Summary: I bought this game after beating Tales of Vesperia and to fill in some time for the release of Tales of Xillia. I've played about 60hrs and and the game stills hasn't really grabbed me, the story is really bland, the voice acting is horrible (for most characters, and don't get me wrong I loved the voice acting in Tales of Vesperia probably one of my favorite dubbed games so far) the characters feel really weak and fake, one of the main reasons it's hard for me to play...
Summary: While this game stands to be a pretty good game on its own, it definitely does not have the lasting appeal that Vesperia did. I didn't find myself having to grind or anything in this game, camp mobs for specific loot or anything of that kind. They even did away with the awesome open world where you can literally wander in any direction you want. Overall, while its a good game, it is a massive step backwards from what Vesperia was.
Summary: Tales of Graces f is a game for people who loves running around free on the battlefield. The game may be a little kiddish because everything is about friendship, but don't get me wrong. I actually love the game. I don't have any major problem for this game. and this game was actually a game that would end up on my top 20 favorite game of all time. P.S. I love how there are "aftergames" in the Tales game.
Summary: This was the FIRST game I bought for my PS3... I loved Tales of Vesperia for 360 so I thought this would be even better... Not so much. I mean, It's good but... I cant stay as... Into it as I could in Vesperia. One thing I liked about this game more than Vesperia was the battle system. Your normal attacks arent just a single repetitive weapon hit that doesn't change. In this game, you have such a variety of attacks.
Excerpt: Despite rarely gaining as much attention as other JRPG classics like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, Namco’s Tales series is actually quite prolific. The series’ claim to fame has always been exciting combat coupled with a colorful cast and strong character interaction, rather than deep stories or unique visual elements.
The traditional Tales series gets a enhanced version of its Wii game!
irohma, Game Informer
23 May 2012
Summary: Tales of Graces f is one of the rare JRPG that made its way to one of the high-end consoles. While it's Wii's origins are all over the place, the transition to the PS3 is nice and the additional content makes it a good game despite not being nearly as good as Tales of Vesperia. If you're new to the Tales series, you are bound to expect a very hardcore game with hundreds of hours of content but that can be played casually for a nice and simple story and some awesome...
Summary: I have played every Tales game up to this point. I was so geared for Tales of Graces and after completing it I was just completely disappointed. The other Tales games were so intricate when it came to the story and it really kept you interested in the game. This game was straight to the point and then kinda just ended. I thought it was kinda cool to play as a the main characters as children and figured the story would really devolop from there but it never really did.
Summary: What makes a great and memorable tales game, or any other game with a plot, for me is the story-character-gameplay balance that some rarely pull off. Tales of Graces f pulled off a 1/3 from my balance which is why I gave it an 8---playable but not really replayable for more than two stars. BATTLE SYSTEM: Hands down this is the most exciting thing in this game. Once you have enough skills to keep a combo alive, the battles just keep getting better each time.
Summary: With the flurry of games that have come out around this games release, this game can be over-looked and dwarfed by many of its competitors. Now I agree that this is a very good game as are most games of the "Tales" series of games, but I believe the depth of the combat system holds this game back. I have yet to find a choice other than removing the ability of your character to cast certain abilities to give priority to a character to focus on healing your party.