Excerpt: Since I've never owned a GameCube, I haven't gotten to play Tales of Symphonia , which means that while I've gone through a number of Tales games, I've missed out on the one that tends to garner the most critical acclaim.
Conclusion: At the end of the day, Tales of Vesperia isn’t going to be breaking any moulds. All in all though, Tales is another notch in the creator’s belts. There’s enough here for both fans and newcomer’s alike, and it proves to be a nice alternative to the Final Fantasy franchise.
Excerpt: Namco have been telling tales since 1995, didn’t their mothers ever tell them that doing this just isn’t right? But I’ll let it slide, as the latest Tales game tells a very nice tale, and has a superb cast of characters as well.
Excerpt: Platform: Developer: Namco Tales Studio Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Release Date: 08.2008 See all screenshots See all propaganda See all art Complete Game Info Discuss on Message Board Beginning on the SNES with Tales of Phantasia , coursing through the PSX era with Destiny and Eternia , and most...
Conclusion: Calling Tales of Vesperia an action/RPG would be a bit of a stretch, but the battling is devoid of the standard turn-taking that, for years, has been allowing the Japanese to eat Fritos mid-fight.
Summary: Why do kids and old people in JRPGs always sound more annoying than in real life? Even though Tales of Vesperia falls into this cliche -- among others -- it overcomes the stereotype and delivers a solid, story-focused adventure.
Conclusion: Concept: Journey the world in a traditional Japanese RPG with gorgeous anime visuals
Graphics: The highlight of the game is the art style ? bright and inviting graphics draw easy comparisons to animated movies
Sound: The well-done voice work fits the tone of the story, but the music doesn't keep...
Conclusion: Either way, if you are into JRPGs and somehow didn't play Tales of Vesperia, I recommend you put it on your list. As always, if you've already played it, please leave us some comentary about your experience. Do you agree that ToV is one of the best for this generation?
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is the newest installment in a 10-game deep series. As with all the other games in this series, this game does have mild violence (swords and other weapons), mild sexual innuendo, and mild alcohol references.