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7.3 out of 10

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

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Overall 5
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Gameplay 4
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Graphics 8
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Sound 6
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Storyline 5
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Control 7
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RPGFan
2 September 2009
  • Excerpt: It's no secret I'm a huge Tales fan. I've played almost all of the series and have even imported some that were not released outside of Japan. Out of all of them, Tales of Symphonia is my favourite. So it shouldn't shock anyone that I couldn't wait to play Dawn of the New World after it was announced. A direct sequel to my favourite Tales game? Yes please! Sadly, the reality is far from impressive.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 5
5.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Nintendo World Report
22 December 2008
  • Summary: Annoyances and an uninspired monster breeding system make the sequel nowhere close to as good as the original.
  • Pros: A bonus for GameCube Tales owners, Four-player co-op during battles, Free-movement battle system is fun
  • Cons: Emil Castagnier, the most pathetic hero ever to grace an RPG, Monster capturing system doesn't add much to the game, Your party never feels like a party
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Overall 7
6.5

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GameSpot
24 November 2008
  • Summary: Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World is a lighthearted action role-playing game that reacquaints fans of the GameCube original with a wealth of familiar locations and faces. Although those who appreciated its predecessor's lovable characters and fast-paced battle system will undoubtedly be thrilled with New World's striking similarities, the game does little to progress beyond its forbearer aside from adding a superfluous monster-pact system.
  • Pros: Fast-paced, combo-intensive battle system, Familiar faces from the original, Fun four-person multiplayer support
  • Cons: Too much emphasis on cutscenes, Very muddled plot, Occasionally poor AI and lack of sufficient tactical controls, Pointless crafting and monster hunting provide little depth, Camera may hide important areas or puzzle elements
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Overall 6
6.0

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

GamesRadar
13 November 2008
  • Pros: Occasionally snappy, fun dialogue, Some scenes animated surprisingly well, Cool main story
  • Cons: Occasionally awful, stilted dialogue, Some scenes barely animated at all, Main story buried by pointless meandering
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Control 7
7.0

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Krawall Gaming Network
19 January 2010
  • Summary: Was habe ich mich gefreut, als aus der rückgratlosen Flitzpiepe Emil langsam ein selbstbewusster, martialischer Ritter wurde. Was habe ich geschmunzelt, als sich Marta und Colette ankeiften und in eifersüchtige Sticheleien verfielen. Die sicht- und spürbare Entwicklung von Beziehungen und Freundschaften ist eine der größten Motivationen, wenn ich mit Emil, Marta und Co. durch Dungeons tigere und Städte erkunde.
  • Pros: lange Spielzeit, flottes Kampfsystem, viele witzige Dialoge, interessantes Züchten der Monster, Großteil der Dialoge gut vertont, große Welt mit vielen Orten
  • Cons: fade Texturen, schwacher Schattenwurf, keine zusammenhängende Oberwelt, viele Ladezeiten, staubige Menüs, kaum spielmechanische Überraschungen
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Overall 6
6.0

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Level 7
22 December 2009
  • Summary: Tales of Symphonia r�knas av m�nga, inklusive undertecknad, som ett av de b�sta rollspelen som sl�pptes till Nintendos f�rra konsol Gamecube. Med ett roligt och engagerande stridssystem lyckades det visa att Nintendos plattformar fortfarande kunde st�da kompetenta rollspel. Lyckas Dawn of the New World till Wii lika bra?
  • Pros: Trevlig grafik i st�der och p� v�rldskartan, �verlag bra karakt�rsdesign, Kul tillskott att kunna rekrytera monster, Wii-kontrollerna f�rst�r inte, M�jligt att spela tillsammans med tre v�nner
  • Cons: Totalt menl�s och mesig huvudkarakt�r, Irriterande m�nga och l�nga dialoger, Hemskt r�stsk�despeleri, Ointressant och obegriplig handling, Linj�rt utforskande, Oinspirerande presentation under uppdrag, Extrauppdrag saknar variation
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Overall 7
6.5

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii)

Gamesurf
1 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Escludendo i capolavori presenti nella Virtua Console, sul Wii c'è davvero penuria di jrpg. Ecco perchè seppur lontano dagli standard qualitativi raggiunti dal suo predecessore, Dawn of the New World è un titolo che pur con i suoi limiti è in grado perlomeno di stemperare la fame di  giochi di ruolo da parte degli appassionati, in attesa del prossimo Tales of “ufficiale”, altra esclusiva Wii ormai prossima al debutto in Giappone.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the New World

gamekyo.com
8 November 2009
Overall 6
6.0

Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the New World

gamekyo.com
8 November 2009
Overall 6
6.2

Tales of Symphonia : Dawn of the New World

wiidsfrance.com
13 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Du point de vue du puriste, cette suite ne répondra pas bien souvent aux attentes tant espérées. Mais les RPG sur WII ne sont pas pléthore, et Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the new world offre une belle aventure. Les fans de la saga Tales of y trouverons un épisode réussi certes, qui colle parfaitement à son univers, mais qui manque de panache.
  • Pros: Game play efficace, L'univers Tales of Symphonia de retour, Bonne traduction
  • Cons: Temps de chargement trop longs, Manque d'ambition face à l'attente des fans
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