Excerpt: Do you remember when the Wii first came out? There were ports from the Playstation 2. As the Nintendo 3DS marches towards its one year anniversary we are noticing some PS2 ports. Tales of the Abyss is the latest from Namco Bandai.
Excerpt: This 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss marks the first time that the 2006 game has made it to European shores. Whilst we’re on the subject of firsts, it may be the eighth game in the enduring series but it’s also the first JRPG on Nintendo’s handheld system.
Excerpt: Tales of the Abyss was actually the first role playing game I got to play for the 3DS, so I was excited. Before the main menu appeared there was a fairly short opening movie that was really adrenaline-pumping.
Excerpt: We're still in the midst of the 3DS’s first year on the market and, like many systems before it, this first year is filled with ports. Namco Bandai has contributed to the port glut with Tales of the Abyss , an acclaimed PS2 RPG entry to their famous Tales of series.
Conclusion: Tales of the Abyss is JRPG through and through, something which may be appreciated by a 3DS audience which doesn’t yet have a lot of other choices of this variety. It arrives with many of the caveats that come with the territory, and its age is unfortunately visually evident.
Excerpt: As much as I hated to be cynical about the subject, I never thought we would see another Tales game in North America again. The franchise has a rather large following in Japan, and despite how vocal the fanbase is in the rest of the world, the franchise has never really sold as well outside of its...
Excerpt: Perhaps Tales of the Abyss 3D will come to be seen as a harbinger of things to come. As a PS2 game recreated with no problems on the 3DS, it could well signify that Nintendo's latest handheld will be populated with huge quantities of Sony ports in the not too distant future.
Excerpt: As is often the case with new consoles, it can take a while for RPGs to make their mark on a system. Namco Bandai has beaten many by establishing a relatively early presence on the 3DS with this port of Tales of the Abyss , as well as finally giving Europeans the opportunity to play the game after...