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The gang is all here.

The gang is all here.

KanjiBoi199

I appreciate that they’re all fairly adult characters. Sometimes the kid ones tend to be a tad aggravating lol


tenebrapetrichor

100% agree, if Rinwell and Law are the youngest (say 16) I’d be ok with that. Be nice change of base.


Delafille5Star

Did they reveal the characters ages yet? We might get a Tear Grant's situation.


Takazura

I was wondering what you meant, checked her age and I'm utterly shocked to see she is 16. I was certain she was like 19-20 at least...


Delafille5Star

It's a pretty common inside joke in the sub haha!


methiasm

Coming from vesperia, it really is a hit or miss. I totally could not enjoy Karol while patty was fun. Though, I would very much enjoy a more mature party, at least the topics they joke about would be more relatable.


Comic-Brad

>I totally vould not enjoy Karol while patty was fun. Wow I'm the exact opposite. Patty annoyed me but Karol was my boy.


Haru17

For real. We don't need literal children in the party that's inevitably going to fight a solo war against the entire world. And there's always some gross cute little girl fan service checkbox aspect to those characters where they have to have a crush on MC anyway.


Vertical_05

any info on their age? I feel they're just tall. but yeahm would be nice to have an older cast.


croxz123

Alphen (protagonist) is the oldest main character in the entire saga, he would have a minimum of 22 years. Shionne looks like an adult, the new ones too. Basically the girl with the owl and the other one who is a policeman are the youngest


TheWishblade

Feels a bit weird for Kisara to be placed there considering that lovely shield of hers. XP


General_Snack

She’s doing her job! Everyone knows the tanks gotta protect the ranged combatant.


Locke_and_Load

If you’ve seen the caboose she’s trailing, she can provide JUST AS MUCH coverage from her current position.


TheWishblade

Certainly, but I'd rather have the shield facing the enemies, like if she switched places with Rinwell. At that position, the party's more likely to be hit before her shield is. XP


LowIncomeWhale

The cast looks really nice. You can tell that they're trying to appeal to a wider audience with these. I am a bit sad that there are only six characters to play this time, but as always all of them look unique. Especially Kisara as a Tower Knight seems super cool, can't wait to see gameplay of her.


Jay-of-the-days

I mean it's been 6, with a possible 7th rotation since graces, except for Xillia 2, but that didn't really have new characters. Vesperia was the last game that had 8 character at once to choose from (9 in definitive)


tenebrapetrichor

I like the smaller cast gives them more time of their own to develop.


jonnovision1

6 has been the standard for awhile...


LowIncomeWhale

The last ones I've been playing were Symphonia, Xilia 1+2, Vesperia, Hearts R and Zestiria. So These parties were on my mind actually, haha. With Zestiria the 6 Person Party was kinda a given with how the gameplay was structured, but other than that I mostly experienced titles with a bigger cast. But I am excited nonetheless.


Vertical_05

6 is best story wise, I dont like filler character like Max, Chat, Presea, Regal, Repede, Natalia, Anise


Beautiful-Can-7388

Uh I'm sorry, but how was Anise and Natalia filler characters? They seemed pretty irreplaceable to me.


HarlequinCow

Right? Anise is a Fon Master guardian and her >!betrayal to the group!< was a pretty significant plot point. Natalia is the princess of Kimlasca and tethers Asch to the storyline even more. I can see why OP mentioned some of them, but Abyss IMO doesn't have any filler party members.


Haru17

Why are the girls from Abyss on your list and not, I dunno, Patty...?


alfredykr

I can't wait to smack people using door.


tenebrapetrichor

None of the guys really stand out to me. The girls look good but meh. But I was a bit hesitant with Magilou when I first saw her and she's one of my favorite Tales characters of all time (and I've been playing since 92). So win me over with personality.


The810kid

Now I'm curious if the mature knight lady will be favorite or the cute cinnamon roll mage.


nicryu9

Is that a shield user? I love her, let me guess she is the healer


Vertical_05

my guess Shionne is the healer, she's looks more tanker dmg like Regal and Eizen


Haru17

Her bedside manner is electroshock.


Vertical_05

maybe there is no dedicated healer? as in most of the party member have their own method of sustain. There is no dedicated healer in Zestiria and Berseria right? long gone days of Raine and Estelle.


Haru17

Yeah, I gave up on the newer games after Xillia 1 so I wouldn't know. I hope Arise's story is good.


Takazura

Laphicet is a mage, but he is also basically the support/healer of the group in Berseria. Besides him, Eleanor also had some healing utilities iirc, but she was more of a secondary healer compared to Laphi.


General_Snack

Hellva squad. Possibly the best character designs in the series.


GOD-PORING

No monster/animal character. I wonder if one of them can transform.


jonnovision1

Monster/animal character playable isn’t all that common, last one we even had was like... Vesperia with Repede. we already have rinwell’s pet owl thing as the mascot


Metazoxan

Which is a shame really. I'd actually like more non human playable characters. At least like elves, beast folk, or something. I don't count berseria since visually they were basically humans just with Rokuro's face messed up.


Vertical_05

does the Seraph's in Zestiria count?


Metazoxan

No because if you weren't told they weren't human you'd have no idea and just think Sorey has the power to absorbe people into his body or something.