Holy crap here's a comic I meant to finish like five months ago. And in all that time I forgot what I wanted to say about all of these games.
Tales of Graces f: I really felt like this game wanted badly to skewer the whole moe trend, with its main character abandoning his family and responsibilities out of desperation to be a protector for a girl who didn't appear to need one, but someone must have realised that was the entire target audience for Tales games, so it wasn't allowed. And then it eventually just threw its hands up in the air and said 'fine, fine, just have an environmentalist parable', just like Vesperia. Fun game, though. Great subsystems.
Vagrant Story: I've been on a Yasumi Matsuno kick ever since I picked this up. You can probably expect a Tactics Ogre panel in the next comic, when I finish it some time in 2017.
Alundra: I maintain that Alundra is the secret best Zelda. I've definitely got a soft spot for goofy Working Designs localisations, though.