I’m pretty sure I reviewed Tales of Legendia for EGM, but honestly I remember very little of the game. It exists in my memory as 30-35 hours of bland, generic meaninglessness. The most remarkable thing my reviewing experience, if I’m recalling correctly, was that somewhere around the 10-hour mark my wife’s then-roommate’s pit bull busted into the room where I was playing and pinned me to the ground so it could smother me with joyful affection. Yes, I was attacked by a pit bull, but she was a very friendly and loving pit bull, so I got away with a face slathered in slobber rather than, I dunno, a torn jugular spraying the wall with a layer of red. Of course, this has nothing to do with the game itself, but based on Tales/Star Ocean devotee Andrew Bentley’s unenthusiastic write-up of Legendia, it seems I’m hardly alone in finding it wholly forgettable.
I do kind of like the title, though. I hope someday Sonic Team gives us Legend of Tails so we can mash the two games together and cause them to cancel out one another’s existence, like mirrored sound waves.