One Dedicated Tales Fan Logged In Almost 80 Hours Into Tales Of Hearts R’s Demo

By Spencer . January 3, 2013 . 1:07pm

Leveling up all of your characters to 100 in a role playing game isn’t that unusual, but one dedicated Tales fan grinded his or her way up to level 100 in the Tales of Hearts R demo.




Namco Bandai released the Tales of Hearts R demo on Japan’s PlayStation Store for Christmas. The demo lets players try out the new combat system in a cathedral and control Calcedny, one of the characters added to the Vita version.




After breaking the level 100 mark, this player maxed out the grade stat.




Tales of Hearts R comes out on March 7 in Japan.

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  • Bobby Jennings

    <3 love it

  • Ryos

    I’m all for people doing what they want in games but wasting all that time on a demo is insane!

    • That’s what happens when you don’t have enough games to play on Vita.

      You play a demo for 80 hours.

  • DongT

    i was like “pfft big deal” until i saw that it said demo, then i was like O__O

  • Micrll

    Someone clearly is very excited for this game :)
    I know about maximizing and testing the limits of demos but this is a *bit* excessive but it generally happens at some point. Reminds me of how Recettear’s English demo people discovered if you played is in a specific way you could get to parts that were not translated and you were not supposed to reach.

  • They should give him the collectors edition signed by the staff for free for being such a big fan.

    • Visa Vang

      That and they should give him a save transfer.

    • UploaderDisney

      Really? I say they should give him a mental evaluation.

  • Tales_of_Master

    Seeing the how dedicated the fans are to the series really put a smile on my face. I sincerely hope that Namco would see this dedication, and reward it by making the games available to fans from all regions. I’m tiered of playing the waiting game for a localization to be announced every time a new Tales game is revealed just to be disappointed at the end :c Here is hoping for ToHR to be localized….

    • Eh not buying a Vita even for Tales.

      • psycho_bandaid

        money troubles or do you just not like the platform?

      • StaticDestroyer

        I’d like to see more good games localized for the vita. Tales is a good pace to start purely because they’re consistently entertaining games and die hards would buy the system for a new installment. Which would have the wonderful stacking effect that the vita so richly needs at the moment. More quality releases leads to more units sold, More units means more 3rd parties will see the game as a viable platform and the more 3rd party devs on board with the vita the more worthwhile that initial purchase becomes, to both you and the community. In the unlikely event that it is localized I’d hope you change your stance and buy the console. Long term you’d probably be pleased you did. Conversely if you don’t you’ll likely never feel compelled to actually invest as the platform will stagnate and die as the psp did in the west.

      • SBKJAZZ

        I think for Tales, Ys, and P4G, I’ll break down during a hardware sale.

    • I think this is more a case of obsessive-compulsive autism, rather than dedication. However I agree with your sentiment!

  • Luna Kazemaru

    That’s pretty sad in a way lol

    • psycho_bandaid

      some call it devotion others call it obsession. I am undecided personally. I have seen people put 80 hours in to cell phone game that just loop forever for higher scores so this doesnt seem too bad.

    • CirnoLakes

      Nothing sad when you consider how much time people waste much more time in much less enjoyable MMORPGs.

      Tales is very much worth this time and so much more.

  • No No

    That’s kind of a waste, the full game won’t feel as fulfilling since he’ll just breeze right through it.

  • Shadowman

    I guess he really want to play the full version.

  • $24431191

    Dat menu. Namco Bandai seriously needs to bring this game over. I will lose all faith in humanity if they don’t.

    • Micrll

      I won’t loose faith since its par for the course right now with Tales games. However, given the major vacuum of games for the Vita I wouldn’t surprised if Sony pushes them to do it so that they have more games released.

  • Alex

    That is pretty terrifying.

  • Mavalex

    Maybe he/she wanted to No Items No Damage this demo? lol

  • ragingmerifes

    Almost half of my Tales of the Abyss play time.

    • 325 hours on my copy of Abyss

      • ragingmerifes

        550 hours on the first Tales of Destiny. Let’s make a competition.

        • Wappuli

          999.59 hours on my Tales of the Abyss save.

        • Ferrick

          999:99:59 on my tales of innocence save (The NDS one)

          • Testsubject909

            How do you get 99 minutes when it stops at 59?

    • CirnoLakes

      I have played well over 2,000 of Tales of Symphonia alone.

      600 or more hours in Tales of the Abyss.

      Over 200 hours in Tales of Graces f.

      Tales is my life. Well, a bit part of my life, at least. I consider that all to be nothing considering I find the gameplay and gameplay time in a Tales game to be infinitely of higher quality than any popular MMORPG.

  • Tien Ron

    thats….really sad….

  • Josh Strange

    on average in any tales series i beat the game by usually under level 90 and you know first time playing trough there is no 2x exp or 10x exp, also pretty sure this guy fell asleep multiple times while paying too. lol

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Oh My God, he/she must have been at there Grandparents house with no internet, TV or Phone lol

  • Testsubject909

    Cash and Playtime still not maxed. Keep at it!

  • waste of time on a demo!!!!!!!

  • Kefkiroth

    Looks like it’s a really good game to be able to grind that much… though if he can transfer his save to the full game he’ll breeze right through it, hahaha.

    • ; you cant. You wont ever be able too either

      • Kefkiroth

        Ah, I see.
        Also, don’t remind me that this has little chance of getting localized…

  • Sergio Briceño

    I wonder if he got to enjoy christmas or new years…

    • psycho_bandaid

      I think he got about 80 hours of enjoyment.

      • Sergio Briceño


  • Damn that’s crazy but at least now he can beat the boss in normal mode. I had to set to easy to finish the demo because the difficluty is so insane.

    • s07195

      I find it sad that I couldn’t even beat the boss like in the Tales of Innocence R demo. I guess I’m not used to playing Tales games on the PSV or something. Is it actually harder, though? I find it hard to start a chain link, too.

  • Abel.exe

    So much time to waste…

  • disgaea36

    Wow that person needs to go get 2 lives and a half and go outside lol. That’s quite the overkill for a demo and he/she didn’t get no trophies either must have been really bored lol

  • Hm. My time in Tales of Vesperia PS3 was about 190 hours; both Item and Monster books completed, but no maximum levels for characters. I wonder how long he would have kept on playing if it was the full Tales of Hearts R.

  • AkuLord3

    I bow this person…i am not worthy

  • Tristan Diaz

    Outrageous considering that it’s only the demo….But quite impressive indeed.

  • phangtom

    No surprise. ‘Tales of’ games are just that good.

    • CirnoLakes

      I couldn’t possibly have put it better myself.

  • Guest

    If you look closely on the screens, he set “Auto” for his characters on some of them, so I doubt he did played that whole 80 hours.

  • Visa Vang

    *SALUTES* You’re the man.

  • Ladius

    Glad this guy had so much fun! Even if it was overkill it isn’t so surprising for me, since Tales battle systems are some of the most addicting ones I have ever experienced. Titleskill grinding in Graces on EvilChaos difficulty was so funny I often retraced my steps many times in the dungeons without advancing the plot :P

    Hearts is looking better and better by the way, as unlikely as it is I really hope there’s a chance to see it localized in the future.

  • Almost 80 hours for a demo?! What the hell?!

    • CirnoLakes

      I did some things like that as a poor child without many video games.

  • Blightness

    How ****ing sad.

    • CirnoLakes

      GLORIOUS, you mean!

  • Hoshi星

    At first I was woah insane, then I remembered that I played the Final Fantasy Type-0 demo for quite a whille

  • XypherCode

    Another perfect definition of “free time” xD

  • Callonia

    BUT ITS a Demo! Was there .. x.x Over 80 hours on a demo. wow.
    Congrats to that fan.

  • ZEROthefirst

    The Tales series is one of my favorite game series’ of all time and I can put in dozens of hours into every title, but a demo… I can’t sit on any demo for more than what’s in it alone.

  • Go2hell66

    i remember someone doing something similar for the FFXIII-2 demo, maybe its the same guy?

  • SupaPhly

    this is some Ulillillia level of dedication

    • ha! just saw this after posting mine–you beat me to the punch!

  • isfuturebright

    The menus look awesome!

  • What on earth for?

  • Was that you, Ulillillia?

  • Tiramii

    Damn that’s some dedication. xD The menu is so pretty though! *A*

    • CirnoLakes

      It is! Wow, those colours are pretty.

      It’s like a pastel wonderland.

  • O-O *salutes*

  • Crimson_Cloud

    I’m not gonna make a same mistake, like with PSP, and get Vita early. Bought PSP cuz’ of two-three games then put it safely away and turn it on once a year for some RPG that ”accidentally” gets localized. But anyway, that is some dedicated fan right here…

    • Elvick

      So glad I’m not like you. There’s tons of PSP games that I still want to get and I already have a lot.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    There’s only one man that could’ve been able to do this… he abandoned his 20+ year life work for it… and plays it on a regular basis… that’s right I’m talking about Kentaro Miura, except NGBI let him download the Idolmaster version of Tales of Hearts R demo
    Off topic, I remember some dude maxing out Cloud in the beginning of FFVII. It should be somewhere on YouTube

  • CirnoLakes

    Bah, that’s nothing. I would have easily done something similar if I knew how to get the demo.

    Why does the Tales franchise so easily awaken such a deep sense of happiness in my heart. Just gazing my eyes over that for a moment makes me want to buy every Tales thing that has ever existed.

  • Nitraion

    O_o i see lv 104 the max lv probably 200 like usual…
    but this man is really love this game the menu looks good

  • S- Class Wizard KaRamo

    Now that’s a dedicated fan

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