We here at KAJITANI-EIZAN’s Patch Site hope that you all are having another wonderful holiday season!
I am sure your mugs of hot cocoa and plates of pecan pie are gripped tightly in hand as you ponder what KAJITANI-EIZAN’s Patch Site and friends have been up to recently. First, as per ever-popular demand, I’ve updated the progress bar! It was a lot of work, so I hope that will keep you happy for a while. The venerable throughhim413’s translation efforts plod onwards, hopefully to finish within the current decade, even as Kingcom works (read: attempts to get me to work) on the script management backend. But before I get into any of those boring details, I would like to talk about what you guys really want to hear — Beryl.
Second only to Jadeite, Beryl is basically the best JRPG/anime character ever. It took me a while to realize it, but Tales of Hearts: Reimagination opened my eyes to this truth. (One of its few redeeming qualities.) She is a rogue painter warrior who fights by slinging colors around with a giant brush. How awesome is that? As if that wasn’t awesome enough, her brush comes out of her enormous wizard hat that she also has. I did mention the styling arcane lines and gems on said awesome hat of awesomeness, right? Furthermore, she is extremely multi-talented. As the party’s frail offensive mage, she would normally be confined to the back lines. However, her quick-casting Ice Needles spell is devastating to nearby enemies, and she even has overpowered Strike Artes that wreak havoc on any foes foolish enough to come within melee range. Best of all, just like Jadeite, she has a heart of gold. She appears to be taken by our protagonist Shing’s straightforward and earnest nature, but despite that, she nudges the relationship between him and Amber along. Also, she’s the only party member who has no real personal reason or obligation to tag along and save the world; she could have just gone home and drank some tea. Instead, she risks her life because she knows it’s the right thing to do and because she knows the party wouldn’t be able to pull through without her. Truly, she is a shining paragon of selflessness.
There’s nothing especially new to see in this video. Just that as you can see, Beryl is incredibly awesome — so awesome, in fact, that she too can access the powerful new Emotional Meltdown Overdrive mode that you may recall that Amber had previously displayed. If only you could play the game fully in English already and see for yourself how awesome she is. If only.
Well, I don’t want to bore you with any boring details about boring topics like how far along the translation is, so I’ll just leave those for another update. Happy Holidays to everyone, and until next time!