I knew I said it'd be posted on the 31st, but I managed to finish this one early, haha. Anyway, in this (backlog) episode, we take a piece by piece review of Tales of Eternia the Animation's first episode, followed by a discussion of Tales of the Abyss's infamous "Akzeriuth" scene.
Tales of Eternia
Tales of Eternia is the third mothership title to be released for the Tales of Series. Not to be confused with the actual Tales of Destiny 2, Tales of Eternia was localized in North America as “Tales of Destiny II” for brand name recognition purposes. The game tells the story of Reid and his friends and the two worlds in their universe – Inferia and Celestia. It later got an online game based on the game’s world but was later shut down.
Tales of the Abyss is the eighth mothership title of the series initially released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan in the same year as Tales of Legendia. It is the Tales of Series 10th Anniversary title. The game was later ported to the Nintendo 3DS and was adapted into a 26-episode TV anime by Sunrise. Abyss tells the story of Luke, a young noble whose life turns upside down upon meeting a mysterious girl named Tear. The game appears to be influenced by musical themes.
A745 (or Abby, as most people call her) is the founder of Abyssal Chronicles. She is currently a doctor, but that doesn't stop her from showing her love for the Tales of Series. She loves potato chips. A lot.