February 11, 2019, 08:02:09 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
GBA version has various problems..
1. the dub is just plan out terrible
2. overly bright palettes
3. gameplay is slow and lacks ps1 versions 8-way movement in field
7. Cress's mystic arte is impossible to pull out
4. the translation is bad
5. music is butchered
6. no skits at all, not even in the japanese version
The best version is the one included in Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (remake of the gbc sequel), best version thats in english is the ps1 version.
Considering that Bregalad wants to try restoring the OST of the GBA version, I think is safe to say that it's much better to just overhaul the game with QoL changes and whatnot, just to "de-suck" the game in favor of the player's experience. God knows if there are other Tales Of games that were remade for the GBA that suffer the same fate.
Games that I think deserve their OST restored would be Super Mario Advance 2, 3, & 4 (Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Bros. 3, respectively), Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2 (someone in here mentioned that DKC 3 had an original, but cool soundtrack), and whatever cool RPG (that happened to be a GBA remake) in existence everybody liked.
Games that I wish had their OST restored, but haven't been translated yet, would be Kessakusen! Ganbare Goemon 1•2: Yukihime to Magginesu
(however, everybody should know that Avicandriya is still working on the Ganbare Goemon 2 translation
), the remakes of both Shin Megami Tensei 1 & 2 (1: https://r.mprd.se/GBA/boxart/0933.jpg
, and 2: https://cdromance.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1189.jpg
), and last, but not least, Mother 2 GBA, of Mother 1+2 (although, tbh, I kinda wish Mother 1 GBA's OST also got fixed, but nobody knows how). Also, only one member of the team so far has worked on the OST of M2GBA, but has since halted, because 1. is a crapload of songs, and 2. there are still so many inconsistencies on how to insert the songs inside.
So there you have it.