Critic & User Reviews
No voice in Skit, very disappointed
posted by Norsean (EVANSTON, IL) Mar 6, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
2 out of 8 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
Very Long, but hardly portable!
posted by Danomeon (HUXLEY, IA) Jun 19, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
The only complaint that I have about this game is that it sticks pretty rigidly to its original PS2 iteration, which is frustrating because it is a portable game. I took this game along for a week of vacation that involved a lot of small spurts of driving, meaning that I needed a long portable game that I could play off and on as the situation demanded. I was pleased with the length of the game; it lasted me for most of the week at a total duration of 40 hours, and you have the option to play through the game again with perks that you can purchase using a currency you earn through battles. However, I was displeased that during long dungeons you cannot save except for at specific save spots, whereas in the open world environments you can save anywhere. Having these long puzzle and battle-filled segments in which you cannot save your game at all means that I oftentimes couldn't chip away at this game in partciular car rides because they just weren't long enough to assure that I would be able to reach another save point in time. This is frustrating, and had I been able to save whenever I wanted (or create a temporary save that owuld be erased upon returning to the game), I would not have had so many frustrating moments while playing.
Also, the game is not original for all 40 hours. Expect to do a TON of backtracking. I have all of the games' dungeons mapped on the inside of my brain now.
posted by Hitster (ORLANDO, FL) Apr 19, 2012
Member since Feb 2007
- Interesting-ish Story
- Voice Acting
I have played some of the previous Tales games and the combat is what distinguishes this game from other JRPGs. However, without the combat system the story is just a typical JRPG game. The voice actors are just as horrible as the writing.
If you can get over the characters/ lack of 3ds abilities then it is a decent game.
Charming little rpg
posted by jblovloss (NASHVILLE, TN) Mar 27, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
posted by Ameel81 (KISSIMMEE, FL) Mar 12, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful
Very good game but is very long
posted by DJCandy12 (DORAL, FL) Mar 5, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
Wow What a game!
posted by Kenjibaby (KISSIMMEE, FL) Jul 25, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
posted by Pockysticks (RANCHO CORDOVA, CA) Feb 21, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful
To my surprise the game play itself wasn't the only thing that kept me going, but the story-line was perplexing. The predictions I made ahead of time of what would happen were dashed as it unfolded bringing new ideas into my head.
The graphics weren't amazing, but with the 3D effect it brought it up to a level that I enjoyed.
The style of fighting is repetitive, but with the add on of new skills and items made it refreshed as my characters grew in level!
I hope many would consider to trying out this game and also experience the same joy I have received.
posted by Tazh (KILLEEN, TX) Feb 14, 2012
Member since Feb 2011
I don't usually write these reviews but..
posted by Straypuppy (BETHESDA, MD) Apr 19, 2012
Member since Mar 2009
The best RPG for the 3DS at the moment
posted by DanNaruto1 (CHANNAHON, IL) Feb 22, 2012
Member since Aug 2010
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful