The combat started getting tiresome a little after the halfway point
Kenneth Phelps, Amazon
6 May 2015
Summary: A solid action RPG on the go. The combat started getting tiresome a little after the halfway point, but the story and characters were enjoyable and there was a good deal of bonus content and sidequesting. The graphics weren't very good, the environments and architecture still looked nice.
Essentially a direct port of the excellent PS2 version, but without the load times.
21 January 2015
Summary: My first thought on playing this game was how strange that this game got a rerelease on the 3DS. Technically, the PS2 version had higher screen resolution, and the way the graphics translated to the 3DS screen makes the 3D effect barely worth using.
Summary: EDIT: It turns out the reason for my audio troubles was that my headphones were filtering out the voices and only the voices. I have no idea what could be causing such a specific problem (I just used the same exact setup to play Theatrhythm with perfect sound quality) but when I turned the game back...
Summary: Having played the PS2 source version, I guess I assumed the game would transfer to the 3DS better. It's certainly competent; the graphics are at least on par with the PS2, and the 3D effects are okay... but largely this is the only difference between the two versions, and honestly... it feels small.
Summary: North American gamers don’t quite know Namco’s Tales series as much as they do, say, the Final Fantasy franchise, although their North American branch has lately given a little more love to the franchise than in the past, with the company localizing the Nintendo 3DS version of the PlayStation 2...
Summary: Tales of the Abyss is a game in a large series of JRPGs. The series is recognized with its title preface which always starts with "Tales of" If this series does not already have more games than Final Fantasy, it is a close second.