Despite my love of Tales of Symphonia, I don’t really like the endings of either the first game, or the second game.
With the first…Kratos. Leaving.
I mean, really…you just found your son…he accepts you as his dad, you saved the worlds and got them to join together to stop the mana from competing, you stopped Yggdrasil…AND YOU ARE JUST GOING TO LEAVE BECAUSE YOU STILL CAN”T FORGIVE YOURSELF AND SAY THAT THE ANGELS NEED SOMEONE UP THERE WITH THEM!!!! WHY NOT YUAN!!! HE DOESN”T HAVE A SON!!! AND THEY SEEMED TO BE JUST FINE WHEN YOU WERE TRAVELLING WITH LLOYD!!! WHY DO THEY NEED YOU AGAIN? GRAH YOU SHOULD STAY WITH YOUR SON AND GO AROUND THE WORLD ON A BOAT WITH HIM AND BE A FATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BAD KRATOS! BAD! YOU NO GO! YOU STAY!
And then there is the ending to the second game. Basically Ratatosk with slowly take the mana out of things (which is what give things life). It will take thousands of years, so no one in this life time has to worry about it…but the world will become a barren planet again because all life will eventually die. Instead of working to balance the mana, no, he decides that it’s okay to just take it out…I forget why…but I was too dumbstruck by it.
YEAH. LET”S JUST LET THE PLANET DIE YEARS AND YEARS FROM NOW. IT”S OKAY.
So…from this scene…we got a really bad dirty joke. So, if you are looking for a sexual innuendo to add to all your others…add Fight the Dragon.
So, an explanation. Richter and Emil have the hots for each other in mine and my friends minds. Richter is constantly helping Emil out even though he is supposed to be on the “bad” side. Also, just their dialogue mixed in with our crazy sleep deprived minds and the fact we hate Marta with a passion, this became a couple for us.
And…in this scene…these two are away from the group and they have to fight a dragon. And then they talk…and Richter tells Emil that his dreams are good luck…Emil says his name…and then Richter blushes….
WHAT ELSE ARE WE SUPPOSE TO THINK THEN SOMETHING ELSE IS GOING ON AND THEY OBVIOUSLY ARE “FIGHTING THE DRAGON” TOGETHER!!!
Plus…if you are reading the dialogue with that mindset, it makes it a whole lot more amusing.
(Emil when he gets back to camp)
Marta: Took you long enough.
Emil: Yeah. I got attacked by this monster.
Me: Hehe…I bet you did…*eyebrow waggle*
So…I’ve really been wanting to play Tales of Symphonia lately. I love this game with a passion, and it is up there next to Kingdom Hearts. It’s not easy to get up there.
Anyway…in the need to deal with the want of playing, because I do not own the game myself and have to wait until college starts and play my roomate’s game, I will probably end up talking about Tales of Symphonia in the next few posts.
Onto the fun story about the game. So…
SPOILER ALERT!!! SPOILER ALERT!!!!
In the first game, you can rebuild Luin, buy a boat from a Pirate, and get a Pirate outfit. Me and my friends worked hard on raising the money to rebuild Luin (100,000+), and we felt accomplished after doing so. Plus, I really wanted to run around in the pirate outfit (you can unlock alternate outfits for all the characters…I love all their outfits). That, and Lloyd always wanted a boat and there is a scene in the game where he talks about it…so I was happy to fulfill his wish.
Imagine my surprise when, in the Sequal, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of New World, I found a boat in the dried up lake next to Luin. It was wrecked and just sitting there.
At first I thought nothing of it and was just running around and looking for treasure and ran towards the boat.
The Ah-hah moment….
(Also…Becca may have gotten my hooked on gifs unintentionally….and for reference I refer to the boat as mine since in my group I’m “Lloyd” and will cosplay him eventually. It made the heartbreak more though.)