''Phantasia'', Lloyd named it 'Yggdrassil'.]]

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* WorldTree: The Giant Kharlan Tree, come from Derris-Kharlan and destroyed during the Kharlan War[[note]][[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean War[[note]][[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd You know]], for all that elves are clever clogs, they [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment certainly are an unimaginative lot when it comes to naming things]][[/note]]. [[spoiler:A new one sprouts by the end of the game. As shown in ''Phantasia'', Lloyd named it 'Yggdrassil'.]]
24th Apr '17 6:59:05 PM nombretomado
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''Tales of Symphonia'' is a 2003 video game, the fifth game in Namco's famous ''TalesSeries''. It is the third to ever be released outside of Japan and the first in Europe. It stands as the third-top-selling game in the entire series, and was for a nearly a decade one of the few to break a million copies sold due to extensive worldwide sales - and thus was ''the'' best-seller internationally, natch, before ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/11/bandai-namco-say-theyre-paying-attention-fans/ finally dethroned it]].

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''Tales of Symphonia'' is a 2003 video game, the fifth game in Namco's famous ''TalesSeries''.''VideoGame/TalesSeries''. It is the third to ever be released outside of Japan and the first in Europe. It stands as the third-top-selling game in the entire series, and was for a nearly a decade one of the few to break a million copies sold due to extensive worldwide sales - and thus was ''the'' best-seller internationally, natch, before ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/11/bandai-namco-say-theyre-paying-attention-fans/ finally dethroned it]].



* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: A lot. For both Colette and Zelos. This was one of the reasons this game was notable - it was when the TalesSeries started to ''really'' embrace this trope.

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* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: A lot. For both Colette and Zelos. This was one of the reasons this game was notable - it was when the TalesSeries VideoGame/TalesSeries started to ''really'' embrace this trope.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: It's a TalesSeries game. Most of the villains, except the Grand Cardinals [[spoiler: except Forcystus, who was a half-elf hero who wanted to help his people]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: It's a TalesSeries VideoGame/TalesSeries game. Most of the villains, except the Grand Cardinals [[spoiler: except Forcystus, who was a half-elf hero who wanted to help his people]].
19th Apr '17 5:01:35 PM AuraXtreme
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** Much earlier on: [[spoiler:"My daughter? Don't make me laugh. You '''inferior beings''' just started calling me her father on your own!"]]
6th Apr '17 10:16:07 PM nombretomado
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** In the {{OVA}}, Dirk beats up Lloyd because he used a exsphere to protect himself and Colette. Judging by how Dirk is characterized, and how Norman of ''PokemonSpecial'' got away with worse but was likewise still portrayed as a good father, this is probably a case of ValuesDissonance, rather than deliberately portraying Dirk as a bad father. It's worth noting that while he ''does'' hit Lloyd in the game, it's portrayed mostly as him having hit an AngerBornOfWorry RageBreakingPoint (not that this makes it any better but it's better contextualised).

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** In the {{OVA}}, Dirk beats up Lloyd because he used a exsphere to protect himself and Colette. Judging by how Dirk is characterized, and how Norman of ''PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' got away with worse but was likewise still portrayed as a good father, this is probably a case of ValuesDissonance, rather than deliberately portraying Dirk as a bad father. It's worth noting that while he ''does'' hit Lloyd in the game, it's portrayed mostly as him having hit an AngerBornOfWorry RageBreakingPoint (not that this makes it any better but it's better contextualised).
2nd Apr '17 7:38:38 PM Nicoaln
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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.

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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.
** The same happens to Colette, who has an added level of stupidity with her techs. The main downside is that the AI simply doesn't know how to properly chain Colette's artes together, and ''especially'' doesn't know how to position her for Pow Hammer. This results in the tech either missing or only getting one or two hammers hit.
1st Apr '17 10:33:30 PM Timber
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* TooManyBelts: Lloyd, Kratos and Forcystus all love 'em.

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* TooManyBelts: Lloyd, Kratos and Forcystus all love 'em. Kratos's alternate costume takes it up a notch.
1st Apr '17 9:02:14 PM Timber
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* AlternateWorldMap: Sylvarant and Tethe'alla are both visited by the heroes, with party members coming from both worlds. Eventually, the party gains the ability to travel freely between both worlds. (Incidentally, the worlds' names are [[ShoutOut references]] to the names of the moons of the world of ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'').

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* AlternateWorldMap: Sylvarant and Tethe'alla are both visited by the heroes, with party members coming from both worlds. Eventually, the party gains the ability to travel freely between both worlds. (Incidentally, the worlds' names are [[ShoutOut references]] to the names of the two moons of the world of ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'').''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', to which ''Symphonia'' is a prequel. ''Symphonia's'' two worlds have one moon each, named after the other world- when Sheena reveals she comes from Tethe'alla, Genis asks her how a person can come from the moon.)
29th Mar '17 12:40:40 PM Gosicrystal
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: [[spoiler: ''Mithos Yggdrasil.'']] Come on.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: [[spoiler: ''Mithos AwesomeMcCoolname:
** [[spoiler:''Mithos
Yggdrasil.'']] Come on.'']]



* BeamSpam

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* BeastMan[=/=]LittleBitBeastly: Katz are a weird example of this, looking very much like people in cat suits ala Cat-Man from PerfectHairForever.
** There's also the Penguinists and Penguiners, who look like people in penguin suits. And for a plant version, Mandragoras are just people with flowers growing out of their heads ([[TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Dawn Of The New World]] makes them look more like monsters.)

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* BeastMan[=/=]LittleBitBeastly: BeastMan[=/=]LittleBitBeastly:
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Katz are a weird example of this, looking very much like people in cat suits ala Cat-Man from PerfectHairForever.
** There's also the The Penguinists and Penguiners, who look like people in penguin suits. And for a plant version, Mandragoras are just people with flowers growing out of their heads ([[TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Dawn Of The New World]] makes them look more like monsters.)



** The side quests in general, and they are only available at certain points of the game and, after you complete specific events, they become LostForever. Especially annoying with small side quests which take place in places you normally wouldn't go, like [[spoiler:finding and curing Clara]], earning all the titles, and finding the relationship skits (since they're all on parts of the map where we'd normally have no reason to go).

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** The side quests in general, and they general. They are only available at certain points of the game and, after you complete specific events, they become LostForever.[[PermanentlyMissableContent inaccessible]]. Especially annoying with small side quests which take place in places you normally wouldn't go, like [[spoiler:finding and curing Clara]], earning all the titles, and finding the relationship skits (since they're all on parts of the map where we'd normally have no reason to go).



* LimitedMoveArsenal
* LostForever: See GuideDangIt. Many sidequests involve this.

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* LimitedMoveArsenal
* LostForever: See GuideDangIt. Many sidequests involve this.
%%* LimitedMoveArsenal



* LoveTriangle: Lloyd, Colette and Sheena.
** Also, Lloyd, Sheena and Zelos.
*** Subverted for Max, Lyla and Aifread. Max is in love with Lyla, who only ever talks about tracking down Aifread. [[spoiler: But she's not actually in love with him at all- Lyla's a LoanShark and Aifread, a pirate, owes her quite a bit of Gald...]]

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* LoveTriangle: Lloyd, Colette and Sheena.
** Also, Lloyd, Sheena and Zelos.
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Subverted for Max, Lyla and Aifread. Max is in love with Lyla, who only ever talks about tracking down Aifread. [[spoiler: But she's not actually in love with him at all- Lyla's a LoanShark and Aifread, a pirate, owes her quite a bit of Gald...]]]]
%%** Lloyd, Colette and Sheena.
%%** Lloyd, Sheena and Zelos.
22nd Mar '17 9:57:00 AM crazysamaritan
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* PathOfInspiration

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* ParlorGames: One [=NPC=] in a House of Salvation plays this game with you. No matter who your onscreen character is, you always win. Hilariously if you speak to this game with a [[spoiler:mute]] Colette, Colette will naturally not say anything since, well, [[spoiler:she can't]] and said NPC will accuse her of cheating.
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PathOfInspiration



* {{Shiritori}}: One [=NPC=] in a House of Salvation plays this game with you. No matter who your onscreen character is, you always win. Hilariously if you speak to this game with a [[spoiler:mute]] Colette, Colette will naturally not say anything since, well, [[spoiler:she can't]] and said NPC will accuse her of cheating.
9th Feb '17 8:11:05 PM ShiroAkuma
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* FantasticRacism: The discrimination against half-elves is a recurring element in the series, as is the discrimination against humans in Sylverant.

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* FantasticRacism: The discrimination against half-elves is a recurring element in the series, as is the discrimination against humans in Sylverant.Sylvarant.
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