Bandai Namco announced that they will be rolling out Patch 1.2 for Tales of Symphonia Remastered on May 18, just over three months after its release. But fans are still angry about the problems that have surfaced in the game.
According to note The company released on its website on Tuesday an update that will fix many of the quality-of-life issues players have reported since the game launched in February. Including:
- Fixed an issue that caused a significant delay in processing when moving through the sandstorm area of ”Zhei”.
- Fixed an issue where the game would freeze at the end of certain boss battles.
- Fixed black screen and inoperability while navigating some world and town maps.
- Fixed background music being interrupted when moving to the world map after the battle.
- Other minor bugs have been fixed.
However, those updates will not be enough to satisfy players, especially those who own the Tales of Symphonia Remastered version on Nintendo Switch. In a story annexwhen u/guccyjuicy asked if the game would provide a bad experience for new players, the majority of fans complained that the Switch version was a faulty port of the original GameCube version due to serious issues with performance, frequent crashes, long load times and drop frame rates.
U/tonghoang1 even notes, “The combat system runs at the same speed as the original Gamecube, and the character’s responsiveness is the same. Any difference in controls or responsiveness is purely due to thinking players. Switch version doesn’t have the same frame rate stability [as] other versions and it’s quite noticeable because of the drop.”
To make matters worse, the patch doesn’t do anything to fix any of the major complaints, most notably frame rate issues, missing text, issues about transparency, etc
Tales of Symphonia was first released on the GameCube in 2004, and while it remained a favorite for many quarters, it continues to be plagued by uneven ports on PS2, PS3, and now Switch. The patch is expected to be released on Thursday.
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