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). Although it’s hyped up a fair bit, I was a little concerned that it wouldn’t be as good as many claimed because the GameCube was known for its lack of RPGs and a drought of any particular genre sometimes wrongly propels...
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. With the gamecube struggling to keep up with the PS2 and the Xbox a game from the widely respected Tales RPG series was welcome. Not many people in the UK know much about this series of games. but they are among some of the best RPG games every.
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. Plot and characterisation is strong, although it can be difficult to feel much sympathy for Colette at points as she seems to suffer a martyr complex.
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. Although the plot is fairly standard stuff, it actually becomes rather complicated and I found it difficult to keep track of which characters belonged to which faction and what their aims were - but even if it doesn't make complete sense to you, it's still...
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. In this storyline Colette is the chosen, also the freind of Lloyd (the main character) and Genis.
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. The basic story is that there are two adjoining worlds, which are completely unaware of each other's presence.
Pros: Awesome story and Battle System, lots of sidequests and likeable characters
Excerpt: Where can I start with such a great game? Two discs of magical wonder, this game is truly living up to my expectations. The gamecube has surely found the best RPG game of all time. Though the beginning is pretty slow the game ended for me in 40hours but I still had the opportunity to restart using different elements such as all my money or all my weapons and moves etc.
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. Its more a cross between Smash Brothers Meleee and Final Fantasy X.
Excerpt: Tales of Symphonia, is an action/adventure/rpg that is reasonably similar to the final fantasy series. It includes the same kind of characters, with the original love story hidden inside it. However, with this game, in the combat you are completely free to do what you choose, instead of having to follow a turn based fighting system.
Pros: Real time fighting, immersive story line, many characters .
Cons: Not much freedom, you must follow the storyline .
Excerpt: There aren't many RPG's for Nintendo's consoles. Golden Sun, Mario & Luigi, Skies of Arcadia and a few others, but that's it. Namco is going to change things, with a brand new game!!! Tales of Symphonia. If you could save the world, would you do that? Afcourse! But, what if you knew that if you would save the world, another world will die? Would you still do save that one world??? Yeah, that's right, sacrificing a world for the sake of saving an other world.