....it may also be because some of the characters are kind of facepalm worthy. Cheria I've taken to calling "Emomancer" (if you play Fantasy University on Facebook, you'll get the "Emomancer" thing.) Girl just needs to go full loligoth and dye her hair black and wear black clothes. She's got the feeling of l'ennui down pat, even though she looks like she should be the genki girl.
Then comes the genki girl, and I swear, it's a toss up between who I think was dropped more on the head as a baby, her or Vanille. ...OK, no, it was Vanille, but Pascal is a very, very, VERY close second, and I swear, her gropey-hands at the fourteen-year-old
character has a) got me having flashbacks to the Korean girls in my class at language school who kept grabbing my boobs and b) screaming, "Pedophile!" at the screen.
Emomancer just makes my brain feel sluggish, but Pascal has me screaming, "You're a freak!" or "What the fuck is wrong with you?" at the screen (and one, "Can I do a find-replace of you with RIta from Vesperia?")
On the plus side, the other characters are interesting (even though one has me singing, "Someone drank the crazy juice~!" or go, "He is all eat up with the cray-cray,") and I'm really interested to see where the story goes. I'm quite enjoying this. (And yeah, I know there's little chance of Bandai translating it, which sucks. I pout at all the great fanfic that won't get written now. I mean, gawd, there's so much potential for a slasher to go to town with. *waves little Malik/Asbel flag and little Richard/Asbel flag and totes innocently denies there is a Hubert/Asbel raised-apart-but-stlll-siblings incest respective hate-/guiltsex flag* *cough*)
Also, Malik needs more screen time, because Mmmmm
... (And I might need to track down the Tsubasa Chronicles anime, because wiki tells me Malik's voice actor
in that, and that voice as Seishirou? YES PLZ.)
The other game I'm playing is Radiant Historia, and while my brain is crying with the nitpicking over the time-continuum things in it, it's definitely a cool premise, so when it comes out, if you have a DS, get it!
Now to get some more cleaning in so I can game more without guilt. At some point, I know I must be able to put Malik in my party, because the stores sell a weapon that only he uses, and I'd like to get to that point ASAP. My gaming life will be muuuuuch happier when Malik is in and Pascal is out). XD
I'm currently playing Tales of Graces F (the ps3 port of the Wii game), and so far, I am enjoying it immensely. It's not quite as gripping as Vesperia, but it's heads and shoulders above the DS Tales games I started and didn't finish. This story feels far more like a slow burn, unlike Vesperia, which may be why it's got me hooked, but not with quite the same intensity.