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8.6 out of 10

Tales of the Abyss

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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. Enter Luke fone Fabre, a bratty, arrogant, spoiled, self-absorbed son of one of the generals of Kimlasca - and one of the most annoying heroes ever to grace a RPG.
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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. Enter Luke fone Fabre, a bratty, arrogant, spoiled, self-absorbed son of one of the generals of Kimlasca - and one of the most annoying heroes ever to grace a RPG.
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Overall 9
9.0

Tales of the Abyss

Thunderbolt Games
11 January 2007
  • Excerpt: Meet Luke fon Fabre. He’s the typical byproduct of the nobility social class, a teenager who is spoiled rotten and assumes that the world revolves around him. He lounges around the estate grounds all day, stuffing his face full of free meals, and getting combat training from his mentor, Van. Luke is lazy, whiny, and utterly self-righteous. However, this arrogant little bastard does have a few issues that need resolving.
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9.6
Graphics 9
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Sound 9
9.2
Storyline 8
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Control 9
8.7

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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. Is it a worthwhile play with so much else available at this point in time? The game starts off with our main character, Luke: a teenage swordsman who lost his memory 7 years ago.
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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? It took ten hours, before I finally started to get into the game, and the biggest stumbling block was the complete asshole nature of the lead in the game.
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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. One major complaint is that the in-game skits don’t feature any voice work, which makes it seem slow. The soundtrack is decent, offering well-made sound compositions with good sound quality.
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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. One major complaint is that the in-game skits don’t feature any voice work, which makes it seem slow. The soundtrack is decent, offering well-made sound compositions with good sound quality.
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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
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Overall 9
8.9

Tales of the Abyss

multiplayer.it
14 November 2006
  • Summary: A dieci anni da Tales of Phantasia, Namco raggiunge la perfezione nella sua saga di RPG più famosa: il migliore della serie, ma anche il miglior JRPG per PlayStation 2?
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Overall 9
8.9

Tales of the Abyss

multiplayer.it
14 November 2006
  • Summary: A dieci anni da Tales of Phantasia, Namco raggiunge la perfezione nella sua saga di RPG più famosa: il migliore della serie, ma anche il miglior JRPG per PlayStation 2?
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