The Tales series has been a favorite of JRPG fans for years, and Tales continues to offer an excellent JRPG experience, and offers some new twists.
Overall, this game is great. The battle system has been tweaked a little and is actually pretty deep. You have the ability to do basic attacks, arte attacks, and mystic arte attacks. The battle system is a live real time battle system.
The inventory system is mostly easy to navigate. Like all JRPG's there are a lot of menus to navigate, but once you learn it it's not to bad to get around.
The graphics are beautiful, and is a pleasure to look at.
Some things I don't like. I don't like the mode of transportation at first. I wish there was some sort of teleportation. It can be time consuming going back and forth to locations. Also, the story is nothing special. Basically, you and a group of heros are trying to save the world.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes JRPG's and is looking for a 60+ hour experience.
This game is your typical J-RPG, and it is by no means bad. Many of the J-RPG's that have came out in the past years have been bad, but this one rises just above that.
However with all J-RPG's being so closely related in story and gameplay you have to compare them. And this game falls into horrible mistakes games like FF X and 7 never did. Or even 8 and 9 for that matter. If you ask me there is no point in playing this game when you could just go play FF X again.
The battle system is the weakest part. Although its in real time, It feels like your sword is a paper stick that dosent really have any actual physical impact, and its just decreasing a number somwhere in a program that is labled as HP.
The game is not bad, but if you ask me it dosent really try to be 'Good' and tries to get away with things we let J-RPG's get away with to often.