Tagged by the lovely @mcalhen for the Tales meme!
How many Tales games have you played, and which ones?
Played and beaten all of the mothership titles (minus Berseria), the two primary escort titles (Tempest and Dawn of the New World), Reve Unitia, VS, Twin Brave, and Narikiri Dungeon X.
I’ve played and haven’t beaten Radiant Mythology 1 and 2.
Which one was your favorite and why? Who did you play as? Who was your overworld character?
Rebirth! Even with its flaws, I love this game. The characters, the character development, the character relations, the plot, the setting, the theme, the battle system, the visuals - all of it just appeals to my personal tastes in a way no other Tales game does. I feel like I could give a more long, involved answer, but I’ve done that elsewhere on this blog before, oops.
The only character that I haven’t at least given a shot at playing as is Eugene (I’m sorry Eugene!). However, the two that I most commonly default to are Hilda or Tytree depending on my mood and how much I feel like actually paying attention to the battle system.
I switched around my overworld character all the time (oh the wonders of being able to do so with the click of a button), but Annie was my favorite. I love watching her sleeves billow about as she’s running. It’s super cute.
Who is your all-time favorite Tales character (any game)?
Hilda and Veigue give her a run for her money, but Leia is important to me for a number of very personal reasons, so she keeps the top spot!
What are your ships? Your Tales OTP/3/x (pick one)?
Uh…I’ll just pick a couple of my favorites.
The whole of the Rebirth cast! The whole of the Xillia cast! I also have a super soft-spot for Hilda+Mao, Leia+Jude, and Loni+Kyle.
Which fandom(s) are you currently most active in, if any?
Uhm…Rebirth maybe? I mean, the fandom doesn’t much exist for me to participate in, but I’m working on a translation project for it, so I suppose that counts???
What fandom(s) have you been active in in the past, if any?
Honestly, Xillia was the first one where I bothered to get involved in fandom ‘cause I was writing for Alvin/Leia and desperately seeking anyone else that liked that ship. Other than that, I’ve sort of flitted from game to game as I played through the older titles in the past couple of years.
Except for Rebirth. I got sucked into that fandom and never want to leave.
Is there a fandom you wish existed or were still active?
Let’s be real here friends, I’m gonna say Rebirth. I suppose another nice one would be fandom for some of the odd ships I like so there’s nice fanart/stories of it, but that’s even more of a pipe dream than the Rebirth one.
Have you ever cosplayed a Tales character? If so, who?
Nope! Someday I’d love to cosplay Hilda though! Gotta build up confidence first!
If you were to choose one Tales game and put it into an alternate universe, what would it be?
Hm…Destiny with a competitive figure skating AU. Rutee and Mary would compete in couples skate. The thing is, Mary is the one filling the ‘male’ role but she gets to wear the cute, frilly costumes whereas Rutee fills the ‘female’ role but wears the guy outfits. They started doing it initially for the money and cute costumes, but the two of them get really into it. And of course there’s cute romance, both on and off the ice.
Oh. The rest of the cast is here too and all involved with figure skating in one way or another. Except for Stahn. Stahn plays hockey ‘cause there’s no way that child is graceful enough for figure skating.
If you were to crossover one Tales game with another non-Tales series, what would it be?
Hm…I’ve honestly never given this serious thought.
…I know it’s not really a cross-over, BUT, I want a Harvest Moon style game only the bachelors/bachelorettes are all Tales characters. Make it happen please.
Tagging: No one ‘cause I feel like most everyone has answered this one already, haha. But hey! If you haven’t done it and you wish to, consider this my formal invitation to answer it. c :