January seems to be JRPG month even though it’s probably the worst time of year for them. Everyone has to get back into the swing of things yet JRPGs are best for ripping you out of that. Along with the return of Dragon Quest VIII and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue coming to fill in some gaps, the latest entry in the Tales series will also grace our screens this month.
Tales of Berseria is out on the 27th of January and if it looks like it may tickle your fancy you can go ahead and download the demo right now on PS4 and on PC later today. The demo weighs in at under 500mbs so I’m not sure exactly what it’ll cover but it should be enjoyable nonetheless. On top of a playable demo we’ve also received some interesting details about the PC version that might be a bit bittersweet.
The good: 60fps with multiple graphics options on PC. The bad: Denuvo. Okay so Denuvo DRM isn’t exactly the worst possible thing to happen but DRM will always put a bad taste in player’s mouths. The reasoning behind it is pretty lackluster but I guess Bandai were gonna do it anyway.
[quote]There is also a burning question asked by our fans that we want to answer. Will Tales of Berseria have Denuvo on STEAM? The answer is yes.
We love the community: it is you guys that ensure that we continually bring more Tales games out, and to a high caliber. It wouldn’t be fair to you if we didn’t put any systems in place to prevent people who try to acquire the game through illegitimate means as it eventually will slow us down bringing games onto PC. Denuvo has been proven to be a reliable way to fight piracy. So far, no conclusive evidence is proven to disrupt the player experience.
In any case, I hope Berseria is able to deliver a bit more of an exciting experience than the previous entry Zestiria. While Zestiria wasn’t necessarily a bad game, it just didn’t do much to sell me on the series but I’ll admit that Berseria has managed to get my interest back for the series.