Oh. My. God.
Tales of the Abyss.
You honestly have no idea how long I have wanted to play this. I met Luke and Tear when I was playing Radiant Mythology, and instantly I adored them. Well, I adored Luke, despite his attitude, or maybe because of it, and I really like Tear. It certainly wasn’t through Luke’s well, looks. I mean, I think he’s adorable long and short haired, but long hair and exposure of the stomach doesn’t normally appeal to me. But with Luke, it was different. I found him amusing, and genuinely wanted to know more about hi and his story.
So when I learned they were from the new Tales game, andreallywanted to play it, especially considering that I had only played Tales of Symphonia.
Imagine my disappointment when I learned that, while it had been dubbed, was only being released in America. I figured I’d never get to play it, so I spoiled myself entirely on the story and found myself loving Luke and Asch completely.
But time went on, I lost interest, and moved on. The only other Tales game I played was Vesperia, and I truly enjoyed that, even if the story felt a little rushed and the characters a little underdeveloped, I loved it.
And then I found out a year after it had been released that there was a 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss, and that I could actuallyplay it.
I got it, played it relentlessly, and just finished it yesterday. I knew everything that was to happen, but still, so many times,right in the feels;_____; Over 140 hours on hard before I killed the final boss, after doing all but 3 sidequests.
I am just so happy that I finally got to play this game. That I got to see Luke’s story for myself, and actually meet all the characters.
It was just, wonderful.
Also chances are I will essentially just be blogging TOA stuff from here on out. You have been warned.