10 Things That Make No Sense In Tales Of Symphonia

10 Things That Make No Sense In Tales Of Symphonia
10 Things That Make No Sense In Tales Of Symphonia

There’s no shortage of wonderful fantasy games for you to sink your teeth into. While all of those games can rely on similar aspects that fans love or strive to be as unique as possible, every single game falls victim to one trap, things that just don’t make sense.

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Every gamer has come across more than a few things in games that don’t make sense, but it’s usually easy to ignore it since it doesn’t break your immersion. Usually, those who’ve played a game a few times are the ones who notice the things that just don’t quite make a whole lot of sense, and the same is true for Tales Of Symphonia Remastered.

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10 The Convenient Sorcerer’s Ring

This idea could be applied to a few of the Tales games, and it revolves around the Sorcerer’s Ring. It’s an important item you get early on and essentially serves as your relaxing puzzle-solving device throughout the game.

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The fact that it is conveniently placed and the right size for Lloyd is one thing, but the fact that it continues to be able to find uses across the globe is a completely different thing. Maybe you could buy that the ring works in other shrines but in the villain’s base? Things get a bit strange the harder you think about it.

9 Why Hire Kratos?

Your cast of characters is mostly decided quite early on in the game, even though they end up ditching Lloyd and Genis. The confusing thing here is that the journey of the Chosen has been known for years, so why didn’t Iselia have any other competent fighters lined up to accompany Colette?

Kratos just happens to be the right mercenary in the right place at the right time. He’s just so skilled that they decide this complete stranger can accompany the only hope the world has on her journey and they don’t see any potential problems with that line of thought.

8 Why Does Only One World Have Ninjas?

There are a lot of really cool character types in fiction, and a lot of people seem to agree that ninjas are right up there with the coolest. While Sylvarant is a world in decline, that doesn’t really seem to explain why they have no ninjas whatsoever while Tethe’alla does.

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Once again, when the survival of your world hinges upon a lone person journeying across the globe, you might want to make sure you have some kind of elite fighting force. Few things are more elite than ninjas, that’s exactly why Tethe’alla sends Sheena as an assassin to kill Colette.

7 Why Did Kratos Betray The Group?

There is some justification for why Kratos ends up betraying Lloyd and the rest of the group, but it’s really not great. From the start of the journey, Kratos is aware that Lloyd is his long-lost son, and he could have begun planning ahead right from there.

Kratos basically ends up working against Mithos in the long run anyway, so it just seems kind of odd that he would do some standard traitorous villain stuff instead of just working to help his son. Sure, some of his evil actions are to force Lloyd to improve, but that could have been done in many ways.

6 The Village Of Katz

There’s nothing wrong with liking cats, considering a large percentage of the world enjoys having them as pets. What might be going a bit far is dressing up as a cat and then living in a village of like-minded cat-people.

Again, there’s nothing inherently wrong with something like that, but the inclusion of it really just baffles people around the world. The existence of a village filled with cat people really doesn’t have anything to do with the main plot of the game, but some people probably love the fact that you can visit it.

5 Why Not Keep The Journey Simple?

There are a lot of weird issues around the idea of a journey of regeneration. If it’s a widely known phenomenon that the bad guys definitely do want people to accomplish, why not put in the effort to make it as simple as possible?

In both worlds, the journey of regeneration is a dangerous one, but it could be much safer if either side put in any effort to prepare for the journey. Clearing and maintaining the various shrines and raising a generation of fighters would help make sure failed journeys were much less likely.

4 How In The World Does Colette Keep Putting Holes In Walls?

Someone needs to sit down and have a conversation with Colette. She seems like a lovely girl, but the fact that she’s put so many holes in so many walls is a bit concerning. First, hitting a wall with enough force to go through it can’t be good for your brain.

Second, the fact that Colette is literally the most important person in the world, and yet people continue to allow her to clumsily trip through walls is astounding. It’s hilarious, but you’d think those protecting the Chosen One might want to be a bit more careful.

3 Corrine Living On

Yes, Corrine technically becomes a separate being after the poor creature’s sacrifice, but the essence of Corrine lives on in Verius. How exactly this ends up being the case is a bit hard to buy. Essentially, contact with human hearts is what allowed this process to occur.

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That’s all fine and good, in theory, but how Corrine’s essence went from the Temple Of Lightning all the way back to Martel Temple near Iselia is anyone’s guess. Then why Corrine is suddenly allowed to live as a summon spirit is a completely different question that connection to human hearts just doesn’t adequately explain.

2 How Has None Of This Happened Before?

The journey of world regeneration has been ongoing for thousands of years by the time Colette and Zelos begin their individual journeys. The question that then arises is how the situation that happens in this game hasn’t occurred before.

You could hand-wave this question away with the explanation that no vessel was as perfect as Colette, but there isn’t a whole lot of justification of what would make Colette any different from another female chosen, or even a male chosen like Zelos. It just seems like a long time and a lot of effort for a nefarious plan to actually almost work.

1 The World In Decline

Exactly how the world in decline works is an interesting thing to ponder. It’s explained that Sylvarant has been in decline for at least a few hundred years by the start of the game, and while the world doesn’t seem to be in the best shape, it doesn’t seem terrible either.

This makes many people wonder how long the decline process is supposed to take. Is it just a continuous decline until the world just stops? It’s not really clear and the long stretch of time featured makes it unclear if the world being in decline really matters all that much.

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    1. 10 The Convenient Sorcerer’s Ring This idea could be applied to a few of the Tales games, and it revolves around the Sorcerer’s Ring. It’s an important item you get early on and essentially serves as your relaxing puzzle-solving device throughout the game. The fact that it is conveniently placed and the right size for Lloyd is one thing, but the fact that it continues to be able to find uses across the globe is a completely different thing. Maybe you could buy that the ring works in other shrines but in the villain’s base? Things get a bit strange the harder you think about it. 9 Why Hire Kratos? Your cast of characters is mostly decided quite early on in the game, even though they end up ditching Lloyd and Genis. The confusing thing here is that the journey of the Chosen has been known for years, so why didn’t Iselia have any other competent fighters lined up to accompany Colette? Kratos just happens to be the right mercenary in the right place at the right time. He’s just so skilled that they decide this complete stranger can accompany the only hope the world has on her journey and they don’t see any potential problems with that line of thought. 8 Why Does Only One World Have Ninjas? There are a lot of really cool character types in fiction, and a lot of people seem to agree that ninjas are right up there with the coolest. While Sylvarant is a world in decline, that doesn’t really seem to explain why they have no ninjas whatsoever while Tethe’alla does. Related: Tales Of Symphonia Remastered: All Wonder Chef Locations Once again, when the survival of your world hinges upon a lone person journeying across the globe, you might want to make sure you have some kind of elite fighting force. Few things are more elite than ninjas, that’s exactly why Tethe’alla sends Sheena as an assassin to kill Colette. 7 Why Did Kratos Betray The Group? There is some justification for why Kratos ends up betraying Lloyd and the rest of the group, but it’s really not great. From the start of the journey, Kratos is aware that Lloyd is his long-lost son, and he could have begun planning ahead right from there. Kratos basically ends up working against Mithos in the long run anyway, so it just seems kind of odd that he would do some standard traitorous villain stuff instead of just working to help his son. Sure, some of his evil actions are to force Lloyd to improve, but that could have been done in many ways. 6 The Village Of Katz There’s nothing wrong with liking cats, considering a large percentage of the world enjoys having them as pets. What might be going a bit far is dressing up as a cat and then living in a village of like-minded cat-people. Again, there’s nothing inherently wrong with something like that, but the inclusion of it really just baffles people around the world. The existence of a village filled with cat people really doesn’t have anything to do with the main plot of the game, but some people probably love the fact that you can visit it. 5 Why Not Keep The Journey Simple? There are a lot of weird issues around the idea of a journey of regeneration. If it’s a widely known phenomenon that the bad guys definitely do want people to accomplish, why not put in the effort to make it as simple as possible? In both worlds, the journey of regeneration is a dangerous one, but it could be much safer if either side put in any effort to prepare for the journey. Clearing and maintaining the various shrines and raising a generation of fighters would help make sure failed journeys were much less likely. 4 How In The World Does Colette Keep Putting Holes In Walls? Someone needs to sit down and have a conversation with Colette. She seems like a lovely girl, but the fact that she’s put so many holes in so many walls is a bit concerning. First, hitting a wall with enough force to go through it can’t be good for your brain. Second, the fact that Colette is literally the most important person in the world, and yet people continue to allow her to clumsily trip through walls is astounding. It’s hilarious, but you’d think those protecting the Chosen One might want to be a bit more careful. 3 Corrine Living On Yes, Corrine technically becomes a separate being after the poor creature’s sacrifice, but the essence of Corrine lives on in Verius. How exactly this ends up being the case is a bit hard to buy. Essentially, contact with human hearts is what allowed this process to occur. Related: Tales Of Symphonia Remastered: Best Costumes That’s all fine and good, in theory, but how Corrine’s essence went from the Temple Of Lightning all the way back to Martel Temple near Iselia is anyone’s guess. Then why Corrine is suddenly allowed to live as a summon spirit is a completely different question that connection to human hearts just doesn’t adequately explain. 2 How Has None Of This Happened Before? The journey of world regeneration has been ongoing for thousands of years by the time Colette and Zelos begin their individual journeys. The question that then arises is how the situation that happens in this game hasn’t occurred before. You could hand-wave this question away with the explanation that no vessel was as perfect as Colette, but there isn’t a whole lot of justification of what would make Colette any different from another female chosen, or even a male chosen like Zelos. It just seems like a long time and a lot of effort for a nefarious plan to actually almost work. 1 The World In Decline