Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
AWESOME GAME FOR FANS OF TOS but can be annoying
i have played the gamescube version (part 1) and this one. it can be VERY VERY ANNNOYYING!!! due to the very long long cutscenes. but overall its a very good game. gameplay is awesome. graphics is great but not as great as Final fantasy i can assure you. storyline is AMAZING! best for those who lovesss role-play games with love n drama. just one bad thing bout is, is the gameplay of it is very short unless u wanna play the added quest they have but the quest only takes a few mins. so no point.IF U HAVE PATIENCE! I SAY PLAY IT BUT FIRST PLAY THE GAMECUBE VERSION TO UNDERSTAND. ITLL GET CONFUSION ON WHAT THEY SAY !!!
I was definitely long anticipating this game coming out. As soon as I started the game, I was impressed with it. The character was kind of soft at the beginning. However, I got over this, as soon as he got an amazing upgrade. The music was pretty good to. Yes, a lot of it was remixed from the old game, but it is still pretty good and the music doesn't affect the game play right? The story is pretty good too. The animal taming portion of this game is nice also. Yes it does remind some of us of Pokemon, but nonetheless, this feature has a nice effect on the battle system. I also think the Artes(magic) have improved greatly. For original ToS players, Emil will seem like another Lloyd in the beginning. However, as you progress in the game, Emil gets a few magical toys himself. Also, for people who have never played the original game can still enjoy this installment in the series because of the recap this game gives you. Overall, I would definitely suggest this to any RPG fan out there.
Could have been alot better
First off, I am a tales fan and i was saddened by this game. This is because the game wasn't complete and the story made me want to throw it out the window. Emil and Marta were basically the whole game in a nut shell, everything surrounded them and their "relationship". Marta was very annoying and I felt bad for Emil because i feel he was forced into the relationship just to get her to be quiet. Most tales games don't really go into depth of a characters relationship with another, and i like that fact. Tales of Vesperia had no romance in it and i was very happy because it was just about friendship and not having a girlfriend in the end. The gameplay was great for the game, the graphics weren't so bad though it could have been better and the sound was alright too. It was just the story line and how you can't use other tales characters and the fact you can't have costumes and the last battle against ratatosk just wasn't epic. Namco could have done better but chose not to, i hope they learn from this game like sega did with Sonic 06.
Must grab it!
This game is a must have, no doubt. The original game was so beautifully done, the battle system completely unique and entirely effective. I have never fought on such a clever battle system, as proudly done by the Tales series. Dawn of the New World is also a much better title than the original Japanese "Knight of Ratatosk". Anybody remotely familiar with Norse mythology (which a lot of the first game was based off of) will know that Ratatosk is a useless squirrel that sits on the tree Yggdrassil. The end. Incorporating it as a summoning spirit in this game is great though, if somewhat humourous. The new characters are awesome, people will fall in love with them as they did the original cast. Not to mention the fact that great storytelling is the very soul of the game, making this an epic RPG with so much inner conflict and character development that it will become an instant classic. Nintendo was lucky to snatch this one. Of all the games to get, this one should be on the top of your list.
Bought this at a local Gamestop this morning and have been playing all day long. I love the story and the characters -- maybe even more so than the original Symphonia cast. The main character does tend to get on your nerves at the beginning, but he eventually grows out of it -- more or less -- when the game really begins to unfold. Game play is very similar to the first Symphonia, but they added the ability to tame monsters who can fight, level, and evolve beside you in battle -- and no, they're not Pokemon. The Wii motion controls work well, and while they aren't used so much in the battles, the game makes good use of during dungeons and other mini game type of scenarios. I was a bit worried about what the voice acting would be like based on other reviews, but I have found it to be quite enjoyable. There are some parts where the voice pitch doesn't go with the atmosphere of the conversion, but it's seldom and barely noticeable. This game passes all my expectations and then some. 10 out of 10.
Ever played the 1st one?
My 1st Tales game was Tales of Symphonia and when i heard that the sequel was coming out soon, i was so excited. To tell you the truth, it wasn't what I expected it to be. If you've never played the 1st one before, then I think you would enjoy this game a lot, but if you have played the 1st one, then this game will disappoint you a bit. They've made a few changes that weren't very satisfying. You may get angry at first, but you learn to live with it. Other than the changes, I loved the new characters and I loved the story, it was wonderful. The story is a bit short though, and it wasn't that much of a challenge either, i beat the game in 3 days, but it was probably because i was so addicted. Oh, and another thing, this is my opinion though, I didn't find the voices very pleasing.
I will not deny that this was a good game. However, for those of you who played the the original may be disappointed. The story was good and clever enough, the new characters worked well with the story and the returning characters were great to see. However. It pales in comparison to the first. The first took me probably 80 some hours on my first play through. This took me 36. I beat the game in less than a week. There really could be a lot more substance for the game. They also took the fun of travelling away. I know that when you travel and have to fight all the time it can get annoying, but thats where you level up between stages. Granted it really didn't matter that much, but there we times when I had a hard time because I felt unprepared because I was a such a low level for where I am in the game. All in all it was a decent game and a good game to show fans of the first one whats been happening after you beat the first game. So I recommend playing the first and then this as a sort of epilogue.
Overall amazing game
the game has an azing soundtrack, story and graphis. some would disagree abou the graphics but you have to remember, it is a wii game and the wii mas released in 2006 so graphics today are overall better on gaming systems. rfom the start the game hadme hooked.i have played the game 3 times and plan on playing it again!!!!! if your reading my review i say that you should by this game, especially if your a fan of the tales games
It was overall a fantastic game!
I personally loved this game! I read some of these reviews and they leave a bad impression. I actually was always interested with the storyline, found gameplay to be excellent, the graphics were good but, I will admit there was room for improvement, and it's an overall fantastic game. I understand some of the complaints. One was too much romance, I personally didn't care that there was tons of romance, it added intrest into the storyline. Also some people said it wasn't as good as the other tales games. I thought this game was just as good as any of the other tales games (including the first one). Also I found some people didn't like the storyline in genaral. I was shocked, I found the storyline was fantastic and I cant imagine how anyone could say otherwise... Well all in all this was an amazing game and would recommend it to anyone.
to me this game was absolutely boring, the only 2 things that went on my mind during the game was (1- who is emil, 2- when will i get to play as lloyed) Gameplay: to me the battle system felt like a combination from tales of the abyss and pokemon. i cant say its bad, but i was greatly disappointed with it. ///////////// Graphics:: was very nice... thts all i like about the game,/////////////////////////// Story line:: i seriously wanted to kill my self, aside from being too short, it was very.....not thought through. if there was an ending where i can pick to kill off the 2 main characters, i would. They are like an even whinier version of luke from toa/////////// Truthfully, if you are a tales fan do not get this game, the only reason i would recommend this to a tales fan is if they wanted to know what happens after tales of symphonia 1 . As for new people who are trying out the tales serious. DO not get this game as your first tales game.