Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 5

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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 an existential crisis so spends a lot of this episode moping (okay, that’s fairly harsh and she’s going through some actual character moment but it isn’t dealt with very well and as it dominates most of this episode the episode jut felt kind of dull). There was apparently a lot of malevolence in the forest they ended up riding through but they kind of just rode through it with Sorey occasionally sending up some pretty flames. It wasn’t really much of a threat and didn’t do much to distract from the lack of things happening this episode. Overall, fairly forgettable this week.

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Tales of Zestiria The X Season 2 Episode 4

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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 selfish and out for herself. Rose has a strict moral code it just doesn’t fit with Sorey’s view of the world. To be perfectly honest, I was kind of happy when Dezel slammed Sorey against a wall. While I’m not actually a big fan of murder for justice, Sorey’s view of the world has always been obnoxiously optimistic and Rose’s story is nicely countering some of the sickly sweetness of that view. It will be interesting to see the fall out from the events this week in the next episode.

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Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 3

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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 done. Taking this head on. No matter how strong your ideals I somehow don’t think riding into the teeth of a stronger enemy is a good plan.

Otherwise the fight between Dezel and the other Seraphim was pretty cool, albeit short. And I loved Dezel’s answer to Sorey here:

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Next week looks fun so until then.

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Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 2

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Review:

I really like Rose as a character. Her few appearances in season 1 weren’t really enough to get much of a feel for her so it has been nice to spend so much time with her now. She’s not a particularly unique character but she is entertaining and I love how she can switch between playfully teasing someone, to swindling, to deadly serious so seamlessly (though some of her self control did seem to be slipping this episode). I also loved the moments with Sorey and Mikleo in the tunnel near the cathedral because this just reminded me of earlier episodes in the first season where the two would explore or deal with things together. It was a nice reminder of the chemistry between them which has suffered as more and more characters have come on board. Lastly, it looks like Dezel has finally decided to do something other than lay about or harass Rose from the shadows so that could be kind of cool.

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Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 1

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Overview:

A direct continuation from season 1, the story picks up with Sorey and his companions accompanying Rose.

Review:

This episode definitely assumes you watched season 1 and that you remember where things left off because we’re dropped right into the story with no introduction, no recap, and no artificial bits of dialogue where they reintroduce ideas or characters. As refreshing as that is for an episode, given I haven’t rewatched the first season since it aired it took me a bit to remember what was going on and who was who. However, once I got over that I really enjoyed this episode. We spend a lot of time on Rose and ensuring we’re all clear on her character. This episode doesn’t really add anything we didn’t already know but it is the first time Sorey’s really seeing her go about her business. And she is very business focussed.

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Sorey on the other hand seems at a bit of a loss. He’s got his overall dream of what he’d love to achieve but no idea how to do it. He’s training and seeking information but mostly it just seems like he’s happy to have Rose drag him around for the time being. Anyway, if you enjoyed season 1 of this then you will probably have no issues with how season 2 is kicking off.

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