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...
Are the Bonds of Friendship Stronger than the Threads of Fate?
12 March 2012
Summary: Tales of Graces f is an interesting entry in the series, starting off on the Wii and then being given an HD port to the PS3 with an added post game storyline. The main theme of the game is friendship, but it clashes with the violence of war that is present throughout. The cell shading also clashes with the violence, watching a cute deformed character brutally carve up a dead soldier is just... bizarre. Don't let the colorful artstyle fool you, this game is not for kids.
Pros: Well Written Skits, Long Story, Great Combat
Cons: Theme of Friendship is Overdone, Over the Top Violence is out of Place
Summary: It took me a while to get into this game, it isn't instantly addictive, but, play through the first few chapters and give it a chance. It gets a bit repetitive at times, the cut scenes are especially overkill, however, underneath it all there's a very playable game. Not the best game ever, but, I have seen much worse.
Summary: Tales Of Graces F is my first Tales game, I got it because I was hyped for Tales Of Xillia really and I wanted to test it to see what the Tales series has to offer, my impression can be summed up as this: Tales Of Graces F is a game that tries way too hard to get the players interest but half the stuff you've already done before.
Summary: A classical Tales game from the Tales series, we didn't get a lot this genre out of japan and localized this generation, so any jrps fan should at least consider this one. Like most games of the Tales series, story is almost pointless and linear and while some characters are quite likeable, most will get on your nerves quickly. But nobody plays a Tales for the story, the combat system really shines here, fast paced, dynamic, a really strong point as usual.