The game Tales of Vesperia is definitely a console seller. Because in my opinion and many others, it is the best jRPG in recent year. When talking about classically styled jRPGs and not tRPGs or so, Tales of has really taken the lead while others have fallen behind. I'd say Disgaea, Pokemon, and Tales of, are three of the ones still most going strong. And Disgaea is a Strategy RPG.
Of course, it all depends on taste, but I personally recommend that the OP go for the XBOX 360
. Unless you are going specifically for a Disgaea system, in which the PlayStation
and Sony systems in general would definitely be your best bet.
So in closing, I guess it boils down to this. Do you want TRP Gs
? If so, go with Sony and maybe Nintendo. If you want Console-style "jRPGs" of the classic variety, go with Microsoft/Nintendo. There's no point in waiting for the possibility that Namco is going to give an English release for their PlayStation
3 and Nintendo Tales of titles. And I take it you are considering buying now
. Final Fantasy XIII, which sold many RPG fans the Sony PlayStation
3, flopped and disappointed tremendously, and not only that, but is available for the XBOX 360
. Along with Eternal Sonata, although more along the lines of 'lukewarm'(it's definitely something to look into for classical/jRPG fans. And you should definitely be a classical fan.). Tales of Vesperia is definitely the jRPG masterwork of our generation. And if someone is going to centre a purchase around jRPGs like Final Fantasy fans did with Sony, you should definitely hold the XBOX 360
as your preference.
It's good to find fellow jRPG fans, by the way.
I suggest you get a PS3
instead...it's far superior to the 360 version, since the one in 360 is an incomplete game.
You could say the same thing about the Gamecube version of Tales of Symphonia. It has MUCH less features than the PlayStation
2 version. That being said, Tales of Symphonia is one of the most solid titles for the Gamecube(take THAT, jRPG haters!), and certainly worth playing first if you are not fluent in Japanese. They hire some pretty talented English voice actors for their games, as well. I've had very few complaints about most of their English voice actors. So even if you're a purist for Japanese audio, like I am, it isn't going to be that bad.
edited 12th May '11 7:50:32 AM by Ukonkivi