Tales of the Abyss 3DS
Too many issues
I've played several Tales games to date so far: Xillia, Graces f, Symphonia, DotNW, and now Abyss. Abyss for many Tales gamers would be put in the top 3 for them with Vesperia and Symphonia, but for so much hype around this game the port for the 3DS really to be blunt, stinks. The story and character development is awesome as expected, but the port is a joke. I've been able to play several JRPG on the PS2 and most of them were good or better. Except Pokémon Abyss would be my first RPG on the 3DS and I can see why RPGs should be kept off handhelds. The movements and battles work out really well thanks to the joystick the 3DS uses, but the processer of the 3DS or Abyss' game card just are horrible when put together. I encountered so much lag. Nearly all skits, the pride and joy of Tales games, lagged terribly. Just for a character's jaw to complete an open and closed motion took seconds too complete and the subtitles would be almost be to fast and I've got the text speed in mid-range (4 or 5). Going across any world map bridges, lag. When on the clock to save the Alboire, lagged and stayed at 10:43 seconds left for about three seconds. When in a town or dungeon though the lag issue didn't occur thank gosh. Also this game had too many direction issues. Need to get somewhere and you don't know where it is, please use the back page feature of the map to find it, but we really won't tell you about this or only spend a few lines telling you amongst many other things at once so please sail around the map and hope you find your destination, :/ really Abyss. This happened so many times, how about a marker to show the player where they're going because seeing as most people won't know your fictional world all that well, nope. Then there are the storms to keep you out of certain areas, nothing showing you can't fly there on the map, nope you just got to fly right into it and have notice box spam your screen every time.
Sadly out of all the Tales this was the only one I had navigation or direction issues which is sad because it's puts the game a lower on my Tales list of which is the best and a few simple fixes would have cured this issue because if you don't pay attention 100% to the game the entire play-through you miss some detail that bites you I the butt sooner or later and on a handheld it's pretty easy to miss something on a five inch screen. So honestly if you can get the PS2 version over this cruddy 3DS junk so at least the lag issues are gone. Heck if I only had to deal with being lost as my problem with Abyss this would have scored a 9/10.
best tales game
this is my 1st tales game and it just makes my want to play them all but they are not all in the usa
I picked this game up in a sort of haul after I got my 3DS XL, expecting it to be a run of the mill RPG with monsters and objectives and magic. What I got was a fully fleshed out story with bright characters and exciting places to explore. I had read a couple of reviews on it that said great things but I usually take those with a grain of salt. After getting into the flow of the combat style, it all went uphill from there. I've found myself feeling happy, sad, frustrated, overwhelmed, and even laughing a couple of times at the banter between the characters. There's lengthy dialogue that can feel endless at times but if you let yourself you can become immersed in the story and the growing relationships between your characters. Plot twists, exciting battle moves, and boss battles that require a little more than going head first with a barrage of attacks makes Tales of the Abyss a game I'll end up cherishing for a long time.
what you want in an rpg, what else?
disregard that this game was never meant to be played with the 3D slider on.
the game more than gets the job done by introducing memorable characters, including their often humorous dialog combined with dark twists that keep the story fresh, enticing, and overall epic. speaking of story, its enlightening, to say the least, it's upbeat and fun at times, at others sinks to a state that really pulls your hearts strings.
I more than recommend this game to any rpg fan, I encourage it.
Tales, you keep them coming please. we love you
An Incredible Story!
This is the third Tales game I have played, and I'd have to say that Tales of the Abyss has an absolutely incredible story. Throughout the first few hours of the game, the story starts off a little slow. However, once you get a little further on in the game, the story becomes so engaging and exciting that you will not want to put the game down. Tales of the Abyss is one of those games where the story is so good that you just can't seem to quit playing. Aside from the story, the gameplay is good, but could be better. The gameplay is fun enough to where it is enjoyable, but it really could be better. Considering the fact that this is a port of an older PlayStation 2 game, the graphics are good, but not incredible. But that is just fine, because the graphics are good enough to be likable. Like many JRPGs, the area where the game really shines is in terms of the story. While other areas of the game are good, the story is the best part. The story does become very deep and rich as you progress further on in the game, and the characters are developed extremely well. Overall, I would recommend this game to JRPG fans and anyone looking for a game that has an excellent story.
Tales Of The Abyss
this game is one of my favorite tales games. The game tells the story of Luke a prince who was kidnapped 7 years prier to the game. The main character is a jerk at the beginning but later he changes and you really start to like him this game has a great story and great characters i love this game and everyone should play it but the only problem with this game is the 3D effect it feels broken and it gave me headaches but if you don't mind playing in 2D then you will love this rpg the controls are easy to get use to and the game feels challenging but not impossible.
They Could Have Done More...
I played Tales of the Abyss back when it came out for the Playstation 2 and it quickly became a favorite game of mine. Arguably, it's the best game in the Tales series. The story is spectacular, no matter how many times you play the game; the characters are memorable and quickly become people you relate to, sympathize with, and root for every step of the way. The battle system is easy and fun to use, set up to satisfy both "button smashers" and more strategic gamers (although it can get boring if you find yourself in a situation where you need to level up before you can beat the next boss). As compared to other Tales games, the prices for weapons and items are extremely high so careful play is necessary at least in the beginning when your characters are dirt poor. The player will quickly notice that different shop keepers will sell the same item for different prices based on the country/town they're located in so foresight is useful when planning for the next step of "Luke's Grand Adventure". As a game, Tales of the Abyss is an absolute must-have for RPG-lovers however I do have a few complaints for the Nintendo 3DS release. First of all, I feel that the 3D effects were not utilized to the extent that they could have been. All the animated cut scenes from the original game have remained exactly as they originally appeared--2D. I had been looking forward to watching them in spectacular 3D so that was a bit of a let-down. (General gameplay graphics are about what I expected them to be.) More troubling, though, is the audio on said animated cut scenes. With the volume turned up all the way, I have to press my ear to the system speakers to make out what the characters are saying. If it weren't for the fact that I've already played the game numerous times and have the scenes memorized, I doubt I would be able to hear them at all. As soon as the cut scenes end, the volume returns to normal (which can be painful with an ear pressed to the speakers). As I said before, Tales of the Abyss is a spectacular game. However, if you have a PS2 and are able to find a copy of the original game (which, admittedly, is very difficult to do), it will save you money and you really won't be missing much.
I was scrollling through the nintendo Eshop then I saw this thing that said tales of the abyss 3D so i clicked it and watched a trailer then immediatly I went online to gamestop and used my gift card and bought it.
Tales of the Abbyss review
I have this game for the playstation 2, and I love this game. sure, its no pokemon, skyrim or dragonquest, but its a good place for gamers just getting into turn-based games (which are easier for me) to start. If I had the 3ds version, i would play it alot. And if anybody's wondering, no, i never finished the game because i accidently set my character to act for me in battle, and i hope i'll get to sometime.
Another Great RPG
I don't think I've played an RPG with quite as much character and style as ToTA. The characters are lovable, the plot is unique, and the side quests are actually somewhat fun. The main characters are ver ywell- developed and have quite the history. I don't think I've seen a plot quite like ToTA's. If you have a 3DS, this game is a must-have.