I’m playing through Tales of Symphonia on my PS3 currently. It’s honestly got me hooked, but I keep noticing huge flaws as I play. I don’t think I’ve ever been this hooked to a game I don’t know if I actually like. It’s a really weird feeling. I’m getting ready to run through the ice temple and I was thinking I was pretty close to being done with the game, but after looking at a walkthrough last night to see where I was at, it looks like I still have quite a bit of game to go. I feel like I’ve been playing this game forever, but I’m not sure how much I mind.
I’m going to do a full review on this game when I’m done, but I wanted to point out some issues that I have with the game so far. The biggest issue that I have is movement in the overworld. It’s freaking awful. The camera sticks too close to you, and if you want to pan out, you have to find waypoints on the map so you can ride your giant dog creature. Yes, there is a task for you to complete in each region to be able to get a better camera angle. Additionally, you get to sail a boat, and it handles like its gliding on ice. Why make it hard to control something on the overworld map? It’s SO FREAKING STUPID! On the good side of things is the battle system. It’s a lot of fun to fight enemies.
That’s all I have right now. Expect a full review once I finally finish the game.