Tales of Zestiria The X Season 2 Series Review

Overview: I previously reviewed season 1 of Tales of Zestiria the X, the story of Sorey the Shepherd on his journey to purify the malevolence of the world. Season 2 continues Sorey's journey as he eventually gets around to dealing with the Lord of Calamity. I reviewed this week to week here. Review (spoilers for … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria The X Season 2 Series Review

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Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 12

Review: You know that feeling you get when you think something is a final and then it isn't? I kind of got that this week. There just doesn't seem any reason to stretch this another episode but stretch it we will. But hey, we finally got back story on Michael, the former shepherd, and how … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 12

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 11

Review (spoilers, no attempt to not reveal information): Possibly the whole Dezel sacrificing himself to blow away the dragons so that Sorey isn't forced to either attempt mass purification (which cannot end well) or to accept that maybe shooting them is the only option could have been dramatic and moving. Certainly his farewell to Rose … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 11

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 10

Review: Remembering way back when I started season 1 of this, one of me key issues was that the characters didn't feel like they were part of the world. The world was pretty and the characters were pretty, but the two didn't match. As time went on, this kind of got less noticeable (either because … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 10

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 9

Review: After kind of just aimlessly wandering and tying up loose ends for 8 episodes, we now just randomly have henchmen girl (I don't know her name, maybe we're told at some point but that one flew right by me) just exposition and info-dump us into the set up for a final battle. The Lord … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 9

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 8

Review: Tales of Zestiria finally got down to business and brought all the main characters together in one place, faced an actual enemy, moved forward the political intrigue and finally actually let Alisha progress and not have the constant threat of a weak king and an overbearing would-be king in her way. In fact, so … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 8

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 6

Review: Apparently one episode of moping is all Rose needs before making critical and life-changing decisions (though in terms of not being bored by the narrative her moving on was probably a good thing). This episode feels like it is getting ready to move this story along. We finally reached the source of the rain … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 6

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 5

Review: After all the build up this episode seems like mostly a nothing kind of deal. Rose may or may not have killed her target and now they are getting back to where-ever it was Sorey was supposed to be going to deal with the rain. Meanwhile, Rose decided it was a good time for … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 5

Tales of Zestiria The X Season 2 Episode 4

Review: It's interesting that Tales of Zestiria is devoting so much time to Rose over the last few episodes. Mostly because of all the characters we've met and followed along, Rose is one of the few who is actually reasonably complex. She isn't good for the sake of being a good guy, nor is she … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria The X Season 2 Episode 4

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 3

Review: Oh look, Alisha does still exist and fortunately the other characters remembered her just as something really dramatic was going on. Okay, it wasn't the worst seque ever but it was pretty clumsy and though Alisha decided she needed to get stronger she seems to still be doing exactly the same thing she's always … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 3