Just to clarify for those of you who might somehow still be confused: the previous two posts were jokes. No, Tales of Hearts is not dropped, and you can switch between the Localized and Romanized naming conventions to get Demon Fang or Majinken, whichever you prefer. A surprisingly large number of you were unable to figure out what was going on despite the obvious sarcasm, not-so-subtle hints, and my outright telling you that it’s a joke:
Between this and the readme debacle from the demo patch release, it seems that some of you should perhaps try reading a bit more carefully. Considering the purpose of this project is to provide English speakers with a version of Tales of Hearts that they can actually read, it’s a bit ironic that many visitors to the website don’t, well, read it 😛 Oh well, congratulations to those of you who noticed it, and better luck next time to those of you who didn’t!
On to other news. I guess I’ll talk about battle subtitles this time. Tales of Hearts has a LOT of voice clips being thrown around in battle. The sheer volume of subtitles flashing across the top of the screen can get somewhat ridiculous sometimes. For this reason, there are a few different settings available in the Customize menu to tailor the subtitles to your needs:
- On. Every voice clip that you can’t understand without knowing Japanese has a subtitle. Every time you cast a spell, every time you spam [insert favorite Xing arte to spam here], every time you breathe, you will see a subtitle pop up. Just kidding on that last part… maybe.
- Moderate. The more frequent of the subtitles, like clips from spamming [insert favorite Kunzite arte to spam here] or spell chants, won’t show up, so only less frequent and more important lines will vie for your attention.
- Important Only. Only dialogue specific to bosses that you might be currently facing will be shown; nothing else. This is the option to choose if you really hate having those ugly white things at the top of your screen and want to have them there as little as possible without fear of missing out on (relatively) important character dialogue.
- Off. You are a pansy if you choose this option. You may want to consider hitting up the gym so you can Soma Build your Spiria so you can graduate to a non-wuss option post-haste. I recommend squats (make sure to stick to proper form!) to build up your overall core.
Additionally, I have a request for you guys. I’m stuck. If you got past the volcano level, how did you beat that dragon boss? He keeps slaughtering my guys:
He’s weak to water so I’m playing as Innes and having her tank and spam artes. But he manages to kill off her and Kunzite pretty quickly and then before I can heal up with Kohaku he rips the poor girl apart and it’s gg. ;_;
How do I used arte? I have absolutely no idea what I could possibly be doing wrong. Please give me detailed and useful gameplay advice in your comments. Thanks!