I'm six hours into Tales of Symphonia, a full-blown Japanese RPG on the Gamecube. These are the gaming equivalent of going to McDonald's in another state. Honest. Allow me to explain. You go on vacation or you're travelling for work and you find yourself in a state you've never been to and in a city that's completely unfamiliar. You're starting to get hungry so you start driving around. You pass dozens of completely good restaurants, but your fear of the unknown causes you to pass them by. After all, there's nothing worse than getting a weird or bad meal when you're hungry. So you pass by Steak O'Party and Freddy's Fat Shack and East Must Be First (actual name of a Chinese restaurant here in Baltimore) and you end up at the golden arches. From an entire city of new options, you find yourself eating a Big Mac at McDonald's. And why? Because you know exactly what you're going to get. There are no surprises at McDonald's. Sure, there are minor variations in theme and setting, but the meat of it is precisely what you expect. Tales of Symphonia is pure gaming McDonald's, and I'm having a great time with it. I'm doing fetch quests, leveling up on some mobs in the world map, upgrading weapons and armor when I hit a new town, and I couldn't be happier. You say you want a revolution? I think you'd rather just have some McNuggets.