10 years ago
To start it off, the "Tales of..." series has been going on in North America since the release of Tales of Destiny. This game came before it actually, and this is the only official release of Tales of Phantasia on North American Shores. The Story is a relatively good length, I'd say about 20-30 hours if you do most of the side quests. It has 3 Major Locations, The Past, The Present, and The Future. The Graphic's on this game are a mix of the previous two installments, and it looks very nice on the Game Boy Advance's screen. The Character Sprites look like the characters, and aren't just a random body with brown hair. The Towns are very beautifully drawn, and have a nostalgic feel to them. All of the NPC's have a good amount of work put into them as well. The Battle System is probably the best part of the game. All of the Skills and Spells are voiced, as are the Victory Quotes. The LMBS (Linear Motion Battle System) makes the battle system real time, but, when High Tier Spell's are cast, or Summons, the screen will stop, and the Spells will carry out. The Animation's are very nice and add an extra element to the Battle System. The Music Sounds very nice on the GBA, and the game has some very catchy songs, such as TAKE UP THE CROSS, the main battle theme, OVERCOME DIFFICULTIES, the boss theme, and FIGHTING OF THE SPIRIT, the theme when you fight Summon Spirits. If you like main stream RPG's, or you are a fan of the Tales of... series, then this game is a definite buy. Trust me. You won't regret this game. It has all the elements an RPG needs, and an unforgettable adventure.
yes: I recommend this product