Walking that line between victim and ex-lover
Hisoka Morrow is the kind of character Masashi Kishimoto wanted to create, but didn't have the guts to follow through on. You learn few concrete things about him aside from his love of a good fight and his unhealthy interest in boys. But even though he sometimes helps the main characters, he's never been absolved for his depravity, and I think Togashi has ebough respect for his audience not to end the story by doing what Kishimoto did for Orochimaru and Sasuke.
When's the last time Square made a game you'd want to play more than once that wasn't a port*? Did it even happen this century?Wew, lad.
* And even their ports don't have a great track record.
It's sad how right you are.I think Tales is at pretty much the optimal level of popularity. If it got as popular as Final Fantasy, Bandai-Namco might start nickel-and-dimeing fans for all its worth with microtransactions*, "games as a service" subscriptions (where you lose access to content you paid for once you stop paying), and, of course, remakes of games that were originally one game now split into three parts, each sold at full price.
Symphonia isn't even the only time they've done it. They very heavily implied it in Vesperia, and had everything short of a kiss and a gay sex scene in Zestiria.Plus, bringing it back to the topic of the thread, Tales can have gay characters without much fuss or controversy because the games generally fly under the radar in North America compared to Final Fantasy.
Even Kingdom Hearts hasn't gone that far, and I'm pretty sure Nomura's in the closet.