If you’re looking forward to playing The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero on PS4, you might want to keep your hopes in check, as it looks like PlayStation players will love the game graphically compared to the game at release. There will be saddles with inferior versions. on PC and Nintendo Switch.
There are some reasons for this, viz James Glazio at the RPG site relay, but in essence, it comes down to a difference between ports. Nihon Falcom developed Trails from scratch, and it was originally released in Japan in 2010 for the PSP. A remaster for PS4 and Vita known as Trails from Zero Kai was released in 2020, again only in Japan. Neither has ever received an official English translation. Kai features better visuals and more voice acting, among other things.
In 2020, an English fan translation was released by a group of talented fans known as GeoFront, and using this work as a base, and features included in Kai, publisher NIS America is releasing a version of Trails from PS4. is coming to PS4. Later this month.
The issue is that the PC and Switch versions of the game were handled by PC modding icon Durante aka Peter Thomann, and his studio PH3. Both will receive the quality of life and graphical improvements that were present in Kai and Beyond, and thus will not be present in the PS4 version of the game. If you want some more misery, Durante has given a full rundown of all the added features coming to PC and on. steam.
You can see some comparison screenshots for yourself, PS4 is above, and Switch/PC below.
This isn’t necessarily the end of the world in and of itself (although it may be depending on your level of Trails fandom), but it does put PlayStation players in a sticky situation. We know, thanks to the Japanese version of the upcoming Trails in Reverie, that players are rewarded for saving data from both Trails from Zero and Trails to Azure on their system. Is it worth playing a graphically inferior version of the game, just for the recognition of doing so on the same platform?
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