www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Tales of the Abyss
8.4 out of 10

Tales of the Abyss

This entry in Namco's popular Tales series takes place in a worl Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Tales of the Abyss

Showing 1-10 of 14
Overall 7
6.8

Tales Of The Abyss Review: Not Improving With Age

Game Informer
8 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Concept: Tell a story about a magical, fictional world at war – and do it very slowly Graphics: Abyss looked sharper on the PlayStation 2, but it hasn’t taken much of a hit during its miniaturization Sound: It’s nothing memorable.
  • Read full review

Tales Of the Abyss

PlayStation Beyond
15 February 2008
  • Excerpt: This game was really popular, due to the similarity of its battle system towards its Gamecube counterpart Tales of Symphonia. It's a game that's often debated to be the best with Tales of Symphonia as well.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
18 October 2007
  • Excerpt: ' story begins against the backdrop of political turmoil between two nations, Markt and Kimlasca. The two nations are upholding a truce that is barely being held together, and the threat of war is ever looming.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 7
6.7
Sound 6
5.6
Storyline 7
6.7
Replay value 4
4.4

Tales of the Abyss

RPG LAND
8 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Set in a series that has suffered from some rather bland plots and simple gameplay, Tales of the Abyss manages to bring the series into a level higher than it has reached before. The story of Tales of the Abyss starts off simply enough, with Luke, the sheltered son of a duke, going through another...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Replay value 6
6.0

Expert Review

Video Game talk
12 November 2006
  • Conclusion: Tales of the Abyss is a solid RPG and quite possibly one of the best installments in the Tales franchise. Namco outdid themselves with this title and any RPG fan looking for something to drop over 60 hours on will fall in love.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 10
9.6
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.2
Storyline 8
8.1
Control 9
8.7

Expert Review

RPGFan
8 November 2006
  • Excerpt: With the holiday session coming fast upon us, there are a plethora of great games (and systems) coming out for gamers to choose from. Slipping in ahead of the rush, Namco Bandai has released another addition of its Tales franchise, this time being Tales of the Abyss.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

Tales of the Abyss

TotalPlayStation.com
25 October 2006
  • Excerpt: risk, Namco, in making your lead character a complete douche. I understand that that idea is that he shows character growth -- more here than you see in most RPGs to be honest -- but did you have to make Luke fon Fabre such a dick right from the start?
  • Read full review

Tales of the Abyss

uk.gamespot.com
10 October 2006
  • Conclusion: Even with the glut of similar role-playing games on the PlayStation 2, Tales of the Abyss is an entertaining experience throughout. The story isn't especially engaging, but the characters are, and the combat is simple but satisfying.
  • Pros: Interesting characters convey a lot of personality through extensive, funny, and sharply written dialogue, Fast-paced battle system is easy to learn but is still involved and rewarding, The lengthy story and numerous side quests can easily keep you playing for 50 hours or more.
  • Cons: The graphics have some noticeable rough spots, The non-boss battles tend to rely too heavily on frenzied button mashing.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
8.7
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 9
8.5
Control 9
9.0
Replay value 9
8.5

Tales of the Abyss

Project COE
6 October 2006
  • Conclusion: The game is also enhanced by solid voice work that stays consistent throughout the title—and there is a staggering amount of spoken lines throughout the story. Characters are appropriately brought to life and feel a little more human.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
8.7

Tales of the Abyss

neXGam
13 September 2012
  • Summary: Zum Jubiläum der Tales-Reihe erschienen in Nordamerika im Jahr 2006 gleich zwei neue Tales of Titel innerhalb kurzer Zeit. Während wir eines in unserem Tales of Legendia Review bereits unter die Lupe nahmen, stellt sich mit Tales of the Abyss der nächste Ableger in den Weg.
  • Pros: Starker Hauptcharakter, Zahlreiche Sidequests, Intelligente Neuerungen
  • Cons: Lange Ladezeiten, Kampfarenen lieblos designt, Nur als US-Import
  • Read full review Translate to English
Next page >>