• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

News Interview with Bamco about Tales of Arise - open world dropped - Sakaruba is back - will use Graces battle system

SantaC

Member
Jun 11, 2004
22,218
5,631
2,055
I assume that it will use a semi open world like in the past Tales games. I am fine with that.

Stoked about Graces type battle system.



A little disappointed that Sakaruba is favored over Go Shiina.
 
Last edited:

Kimahri

Member
Jul 27, 2020
1,626
2,573
420
Sakuraba is a fantastic composer when he delivers. But I think he ended up writing on auto-pilot with the yearly games.

His work on Baten Kaitos is legendary.

Also, glad they didn't go open world.
 

SantaC

Member
Jun 11, 2004
22,218
5,631
2,055
Sakuraba is a fantastic composer when he delivers. But I think he ended up writing on auto-pilot with the yearly games.

His work on Baten Kaitos is legendary.

Also, glad they didn't go open world.
Yeah but that was 15 years ago. He is old and tired now. Meanwhile Go Shiina knocked it out of the park with zestiria.
 

Kimahri

Member
Jul 27, 2020
1,626
2,573
420
Yeah but that was 15 years ago. He is old and tired now. Meanwhile Go Shiina knocked it out of the park with zestiria.
I found it forgettable. Age has nothing to do with it. John Williams is still great. I'm not gonna presume to know anything about how tired he is.
 

SantaC

Member
Jun 11, 2004
22,218
5,631
2,055
I found it forgettable. Age has nothing to do with it. John Williams is still great. I'm not gonna presume to know anything about how tired he is.
but as you said, it was long ago since he made something memorable.
 

Kimahri

Member
Jul 27, 2020
1,626
2,573
420
but as you said, it was long ago since he made something memorable.
He's made more than that, but that's the one that shines birghtest for me. To me he's made farily mediocre soundtracks sprinkled with a few gems here and there. My hope this time, is that less pressure to make a lot of music fast will have given him time to really create something great. It's not like he hasn't done anything in the last years, but churning out music for the same series year after year, I'd imagine takes a toll on creativity.

We'll see. It might turn out bland, or maybe he strikes gold again. Time will tell. But just because it's been a good while since his last masterpiece doesn't mean he can't make one again.