Bandai Namco has introduced that will probably be rolling out Patch 1.2 for Tales of Symphonia Remastered on Could 18, simply over three months after its launch. However followers are nonetheless offended over the problems which have been current within the recreation.
In line with the patch notes the corporate launched on its website Tuesday, the replace will repair quite a lot of quality-of-life points that gamers have reported because the recreation got here out in February. These embrace:
Mounted a problem that was inflicting important processing slowdowns whereas shifting by the sandstorm space of “Triet”.Mounted a problem the place the sport would freeze on the finish of sure boss battles.Mounted an occasion the place the display screen would black out and change into inoperable whereas navigating sure world maps and cities.Mounted an occasion the place the background music can be interrupted when shifting to the world map after a battle.Different minor bugs have been fastened.
Nonetheless, these updates will not be sufficient to fulfill gamers, particularly those that personal the Nintendo Change model of Tales of Symphonia Remastered. In a single Tales subreddit, when u/guccyjuicy requested if the sport is a foul expertise for brand spanking new gamers, nearly all of followers complained that the Change model is a botched port of the unique GameCube model as a consequence of extreme efficiency points, frequent crashes, lengthy load instances, and framerate drops.
U/tetsunokokorox1 even famous, “The battle system runs on the similar pace as the unique Gamecube model and the character responsiveness can also be the identical. Any form of distinction in controls or responsiveness is solely on the thoughts of the participant. The Change model doesn’t have the identical framerate stability [as] the opposite variations and it’s fairly noticeable due to the drops.”
To make issues even worse, the patch does not do something to repair any of the key complaints, most notably points with the frame-rate, lacking textual content, transparency points, and extra.
Tales of Symphonia was first launched on GameCube in 2004, and whereas it stays beloved in lots of quarters, it continues to be bedeviled by uneven ports throughout the PS2, PS3, and now the Change. The patch is anticipated to go dwell on Thursday.
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