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Legend of Heroes, The: Trails in the Sky Blu-ray (Hyb)

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Reviews of this title:

Jonathan Sieveking - Jun 17 2013
Rating: "Okay."
Pretty good action
After watching a trailer (AKA the opening theme) for this film on another Sentai release, I was rather interested in watching this. The action looked pretty cool, I liked the character designs, but I didn't know much about the story. I did a little research and it turns out this is based on a video game series. I bought Tales of Vesperia First Strike without having played any of that game and didn't feel lost (however I don't recommend that film), so I decided to buy The Legend Of Heroes.

Not long after hitting play, I really feel lost. I have no idea who these characters are or why I should care about them. This movie seems to be made for those that enjoyed the game. As such, any story driven scenes just make me feel even more out of place. What's even more out of place? Giant robots in a seemingly medieval era. The theme music kind of bugged me. It sounded like the song from Castle in the Sky. It didn't help that there are air ships in this movie.

The movie does have two good things about it, and that's what the opening showed, the action and the eye pleasing character designs. The fights are easy to follow and show that the characters have been at this for a while.

Had I played the game, I may have found more enjoyment of the film. As an outsider, I just didn't care about the story at all. I'd like to hear an opinion from someone who has played the game first.