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Old April 6th, 2011 (03:14 AM). Edited April 12th, 2011 by Alinthea.
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Introduction
Start of the Story
Update #1
Update #2
Update #3
Update #4
Update #5
Update #6
Update #7
Update #8

About this Let's Play


In this Let's Play, I will be going through the whole of Tales of Symphonia, main storyline and quests when I feel like them.

Tales of Symphonia Let's Play




Introduction


In this Let's Play, I will be playing through the big JRPG hit, Tales of Symphonia. I have always loved this game since it was released in the UK; playing it to death when I was a young teenager and I still have that original Gamecube game in all its glory. I have always looked after it and enjoyed playing it when I could. I have completed it FULLY, including quests and everything; so this LP will be going on for a while. I would like to say there will be an update every few days, but real life might get in the way, so apologies.

I loved it so much, I hardly put it down, but I have been too busy in the past few years to really dedicate my time to it. But this is a good thing, now I can go through the game and due to it being a few years since I played it, I can enjoy it as much as possible.

I hope you enjoy this LP where I will be giving my opinions, immediate thoughts and feelings.
I will be doing screen shots and maybe some videos throughout. Please note, this is done on my laptop, as I am using an emulator.


Start of the Story


Update #1 - 5/04/11


Well, this is the start of it. Here we go!
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What a pretty title screen! Lets start this!


Ooooo, pretty world!


A great tree, how interesting...


Sounds like the fouth Hokage was around here too...


Noooooooo


Soppy so and so!


Goddess or not, you lazy bugger!


... Woh. That is a tall tower...


Huzzar! So we start.


...


Why do people always make heros up when they are sleeping in their be-


Never mind.


WHY IS HE HOLDING TWO BUCKETS OF WATER?!


WHY IS HE HOLDING WATER?


Hold on, that is impressive he is sleeping stood up and still holding water.


Look at that hair! HE LOOKS SO COOL!


:3


Mithos sounds like a pretty cool guy!


He is a show off, but I love how he looks. Cool so and so.


Those Desian's sound like some horrible people! >:3


I KNEW IT!


Someone was sleeping beforeeeeeeeeee.


Wait. They were released by a seal? Are they not people?


Oh Lloyd. *Shakes head*


How interesting. I can see where this is going...


Huzzar.


Awwww, she is cute.


Is she brainy too? =o


Wait, are they people or not?


I wonder what these trials are.


Is he asleep again? WHY ARE YOU HOLDING BUCKETS!?


So, is mana like oxygen or something?


Wait, what? Human ranches? Consume vast amounts? Are they eating it or is it like using oil or something?


O_o The cute chick is looking at me! *o*


Ok. But I still don't know what they are. T_T


...
*Insert flash here*


Tell me about it. O_o'


...WTF is with that shadow on her face.


Well, that is a little bit of a flashy way to call someone...


Yes miss.


Awww, the cute chick has to leave.


Lol. Owned.


Lloyd has a chance to get in there! >:3


SHE IS ADORABLE! T_T

Update #2 - 6/04/11


Spoiler:

Finally, I can talk to people. :3


Oooo. Sounds like an interesting lesson.


Well, that sounds about right! :3


*o*. As are you! :3


Beats me. I just started the game! T_T


... Noooooooo. I am just looking at this lovely frame work.


You could have been smooth, Lloyd! *Shakes head*



You curious little boy! :3


Hum...


You are smooth! :3


Wow. Angry Genis!


But a good one at that! :3


8D


N'awwwwwwwwwwwww! They are so cute.


*o* He is asking her on a date? :3


That isn't the response I bet he was hoping for...


I bet he has some nice restaurant in min-


Maybeeeeeeeeeeee not.


Even I am curious about it.


Lloyd knows his stuff.


*o* She is so interested in him! :3


Dwarven what?


Huzzar. So it begins.


Seems like a good way to use them though.


*Level up music*


OMGZ I LOVE THESE! 8D


Oh he is so crafty... and happy O_o


That could put a spanner in the works...


... I think that was what was meant by befores comment...


BAHAHAHAHAHA! I love the facial expressions.


Oh noes! It looks like a peaceful place anyway...


I do not know, Genis.


OH NOES!


Oh, never mind.


Frank, what a normal name.


School isn't that bad, is it! O_o


Why does everyone call him by his first name. Is there no polite children anymore? :/


Oh noes. The strange human-monster peoplez.


How lovely! 8D


Well that clearly went out the window! ><


What is this human rance thing?


Awwww. Bless her!


D: GRANNY!


Like, sacrificing people or something?


How convenient! :O


Are they like, amazing priests with guns and stuff?


...


Awwwww, she is all grown up. *Wells up*


Mhmm! Good luck indeed!


D: But but...


Awwww, he loves her.


And so does he! 8D


Some parent you are. XD


YOU COWARD! D:


Prettttttttttty! *o*


First save of the game! :3


Update #3 - 7/04/11


Spoiler:

OH NOES!


Apparently not.;;


I do not know, little awesome magic boy.


At least he is waiting nicely for when you finish the conversation...


There we gooooooooo.


During the battle, Lloyd poops fire! O_o


First battle and first title


It sure was you awesome fighter you.


Awwwwwwwwww :3


I thought he was going to saw thanks to her! XD


Ex wut?


Ooooo, it sounds like an awesomesauce thing.


I am sure that isn't true...


Seeeeeeeeeeeeee :3


Shame they are wooden! The swords, not his skills...


Awww, don't pick on the little one.


Oh noesssssssss. There is another.


How very intellectual of you Collete.


I guess.


There we go! :3


PWN HIM WITH YOUR BALLS OF FIRE!


Lets get rollin'


8DDDDD


EAT MAH DEMON FANG! >:3


That it is.


Uhhh, yeh. What I said before! XD


Indeed it is. You have to look after peoples!


We do! We must venture on and be careful.


Yaaaaay. So the storyline starts fully.


Awww, they are all in agreement.


Update #4 - 8/04/11


Spoiler:

Oooooo, that is pretty!


Either that or it is some optical illusion.


*o* Be careful!


Bahahhaha! Very observent!


Loving Lloyd's facepalm there


Such a big responsibility for her. D:


This Mithos sounds like a pretty cool guy.


Lol. Told!


Awwwwww :3


I wonder where this is going! =p


Thanks for that, Lloyd!


=o who is that?


Collete is being called by an old man...


Oh noes D:


THOSE HORRIBLE PEOPLE!


GO BE THE HEROOOOOOO


YAAAAAAAAAAAY!


Isn't he sweet!


D:


Does no one know first aid? O_o


B'AWWWWW DDDDDD:


My thoughts exactly.


Going where?


Lloyd looks like he isn't even paying attention O_o


Ahhhhh I see now. :3


She is acting more like the Chosen now. :3


She is so adorable. :3


Apparently, since he hasn't moved! XD


I am going for the 'man up' option! :3


8D


He has to look after his loved one


He really doesn't look like a dwarf...


And they run off into the sunset...


But not worried about the other two... XD


I shall repay you later wut.


Powerful angle! :3


He looks like an elf!


...


Worse possible time to appear! XD


Like I said.


Oh dear! :/


Bless his little cotton socks.


...


That is what I was thinking...


YOU DIDN'T ANSWER THE QUESTION! D:<


So, Lloyd has wooden swords, Genis uses fire ball of doom, surely that can't end well.


Ohhhhh this can't end well.


D:


That was a quick battle...


*o*


Oh you badass. Sorry for it being short, I had to crop out someone signing into MSN -___-;


I was pwning him so much.


Aren't we a cool bunch! :3


Huzzarrrrrrrr


He really is! Wait... does Collete have a crush on him? D:


Alright, he isn't that good. All he really did was heal me! XD


Lloyd knows the truth!


How could you tell that? Since we are standing and our limbs aren't on the floor?


*o* That is why he is so 'good'.


B-but, he didn't single handily save her. Well, he might have a little...


He didn't know that? Maybe he did it for another reason... *o*


Update #5 - 8/04/11


Spoiler:




Update #6 - 9/04/11


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Update #7 - 10/04/11


Spoiler:


Update #8 - 12/04/11


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Old April 6th, 2011 (04:24 AM).
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Symphoniaaaaaaa. <3333 This is partly my fault isn't it.

I'm loving how you can act so oblivious to things even though you've played the game. If I did an LP it would be all 'LOLOLOLOL I KNOW UR STORY' and full of spoilers. :B; Can't wait to see your next update! <3
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Old April 6th, 2011 (04:32 AM).
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Quote originally posted by BinaryPeaches:
Symphoniaaaaaaa. <3333 This is partly my fault isn't it.

I'm loving how you can act so oblivious to things even though you've played the game. If I did an LP it would be all 'LOLOLOLOL I KNOW UR STORY' and full of spoilers. :B; Can't wait to see your next update! <3
Well, you did spark my love for it again talking to you about it, so yes, you are to blame! :3

I am trying to forget things, but obvious, big story parts I remember, but other things I am like, LOL I FORGOT! 8DDDDDD
At least I know I have one reader!
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lol you sound like such a shipper in your comments. "He loves her~!" :3 Cute. I will definitely be keeping up with this LP...but I keep imagining Abyss music. I can't find a copy of Symphonia here. :< So...this LP will suffice! Keep up the good work, bb~
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... Thank you. I was hoping someone would do a ToS LP eventually. And you're doing better then I would have, even if I tried to keep spoilers... spoiler'd.
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Hah, I was literally just thinking of starting this game up again but was seriously on the fence. Just looking at these images makes me want to start it up again this very second, which is quite odd for me. Thanks a lot. n_n
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Old April 7th, 2011 (04:46 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Sydian:
lol you sound like such a shipper in your comments. "He loves her~!" :3 Cute. I will definitely be keeping up with this LP...but I keep imagining Abyss music. I can't find a copy of Symphonia here. :< So...this LP will suffice! Keep up the good work, bb~
I so thought you said something else! XD
I will keep it up, I hope to have another update today at some point! :3
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... Thank you. I was hoping someone would do a ToS LP eventually. And you're doing better then I would have, even if I tried to keep spoilers... spoiler'd.
Not a problem, just doing what I love and I hope others will do the same. Yeppie, I am going to keep those spoilers under wraps till I get to them.
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Hah, I was literally just thinking of starting this game up again but was seriously on the fence. Just looking at these images makes me want to start it up again this very second, which is quite odd for me. Thanks a lot. n_n
Well I am glad you want to play it again. It is such a beautiful game! 8D
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Is it just me or does the shadow on her face look like a arrow pointing down?

I lost my copy of ToS a while back, (I think it's somewhere in the closet... but once something gets lost in my closet, there's only a 2% chance of ever seeing it again. :V) so reading this LP is the closest I have to playing the game. So that means you must finish this LP~ :3

Also, yay! Somebody else who doesn't hate the skits for their slowness! <3
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Old April 7th, 2011 (05:27 AM).
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Well, you did spark my love for it again talking to you about it, so yes, you are to blame! :3

I am trying to forget things, but obvious, big story parts I remember, but other things I am like, LOL I FORGOT! 8DDDDDD
At least I know I have one reader! ^_^
Bwahahaha! idek. xD;

I know like... everything. ;^; I could probably manage it I did a screenshot LP like this, but if I tried to do like... a video LP it would be so spoiled. I have sooo many sarcastic comments for the foreshadowing and stuff. XD;

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Also, yay! Somebody else who doesn't hate the skits for their slowness! <3
The skits are "slow" in Symphonia only because they don't have voices. :[ My sister and I like to be dorks and "voice" them ourselves, so we enjoy the skits. |D A lot of them are depressing later on though. ;;
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Old April 7th, 2011 (05:31 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Joey's Rattata:


Is it just me or does the shadow on her face look like a arrow pointing down?

I lost my copy of ToS a while back, (I think it's somewhere in the closet... but once something gets lost in my closet, there's only a 2% chance of ever seeing it again. :V) so reading this LP is the closest I have to playing the game. So that means you must finish this LP~ :3

Also, yay! Somebody else who doesn't hate the skits for their slowness! <3
"...WTF is with that shadow on her face."
Yep! I will finish it, it will just take a while! Haha.
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Old April 8th, 2011 (08:29 AM).
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After having read updates 1 and 2, I have found this a very amusing read. And that arrow-shaped shadow on Colette's face is just really weird. :V

I shall be following this!
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Quote originally posted by donavannj:
After having read updates 1 and 2, I have found this a very amusing read. And that arrow-shaped shadow on Colette's face is just really weird. :V

I shall be following this!
Haha, thank you!
I have done some video updates, so two have been uploaded and are in the latest update (Update #5) and they will be more to come; they just take ages to upload. D:
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Having now read/watched updates 3, 4, and 5, you're not really doing a good job of keeping plot spoilers out of the way at times. XD;

I'm still following this, though. I don't care if I get spoilers en masse. ^_^;;

*subscribes to thread*
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Old April 8th, 2011 (06:47 PM).
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EAT MAH DEMON FANG. >:3
DEMON FANG DEMON FANG DEMON FANG DEMON FANG DEMON FANG /brick'd

I haven't watched the video updates yet due to being at a friend's house, but let's see if you've at least done a better job at keeping spoilers than I would have. xD Considering the first video has where I would have made my first sarcastic mark.
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Old April 9th, 2011 (01:29 AM).
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Quote originally posted by donavannj:
Having now read/watched updates 3, 4, and 5, you're not really doing a good job of keeping plot spoilers out of the way at times. XD;

I'm still following this, though. I don't care if I get spoilers en masse. ;;

*subscribes to thread*
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Thank youuuuu! Yes, I am sorry about that; it was the first thing that came into my head! XD
I will try and keep the spoilers off the table from now on.
Quote originally posted by BinaryPeaches:


DEMON FANG DEMON FANG DEMON FANG DEMON FANG DEMON FANG /brick'd

I haven't watched the video updates yet due to being at a friend's house, but let's see if you've at least done a better job at keeping spoilers than I would have. xD Considering the first video has where I would have made my first sarcastic mark.
I think I failed! XDDDDD
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You did much better keeping the spoilers out of the vids in Update 6.

Quite entertaining. ^_^

Spoiler:

Poor Noishe! For some reason his whimpering just makes me want to hug him. :B
Also:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Marble! ;_; I totally forgot what happens next in that sequence
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Old April 10th, 2011 (05:33 PM).
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Fabio is Remiel? What has the world come to. /SOB
While you were talking about the Tower of Salvations, you sounded like a very curious scientist of some sort. |D;

I had a million other comments, but like.. yeah. |D Other than one of your remarks, you did a much better job at keeping spoilers underhand that I would have done. Believe me.

Haven't seen the past two updates, but I'm working on it. I'll probably be caught up by the time you post your next update. ^_^
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Old April 10th, 2011 (06:07 PM).
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Update 7 was great! Lloyd's a bad liar. :V

But...

Maybe you should do your LP from a computer with more resources free. Audio stutter's getting annoying. ;;
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Old April 11th, 2011 (02:09 AM).
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Fabio is Remiel? What has the world come to. /SOB
Kehehehehehehehe! :3
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Update 7 was great! Lloyd's a bad liar. :V

But...

Maybe you should do your LP from a computer with more resources free. Audio stutter's getting annoying. ;;
Do you mean the audio (music) is stuttering or the voices? If you mean the actual music, then I can't do much. ;;
That is how the ROM is because it is using a strange form of conversion that it has to use to work.
Oh, if you mean it was running slow, I think that was because I was running a lot of things on my laptop at that time! XD
I will make sure to only have ToS running and the capture software next time! :3
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Old April 12th, 2011 (05:08 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Captain Fabio:
Kehehehehehehehe! :3


Do you mean the audio (music) is stuttering or the voices? If you mean the actual music, then I can't do much. ;;
That is how the ROM is because it is using a strange form of conversion that it has to use to work.
Oh, if you mean it was running slow, I think that was because I was running a lot of things on my laptop at that time! XD
I will make sure to only have ToS running and the capture software next time! :3
I meant the voices and the speed.

Much improved for update 8, though. ^_^
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Old April 15th, 2011 (01:00 PM).
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Hit a minor snag with the ROM. It seems to crash at the same point every time.

I have done 40ish minutes of recording so that should keep you happy till I figure out the problem! :3
Will start uploading them tomorrow. All else fails, I will just play it from the GC!
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