Tales of Xillia is back with a sequel for the PlayStation 3. I really enjoyed the original and was glad to see that they decided to localise Tales Of Xillia 2 for this side of the world. Most of what we have come to expect has been kept intact with a few extra additions that’s sure to expand an already content packed RPG. So does Tales Of Xillia 2 meet up to expectations?
|Ludger Will Kresnik looking all badass.|
Everything you know and love about Tales of Xillia has been kept present in the sequel with a few minor changes that help flesh out the gameplay and give the player more choice when it comes to letting them choose their own path. One of the big changes is the QTE or Quick Time Events that appear when you are faced with a crossroad in the narrative, depending on what you pick it can seriously affect what happens later on in the world. I felt this was a good change seeing as the original gave you the chance to play through as either Jude or Millia, however things were kept linear and you weren’t given much of a choice either.
|What will you choose?|
Lastly, the Lillium Orbs from the previous title have been replaced with something called Aluminium Orbs. These Orbs work in the same way as its counterpart; however it gives a lot more of a variety in terms of what direction you want to take a specific character. While I found this great, those new to the series may have a hard time picking it up as it’s become a lot more complex before even if it is for the better. Having such a complex tree should definitely invoke multiple playthroughs for the hardcore among us.
|The tax man/ woman is here to collect!|
Look out for our review coming real soon, Tales of Xillia 2 is available today for those in Europe exclusively on the PlayStation 3! If you’ve had a chance to give the game a go yet, let us know what you thought in the comments or tweet me @TheLibanAli
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