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A young man named Stahn Aileron had a dream of becoming known throughout the world as the greatest Master Swordsman ever. So he set his sights on the land of Seinegald, sneaking on board a Draconis for transportation, only to have it attacked in mid-air by roving monsters. Fortunately, he was saved by the "Swordian" Dymlos whom he found aboard the Draconis. From that moment on, Stahn's destiny was changed forever.....
Tales of Destiny is the first-ever Namco action role-playing game to be released outside of Japan.
it all about..?
This fantasy / science fiction RPG is a coming-of-age story. Stahn Aileron, a stowaway on a ship finds a sword and becomes involved with a chain of events that threatens to destroy his planet. Stan travels the world seeking fortune and fame, while battling huge monsters, piloting a gigantic dragon ship and sailing the high seas.
One thousand years ago, a comet possessing special energies crashed into this world. The planet's axis was thrown out of balance and many countries suffered great floods. The impact of the collision threw dust clouds into the air and blocked off all sunlight from the planet's surface, plunging the world into an artificial winter that lasted for decades.
Survivors raced to build floating cities in an effort to reach the warmth and light of the sun. It was during this time when a new source of energy called Lens was developed from the core material of the deadly comet.
The discovery of Lens and further research fueled rapid advances in technology, and Dycroft, an Aeropolis (a city in the sky) was completed within the short span of a year. However, only a select few were chosen to live in the Aeropolis, leaving the general population to remain on the cold, desolate, glacier-covered surface of the planet.
As time passed, those who lived on the Aeropolis came to call themselves the Aethereans and began their rule over the E'rthers, or the unfortunate outcast masses who lived on the surface. The Aethereans eventually developed the Belcrant, a powerful and lethal weapon of mass destruction designed to punish the E'rthers who resisted their rule.
In time, E'rthers rebelled against the despotic rule of the Aethereans, thus beginning a full-scale war called the Aeth'er Wars. Although the Aethereans had an overwhelming advantage over the E'rthers at first, a group of Aetherean scientists who developed the deadly Belcrant defected to the surface out of their hatred for the despotic, elitist Aetherean regime. This was a pivotal moment in history that turned the tide against the Aetherians.
These scientists brought their knowledge of the latest Lens technologies and applied it to the development of the ultimate weapon, the Swordian- a sword weapon imbued with sentience. These weapons finally enabled the E'rthers to resist the Aeropolis.
Thanks to the valiant efforts of warriors known as the Swordian Masters and their Swordians, scores of Aeropolis were destroyed and sunk to rest in the depths of the deepest seas. In the end, the E'rthers claimed victory over the Aetherians.
Some several hundred years after the Aeth'er Wars ended, people forgot about this terrible war and the Aethereans. In the meantime, the Swordians entered into stasis sleep since they were no longer required to fight the Aetherians. The Swordians would remain in their self-imposed sleep until they were called upon to battle evil once again ..
You Can Expect...
Playing this one-of-a-kind game involves moving the hero Stahn Aileron and his party through their adventures. In the game, there are three main types of screens which change automatically according to the action in the game.
Map Screen: A map screen can be wide angle, as in the GSM (Global Sphere Map); or it can have a more intimate, close-up view, as in the Active Party Window.
Battle Screen: When you come across baddies or engage in activities which warrant battle-type action, the battle screen appears. Battles are conducted using the E-LMB (Enhanced Linear Motion Battle) System. As your characters have success in conquering foes, they gain experience which helps them improve their skills.
Menu Screen: To check on the status of your characters and swordians, as well as their belongings and attributes, or if you just want to use some of the commands, you summon the Menu Screen.
Tales of Destiny has an RPG engine which includes standard attributes such as health, experience, strength, intelligence, and luck. The combination RPG elements and the E-LMB and all the unique Spells, Special Skills, Weapons, Armor and strategy makes it easy to wage devastating battles.
The game has sold over 800-thousand units in Japan since its release in December.
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