Don’t mess with her
*Rants*Now I should really start picking some new series and all but since the exams are here and I feel like a lazy bum for now it is just Tales…I’ll probably pick another series to talk about but for the moment my hands are full, and it definitely won’t be from episode one anyway…sigh…*/rant*
Getting on topic I was rather disappointed with this episode mainly because the “epic fight” that should have been shown (and was hinted from the previous preview) turn out to be nothing more than the average “what you would expect” bombshell being revealed then the subsequent suicide. Depressed youths.
Thoughts: Oh and did I mention a lot of technical stuff that just seems to fly over my head. Even with the explanations of what Van is plotting it seems to be that I just can’t comprehend some of the important details being said as terms that would be needed to be searched from the TOA-verse dictionary keeps popping up. By the end of it I find myself unable to understand the simplest thing (just what exactly is Lorelei?) whether it is the fact that I simply forgot previous explanations or it wasn’t explained at all.
Though if you ignore the small details and just watch the story unfold, this series remains hovering around the average scale. Perhaps it is running dry but the “shocking revelations” no longer seem that shocking anymore. Too bad that there are so little character development right now to be seen (since that is the favorite parts of the series for me) but at least the plot continues to move forward to the next stage of plans.
But seriously even though the group finally figures out what Van wanted to do or rather he confirmed them like an idiot, I think that what should be one of the biggest shock the story needed a bit more “something” to keep it a shock but as it stands I believed that it became heavily down played with all the foreshadowing beforehand; not to mention making me want to play the game to find out just how much better it should be than this. The whole technobubble speeches just addes to the disappointment as most of the times I am left to ponder just what has been said (so seventh fonons are needed to create replicas and now Tear is being poisoned by fonons-monoxide?).
Van is most certainly evil though his actions are viewed as a “just cause” for himself…I don’t even think that he considers himself evil at this point though just someone who will do anything to create a better future since his past screwed him up so much. The way he killed those old people was honorific although cold but that just makes me think that he is yet another tragic character to come out from this series. Poor grandpa and grandmas…they were just innocent bystanders.
A moment of ~peace~
The fight turned sour as I have already said. For a god general to finally die they could have made Sync last a bit longer in the fight or show how he can own Luke even taking on 4 enemies at once. This was another aspect of the episode that I thought didn’t do enough justice and was solely an event to just reveal something important. So Sync turned out to be a replica of the original Ion (OMG SHOCK!)…
Yea right…but for the Ion here to be a replica aswell then that came as a double surprise. It also revealed the reason why Arietta was replaced by Anise despite being the superior. And though it seems like there should be an army of Ion clones out there it seems like Sync was the only one who actully survived from the trash though in the end decided to kill himself out of sheer depression, and I though he deserved to live more than the current Ion :/
Nothing else much to note besides Tear falling pray to some deadly natural occurance; fonons-monoxide.
Noooo Tear ;_________;
I wonder what can be done about this condition and why the heck isn’t Luke being poisoned aswell?
Screen caps and comments:
Oh look who showed up timely
Wrath of 80 years
I was shocked that she pulled the trigger so easily
Jet flame attackkkk!
Though this killing was just a joke…where did the bullet hit?
One heck of a shockwave
It’s the traitor! Hang him!
And that means killing everyone and the making replicas blah blah
How does this diagram explain anything >.>
You’ve lost me :S
An insight into Van who may not be EVIL but for the sake of his own justice…he must punish those who “attempt to poison and destroy his brothers” (cookies to those who get the ref)
And another two dies
Seen that a thousand times already
Sync! Show them what you are made of
and Luke deserved that for charging in like an idiot
I should have known, would explain some of your decisions
What the heck are isofons now
Someone needs to ask why she is the only one being affected :/