Rated 10 out of 10 by ensiferum1217 A fantastic JRPG
I really cannot say enough good things about this game.
The game has a great story, a really diverse, colorful cast of characters and a large vibrant world. The game has a lot of dialogue and offers a lot of different interactions between the characters, ranging from being comical to heartfelt. The game is Japanese audio with English subtitles only but it does not distract from the presentation.
The combat is free flowing; giving you a large circle to freely move around in and attack with your party. There are a lot of options pertaining to strategy that you can assign to your party members, including how often they should use special powers, how close to the fray you want them to be or what kind of role in combat they should fulfill.
Sometimes enemies can get in some rather cheap shots, but it doesn't happen extremely often.
The game has a very long story, often continuing when you think it is about to end. Overall, the game's colorful story and characters make for a great adventure!
Rated 6 out of 10 by WBH1981 Rough around the edges
I bought this primarily because Im an avid Vita supporter. 2014 was a shallow year for the Vita and Tales of Hearts R was being hyped as one of the few "major" games releasing. I'll admit that I've never been a big JRPG fan however the draught of legitimate Vita games in 2014 left me with little choice but to purchase TOHR. The game is not necessarily bad it's just that it's not exactly what I enjoy when I play games. The story is a little generic as well as the characters. It's also annoying how battles begin so suddenly while walking around. Also the game seems soooooooo long I'm only 7 hours in and I'm so ready for it to be over! Unfortunately reports indicate that the game is roughly 35+ hours so I've got a long way to go. Uhhhhhh!!! If you love JRPGs then you'll probably enjoy this game but if your one of the few people out there that long for more Western RPGs or any Western developed game then this game might be a little tedious for you.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Natharaga A Great Remake of a Great Game
They took a great game and made it better. The Tales series always has had deep character development and this game is no different. For spoiler purposes I will not explain why the love relationship between the main character and Kohaku seems forced. The battles were fun and there was better monster design than in the latest Tales games on the PS3. The game is voiced in Japanese, but I don't really care that they couldn't voice it in English. The fact that they imported the game to the US is enough to make me happy. It is not as long as some of the other Tales games, I took under 30 hours to beat it. It is a great game and if you are a fan of JRPGs I wholeheartedly recommend it.
Rated 9 out of 10 by BlvzingKinetic Amazing Game!
The game was absolutely stunning, I have always been a fan of the "Tales..' franchise, so it was a breath of fresh air to get a game on the Vita.
Rated 7 out of 10 by jman34 Tales series
I have a dual review for this game i gave it a 7 for a couple reasons that didn't make it terrible. First all the game being a tales game was great had wonderful characters great graphics and a battle system, but the Japanese with subtitles was a major turn off. I love subtitles in games and anime dub can be a double edged sword a lot of times but in a tales game I want to hear the funny character conversation jokes in English i don't speak Japanese and it doesn't have the same humor and appeal like it does in previous tales games if they would have let us know it doesn't take much to get a few actors to throw their talents in to make a dubbed version
Rated 10 out of 10 by Krissyy102789 Best JRPG I've ever played!
This game is amazing. Within the first five minutes I was hooked, and I haven't stopped playing since. The storyline is interesting, the characters are well developed and personable, and the fighting style is fun! I can easily say that I have had no problems whatsoever with anything in this game. The sound,graphics,interface,etc is all wonderful. I recommend this game to anyone who likes JRPGS- and to anyone who just wants to play a lovely game filled with tons of content! 10/10
Rated 9 out of 10 by Gensai Awesome
Awesome battle system and everything. The only thing is you will have to read all the time because they only speak in japanese.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Shingx Hearts R is an amazing game is worth a Vita
Despite the mediocre localization Hearts R is a perfect Tales experience with strong, likeable characters, great story and an addictive battle system. With a bigger budget on a home console and better localization this game would easily dominate over its peers. Get this game, you won't regret it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Adrihime My Second Favorite Tales game of all time!!
I was not expecting to ever get my second favorite Tales game in the west in my entire life. I am a major Tales fan, beaten all the mother ship titles, English and Japanese only titles. I went out of my way back in 2008 just to play this game originally on the Nintendo DS when it first came out in Japan. Then bought a PS Vita just for this version of the game when it came out in Japan! This game is just overall fantastic and I would definitely, as an RPG, fan recommend getting it. It has great cast of characters and an excellent storyline you will not want to miss out on! If you are new to the Tales series and are looking for a cool game to have on your Vita, you can easily start here. You won't regret it!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Klaymore One of the best in the series!
This here is a beautiful game! everything about it! Id have to say my favorite tales of game would have to be Tales of Graces. I also have to say after playing the new tales of hearts, its right there next to Tales of Graces. I enjoyed this game so much, couldnt be more satisfied. whether you are new to the series or a die hard fan, you will enjoy this game. I recommend this to any jrpg fan.