An RPG fans dream with masses to collect and great combat
19 June 2010
Excerpt: Although Tales of Symphonia 2 was recently released on the Wii, the original GameCube title is still very tough to get hold of, but I managed to pick it up from a GameStation for a bargain £18 a few months back (it regularly goes on Ebay for approx £30).
Pros: Interesting and effective combat system, Decent plot, Huge scope for customisation and collecting
Excerpt: There are a few games here and there that blow your mind and change the way you think about games! This game for me was one of them. INTRO The game came out about four years ago now on the Gamecube.
Excerpt: Part of the "Tales of ..." series. Tales of Symphonia covers a world in decline and the quest of the Chosen, Colette to save it with her friends Lloyd and Genis. Unfortunately along the way they discover a darker plot to destroy their world, and must face the twisted forces behind its decline.
Pros: Good graphics, detailed characters, excellent plot
Summary: This is arguably the best Gamecube RPG and any roleplaying fan will enjoy it. The story starts like a rip-off of Final Fantasy X, but several twists ensure it carves out its own identity in the second half of the game.
Tales of Symphonia, the best RPG for the Gamecube?
22 February 2006
Excerpt: Tales of Symphonia is esentially an RPG (role playing game) but also features elements of action and adventure. The main storyline is that The Goddess Martel is in the heavens sleeping, waiting, to be woken by the chosen.
Pros: Great Plot, In Depth Characters, Real Time Fighting, Huge Replay Value
Excerpt: Tales of Symphonia is, in my opinion, the best RPG to date on the Nintendo Gamecube. The game is spread across two disks and follows the tale of Lloyd and his Companions as they travel the two worlds of Sylverant and Tethe'alla on a quest to save the fate of the two worlds.
Pros: Awesome story and Battle System, lots of sidequests and likeable characters
Summary: I originally got into RPGs through Final Fantasy 7, which unfortunately sets a very high benchmark for others to follow. This game does deliver, im just not sure that it would be suitable for an entry level RPG player. First of all, its not turn based as most websites will tell you.