Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
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
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!
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!
Calm down! It's not that good!
Everyone is praising Tales of Symphonia as the greatest game ever. It's not. The nostalgia is blinding fans from the dated gameplay, weak first five hours and horrible story that feels like a desperate attempt to recapture what Final Fantasy X did three years earlier. The reason to buy this game would be the sequel ,which has better characters, solid gameplay, and a story that brings up issues the first game ignored. The lack of an overworld might bother some, but that was the worst part of the first game, so I'd say it's a good thing. I'd give Tales of Symphonia a 5/10 and Dawn of a New World a 8/10 ,averaging out to a 7/10 for the whole package. If you have to choose between this and Final Fantasy X, I would say to pick up FFX, but look back on this game in a few months.
A MUST HAVE!
I am an avid RPGamer and I cant help but to go into deep deep detail in judging any game I play. I owned Tales of Symphonia for the GameCube wayyyyy back. I went out on a limb of picking up a pre-owned game I never heard about and holy lordy I was glad I did. Seriously if Nintendo made games similar to this and stopped beating their dead horses they wouldn't be struggling the way they are now. The "Tales of" games have made a transition to PlayStation consoles and they couldn't be better placed. Now before I invested into the PS versions of the Tales of games I was still going through my GC version of Tales of Symphonia! I have done 5! FIVE! F-I-V-E! play throughs! The Tales of games have an incredible replay value! There are so many secrets and techniques and special items and summons you can find that are not needed to complete the game! There are also so many more abilities in this version than the old! The gameplay is something like a 3-D/scrolling action fight, it may be something that not everyone is used to but woo is it fulfilling! It forces you to take charge of the fight unless you want to be crammed against the border trapped in the enemy's arms! The game has such an amazing a deeply tuned RPG system that allows a player to tweak everything about that characters style! But if you don't think you will go in depth as a hardcore gamer and try to fulfill 100% everything like I do, DON'T WORRY! The game takes good care of casual gamers! of course the story will grip you like nothing else before and soon casual gamers will find them selves wanting to be hardcore fans! The graphics were something I wasn't a fan of back in the day, the "cartoon-esk" look, but this game pulls them off as well as the Windwaker did, I love this style now! The game may look less at face value to some but believe me the art in this game is great and the graphics here have been even further improved, its marvelous. Ever be playing a game and find your self humming a tune and being "ugh thats so annoying! I cant get that annoying bland loop out of my head!" guess what that doesnt happen in this game! The only thing I can take away from the sound score is that the voices are rarely out of sync, but hey it was originally Japanese so get over it! But wow every thing sounds crystal clear!
Look this is a game that should not be overlooked it's immense and the story is something that many have never encountered! talk about refreshing! Get this game!
10years later & still one of the best RPGS played
I picked up Tales of Symphonia years ago after a former friend showed it to my brother and I. I still have a copy of the Gamecube version. Symphonia was my very first Tales game and the hype surrounding it to this day is well deserved. I found the characters memorable, the story compelling, and journey to be one that I still cherish to this day. I have so many fond memories. Symphonia is even better to play if you have friends or family to play it with. I played both games all the way though with my brother. To this day, when ever we can my brother and I will just sit down and play these games together. We did mange to play Dawn of The New World (the Wii era sequel) at some point, but I will admit the game was not nearly as memorable as Symphonia. I enjoyed the characters and all, but it had its flaws. I will also confess, where I enjoyed the sequel, it was also not necessary. Even after 10 years, this game (the first Symphonia) remains my favorite game of all time. I recommend this to anyone who wants t get into the Tales series in general or anyone who likes a good and long RPG. :)
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
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
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..