Note: This is an old post ported over from a gaming blog that I used to write alongside my longtime friend Mento. Images did not survive the import process, and unfortunately I have no idea or record of what they were, so these posts are presented in all their jacked-up, ugly glory.
I know that it’s terribly uncool of me, but I have to admit to absolutely adoring watching various JRPG combo videos on YouTube. Mostly of Namco Bandai’s Tales Of series, just because the gameplay in those lends itself so perfectly to massive, awesome-looking chain combos finished off with flashy cut-in attacks – as Mento said in his review of Tales of Vesperia, they do not skimp on the spectacle. The Star Ocean series is another one that I enjoy, which makes sense as its battle system is reminiscent of Tales (given that part of the Star Ocean team worked on Tales of Phantasia before founding tri-Ace, this is not surprising). But truly, on days where I’m feeling very lazy – too lazy to go play the games myself, even – I like to take “YouTube journeys” through all the awesome combo videos that get produced. Today is one of those lazy days, and I figured I’d share some of my favorites with you guys as well – that way I can at least pretend that I’m being productive by watching all these movies!
[Tales of Vesperia] BATTLE COLLECTION ~RAINBOW~ by ssrai
[HD720p] Star Ocean 4: Combo Demo by whiteblue3
[Tales of Destiny] – Ultimaniax ” BLACK “ by ssrai
[ToGƒ] Tales of Graces ƒ [Combo Movie] – To Protect by asndarknessdragon
[TALES OF THE ABYSS] – Ultimaniax – (special combo edition) by ssrai
Muramasa: The Demon Blade – Seven Samurai Combo Vid by luc1dox
That’s all for today, though maybe another time I’ll do another post like this – less Tales-focused, perhaps, but no promises… it’s an obsession, I can’t help it!