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Tales of Zestiria Shows Off Characters And “Real Map System” Battles


Bandai Namco have released a bunch of character videos featuring the party from Tales of Zestiria. Below, you can view videos of Alisha, Sorey, Mikleo and Lailah.














The video below provides a look at the “Real Map System” whereby battles take place on the field you’re in, instead of transitioning to a separate battle screen. The idea is great in theory, but unfortunately, there appears to be a bit of a delay/stutter between you encountering the enemy and the battle actually beginning. Oddly, there’s also a lot of geometry popping in abruptly as Sorey explores the field.



Finally, below is a video simply titled “Chat,” which about sums it up:


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.