Tales of Luminaria - Yelsy Episode 2 Review: Sharing a Table with You

“I’ll be damned if I fall here… For Totooo!”

People always say don’t feed your pets sweets and such. This episode is a prime example why feeding animals things they shouldn’t eat is a bad thing. Yelsy goes on a life-threatening adventure to find a cure for Toto who suddenly gets sick and the ending is pretty anti-climatic.

It’s nice to see people believing in Toto’s existence more. I do wonder how long it’ll take until she’s fully visible to normal people. I do like how a lot of characters don’t think Yelsy’s weird for talking to a creature they cannot see and are accepting of her. It’s shown a lot in this episode where everyone’s usually nice about Toto’s existence. Lucien even question Toto’s unusual diet of sweets and junk food.

I think the most interesting aspect of this episode is the unusual and unlikely team-up of Yelsy, Michelle and Gaspard. I’m sure this is a trio that no one would expect to be a part of the story. I certainly did not at all. All three of them make a good team, surprisingly. We got the close/mid range spear user who dishes out pretty lethal damage in Yelsy. We got our mage and healer in Michelle and we got our long range attacker in Gaspard.  The three work surprisingly well together.

Yelsy is as fun to use as she was in her first chapter. Her second episode had her enhanced, so she was a lot smoother to control and her jump attacks are a lot easier to control now. I had a fun time controlling Yelsy. Having Michelle as a backup was such a lifesaver as I didn’t worry about items; I think this was one of the few episodes where I did not use food items at all.

I do like how the area the three traveled to was a new area. It was fun exploring the new area and taking in the sights. The boss was an interesting design too! I do love how the ending wasn’t the typical “we beat the boss monster and it’s dead” plot. It got children and the flowers are their food. It was nice to see that Yelsy defend it from Gaspard and that the flower’s location is to remain a secret. I do like how there’s a happy ending to it all.

Also, the best thing about this episode is the twist ending. We all thought Toto was sick, but it was just a case of indigestion. I had a hunch it was just indigestion and I was right! I think the best part of the episode was Maxime yelling “That’s it?! After all this rigmarole?!” That was the best line I’ve heard the entire game. Ricco Farjado deserves a raise for that line.

Overall, this episode was quite straightforward in its direction. I liked that. No weird flashback in the middle of an episode or some weird transition. It was all just straightforward with a conflict and its resolution.

Tales of Luminaria
Tales of LuminariaTales of Luminaria is an upcoming Tales of Series original title for iOS and Android released November 2021. The game was first announced during Gamescom Opening Night Live. Unlike the recent Tales mobile games, Luminaria has been reported to have its own original world with only original characters and no previous Tales characters, as well as an English dub. Unfortunately, the game has announced termination of service worldwide on July 19, 2022.

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