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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World


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A Good Try of a Sequal

posted by NoblemanNi (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Feb 17, 2009

Member since May 2008

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Gameplay: The gameplay itself is standard if you've played the first game with some new mechanics. Expect new techs or now called "Artes" among other things. An entire monster catching and raising system similar to Pokemon, you use these monsters to aid you in battle and the combination's are quite good once you get the hang of it. Your style of fighting if you control Emil is a mixture of Zelos and Lloyd while playing Mara is like playing Colette. They add a small amount of new things and don't mess up the system. Going with the old "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Story: The story is a good plot, taking place two years after the events of the first game. Showing the opposite side to the spectrum where the two worlds are opposed in war once more. You play as a hated character and Lloyd is portrayed as a villain, his friends do not know why he has become this way. After meeting with a mysterious girl and her "centurion" AKA A summon spirit clone, you make a pact and most awaken teh other centurions as to awaken Lord Ratatosk Lord of All Monsters. He in himself is also a summon spirit. The story is pretty average for this games series. It relies alot on the old game to give the plot a boost. Newcomers however will see the story truly as it was meant to be from Emil's eyes where he doesn't have that knowledge from the last game. While playing this second from the original, gives you a sense of nostalgia.

Verdict: Get this game if you want a good RPG for the Wii and are a fan of the Tales of Symphonia. However do not go with the hope that it will be better than the original, it is not. It's a nice sequal as to finish the story as to say.

Rating: Buy It/Rent It

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Best Game for the Wii

posted by jtfogart (ELMHURST, IL) Jun 6, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

6 out of 9 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

As a fan of the Original game i was very excited when this came out for the wii. the monster system is a bit eh.... and i could of easily done without it but after playing throught the game i wont spoil the ending but if you make the right decisions you will end up being completly sucked into the story

my favorite part of the game was the ending it was perfect!
if you like RPGs at all you Need to have this game the WII/GC has so little good RPGs (which hopefully this will change) this is a MUST BUY

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Tales of Symphonia ROCKS!!!!!!!!

posted by BULLY123 (PRATTVILLE, AL) Jun 4, 2009

Member since Jul 2008

4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

AMAZING! Back in 2007 (I think) I played the first one but I wasn't really thrilled. But this one....IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE WII GAMES! It was so made for the Wii! I love the story it is full of mysterys that keeps you intrested! Emil is...well shy. But that dosen't mean he's not a good character! I just wish he would not apologize so much. (That's kind of creepy.) I wish the people in the town would not be so mean to him. Emil can't help that the little lake dried up! They treat him like a monster. But that girl (whats her name?) seems weird. She acts like she likes Emil. But I think she can't be trusted! Anyway I will keep this game A LONG TIME! Rock on!

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