In the latest weekly issue of Famitsu magazine, much focus was given to fan reception regarding the latest Tales of entry, Tales of Arise. Several facets were polled, such as favorite skits, characters, and more. Unexpectedly, Dohalim was revealed to be the game’s most famous character, with Shionne and Alphen being relatively close behind. The rest of the main party was far less favored by comparison.
When it comes to skits, The Great Pancake Contest was the most beloved due to its lengthy and humorous interactions. Funnily enough, the second through fifth most favorite skits all involve Dohalim in a rather involved capacity, tying into his popularity.
Additionally, General Producer Yusuke Tomizawa answered several fan inquiries relating to the future of the series and specific aspects of Arise’s development. The efficacy of the Atmospheric Shader and specific plot beats are discussed at length, so if you have yet to play Tales of Arise, you should not yet view these articles.
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Tales of Arise advances the graphics with the new “Atmospheric Shader,” which presents the world as if it were a hand-drawn painting. Further, the combat has evolved, allowing for a better sense of spectacle and direct player feedback based upon their actions. Finally, the graphics, combat system, characters, and story combine to present a vivid and realized world that the developer hopes will immerse players.
Tales of Arise has launched worldwide on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.
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