Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
A Welcome Update!
At long last, Tales of Symphonia fans will get the complete game! All of the content we were missing on the NA GCN release will be present and accounted for! In the Game Informer article, it was even hinted that we might get a dual audio release! Please, please, PLEASE support this franchise so we can get more wonderful surprises like this in North America!
Return back to the Symphonia!
As I remember I played the Gamecube Version Tales of Symphonia on this game, and DOTNW on Wii now it has Extra Skits On the PS2 Version on the Japanese Version, Dual Audio switch to English to Japanese, I Pre-order The Collector Edition for this game Lot of Features, With Trophy Support and Learn the Full Experiences this game!
Blame your Fate!
---- Kratos Aurion
30 Frames Per Second instead of Gamecube's 60FPS . The game lacks the outlines that gave personality to the game and the textures look mediocre and untouched. Sure its a port of the PS2 Japanese only game but that doesn't mean they couldn't use the GC assets afterall a port like this shouldn't be hard to get it running on 60FPS on this gen and they could have retouched the textures to look decent
An HD upgrade well deserved~
Tales of Symphonia was one of the best selling Tales game in the US back in 2004 for the Game Cube. Japan, however, later released another version for the PS2 that had much more content than the original that never made it to the US shores-until now :). Tales of Symphonia being my first Tales game (resulting in me getting hooked on ALL Tales games) I am thrilled to see this come to the PS3! I will pre-order as soon as I know there won't be a special edition, or if there will be, pre-order said edition ;)
All Tales fan should support these releases to keep those Tales goodies coming to the US!
This is a blast from the past.
I had played and beaten the original games on the disk. While I can't say I rate Dawn of the New World as high as I do the game, it's the original game that saves this bundle. It holds true enough the original's art style that you can tell they didn't capitalize on the new resources available to them in areas that it should have been improved. The new quests and titles that were unavailable to the English speaking countries give this a fair amount of replayability, but that lends to the insanity of the trophies, and getting all the titles available for each character, as to get all of the costumes (counted as titles) requires a total of 8 playthroughs of the original, and at least 3 of "Dawn of the New World" to clear all of the difficulties. At 60-100 hours of play time per game, trophy hunters will be in for a lot of either cheap tricks, frustrations, and Symphonia.
first Xillia now THIS?!?! CAN'T WAIT!!
an HD remake? Didn't expect namco to do something like this... but hey new content that Japan had for PS2 is now coming to the U.S. in PS3... plus costumes from tales of the abyss will be in it too (lol guy lloyd & luke genis XD)... namco sure knows how to make a fan spend money.... but first need to get xillia ;P hope xillia 2 will come out soon... so buy this game for more Tales of games to have western releases :D
I... I'm speechless
I don't know how to react to this. Part of me wants to break down crying tears of pure joy, and another wants me to build a shrine to Namco-Bandai. I'm so glad I bought a PS3 bundle recently... I've logged over 400 hours between ToS AND ToS:DotNW. If you want a solid JRPG which will make you feel for the characters, get lost in the story, and not want to ever turn the background music off. Get this
Two GREAT Games!
I'm really excited to see these two games revived. I've been gaming for 20+ years now and ToS is the best casual RPG I've ever come across. The story line is light enough to keep the game from dragging with characters that really grow on you. The combat system is fast paced and pretty easy most of the time and switching out skills abilities and party members keeps it fresh and fun despite the relative simplicity. There are tons of little Easter eggs and hidden titles gear and quests (even an entire hidden world in the first game) so these games have really high replay value, and the grade system allows you to restart after clearing the game with new perks which makes replays even more fun. Really fun games overall, and really long too; deffinately a good buy getting both together.
BRILLIANT GAME TALES THE BEST
THIS GAME IS WAYYY BEYOND NUMBER 1. I STARTED PLAYING IT A WEEK AGO AND IM STILL INTO THE GAME, HAVENT BEATEN IT YET, ITS REALLY LONG. THE GRAPHICS ARE SOO AMAZING AND THE FIGHTING STYLE WILL KEEEP YOU GLUED TO YOUR SEATS... HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. 1000000+ THUMBS UP..
Graphical Let Down - 2nd Game Is Low Quality
Namco should have included a graphical enhancement in this release. They could have brought the game to a whole new generation.
Though I consider this story to be the best of the Tales series, the lack of improvement proves very weak in bringing it to a larger audience.
As I believe everyone should play this game, I feel let down by the lack of changes/improvement in the game.
*Note, the 2nd game in the "bundle" is very low in quality. Would only recommend getting if you don't own the 1st game