Bandai Namco has announced that it will release Patch 1.2 for Tales of Symphonia Remastered on May 18th, just over three months after its release. However, fans are still angry about the issues present in the game.
according to patch notes the company posted on its website Tuesday, the update will address various quality-of-life issues players have reported since the game’s release in February. These include:
- Fixed an issue that caused processing to slow significantly when moving through Triet’s sandstorm area.
- Fixed game freezing at the end of certain boss battles.
- Fixed screen dimming and crashing when navigating certain world maps and cities.
- Fixed an issue where the background music would cut off when switching to the world map after a battle.
- Other minor bugs have been fixed.
However, these updates won’t be enough to satisfy gamers, especially those who own the Nintendo Switch version of Tales of Symphonia Remastered. In a Tale subredditWhen u/guccijuicy asked if the game was a bad experience for new players, most fans complained that the Switch version was a failed port of the original GameCube version due to severe performance issues, frequent crashes, long load times, and framerates. drops.
U/tetsunoko korox1 even noted that “The combat system runs at the same speed as the original Gamecube version and the character response is the same. Any difference in handling or responsiveness is purely in the mind of the player. Same frame rate stability in the Switch version [as] other versions and it’s pretty noticeable because of the drops.”
To make matters worse, the patch doesn’t address any of the major complaints, especially the frame rate, missing text, transparency issues, etc. does nothing to solve the problems associated with
Tales of Symphonia was first released on GameCube in 2004, and while beloved in many quarters, it continues to be maligned by uneven ports on PS2, PS3, and now Switch. The patch is expected to go live on Thursday.
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