By Spencer . August 23, 2011 . 2:50am
While portable RPGs tend to have a quick save slot, that trend hasn’t carried over to console RPGs. Tales of Xillia does, as revealed in Dengeki PlayStation. Namco Bandai’s PlayStation 3 title grants players with one quick save slot in addition to regular saves. The game also keeps track of your progress with an event list. Glance at this and you can see how you’re moving through the main quest and sub-events. Useful, especially if you decide to take a break and pick up Tales of Xillia months later.
Perhaps the most convenient feature is you can teleport when you’re on the world map. Press R3 and you can warp to any location you previously visited.
The magazine also mentioned there are five kinds of shops and three types of skills. Parameter skills boost attributes. Support skills are passive and, as an example, may increase the amount of over limit time. Battle skills are actions you can use during combat.
You can freely run during battles by holding L2 and moving the analog stick. The D-pad can be used to select which character you’re linked to. A key feature of the DR-LMB (that’s double raid linear motion battle) system in Tales of Xillia’s is two characters can team and fight monsters with connected attacks.