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Tales of Graces


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Namco, for some reason or other, has been hemorraging money for a long time. Despite their games being successful, they reported something to the tune of over $300 million in losses last year.

You may not know this, but a good 50% of the games Namco makes NEVER make it across the pond. This includes roughly 60% of all the Tales games.

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Also, I believe Bamco sucks balls at advertising, especially when it comes to the Tales series. Even Tales of Symphonia wasn't advertised that well, and it was definitely the most advertised one I remember.

The only way I could see the Tales series surviving is if for some strange reason Atlus or some other company decides to pick up the brand and actually port and advertise.

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... So no one has heard of the issues with how unbelievably glitchy Graces is? The same site posted above, Sankaku Complex, already pointed out the numerous problems with the game, totalling in a recall of all units for a disc swap at a later date. (Links again NSFW, same site as above.)

Now that's hardly enough to bankrupt Tales Studios on its own, but you add in hiring a famous manga artist to design the characters for every game, Sakuraba (who, despite the (somewhat deserved) hate he's getting ITT, cannot be cheap), and... hell, I dunno what else might cause it. Did the Tales crossover games suck? Did Tales of VS cost a ton and not sell?

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I wonder how many made up words that are homonyms of actual, normal words Grace will use in its story

Ha, so true. However, I think it helps a little with making the world more immersive. It does get a little ridiculous with everyone running around saying "fon" this and "aer" that, though.

And though Graces WAS glitchy, at least Namco had the good sense to fix it and do a trade-in.

FYI, Symphonia got lots of advertising because Nintendo ported it stateside. If only they'd do the same for Graces...

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