Japan: 3D Tales of Hearts Do Not Want

2D vs 3D CG – Tales of Hearts

The unusual decision to release the latest Tales RPG “Tales of Hearts” in two versions with drastically differing visual styles in the movies and packaging, one based on 3D computer graphics ala Final Fantasy, the other on classic Tales anime visuals, turned heads when it first came to light, particularly given the dubious choice of character designs in the 3D version.

Turned heads, much as a grisly traffic accident does. It does not seem the 3D version is selling well in Japan; second-hand sales reveal the 2D version is selling for 30% more than the 3D version. Some take this as a sign of the ill-advised nature of the  scheme…

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  • Azure Xuchilbara commented on May 9, 2010 04:20

    They should bloody fix the 3D loli witch so she would ACTUALLY look loli like in the 2D version...... More

  • Azure Xuchilbara commented on May 9, 2010 04:19

    2D Loli FTW!! 3D loli version is just bleh...... More

Tails of Fail


Famitsu seem to have it in for the Tales series – whilst they have frequently featured the games on their covers, the artist they retain to provide these illustrations leaves much to be desired in a number of areas…

Their new Tales of Hearts cover is but the latest in a long line of such covers:

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  • raijinz commented on September 30, 2010 06:19

    I'd expect that kind of crap from the US... ...wait, the artist is JAPANESE?! H-H-How can that be? Its...its IMPOSSIBLE!! *Face begins to melt*... More

  • Kira_Sakuya commented on July 13, 2009 00:36

    Since their infamous 40/40 en Nintendogs, Famitsu fails at life whenever they do anything.... More

2D vs 3D CG – Tales of Hearts

2D vs 3D CG – Tales of Hearts

The upcoming Tales of Hearts, for the DS this winter, is set to have two different versions, one with cutscenes in the anime style the Tales series has traditionally used to great effect, and another in a Final Fantasy style CG style; all of this is very puzzling, but what is even more puzzling is how the two will look.

As you can see, the 3D version comes of looking like “a gang of cosplayers”, and there is little doubt which version will be selling, in Japan at least.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 20, 2011 19:56

    Looks too much like Final Fantasy? Soul Blade's intro make this intro look butt ugly, and I'm comparing it to a PSX game!!!!... More

  • hide1000 commented on March 1, 2010 13:52

    3D doesn't have any lolism.... More


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