Tales of Hearts R Videos Show Garad Grinas And The ARC-LBMS Battle System

By Spencer . November 29, 2012 . 1:48am

Garad Grinas is another new playable character for Tales of Hearts R. He’s armed with a machete for close range attacks and throwing axes for mid-range enemies.



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Tales of Hearts R has a brand new battle system called the Aerial Chase Linear Motion Battle System. Shing can chase enemies in the air and follow up with a cross chase team attack. If you hold the attack button you can do a chase finisher.


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  • Tales_of_Master

    The battle system looks so epic :D I’m really digging the whole Air Chase system. Every time I say that the Tales battle system reached it’s limit, Team Tales comes up with even more amazing ideas to make the battle system even more thrilling, and this shows in both Tales of Xillia 2 and here in Tales of Hearts R.

    Garad (Galad?) is pretty much what I expected him to be. He looks like the result of a fusion dance between Malik and Rowen, which means he’s gonna be my main :D I love the badass spellcaster type of character, and Garad seems to be exactly that. I’m still waiting for my copy of Tales of Innocence R, it should hold me up until the Spring :D Long live the Tales series.

  • ZEROthefirst

    Oh Namco Bandai please take my wallet, I’ll even throw in my bank info if you localize this :D

    • Can we get Innocence R 1st?? :D Though getting this 1st would be fine too…

      • ZEROthefirst

        Almost forgot about Innocence R because I imported it a few weeks ago, since it looked and sounded like there wasn’t much hope. Amazing game btw, and it and Hearts R aaaaaaaaaand any other Tales game should be localized (just not Tempest, that’s the black sheep no one should witness).

        • Tempest? Black Sheep? Now I’m curious abt it. GG time!

          • ZEROthefirst

            Save your soul!!!

  • Barrylocke89

    Looking closely, I think I finally got one of my big questions answered. The game does indeed go back to TP instead of EG. That kinda sucks…

    On the plus side, the newer versions of the battle songs sound pretty slick.

    • s07195

      I think it uses the style used by Xillia, meaning AC/TP combination.

  • zferolie

    Have they said how the assist characters are going to work in this game(Like Anise and KOSMOS)?

    • I dont think that’s making a return….I hope so.

      • zferolie

        That would be a disappointment.

        • Bobby Jennings

          Indeed it would be, but they haven’t shown them yet so..

  • Nitraion

    Tales battle system name is always amaze me XD
    anyway i like it, Tales is always feel like Tales game to me nothing changed the thrill

    • Tales_of_Master

      I know right :D I swear that I can play both Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Xillia 2 back to back without ever feeling the difference. Namco has a way of keeping the spirit of the series alive in every installment it feels like magic.

      Compare it to other RPG series that pretty much became unrecognizable to it’s old fans at this point, and that would make you appreciate the greatness that is the Tales series even more. All hail the king (queen?) of RPG games :D (with SMT being that awesome dark side of the RPG world :P)

      • Nitraion

        Haha yeah i know….Team tales is always back to its core even though “expert” tales fans complain about here and there i always feel tales game just being tales game to the end and still consistent about their game…. SMT on the other hand is shinning though i don’t like their First person style game and i really digging they making Nocturne style game again with cameo lol Dante(original of course) i want okami cameo well giving capcom now that’s almost nearly imposible XD

  • Tianyu Wei

    VITA’s line up is looking better and better… contrary to what people think….

  • IshimaruKaito

    im importing this!!

  • love for the vita :3

  • Kuhile Brodeur

    So he’s a physical Malik?

  • ZEROthefirst

    I know this has nothing to do with the game or any Tales game, but look at every comment on every recent article. Someone must be bored or just really doesn’t like every single comment (that or it’s a bot).

    • IshimaruKaito

      serioulsy!!! lmao!

  • Darkrise

    Battle system looks pretty cool, and is it just me or does Garad seem like a 70’s or 80’s Malik?

  • Autumn

    Now I’m tempted to play Tales of Graces F. Darn you Tales for having such fun and addicting battle systems!

  • Well, if there’s anything the Tales of series does right, it’s the battle system, and they got it down for this one as well.

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