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I´m almost done with DQXI and I´m considering getting ToV now that there´s a remaster, never played it when it was originally released for the X360.

If you played both, which one is the better game overall (story, world, characters, etc) for you?



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Does the Xbox 360 version from back then count? I played that but not the remaster. I have played DQ11.

Tales of vesperia has great characters. Great story. Great Combat.

It has annoying things. Characters disappearing/reappearing without any progress. Right person has to make the food to unlock the next recipe. Equip the right skill to get the next skill etc. You have to go all around the world to get the ingredients for the recipes.

That said I think it is better than DQ 11. Specially now with the changes like new character etc.

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Bandorr said:

Does the Xbox 360 version from back then count? I played that but not the remaster. I have played DQ11.

Tales of vesperia has great characters. Great story. Great Combat.

It has annoying things. Characters disappearing/reappearing without any progress. Right person has to make the food to unlock the next recipe. Equip the right skill to get the next skill etc. You have to go all around the world to get the ingredients for the recipes.

That said I think it is better than DQ 11. Specially now with the changes like new character etc.

Yeah, it's even worse now with the "new" (in the West) character Patty. Constantly going out of the gang and coming back in. At first it was a pretty funny gag but she honestly feels kind of out of place in the game. 



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Bandorr said:

Does the Xbox 360 version from back then count? I played that but not the remaster. I have played DQ11.

Tales of vesperia has great characters. Great story. Great Combat.

It has annoying things. Characters disappearing/reappearing without any progress. Right person has to make the food to unlock the next recipe. Equip the right skill to get the next skill etc. You have to go all around the world to get the ingredients for the recipes.

That said I think it is better than DQ 11. Specially now with the changes like new character etc.

Yeah, it's even worse now with the "new" (in the West) character Patty. Constantly going out of the gang and coming back in. At first it was a pretty funny gag but she honestly feels kind of out of place in the game. 

Absolutely hate that. I'm fine with the whole "leaving" thing. Forces you to mix up the party. Use different characters. Different healers and tactics.

Then they come back with NOTHING new. No new weapons, or skills, or even skill points.

I forgot how Vesperia handled skill points and exp.  I remember various games require different skills to be equipped to get the benefit of out of party experience.

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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Bandorr said:

Does the Xbox 360 version from back then count? I played that but not the remaster. I have played DQ11.

Tales of vesperia has great characters. Great story. Great Combat.

It has annoying things. Characters disappearing/reappearing without any progress. Right person has to make the food to unlock the next recipe. Equip the right skill to get the next skill etc. You have to go all around the world to get the ingredients for the recipes.

That said I think it is better than DQ 11. Specially now with the changes like new character etc.

Yeah, it's even worse now with the "new" (in the West) character Patty. Constantly going out of the gang and coming back in. At first it was a pretty funny gag but she honestly feels kind of out of place in the game. 

You mind it in ToV but not in DQXI?  It's way worse in my opinion.






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konnichiwa said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Yeah, it's even worse now with the "new" (in the West) character Patty. Constantly going out of the gang and coming back in. At first it was a pretty funny gag but she honestly feels kind of out of place in the game. 

You mind it in ToV but not in DQXI?  It's way worse in my opinion.

I've never played DQXI. 



JamesGarret said:

I´m almost done with DQXI and I´m considering getting ToV now that there´s a remaster, never played it when it was originally released for the X360.

If you played both, which one is the better game overall (story, world, characters, etc) for you?

I platinumed DQXI and have all the achievements for ToV (and now playing Tov on PS4).

I would give DQXI a 8.5 and ToV a 9.

Music: I prefer ToV, except for the DQ Theme I don't really care that much for DQ's soundtrack while Tov has so many songs I liked.

Characters: ToV is for me a game that has some of the best characters in a JRPG ever, normally I always don't care about a few or most of them but ToV has overal a good party.

Story:  This depends on you, I felt DQ had a great Classic story and ToV has a great story aswell.

Gameplay:  bit outdated compared to maybe the newer Tales games but it is still fast and rewarding.

World/sidequests:  Their is a lot of stuff to do in DQ and aswell in Tov I prefer ToV though.

The only thing I consider maybe a negative thing is the fact that you may miss a lot of stuff in ToV.  it is the typical game that you have to play with a guide if you want to get everything.  But it is a tales games so you have the typical grade shop where you can get 10x experience/ take all the stuff you unlocked received with you in the new playtrough. So honestly I would say get ToV and the first playtrough just enjoy it, only tip I can give you is to play it atleast on Normal so you can earn Grade.







AngryLittleAlchemist said:
konnichiwa said:

You mind it in ToV but not in DQXI?  It's way worse in my opinion.

I've never played DQXI. 

Oh I see =p.






They're both great games, but I believe Vesperia is a tier above. Really enjoyable.



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konnichiwa said:
JamesGarret said:

I´m almost done with DQXI and I´m considering getting ToV now that there´s a remaster, never played it when it was originally released for the X360.

If you played both, which one is the better game overall (story, world, characters, etc) for you?

I platinumed DQXI and have all the achievements for ToV (and now playing Tov on PS4).

I would give DQXI a 8.5 and ToV a 9.

Music: I prefer ToV, except for the DQ Theme I don't really care that much for DQ's soundtrack while Tov has so many songs I liked.

Characters: ToV is for me a game that has some of the best characters in a JRPG ever, normally I always don't care about a few or most of them but ToV has overal a good party.

Story:  This depends on you, I felt DQ had a great Classic story and ToV has a great story aswell.

Gameplay:  bit outdated compared to maybe the newer Tales games but it is still fast and rewarding.

World/sidequests:  Their is a lot of stuff to do in DQ and aswell in Tov I prefer ToV though.

The only thing I consider maybe a negative thing is the fact that you may miss a lot of stuff in ToV.  it is the typical game that you have to play with a guide if you want to get everything.  But it is a tales games so you have the typical grade shop where you can get 10x experience/ take all the stuff you unlocked received with you in the new playtrough. So honestly I would say get ToV and the first playtrough just enjoy it, only tip I can give you is to play it atleast on Normal so you can earn Grade.


Thanks for the detailed answer.The music in DQXI is one thing that really disappoints me, repetitive and particularly the music that plays when you´re out on the field is very annoying, had to mute that shit.

What I see coming up a lot is people saying Vesperia´s protagonist is one of the best ever in a rpg, do you share the opinion?...I hope so because I hate silent protagonists which is the case in DQXI.