posted by CloudyCody (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Jan 25, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
I have played quite a few tales games like phantasia,eternia,symphonia,abyss and vesperia. I loved them all! I'm a huge tales fanatic so I'll try anything tales related but,when I tried this game...I could tell why its a spin off and why its mediocre.
First off I really hate giving a bad review about a tales game but,I have no choice. This game is tedious and gets boring quick. I mean sure you would think that making your own character and having a party full of different tales characters would be sweet! But,sadly its not what you expect...
The customization is bad. The main battle theme is annoying. The graphics could be better but,not bad for psp..I actually liked the character models though. Also the story is shallow and isn't really original. Most of the time you do the same sidequests just different names.
Anyways lets get to what you really wanna hear about and that's the battle system! Everyone says its similar to tales of the abyss but,only the free run is actually similar. Control of a character is decent at best but,kinda slow and you sometimes miss the target. Also the game can be real easy or just plain stupid hard,you can't have it in the middle. The unison system is like tales of symphonia but,crappier and not really exciting. The overlimit is the same in abyss but,the mystic artes/hi ougi take forever to obtain and are awful because there is no anime cut ins. They are short and boring.
Overall the story sucks,music is decent except for the main battle theme,graphics aren't too good except for character models and the battle system may seem alright at first but,is a real pain and sluggish.
If you're looking to play a spin off with tales characters..then I would wait for radiant mythology 2 or import it. Its a LOT better than this game. They improved and changed things from the 1st game. Making it more enjoyable for tales fans than a chore.
Well good, I am tired of traditional Tales Heros!! We don't need to be told who we are, and how to play a game! You can now choose to play as a mage, priest, warrior or archer if you like! All the Tales games to date have always told you who to play as!! Ya know? I guess they ran out of ideas, and that is a good thing! They also threw in their favorites from the old cast from past games! You decide where to go, and what to do, how to do it, not to mention the fact that how you want to play as .. For those of you NOT in the know, the basic premise of most Tales games feastured pre-render characters who followed a fairly predetermined script of predetermined characters(with the players characters usually being a swordsman, or a warrior of some sort), but THIS game bucks that trend to a degree by let you make your own character! You are a free lancer for the most part who takes on odd jobs to complete the story. Trust me it is worth it to at least rent it, and see for your self to determine, you never know you might like it! Not all is perfect, however, It seems you have to unlock some of the character classes, but I will leave that to YOUR descretion... TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!!!