How To Chain Attacks In Tales Of Xillia

By Spencer . January 13, 2011 . 2:43pm


Tales of Xillia, like many Tales games, revises the linear motion battle system. Chaining attacks with other characters is a key element and that’s governed by the AC (assault counter) meter. When you activate link mode allied characters connect their attacks with the character you’re controlling. Each time you strike with a standard attack or technique the AC meter drops by one.


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Linked attacks are set up in such a way where the player controlled character and party members set up pincer attacks so it looks like enemies are under a constant assault. Once the AP meter runs out link mode ends, but the AC meter gradually recovers over time.


Tales of Xillia also has the series standard TP or technique point meter. Using special attacks or techniques depletes this meter. Unlike AC, technique points do not recover automatically. You’ll need to use recovery items, perhaps citrus gels, to restore TP.


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  • import import import import

    • I hate you for being able to learn Japanese D:

      • lol, it hasnt been easy, and i still have a long way to go T_T so i wont get to enjoy the game to its fullest yet, of course i wish of a localization even more but…

        • Darkrise

          Doesn’t change the fact that you’re lucky for that lol. *set’s up camp to gets ready and steal your copy*

          • Waaait, the game isnt even released yet D:

          • Darkrise

            It’s a camp with enough provisions that will last me for months until you get it. >=D

          • *sets up camp and waits to steal the copy you just stole.*

          • Darkrise

            A copy that I havent stolen yet, or exists. Yet. =P

  • localise localise localise localise

    • joesz

      Dude tell him that at
      apparently they started to listen to this what you are guys weight his page with your comments as my grandma’s boobs and hopefully you’ll get what you all want.

      • already did… and on facebook too… xD

        and yh… i hope we get some “Tales of” ^^

        • Darkrise

          If we don’t, then like a previous Tales article a while back, we’ll just Mystic Arte them painfully.

  • Wow, Mira’s character design is just stunning. I’d say the best work from Mutsumi Inomata yet.

    I’ll just hope this isn’t another beta. Get your acts together Tales Team! You can do it!

    • vadde939

      Well this is Tales so chances are it will end up that way. Though they are running out of platforms to port things to.

      • On previous gen systems, it wasn’t that bad, aside from the constant Phantasia milking. Probably they’re just confused this gen *thinks positive*

        I have a feeling that they’ll give their all for this title. If anything’s wrong, patches can be made. If anything’s missing, DLC can fill the spot*cough*. I don’t think people will tolerate a 3rd mischief. Besides, PS3 Vesperia/Graces sales has pretty much surpassed their 360/Wii counterpart. They should know their audience by now

        • “Phantasia Milking”

          Careful, you’re making that sound like a bad thing!

          • The bad thing is we’re not getting it :3

        • PurpleDoom

          In terms of the whole “beta” thing, it wasn’t nearly that bad last gen. In terms of general platform schizophrenia? Way, way worse.

    • If this is a beta, then we better see a PC version of Xillia. It would be a downgrade (an alpha?) if they released it on 360.

      • Exkaiser

        Final product will be on the 3DS.

      • LORDMATRIX2004

        Don`t be hating! Just because you can`t play Tales of Vesperia on your PS3 and I can play it on my X360. :D

        Anyways…Tales of Xillia looks great I am itching for another Tales game. ToV is one of my favorite jrpg thus far this gen. If it never comes to X360 so be it! I have a PS3 for these types of situations.

    • Exkaiser

      Hmn, when it comes to Inomata, I personally prefer Hilda from Rebirth. Her áo dài is classy.

    • Guest

      Have to agree, absolutely stunning work.

  • Looks great! Can’t wait for it to come out here!

  • It looks awesome. Jude is so cool! Anyway, I cant wait to see and hear more.

    • Guest

      Wut about the girl the girl. You always comment on guys

      • Dude, whats there to comment on, lol, other than shes taking the attention away from Jude!

        • Guest

          jus sayin’

  • joesz

    now all what is left is more characters:D

  • Amazing piece of art, indeed. Loved all the PS3 Tales, and I really don’t think this will change with Xillia. :D

    • When you say it like that, it makes it sound as if there were more than two PS3 Tales games released…

      • Darkrise

        Of course there will be more, assuming they truly realize what they’re doing with Xillia is CORRECT. If not, we’ll just expect a brand-new future mothership Tales of for the 3DS and then maybe one or two more times before they go back to releasing one completely finished for the ps3.

  • I can live without Vesperia PS3 and even Graces/Graces f, but if the Western world misses out on Xillia then I’m gonna be pretty bummed.

    I know, I know, at this point holding out hope is silly, but I just can’t help it. I am begging you to give me the opportunity to throw monies at you. Surprise me Nacmo, please! :D

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    I’m sorry to ask, but why did you guys pick that thumb nail picture? I’m embarrassed to say I noticed…

  • MrRobbyM

    Dem scenic screenshots.

  • Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed

  • Souji Tendou

    TP system….?! Are you Effin kiddin’ me…? Why are they going back to those outdated system….?! I;m sorely dissappointed, Tales studio. -________-

    • PurpleDoom

      Well, pretty much every Team Symphonia game has used the TP system. I personally rather like it, but maybe that’s just me.

      • Souji Tendou

        You……… haven’t played ToDr and ToG yet?

        • PurpleDoom

          I don’t know which one “ToDr” is, but Tales of Graces is actually a Team Destiny game.

  • Is this game about the organelle in the body?

  • Darkrise

    Come on Namco, you’ve given up on your western development scheme and should realize that those are NOT the games we want. WE WANT TALES!

    • PurpleDoom

      Unfortunately, we’re in the minority here. A lot more people want Tekken or Naruto, at least that’s what sales of Tales games in the states here say. People have to actually follow through on their promises – just as Namco is disappointing fans by not releasing these games, we are disappointing Namco by telling them so many people will buy it and not living up to that promise.

      Also, Jin Kisaragi rocks. Just sayin’.

      • Darkrise

        Yeah, really sucks. But they’ve never advertised their games very much so that’s part of the problem and that they tend to release their games at the wrong time unfortunately… Well since we’ve disappointed Namco by not buying their “wesern” games, hopefully something good will come out of it. For us.

        And also, yay another Jin fan! *Ice car’s Namco’s hq*

  • Bamco. You are really Hurting our feelings… You are gona kills us for so much hype acumulated…

  • I’ll import this, like I imported Vesperia and soon, graces f….

  • PrinceHeir

    i want Tales nao O_O

  • Guest

    They need to chain attacks so they can kick the game over here

  • Guest

    Loving the art style. Please Nam…ah what’s the point…

  • mmm i still cant decide what main character to play as first. using my fists, or hot girl swordy.

    nothing can ever be simple in life.

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