Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
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
Play this game now
I love this game so much iv played it over a million times and every time you find something new plus i love the graphics so i give it a rating of buy it and play it over and over and over again like every year
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.
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. :)
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
This game was a pretty great remake. The original on Gamecube was a pretty good story and a lot of game play hours. The sequel on the Wii was no different, even though it was a much more shorter story than the original. As far as graphics, if you looking for jaw dropping, realistic visuals this game does not have it, it is AGAIN a remake of the original so hints of it still show that it is a game that was on Gamecube but it is still a awesome game and they fixed some of the camera issues as well. An example would be if you play Genis, how it is really difficult to even see him at all, so if an enemy goes over there to him, you can't tell what he is doing. The camera now shows the entire battle field. Basically, great story, awesome characters, lots and lots of side stuff and hours of gameplay to do. Would recommend this game to anyone.
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.
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.
Return to Old School Symphonia!
I noticed this game had nothing but bad reviews left for it, so I had to put my input in. This game is definitely worth the play because it is an HD remaster of the old gamecube game "Tales of Symphonia" and Wii game, "Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World". Anyone that mocks the graphics and game play doesn't know that it is only the 5th entry in the "Tales series" and was an old game to begin with, For a remaster it is fantastic! Granted Symphonia: Dawn of the New World gets bad reviews, but I enjoyed that game personally, it isn't as good as it's predecessor though. I say if you never played Symphonia or its sequel, pick this game up. It's a classic Tales game and one of the most loved, if not THE most loved Tales game in the series.
Totally worth the wait! ^-^
I LOVE this GAME!
I own symphonia for the GC and when i heard the announcement for a remake after Xillia came out i was so excited.
I can see alot of changes in the game HD wise and all around.
I love the REMOVAL of the FAT BULKY lines around the characters that the GC version had the characters looks so much smoother and sharp in this game you can actually appreciate the details in the face and weapons.
i like the added on Titles as a Tales of symphonia fan i love this Remake and i would recommend it to ANYONE who played it for the gamecube [=
and is looking to replay it with a new added bosses new titles meaning new possible side quest? and bosses =] and who doesnt love earning trophies playing something fun.