Hunnhhg I'm not even a classic jRPG buff and I needed this in my life. I didn't think the title would make it over, so I definitely had to buy it when it did. Here comes another entry into Kiseki's ridiculously complex lore of sentient Gundams, dragons, and everything in between. And by complex, I mean that my friend who likes to read NPC dialogue would probably be trapped in this series for the rest of his life.
Content-wise, the collector's edition (+$10) is kinda eh. I wanted the artbook because I've liked the style ever since it showed up in all the games that never got localized. The artbook has more pages than I expected, and they're of reasonable quality, barring some resolution problems. 10x better than the Xillia artbook already! The other item you get is a horse emblem thing that was drawn with pen tool shenanigans. If you look at the emblem gallery in the artbook, it's pretty much the worst design out of all of them. Why not the handsome lion?
Um... cool containing box, but otherwise they seem to have misprioritized because there's no music in this one. What kind of Falcom collector's edition has no music? >:( I would've shelled out another 10 for a CD.
Yes I've caught wind of the hilariously bad animations. Looking forward to it.
I've referred to it as "Trails in the Flash" before, but they forwent that name because of the potential innuendo. I didn't think it was that bad. Maybe the Pokemon ability "Flash" should be renamed, too.