Excerpt: This game was originally released on the PS1 and was entitled "Tales of Destiny 2". With a PS2 game released with the same title that is a true sequel to the first Tales of Destiny, Namco changed the title of the PS1 "Tales of Destiny 2" to "Tales of Eternia". This can, obviously, cause some tremendous confusion when looking for this title.
Excerpt: Namco is notorious for the seemingly arbitrary way that they choose which Tales games to bring to the US, and this one is no exception. It was released on the PSX as Tales of Destiny 2 in the US, but the PSP port didn't make it stateside, despite beingone of the finest games on the system. Fortunately for intrepid Tales gamers, they can simply import the European version thanks to the PSP's lack of region lockouts.
Summary: Thought to be one of the best in the series TOE gets ever better on PSP. First off the new widescreen ascept ratio makes the scrolling battle system much better. It allows for a wider view and makes it much easier to see what your whole party is doing all the time. If you can read Japanese the story line is pretty awesome too. The new highresolution(high compared to PSX) allows of the maps to become extra smooth and look much better.
Excerpt: "Tales of Eternia is an RPG game for the PSP. I've found that certain games play better on the PSP than others and it's usually the ones with less button smashing and quick movements that play best. That's not to say the PSP can't handle fast movements or lots of action because it can, but I just find these games are better on a home console. That does, however, mean Tales of Eternia is perfectly suited for the console. You spend time walking around ...
Excerpt: "...review which will be on Tales of Eternia for the Sony Playstation Portable Gaming and Multimedia System! I went to a Game store in Romford (united Kingdom) to attain this game at a respectable £19.99 price tag and too be honest I was not disappointed so let me tell you why. Uniqueness: Being an RPG i was skeptical at first but rather than take the third person view for gameplay its more of a side scroller which was a refreshing new angle. With ...
Pros: Great uses of 2d and 3d segments along with a good story mode script
Cons: Needs better multiplayer and a longer storymode
Summary: You could never accuse this game of originality. The plot is hackneyed, the character development (with blooming love stories) is cliched, and some of the twists (concerning Shizel and Meredy) are blatantly obvious. That said, this is by far the single best game I have played to date on the P.S.P. It harks back to that golden age of R.P.Gs on the 16 bit systems, such as 'Secret Of Mana', and it has much of their charm.
Summary: I thoroughly enjoyed this game. I think someone at Namco took a look at Final Fantasy VII, picked all the best elements and then crafted them into a different story. It works very well, and although it would probably look quite dated (now) on the latest full-size console, it's perfect for a pick-up-put-down PSP game.
Summary: I adored this game -- until I found this, I'd worried that I'd make a mistake in purchasing a PSP, since I mostly spend my gaming time playing RPGs. But 'Tales of Eternia' never disappointed -- it's suitably challenging for a handheld title without being so impossible that I had to resort to guides at every turn. Interesting story -- the usual kids-save-the-world, but with a twist -- and characters who are better than your average RPG teens.
Summary: I struggled to find my first good RPG on the PSP. I looked through Amazon and saw a couple of token titles that seemed to have been released to supplement the shortfall of RPG titles on the PSP and I am not one to buy a game on a whim (money don't grow on trees you know). So after reading the reviews it was with some trepidation that I purchased 'Tales of Eternia'.