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Main scenarios are all fully voiced, there will be more event scenes and sub scenarios. Fujishima Kousuke created new characters to deepen and widen the scale of the tale.
The story takes place in Telga Lumires, a world supported by Brastia. The Brastia is activated by the energy drawn from Aiaru, the particles that make up the world. People who live in this world are protected by a huge seal that keeps the monsters at bay.
The power of the world is concentrated in the single kingdom that controls the Brastia and this power led some of the people down the path of dictorship. To oppose this force, people joined guilds to fight against the unfair rules.
Besides the main story line, scenarios and systems are added for more enjoyment. There are new boss characters and Gigant monsters popping up, fight them to prove your worth as a swordsman.
|Original Name||テイルズ オブ ヴェスペリア|
|Release Date||Sep 17, 2009|
|CERO B (12+)|
||(5 out of 5)|
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One of the best tales games!
It was my first order on PlayAsia since I was like a crazy searching somewhere to import this game, since it is only avaialble the japanese version (for PS3).
I got in love for PlayAsia store and do I for Tales of Vesperia. It is unique.
Amazing story, battle system, soundtrack, new character, a bunch of new skills, artes and sidequests.
Well, I think there are a lot of reasons to buy this game, because you will regret it if you don't.
It's basically my favourite Tales of. At first I got the whole-complete-interesting-and-only-in-Japan version for PS3. But as I do have and Xbox 360 as well, I couldn't stand a chance to get the english version. Because it is really an marvelous game and I try to support all Tales games for being localised.
If you have a Xbox 360 and also love JRPG, so it is a must having this one!
Fantastic game! Patty (ps3 exclusive) is awesome!
A really fun game and the extra content makes it even better. The only difficulty (for non-japanese speakers) is setting the skills for the characters, but still this is a highly recommened game.
I didnt know the best version had more features. I didnt see my friend met patti too. this is awsome!!!
Its a cool rpg game!! buy it!! XD
I love love love this game! One of my favorite Tales game, and PS3 game! the characters are enjoyable and lovable, Story is deep, and has a good one! gameplay is probably one of my favorite, graces' game play is my favorite, but Vesperia is so much fun! the graphics is amazing, the music is well composed too! Namco did a good job with this game!
Never owned or played the xbox360 version but that is not stopping me from getting lots of enjoyment from Tales of Vesperia. Addictive battle system just like the other Tales of games, voice acting is great, and nice visuals and designs. Something minor but playing through it I did notice a few frame drops in just 1 or 2 towns. This is definitely a game a Tales of series fan would want to pick up despite being in Japanese. The extra content make up for it.
Great game and the PS3 additions are worth the price of importing it.
I love the tales of series, this one is just another of the very best games out there! Even if it's in japanese, we use a guide and get to enjoy the game play! Fast shipping thank you playasia!
One of the best jrpg on the ps3. a must buy for any fans of jrpg and tales series!
Great Graphics in HD, exclusive character, new events, mystic artes and dlc. Tales of Vesperia one of the must play games of all times.
If your a Tales fan...this game is a must xD Graphics looks slighter better than the xbox360, two more playable characters, more skits, mystic artes...and many more ^^
I played the original 360 and I'm a long time fan of the series. There are plenty of websites that will help you through the japanese in the game, so do play with a laptop, but you can really, really enjoy this game only knowing like 9 words in Japanese.
Language barrier aside, I'm a HUGE Tales fan and this is one of the best installments.
excellent local co-op mode. get this if u are JRPG fan!
The best RPG series!
Already a classic namco, with hints of a classic RPG and anime!
Great series ever
Well im bigest fan of tales series i get ps3 version to play as flynn, i love playasia also cuz just here i get my favorites jrpgs and toys just need stay thanks playasia!
Btw i wish someday win the tales of xillia collector edition witch is so BADASS! love it
Thank you play asia!
Just like some other buyer said, the tales series never disappoint!
A masterpeice of JRPG. I spend over 100 hours just to complete everything. If you are a fan of Tales series you must have it.
tales series.. enough said.. get it!
I have written a review for this game in the first print edition, so I wont go much in depth here.
This game has one of the most simple yet flexible battle systems, the story is really good and this version, over the Xbox 360 one, adds lots of content like new characters, quests, bosses, skill, artes and items.
Now with this bargain price (which is around 30% cheaper than the first print edition was) there is no excuse to not try it out.
Love the cell shading graphics and definitely love the battle system. This is a game that definitely will make you play it more than 100+ hours just to complete everything. But it's all worth it! A very excellent game!
Uses the same control system as Abyss (i.e. doesnt use the, in my opinion inferior, Chain Capacity system from Graces) and has a great story. If you enjoyed Abyss or Symphonia you should pick this up.
You need some basic knowledge in Japanese to keep up with the story but even if your Kanji isn't that great most of the dialogues are voiced. Finally if you're completely lost, as was said before, there are english scripts floating around the internet you can turn to.
Spent lots of time with this game. Briliant masterpiece of JRPG genre. If you fan of the Tales series, this is must-have game.
fantastic game, very good graphics and great story. i recomend this to any rpg or tales of series fan
Fantastic RPG, despite the idiom, you will get lots of fun!
The PS3 port has a lot of bonus content added in compared to the XBox 360 version, and can keep you hooked for a long time if you're a completionist!
If you don't have the XBox 360 version, this is definitely worth the money.
It's basically a cross between Tales of the Abyss' free run battle system, and Tales of Symphonia's cel shaded graphics. But both elements have been enhanced and improved for ToV.
Regarding the language barrier, there are several guides and translated script floating around the net. So even if you don't know Japanese, you shouldn't have trouble figuring out how to play the game.
Knowing the first HD entry to the Tales series from its XBOX 360 (English) version, I bought the PS3 version as it features some extra stuff. Be aware that the texts and voices are in Japanese. I won't understand all, but it will be enough to get around and enjoy this wonderful game once again, and in more depth.
The original XBOX version of this game is already great but now you get a chunk of extra content in the PS3 versión, this is a must buy for a Tales fan and anyone who likes JRPG's
This is a awesome RPG: great story line, well developed characters, fun combat system, good music and beautiful anime style graphics.
Regardless of whether are you reluctant on importing this game or not, Vesperia is easily one of the best, if not the best Tales by far. With an onslaught of graphics, music, side quests, hilarious skits and an engaging storyline, this game would be one that would keep you hooked for hours and hours. It's an even bigger must get if you're someone who've watched the animation prelude to the game.
So what are you waiting for? Get it now if it's in stock or simply Track it down and get it once it's in!
This is a great RPG with everything you could expect: engaging storyline, fun combat system, in-depth characters, and the graphics are quite good for this kind of anime-looking style of game.
If you enjoy games in the "Tales of. . ." series, then you can't go wrong with the "Tales of Vesperia" PS3 edition. This game boasts content not present in the Xbox360 version, such as two new playable characters and additional/extended skits and scenes. Don't let the fact that the game is 95% Japanese scare you off--you can still enjoy it, as there are numerous translations on the web for you to refer to in case you get stuck. The gameplay itself is typical of a "Tales of . . . " game, but it is fun (love the flashy, over-the-top finishers the characters have--Nihon--daisuki!!) The story itself is interesting, and I found the characters to be quite likeable (Yuri and Flynn FTW!) Ah, but I digress . . . . Anyway, I'm finding this to be a solid game. Give it a try!
Well, I must admit, I am new to the Tales of series. This game is my third in the series and even though I really liked Graces and loved Abyss, I think this one has blown them both away. It is very fun and challenging! This game is probably the first time where I have loved almost all of the characters! I would suggest this game and any game in the Tales of series to any RPG fan!
Tales of Vesperia was first launched for Xbox 360 and then had an enhanced port for the PS3.
In this port a lot of content was added. Flynn Scifo is now fully playable, a completely new character called Patty was added, more artes, more costumes, Party Mode for the coliseum, a new extra dungeon, more bosses and sidequests, new areas and more. For the Xbox 360 is felt like a rushed game toward the end, but this version has all those little bits that were missing.
Sadly, this version only got a Japanese release, leaving the Xbox 360 version as the only English one.
The combat is awesome, with lots of skills for each character to get, every little skill added gives improvements little by little, finishing in characters that can deal incredibly long flashy combos.
The story is quiety good and it goes around the theme of "Justice".
Now with a PS3 the Best Version price tag, its a no brainer for anyone that wants one of the best RPGs this generation.
I was a little reluctant to import this since the game was like $95 so the week i was gonna buy it I found out a Best Version was being released on PA and all i gotta say is glad i bought it i had no problems at all since i have the 360 version as well
Tales of is always awesome!!
Tales of vesperia is really a magnifique game, ever in japanese! The gameplay is absolutely amazing!
Maybe you can have some problems with the language, but some gamefaq's and help from youtube videos cna make Tales of Vesperia Ps3 a ver veryt awesome experience! It's like a gift! Go and buy one NOW!
I played this game for Xbox and it was awesome... I really love the characters (especially Rita
If you're a fan of the Tales series, you'll love this game for sure. Charismatic characters (except maybe for Estelle's weird voice acting), nice story (as usual) and many optional side-quests and battles to have you entertained for a while. Soundtrack's also nice, although Sakuraba may be starting to sound repetitive.
Worth the shot, buy it and enjoy it.
Outstanding story, great characters, excellent graphics, improved battle system makes this one of the best game of the series!
An must buy for any JRPG fan!
The only english version tales of.
Easily one of the best JRPG of this generation and a must buy for any Tales fan, now lets just hope to see also Tales of Xillia published for the west any time soon.
Definitely worth playing for fans of JRPGS.
must buy for sure
so you'd better grab it. It's simply much more than a port of the XBox360 version.
The story and the playability are good enough, the path is kind of too straight, and the movements in fight are a little limited at first, but it keeps getting better... I totally recomend it
The game has not yet arrived at my house, do not know why but I'm hoping to learn why he had not yet arrived. I'm getting angry about it.
greeat tales to xbox 360
Tales of Vesperia is still the best JPRG on the Xbox360, sadly... its a game from 2008 that still stands out much more than more recent games, like Final Fantasy XIII-2. For anyone that has never played it, Tales of Vesperia is totally recommended, even though the newer 2009 version fro PS3 has added content (all the cut-out stuff from the 360 version) but its only in japanese.
The game is a 70 hours adventure, with fast paced awesome real time combat, the possiblity of endless combos and tons of normal enemies and bosses.
The story is good enough, i'm not the kind of person that expects to much from a story, but it still had me wanting to know what would happen next.
There is a bunch of sidequests and replayabilty. As usual with Tales, you get to start a New game+ after finishing it, giving access to different goodies for the next play, like carrying over items, weapons, levels, reduce the amount of Skill Poin ts required to equip Skills, and a lot of other things.
All in all, its an excellent game, even though we all know it has less content than the PS3 version. If you haven't played it and like RPGs, get it, its a win/win.
the game is good if you're into those anime style of story telling. haven't played much of it but just by testing this game i can tell its a solid rpg
One of the few j-rpg on the Microsoft console, and one of the best out there. Cool graphics, great sound and astonishing story made that one of the best "Tales of" séries.
The best JRPG on Xbox 360 !!!!
its a great game.
First in the series on XBOX360. You will see how much graphic improved with great game play in this game. The story line and animated cut scene never been found in any games. It's a must buy game.
To be honest, I was a bit hesitant coming into this game. I have a very limited knowledge of basic Japanese katakana, and had already played the Xbox version of the game. I wasn't sure if the $100 dollars was worth it.
Well, it was.
After about 70 hours of gameplay I can confidently say that the game is brilliant. The characters and story play out in a very similar way to the Xbox original, but with added scenes and dialogue for Flynn and Patty, the game gets a refreshing taste. With several new weapons for the returning characters and a full repertoire for the additional characters. With Patty becoming my new favourite character in the game, she adds a new kind of "win/loss" mechanic of good or bad effects depending on the outcome of various card games. She fits in perfectly with the flow of the game, and has her own unique style. Flynn perfectly fits the magic knight role that had been previously solely held by Raven, but with an emphasis on physical attacks.
The extras in this game, such as the additional bosses and the many extra side-quests add an extra 6 or 7 hours onto the main story, and many more will be spent collecting weapons and levelling up with the objectives of taking on Duke with Estelle solo on mania or fighting your way to the Spiral Draco while attempting to avoid the hordes of near-invincible enemies.
The game has the perfect playability that any other JRPG game has, and if you really need it you can look up a walkthrough. Kouli's guide is a must if you want to find all the secrets (Whether you know Japanese or not), but is not necessary. A great buy, and well worth the money and time.
The best game in the series "Tales." Now the wait in the next releases "TALES OF ABYSS 3D"( Nintendo 3DS) and "Tales of Graces." ( PS3 ). The game is pretty cool. I recommend ^ - ^ = ^. . ^ =
Is a shame that trophies are in japanese, but the game is great. It arrive to my house three days after it was shipped. And i'm enjoying it. If only bandai had't broken his promise to translate this game to spanish it's sales would be larger.
Great game and it has a great story.Its a must buy
The "Tales of" series has always been known for it's good story telling and interesting style.
This game is no exception: it took everything that made the tales series good and perfected it.
The story is good, the narrative is a lot better, the stages are all colorful and beautiful, interesting game play... there is a lot of fun to play with
This game is magnificent. The artwork in every cut-scene is amazingly well-drawn. The gameplay was derived from abyss, but the saying 'you cannot add to perfection' fails magnificently on this game because they did manage to improve on the gameplay which I previously thought would be impossible. Also, for people who are saying that this game is 'too easy' well that's because you're a pussy who decided to play the easy mode. What? killing a monster with 100x your normal HP is too hard for you? Seriously, when you play this game, go on hard mode. Normal mode is for punks who live with their mothers and easy mode is for RPG newbies who can't tell attack from defend.
Also, this is a JRPG people! If you come here and play this and expect different elements from JRPgs then you're probably American (if you know what I mean). the characters here are well portrayed. Okay I have to say some of them are cliche, but being cliche does not mean having 'no character'. Each and everyone of the character has a story which you must unlock throughout the game and probably even in different playthroughs. Remember 100% story completion is only the beginning this game is not for lazy faggots who are used to normal boring linear crap some game developers present. I give this a five out of five. Plot is a little cliche, but it doesn't ruin the feel of the game. Unless you're one of those hamburger eating people who can't play the game for what it is, then this game is for you.
this RPG is for little kids or for people who just can not get enough of Japanese style "animation."
Yet another JRPG the offers no challenge and requires no effort, strategy, or thought.
the story is boring and juvenile. Saturday Morning Cartoon boring. The characters... been there. done that. Stereotypical. The naive princess. The noble but kind rebel. The older more mature rouge. The selfrighteous knight. The clueless little kid. Really??? we have seen these characters 100000 times in games, mostly JRPGs.
If you want a game where you know EXACTLY what you will be getting then by all means pick this one up.
Compared the the NA version of the Xbox game, I can't think of a single category that this version loses in. The following are memorable additions to the PS3 version. Below that you will find my opinion about the game.
The most obvious additions are Patty and playable Flynn. Besides just adding more skits, dialogue is also edited to give those two lines. Patty gets her own story line (if you played the original game and don't understand much Japanese, this is likely to be the only part of the game you will have difficulty figuring out) that mixes in nicely. Patty is unbelievably fun to fight as. She uses a lot of probability-based attacks, like ones that do more damage based on how good a hand of cards is, A high/low card game tech where you keep going, doing progressively more damage as you guess correctly, and a random spell casting techs. She has 4 forms with their own benefits and drawbacks which can change her artes, and has a fun Hi-Ougi which randomly summons one of 12 'friends', with probability of certain outcomes based on her form.
All character have new costumes, even Repede gets them this time: The beach costume series, and the cameo costume series, and the snow race series (which has some evening wear and some holidays costumes in it). Wearing the cameo costumes will enable the character to use a special altered art. Attachments can be equipped on multiple characters, even at the same time, and there are way more than there were before. A lady in Dahngrest will combine attachments and some costume titles so you can have some pretty varied outfits. Note that attachments can not be put on at the same time as DLC costumes. And there are lots of DLC costumes, which you can buy if you get a Japanese playstation account and a gift card which you can get on this website. Most are 300 yen each.
Beating the Coliseum's 200-Man fight gives the character the skill Stand Alone that allows you to fight with only one character in any battle, or any combo of characters with that skill. The new Team Battle in the Coliseum unlocks a costume for Karol. Clint is added to the both solo and team Coliseum fights after you get his letter of challenge, and he is the only enemy in the game able to fatal strike the player characters. The final level of the team fight, which is unlocked by beating the new EX dungeon, is not only a lot of fun, but awards the Limits Octet which allows you to store 8 levels of overlimit(you can still only use 4 at a time). Another awesome item affecting battles is the craftable Arts Ball which allows you to have 16 artes at hand rather than only 8 by including the L1 button and this makes it much easier to have all your favourite artes all equipped. All characters (except Patty) have 2 Hi-Ougis, and Yuri and Flynn have a special duo Hi-Ougi.
There are a few extra places to visit (there's a waterway under Dahngrest, a cave on the central southern continent, a Volcano you can access from the Aer Krenes, and the second EX dungeon which has a super fun last boss). There are a few new Recipes. All character have a few new artes. There are two more Giganto Monsters. The first EX dungeon has an extra level added in at the end of each route to include those Giganto guys, the boss of Patty's story, and Clint. There are numerous new skills for each character.
Now for my opinion:
This game is a lot of fun. I don't regret buying it even though I owned the Xbox version. I even acquired a PS3 to play this. In the end, the main story remains mostly unchanged, and this feels like a spiced up version of the Xbox version. In comparison, the Xbox version feels somewhat incomplete. Stand alone, both of them are 5 star games, no question about it. If you're a crazy fan, I would recommend buying it even if you already have the xbox version, whether you know much Japanese or not. I did buy this, and my pathetic Japanese skills were enough for me to make my way to a platinum trophy (after 300 hours. We are talking crazy fan). If you just liked the original game and aren't quite so crazy-insane about it or don't have any Japanese at all, it really is the bonus dungeons and spirit of completion-ism that makes this game more fun than the Xbox version so I would say don't go for it. I hear there is a translated script, but its not that fun to keep referring to a script. If you understand Japanese and are thinking about buying this, definitely go for the PS3 version. I haven't played many JRPGs out of the tales series, but this stands out as an amazing play among all of them. I hope that wall of text helps someone decide.
Tales of Vesberia for PS3 is a game,that must not be missing in the shelf.^^
It´s GREAT,AMAZING and CUTE...
One of the best JPRG.
This game is awesome, so much fun! A must have for jrpg ps3 owners!
Tales of Vesperia easily claimed the position of my "favorite video game ever". With the fantastic cast of characters, thrilling battle system, and engrossing plot throughout Vesperia is a truly enjoyable experience, a must have!
This version, being the PS3 version, is of course completely written and spoken in Japanese. So for those that would like to play the game but cannot read Japanese I would suggest grabbing an English Strategy Guide for the Xbox version of the game. There will be changes, but you will be able to use the basic knowledge you gain from the Guide to work out the new elements.
In my opinion there is defiantly enough new content in the PS3 version to warrant struggling through the Japanese with my basic level knowledge of the language. However, if you don't feel the new content is worth the hassle the English version for the Xbox is fantastic as well and you will still enjoy a timeless game.
One of the best JPRGs for PS3.
Wonderful cast and fantastic gameplay!
Amazing gameplay, amazing storyline!
Now, I'm not adept in the Japanese language, but this game is definitely a must have. It helps that I had the English version of the game on Xbox 360, so I knew what I to do for the story line, but for those who just played the English version are really missing out without the Japanese version.
There's a whole new experience just waiting to be...well experienced in this version. Two new playable characters, more enemies, more bosses, more weapons, more dungeons, just there is more of everything in the Japanese version.
This is a must have for anyone to enjoy the full expense Tales of Vesperia has to offer.
One of the best JPRGs for current-generation consoles. With well-developed characters that grow on you, cute Japanese humour, an epic adventure and hundreds of hours of gameplay, ToV will keep you enthralled for a long, long time.
Very nice game despite the japanese version .. it was worth it for me , Great game
The game is really amazing and the best of Tales series too!
No fears with the Japanese texts people, the game is quite simple to understand! ^^
I love this game tales is one of my favorite jrpg serise of all time definatly get this game it is that good
While it may see like a deterrent for those without a working knowledge of the Japanese language, you can still get a full experience from the game. An understanding of Hiragana and Katakana are a must, but there's a full community of players and guides that will help you through the game and let you experience one of the richest "Tales of" experiences around.
Really great game
Most amazing game ever!!! Even not being able to understand Japanese you can still progress though the game, and enjoy the extra parts of the story and have a great time playing.
I loved the game better than it's X360 counterpart.
But still a solid RPG
Get this game. Epic!
One of the best RPGs on the PS3 and in the last decade.
one of the best Tales series, a very great JRPG.
too bad there's no US version in PS3.
The best Tales of title to-date,
whole new storyline that not available in original Xbox 360 version,new chracters,new scripts,whats stopping you to get this if you're a Tales of fan?
its a great game and it has a great story.
The PS3 version is a completely different game. So many extras (cut scenes, sub-plots, main story plots, etc.), it just makes the 360 version obsolete. Even if you don't know Japanese, the game is still pretty easy to follow (considering you played the original anyway). If you have, you owe it yourself to play this far superior version. Patty and Flynn FTW!!
get this game
ToV is a great successor to ToS with nice cell shading graphics. A must have
This version is complete version. There is another female girl who doesn't appear in Xbox version. And more costume which you could load on PSN .If you want or plan to play this game better grab it before this game sold-out!
Definitely one of the best of the series and one of the best JRPGs on the PS3 right now. If you liked Tales of the Abyss, you'll feel at home with Vesperia.
Really the best JRPG on the system. nothing even comes close. It is surprisingly fresh, and gorgeous to look at. Only drawback is that it's totally in Japanese.
This is a must-buy for any JRPG fans!
I loved the newly made moves giving to Vesperia
and the New areas
But, I was disappointed that the Full version was exclusive to PS3
This game is definetly better than the previous version. You have now 1 totally new character: Patty Fleur, which did not make an appearance in the previous version of the game, and Flynn Scifo is now fully playable and also joins your party permanently. There are lots of new Side-Quests, Titles and Costumes, Attachments, Artes, Skills, 1 new Hi-Ougi for every Character and a Dual-HiOugi, and even a new Extra Dungeon. The game is much better than the Xbox360 Version, so you should buy this one.
Beautifull , lenghty, lots of quest , awesome story . a battle systeme that is more of the same but with Key differences . There is few things i dislike in this game and most of them are overshadowed by the awesome casting , the voices and the amount of fun i have with this title.
i recommand it to any tales of fan
It's much better than The Abyss
one of the best tales games and best RPGs
This game is awesome it is everything that was in the previous title with more added it easy to understand some of whats going on but if there was a translation option it would be a lot more helpful.
I play many JRPG games on PS, PS2 and PS3. This game is the best. The only disappoint thing is it not come out to america yet.
While I may not be able to understand as much as I wish I could, I can still enjoy the core components of the game (micromanaging my party's equips and skills, fighting and a few of the sidequests). Simply put, it's one of the best games I've ever played.
Tales is tales, one of the best RPG's that came out for ps3.
Just buy this game now, and enjoy one of the best RPGs for the ps3. Since tales of graces F seems to be coming out of japan before vesperia. Make sure, you REALLY don't mind playing in japanese even if you don't understand, other than that, SOOOOOO GOOD, must buy, extras included too ^^.
And there are plenty of extras, so even if you played the original this game has plenty more to keep you entertained.
well this is a tales of game and you know what you're getting! the game is just as good as its previous games on the ps2 with improved graphics and the gameplay feels so refreshed. this game is simply amazing! one of the best JRPG's that came out for ps3 if not the best
I bought the Japanese version of this game as Namco seems to refuse to release the tales games outside of Japan. This is one of the best games that have been released on the PS3, this has encouraged me to try and learn a little Japanese too so I can kind of understand the game. There are also guides online as well so go ahead and stop waiting for something that wont happen and just order this version and experience one of the greatest Tales games created.
If you played the Xbox360 version, this is a must get for the better stuff.
New Moves, new Items, new Characters
Recommended for all JRPG Tales fans
Played and completed FF13 but didnt really enjoy it as much as i enjoyed FF7,8,10 and 12.
Vesperia however i was enjoying thoroughly right from the start. Played over 10 hours already and i still havent really got an idea of what the bigger story behind the game is. That's what i like to see. A build-up of the story. This was something that was lacking in FF13.
The anime-style graphics are beautiful and the battle system is engaging and rich. Some boss battles may however be on the difficult end for most players. Though, save points are always nearby.
The music in the game is pretty average. There is only 1 battle theme as far as i have experienced and it does get tiresome. Its a small gripe however.
Highly worth getting as this is a high quality RPGs and the list of such RPGs on the PS3 is short.
I really enjoyed the 360 version and it was the first of the tales series i played i so was really annoyed when i heard that they was no english version of the ps3 port since it had extra cont etc but having played through the english version on the 360 i thought id give it a go on the ps3 and its fine as long as youve played the english version. The graphics seemed like they had a upgrad on the ps3 and everything looks so smooth and breathtaking was so happy with this product buy it now!!!!!
Great Tales of game overall. Enjoyed every minute of it and still am. Much more content than the Xbox360 version.
One of the major differences is the new playable character, Patty Fleur, who's looking for Aifread's treasure. Along with that, she gives more background to the ghost ship you encounter in the original game. Gameplay wise, Patty can be unique to use. A lot of her attacks are based on luck and chance so you can go from dominating your enemies to practically screwing yourself against that boss.
Another fine addition is that Flynn Scifo, who was only playable in one battle in the Xbox360 version is now fully playable and upgraded greatly from the previous game.
Other fine goodies would be a brand new dungeon after you finish the game that goes into the story of the Children of the Full Moon, brand new Mystic Artes/Hi Ougis for each character as well and a dual one for Yuri and Flynn, a bunch of new costumes cameo-ing other Tales characters like Judas, Cress, and Lloyd, and more
And even if you don't know Japanese, the game should be easy to get through if you played the 360 version. You could consult the internet for arte and skill translations. As for story content, not much is changed besides small details in how Flynn and Patty are blended in.
Altought my main reason to buy this game was Patty, I'm addicted with this game and enjoying every minute of it. It shouldn't be a problem for those who don't know japanese because of the huge content of guides on the web. There's a ton of DLC goodies. I will enjoy this game to it's fullest until Tales of Graces comes.
I've owned and completed the Xbox 360 original version, and I have to say, this utterly destroys all preference, the graphics are astonishing, the gameplay is smooth, and as the title of my review suggest, all the added extra's make this game complete. Even someone with no prior knowledge of the story and someone devoid of all japanese knowledge can play this game and wring a surprising amount of joy from it. Bar none, one of the best I've ever played in my lifetime.
Along with Valkyria Chronicles, this is one of the essential RPGs for the PS3, at least based on what I've played of it so far. I'm already a fan of Tales of the Abyss, and this game improves incrementally on the strengths and weakness of that game, with very good results. The music is much better, the graphics are excellent, and the battle system is slowed down from other Tales games, which I find to my liking.
The game has very little innovation, (except in the battle system) but is a polished and is a well crafted game, that is more accessible than previous Tales of games.
The game is pretty easy to follow with a fan translation because it is so linear, although there are a lot of new skits in this version that do not exist in the X-Box 360 version, so hopefully fan translators will translate those soon.
I can't comment on the quality of the story so much since I am not very far into the game, but it is very comprehensible, and the game allows for pausing almost all of the time, so you can look at a translation easily to figure out what the characters are saying. Also, furigana are frequently used so if you a translator, it is probably less demanding in Kanji than some other RPGs.
I think it probably supports multi-player, but I haven't figured out how to do so yet.
For everyone who even played the Xbox 360 version you need to buy this version. There is so much added content it breathes new life into a game I already put more than 100 hours in. Added features like Flynn as a playable character and the new character Patty area a welcome addition. The new dungeon, the Telescopic Graveyard, is worth the money. With new artes, mystic artes, weapons, optional bosses (such as the Sword Dancer), the new dungeon and so many new side quests you won't be putting this game down anytime soon. For those who don't know Japanese, there are websites that translate skills and artes for you. I had no trouble with the game and I don't know the first thing about Japanese.
This is the version to get, even if you played the Xbox 360 version (especially if you played that version, you will appreciate the added content even more). There even is new downloadable content on the Japanese Playstation Network. Stop reading this review and order this game!
Vesperia is an awesome addition to the Tales series. The PS3 version looks cleaner and clearer than the xbox360 version with lots of new extras including an entirely new character to the story, adding one character that should have been added to your party anyway, new skills and artes, new mini-game, and new costumes (including a set of Tales cameo costumes).
Story wise, compared to the xbox360 version the story is the same but with alterations to add in the new characters to scene to the conversation that is going on. So, if you've played it and already have the game memorized, you can either ignore all the talk in Japanese or you can use the new scene skip command and head on through the game~
As a Tales fanatic, myself, I greatly enjoy ToV right along side of Tales of the Abyss and Tales of Destiny. ^^
If you are a fan of JRPG genre, this one is the best game for the PS3 ever relased until this date. Engaging characters, good and fun game mechanics whith a traditional storyline make you play this game hour after hours without been tired of this. Enjoy this game and be a fan of the "Tales of" franchise.
If you're a Tales Of fan, or just an RPG fan in general, this is the game for you. The PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia has so many new things tat it makes the Xbox version look like an incomplete beta. And if you're familiar with the Xbox version, you don't even need to know much Japanese, Either! (For everything else, theres a translation on the net!)
One of the great Tales series never disappointed me, and so this one too. A splendid game with wonderful graphic environments. Should be one of my collections, and you too!
Tales of Vesperia for PS3 is the perfect version! Except it only has Japanese version. The battle system is great, as great as Tales of Abyss.
Lot of new content (including DLC costume in PSN) for PS3, compared to X360 version.
Don't worry about the preowned. It's in 97% new condition.
Awesome Tales Game of the Series. I played this for over 100 hours and still it offers you more after finishing the game! Excellent game from the Tales Series!
Tales of the Abyss has been my favorite game for the last 4 years. While this game's story isn't as good as Abyss', the gameplay is spectacular and manages to improve upon everything that Abyss started. The name "Evolved" Flex-Range Linear Motion Battle System is not far off!
Get this game if you enjoy a good action RPG or are a big Tales fan. You won't be disappointed!
Could be one of the best games among Tales series. Really classic but good story line, interesting characters, a lot of sidestories will surely entertain you!
As a fan of the tales series, i find it somewhat worth getting because it'll possibly won't be translated in English, like previous series. Haven't played it yet, but if your into collecting the entire series, should buy it before it stops making it.
Everything went well shipping wise, except the fact that i got a small fee for ordering it overseas with the credit card company.
Got yelled at just for that :/.
Tales of Vesperia have a interesting game play, and i love the music, especially the op song. They also have a nice stories, graphic, and the seiyuu is also nice.
The plus point is, this game is multiplayer, so we can play or leveling up our character in this game with our friends.
You can't miss this game if you one of Tales or maybe RPG fans.
I "m the fan tales of series.This is the first game tale for new game next gen.I 'm very excite about this.
Man this game is amazing. It was amazing on the xbox360 and now it's just incredible on the Playstation 3. This is a must have if you are a fan of JRPG's. The additional characters Patty and Flynn alone make it worth the buy but there is so much more! Highly recommended!
This is miles better than the Xbox360 version. First off we get more characters (2 new ones), more spoken dialogue and cutscenes and bonus dungeons.
This is already one of the better JRPGs on Xbox360 but for the PS3 to get an improved version is a sure-win.
Only weak point is lack of an English release... So only those with an understanding of Japanese can enjoy this.
I've been looking for this game for so long. Now thanks to play-asia now that I would be able to enjoy the most wonderful game of all time.
I first played this game on the 360 and I loved it immediately. The graphics, music, story, and most importantly gameplay, were incredible. Fortunately, in this PS3 port, not only have all of those things had their proper glory retained, but it's all been enhanced further. The battle system has a couple of tweaks to it adding for even more strategy and variation in fighting. The added items and monsters to track have greatly pleased me, as I'm a massive collector / micro-manager. And it works even better on the PS3.
The only downside is that, like most current-gen games, Namco expects you to be playing this on an HD TV, I suppose. So if you're not, you'll find the text incredibly difficult to read (fortunately all of the important dialogue is voice-acted; this doesn't help with side-quests, though).
The game was already one of my favorite games on the 360, and the PS3 port just made it all twice as good. Basically, if you're a fan of incredible RPGs with fantastic battle systems and actually-good stories, it is imperative that you pick up Tales of Vesperia as soon as possible.
Tales of Vesperia is the first game in the Tales series in HD and the PS3 version of the games add lots of content and extras. This is a good choice for RPG fans
The "tales of" series has consisted of outstanding rpgs. Tales of Vesperia is no expection. The game is not to easy and not too hard. The graphics are very good and the music is even better. Even after you beat the game, the grade shop with make the 2nd and 3rd playthorugh just as fun if not more. A must have for J-rpg fans.
Similar to what happened to GCN's Symphonia, the PS3 version of Vesperia comes with more than enough content to make it very "purchasable", from many sidequests, outfits to a new playable character, this port gets the things done
This game plays extremelly well with the online guides available for the 360 version, the downside it's that the new content still lack of a decent number of guides, but it will only be a matter of time until someone makes one
Plus the extra DLC costumes may be "too much" according to some, they are "quite cheap" and I'm going to get a japanese psn account just to get some of them
Tales is one of the best rpg series known for their fast pace combat and fun gameplay. This game is one of the best JRPG of this console generation period.
If you're a Tales fan, this is one of the must-haves. Many should know that the battle system of this game is kinda like a fighting game with RPG elements thrown in it.
The 360 version was good, but this is that with a whole lot more content.
-2 New Permanent Characters
-More Voiced Dialogue
The obvious downside to this is that if you can't read or understand Japanese, well, you can't understand anything at all. It's still playable with no knowledge in Japanese, which I have very little of.
When I first played Tales of Vesperia on the Xbox360, I thought it was one of the greatest, most beautiful RPGs I had ever played. These opinions do not change for the PS3 version, only now we have more characters, more scenes, more battles, and far more voices! There is a wealth of add-on content to buy on PSN as well, ranging from famous anime costumes to in game items for your characters.
Anybody who has played the 360 version should play this version, and anyone who has never played ToV should also play this version. It is superior in nearly every aspect for contents. The ONLY problem is that for some reason they downgraded the resolution from Full HD 1080p on the Xbox360 version, to standard HD 720p on the PS3 version. Why?! What a disappointment! I would think the PS3 is capable of matching the 360, but I suppose this is, ultimately, still just a port. Most people will probably not notice too much of a difference in visual quality, though.
I can't have enough compliment on this game. My one main reason for getting a PS3
Again, I cant have enough compliment on this game. My one main reason for getting a PS3
I am a fan of Tales series. I love the constantly innovative battle system, since linear to multi linear and now what-ever-linear this is :D.
With cool voice dialog, smooth graphics, and fun gameplay, NBGI gives another thrilling Tales series.
This is one of the few RPGs that one can play getting by knowing minimal to no Japanese. However, I would suggest at least a working knowledge of written Japanese if you haven't played the XBox 360 version before. The visuals at 720p are absolutely amazing, and the combat system is fun and easy to use, but requires a fraction of strategy to really come out on top. This is a great game and I would suggest if you are a Japanophile, and can't wait for America to "maybe" release an "International" version of this game for the PS3, pick it up. You won't be sorry.
Needless to say the additions to the game are wonderful! It makes the game worthwhile and engaging.
The only downside is that this game will make you want to buy more costumes for the characters on the PS Store :p
I have played MANY video-games,(shooting, RPG, fighting, etc) but Tales of Vesperia is the best of all. I am not exaggerating. It's like playing an anime with great 3D graphics and equally great storyline and combat system. It gets even better on the PS3. I have a lot more to say, but you have to play it to see for yourself. The only single flaw is that it isn't in English
Not only does this version have 2 new playable characters, it offers new areas, enemies, and items. While you may want to know some Japanese before you buy this, as there are voiceless scenes. You could get by with a book of Kanji (I am if you must know). You can play through the main game easier if you have played the 360 version beforehand.
This Game Is Amazing And Even Better On The PS3. With More Characters And Improvement Its A Game Worth Getting For Any Tales Or RGP Fan.
I really loved the original Xbox 360 release of this game. I felt that TOV was probably the best 3D Tales game in the series. With the release of the PS3 version we have the best version of the game that all fans of the series should own. However I do recommend you only buy this if you feel confident in your knowledge of the Japanese language.
A better game with more additions than the one for xbox 360, with a lot of improvements!
I played this game on Xbox 360, and when I found out that it was coming out for the ps3 with more things, I had to buy it.
First, I would like to say that I don't know much japanese, but I decided to practice importing it anyway. The game in xbox 360 was great, in play3 it just got better. That are tons of extra stuff, two extra characters that integrate, as far as my japanese go, seemlesly with the rest, and full voices in all story-related scenes (which is a lot, really).
I hope this gets to US, then more people will get to enjoy this version.
awesome. I never played the 360 or NA release so I don't know about the improvements much, but it seems its much better than before judging from other reviews. Tales of Series is still my favorites RPG for gameplay as well as story. love that the battle is real time, and the graphics are much improved from past tales series (abyss, symphonia etc) and of course i love the skits. as always a job well done to namco!
I had originally played this game on the xbox 360 and loved it but when i found out it was being re-released onto the Ps3 i knew i was not going to be able to wait for the news of localization. I had absolutely no experience when it came down to reading the japanese, but in all honesty i had no difficulties playing this game, If you are debating weather or not to import it i say import it its worth your money and time, and for those of you who didn't enjoy the 360 version as much as they thought give this a chance its worth it.
I want to say that I LOVE THE TWO NEW CHARACTERS!!! I never replayed any RPG three times before, this is the first one. Patty is so CUTE, I just love it when the battle begins, she pull out a rocket and fly away, leaving the other 3 character going "...". Flynn is just perfect, healer, caster, attacker/front liner all in one!!! I play this game with a house mate who goes to the same school I am, and we used nobody else but the two new characters after they joined.
This review in three words: GET THIS GAME!!
As a long time player of the Tales series, I must say I was overall very happy with this game. I don't recommend it to anyone who gets bored easilty, I don't recommend it to anyone who does not like J-RPGs, and I definitely don't recommend it if you don't know Japanese.
The storyline is, whist not the most enthralling story ever, constantly active and easy to follow. What makes the storyline so good is the characters and skits that keep adding small things and some comic relief throughout the game. Each character has a personality you come to love... or hate.
The graphics are not incredible, but they certainly keep a strong "anime" feel about them, which I really enjoyed. The camera is set and rotates very nicely. Graphically there are a few glitches, sometimes. The animation sequences are top quality and a wonder to watch, particullarly for anime fans.
The music is perhaps less upbeat than previous Tales games but very enjoyable. Voice acting is bliss, and personally the voice actors were possibly my biggest joy in this series, they really all sounded great. Sound effects are terrible, however... occasionally in cutscenes you would see an explosion and not even hear it, swords would clash and the sound would be out of time, etc. which was a bit dissapointing.
Either way, if you are a fan of the series or just a fan of J-RPGs in general, I recommed it with no restaint! Get it now!
The best version of this game.. beautiful animation.
If Namco releases an Asia eng-text version I'll buy it, just in case a U.S. release doesn't happen.
The PS3 version has 2 new playable characters introduced and a little bit more content was added. A must have for any Tales series fan.
finally got around get this game a few weeks ago, and its a tons better then then Xbox 360 version.
as soon as I herd they were making it for the PS3, I decided to sell my Xbox 360 version and wait for a release date. Im glad I did. the graphics for one are so much better on the PS3, and the new character Patty is a blast to play with. Personally, I think this game is truly a game any RPG fan with a PS3 should own.
This is the best Tales game I have played. The storyline is captivating with so many side quests to keep you coming back. If you can read Hiragana/Katakana and a bit of Kanji, there is no problem enjoying the game regardless of the language barrier. There are heaps of PS3 exclusives which extend gameplay and overall satisfaction. Highly recommended.
This is one of the much needed games the Playstation 3 needed. It has vastly improved over its predecessor and features enough content to keep any RPG fan busy for hours even after the main game is finished. Definitely a solid buy.
If you want a very good rpg buy this without doubt. Absolute everything in this game is awesome! Must have for sure
Perhaps for the few who never bought the Xbox 360, this game is still a good investment. Despite the language barriers, you'll get through it even with just gameplay. It makes me want to practice my Japanese reading skills too.
I've played nearly every tales game, only missing two DS ones, and ToD2, and this one took the top when I played it back on the 360. Now that it's been put on the PS3, it's even better! There's so much more to this one than the first. My only regret is that they still haven't been able to bring the game over, as I'm sure it would do awesomely over here. As for being import friendly, if you've played the 360 version before, or just played the recent tales games, you could probably get through the game. Though you won't be able to truly enjoy unless you're able to read and understand Japanese. I would suggest either learning Japanese, or holding out on an English localization.
Thanks to Microsoft paying a huge sum of money to make this game exclusive to 360 for a year, Namco use that money to make it even better for PS3. Get this if you're still thinking about it.
In a few words... this game is great!
When it was released on the 360 i bought and played it, got 100% and, of course, all the achievements. Now that it was released on the PS3 with a lot of new content, the great RPG it was in the 360 gets transformed into the BEST RPG on the PS3.
Flashy fights, pretty graphics, nice characters... thats usual in Namco Bandai's Tales of games. And as different as the usual RPG, Tales are known for having lots of replay value, and this one is not the exception... finishing the game and getting everything is like half of the game, the best stuff comes after you finish it, and games like that are worth the money.
If you like RPGs, but don't like the boring "pick attack and watch the character do the rest" this is a game to try out.
Action RPG... best game genre in existence =)
When Vesperia released for 360 it was a awesome game but Namco managed to make it even better for the PS3 with tons of new content it will kepp you entertained for weeks
All the characters in the game are all great with their quirks, the music is great, and so is the story. You won't be disappointed by getting this game!
THis is a great game, which i most wanted
Unfortunately for 360 owners the PS3 version gets all the enhancements such as new characters, quests, items, costumes and etc. Highly recommended to all fans of the j-rpg genre, especially to all Tales fans.
FLYNN AND PATTY
THIS GREAT JRPG
40 OUT 40
It takes a bit to get use to the system, but things will go very smoothly after a short time.
Story is very interesting also.
If you haven't played XB360 version, it's a good chance to pick this one up. Not bad at all.
It is truely and amazing game just wish it had english subtitles
For those of you that missed out on this game because it was on the XBOX360, well now you can have a chance to play this awesome rpg. It also comes with new content such as two new playable characters, another mystic arte for all characters, new events, new dungeons, new costumes, and more DLC.
In my opinion one of the best and longest rpg you will play with for your PS3.
Spent over 100 hours for the first playthru. Story was great, scenes were funny, characters were fantastic. Story events and skits were fully voiced and humorous. Well worth the money for it can keep you occupied for quite a while.
Great game and an awesome story. You'll love the battle system and you'll grow to love the characters.
This game is a highly recommended buy for any fans of the RPG genre. I have played it for well over 60 hours and still going, despite some heavy use of backtracking as you approach the end of the game its still full of constant fun. I really cant fault it in any way 5 stars from me.
The characters dialogues and cut scenes will really help you get into the story and its fully voiced to bring life into the characters, each with their own natural feel and mood. Even for those new to RPG's this game is a great place to start as it is easy to play without any confusing or needlessly difficult bits that some other JRPG's are known for.
I just receive it today.. I am so happy.. I just watched at the trailer and find the fact that the game is so awesome!! it's may be the best game for PS3..
I'll look forward to play the game ^_^
An excellent game for the PS3. I have followed the Tales series since Tales of Phantasia on the Super Nintendo, and Vesperia does not disappoint. The voicing is great and the battle system is awesome. If you are a Tales fan, don't miss out on this game.
one of the best in Tales Of series with great characters, well story line(if you can understand some Japanese), great battle system.
with new features added such as new characters, (almost) full voice cut scene, new artes, mystic artes, new events,new costumes ..........etc.
you'll never get bored with this one even if you played the 360 ver. before
it would have been better if namco add the voice and subtitle change feature like eternal sonata.
This version has a lot of stuff to do, so you'll be playing for a while. It's also easy to play even if you don't understand japanese. There are online guides to help and in my opinion, the only real hard thing to understand if you don't know japanese, are the skills for each character.
This enhanced version of the Xbox360 version is simply amazing. The two new characters fit in very well and are both amazing to play as. There are multiple new dungeons and a new post game dungeon that is alot of fun to beat. There are also new skills and artes for all characters, Judith in particular has many new artes. In addition to this all of the story events are now fully voiced. If you own both a 360 and PS3 I strongly recommend you pick up this version, it is amazing.
Glad that I bought it during discount period which is 50% off. This game is worth to buy and enjoyable. Hope it will came out with 2nd episode or maybe a new DLC which include the feature of PS3 version.
An excellent port overall. I like the fact that most of the cutscenes are voiced this time around and the game just overall feels more complete. Patty is also quite likable despite being a loli pirate and having Flynn playable is always a welcome and plays very well.
Yeah, it's highly recommended and hopefully Namco Bandai releases it to the states so US PS3 owners can play it. For any of you who can understand a bit of Japanese, the Japanese version is highly recommended.
tons of new features, new dungeons, new playable characters, and new challenges make this game truly complete if you can read or understand intermediate level japanese you have no problem playing through this game even now im hooked.
Well, its safe to say this is the more complete game. Script is doubled and the game as a whole feels more polished and complete. If you're ok with Japanese, then the PS3 version is the much better choice.
2D ACTION RPG BUT THE COLOR IS BAD
Tales of Vesperia PS3, version is a great and amazing game, including a large a amount of extra content, the ps3 version delivers tons of fun and amazing game play, new artes, new hiougis, extra dungeons and bosses, plus a new character Patty and finally Flyn being playable. I must say I own both ToV versions and the PS3 Version is fairly superior and is easily the best JRPG so far. A must have for any tales series fan or ps3 owner.
While I loved Tales of Vesperia on the Xbox 360, I'm AMAZED at everything the PS3 version has. New hi-ougis, new character Patty, Flynn playable for more than just one battle, new moves, new bosses. If you've played the 360 version then you won't be disappointed with the PS3 version. It has everything the 360 had AND MORE~!
One of my fav RPG since Tales of Destiny on PSOne.
Always picked up the Japanese version because of the awesome voice actor.
Always pick them up from Play-Asia as well. Superb service, pre-order bonus, quick respond.
Played through the Xbox 360 version. This one is even better with a new character and with a lot of added material. Highly Recommended to all Tales of Series fans.
I own both versions of TOV and I gotta say that the PS3 version is a major improvement over the original, not only you get Patty as the new character, but the story line has been revamped so that she fits into the entire story without feeling forced on. More over, most fans of the original version loved Fren, and this time Fren is here to stay! equipped with the standard Tales game heros' artes sets, Fren is easily one of the best character to use, and he does permanently join your party this time around, so feel free to level him up early on. Besides the 2 new characters, new weapons, skits, dungeons, skills, artes, and cut scenes make this version so much fuller, buyer of the original version should buy this one again should they own a PS3. Last but not least, the new DLCs have exclusive peek at the upcoming movie for TOV, which includes 2 new costumes for Yuri and Fren, showing them in their early knights days prior to the game. It also have characters from the movie appearing in the game. Another interesting DLC is Karol. As some may know, Karol's voice actor in Japanese is the same talent as the one that voiced Keroro the Sargent Frog! This DLC turns Karol into Keroro in every single situation excluding the skits, and in battle, Keroro will use his familiar commands such as "Keroro Unit, move out!" and "Continue the invasion on Earth!". Upon being hit by enemies, he actually makes those frog sounds too! It is too funny not to see. In Conclusion, fans of Tales, this is one definite version to purchase!
I was really happy get my hands on this. Already being familiar with the 360 version, asides from a little loading issues, I can say that this is no mere half-assed port. The PS3 version comes chock full of new content such as full voice-acting, new map locations, bosses, moves, costumes, minigames, and even 2 new playable characters. It's literally a game that keeps on giving.
I will say it "Amazing!" been a fan of the "Tales" series, and if you like the others, this one is the best yet.
Tales of Vesperia is the best game in the Tales of series, a must have for any fan of JRPGs.
After playing the 360 then playing this one the improvements were quite obvious, not an import friendly game if you haven't played the 360 version or don't understand Japanese but definitely the best JRPG for PS3 and this generation.
My order shipped on Tuesday night, reached my home on Friday noon, very fast and great service !! Thanks, Play-Asia ...
About the game, great graphics with great battle system = GREATEST RPG in PS3 ( IMO )
Great price for a great game. A must have for sure. 5 STARS!!!!
A nice J-RPG for the 360.
The combat system is quite fun to use like in all the tales series game. The character are quite good, even if a bit too much stereotyped. All the side games, mini quest are also a good. Lot's of things to do to get all the points in the game.
ONe negative point would be the scenarii which is a bit too easy and directive.
one of the best rpg on the the 360 , much better than previous games
I've never played a Tales game before and decided to take a look at this. The story didn't particularly grab me and nor did the somewhat generic anime characters.
The combat also feels like an action game, which I like, but with sluggish response time that makes it rather dull and frustrating.
It's not all bad however, Vesperia is quite well made and I can see how it would draw many people, particularly anime fans into it, it just wasn't the game for me.
order this game on tuesday night, received on friday with fedex...one of the best reliable website ever !!!
I bought an XBox 360 just to play this game, and it was completely worth it! In my opinion, this is the best Tales game other than Tales of the Abyss.
RE: Tales of Vesperia. This is by far the best Tales game I have played. The other 2 in the series I have played are Tales of Legendia and Tales of Symphonia. The graphics are a huge step up from Tales of Symphonia and there are lots of extra additions to make combat more interesting. The ring is also not as annoying in this game as in Tales of Symphnia. The games is probably good for 2 play throughs. If you like Japanese RPGs then you will like this game.
Since I played Tales of Symphonia for the Nintendo GameCube, I completely fell in love with the "Tales" series. Since this game was announced, I have been waiting eagerly, and now that I have in my hands I can say it was worth it. To start, the game looks great with anime style, so it's like playing a cartoon. The textures of the characters and scenarios are colorful and very detailed. Mobility is almost as if you've played a game of the "Tales" saga earlier but with the system that became famous in Tales of Abyss. Obviously movements such as the Fatal Strike and the Mystic Art give novelty to the genre.
The story is not very new. Again we control a group of people with different personalities who want to save the world. We have the sensitive girl who wants to help everyone, the kind that is tough against the established, the child coward who wants to prove otherwise, the intelligent and presumed girl, etc.
The story is suitable for an RPG with a classic plot that seems to come from the days of DREAMCAST but certainly deserves a better script.
We have a fun game but we can not say that is innovative or anything like that, because the designers did not seek that. Someone familiar with the "Tales" series does not take long to finish it but beginners or newbies will love it with all their might
This is one of the best rpg game out there for the xbox360, it has a great storyline, the characters are awesome and funny, the game play is a lot faster and better than any tales games, and its has a lot of new features like fatal strikes, and you be playing this game for hours and hours because of the great storyline, and when you finish beating this game your going to want to play it again.
On all counts, Tales Of Vesperia should end any arguments, if there are still any, on whether Microsoft's console can deliver the RPG experience that was once the domain of the PlayStation. The Tales Of Vesperia series, from publisher Namco, is unique in its RPG elements in that during battles, players retain full control of characters. Instead of the usual turn-based fights, characters can move around a battlefield and attack enemies any time, in real time. Like the Final Fantasy series, each Vesperia game is a new story and Vesperia has the honor of being the first available for the high-definition console. Using a mix of anime-style cut-scenes, Vesperia is a beautiful game. It does not aim for details but focuses on giving life to characters through their individual mannerisms and expressions. This is a nice change from the usual stoic 3D renderings. Another difference is that, save for the boss battles, there are no random encounters that force you to fight. Enemies appear throughout the game. If you prefer grinding, you can actually pick fights by identifying creatures and, in so doing, tailor battles that suit your skill level. During battles, characters can use regular attacks and Artes. Artes are character-specific moves that can be combined with normal attacks. Constant use of Artes leads to the mastery of new and more powerful moves - from range attacks to group attacks. There are also special skills to be picked up by using certain weapons. Picking up new and more powerful skills is important because the battle is not about strategy or deciding who attacks and casts spells. As players have free roam of the battlefield, there are elements of action games here as players can flank slower moving creatures from the side and easily dodge attacks. Despite the many choices, game control is a breeze as many functions can be pre-set - from the selection of weapons and choice of skill to the actions of teammates. For those interested in the storyline, there is extensive dialogue between characters, though translation has always been one big flaw. The English dialogue is awkward, but this is a trapping of many games translated from Japanese. Still, with side quests galore and a smooth soundtrack, Tales of Vesperia is one story worth repeating.
Tales of Vesperia is a very fun game. In my opinion, it is the best game in the series.
The Limited Edition of Tales of Vesperia comes in a shiny metal/plastic box combination. Included is a special soundtrack that contains some tracks from several Tales of games…including those from the PlayStation2 Tales of Destiny. It isn’t a bad limited edition, except that you have to pay $10 extra for a small soundtrack, a shiny metal box, and about 5 pages of extra drawings… in other words, it’s a pretty bad limited edition. Namco should have included an art book with at least 30 pages.
Gameplay: Vesperia’s battle system is more fun than Abyss. Fatal Strikes make battles quicker. Also, computer monsters aren’t as stupid… except Estelle is a pretty stupid party member.
Music: Most of the music is good. Except that one song that is a ripoff of the music they play in circuses/ clown places. Seriously. At least that song wasn’t by Sakuraba(I hope). Yay for Sakuraba.
Characters/Story: Yuri is the best Tales of main character EVER. Hes sarcastic and not one of those whiny or “ZOMG WE HAVE TO SAVE THE WORLD/AVENGE [insert random archer’s name]”. Plus he fights for JUSTICE. But so does Flynn. Except Flynn is mostly non-playable. Estelle was cool in the beginning of the game, but as soon as Phaeroh appears, she sucks. So does her computer. Repede is the best non-human character. He’s fast in battle AND he smokes a pipe. Kids don’t follow his example- follow Karol’s instead. Karol is the one of the many funny characters in this game, except he gets abused the most. Judith, Rita, and Raven are cool. I like Vesperia’s characters more than other Tales of characters.
Would prefer japanes with english subtitles for originality. Not a fan of English translation. Usually spoils the game effect.
...as well as just a great jRPG in general. Tales of Vesperia will keep you hooked from the beginning to end with beautiful visuals, charming characters, and fun gameplay. The story is also lengthy, and while it isn't the best ever, it is written well enough to keep you interested.
Tales of Vesperia starts out with Yuri Lowell, who definitely isn't your typical protagonist, trying to recover a stolen "aque blastia". "Blastia" is this story's source of everyday functions. In his pursuit he later meets the female protagonist Estelle, who was trying to escape from a castle, and then the story twists and turns from there.
You'll meet many more characters, all with their own unique personalities. I personally thought Tales of Vesperia's cast was very well-done and is one of my favorite jRPG cast of characters. You'll be attached to them in no time, especially with the help from Skits, which are now fully voiced.
If you've played other Tales of games, the gameplay will feel familiar, but is still different enough for something new. It is still a real-time battle system and they've kept free-run, but they've upgraded it so it's not easily as exploitable. Once you're able to get more artes and skills, battles become incredibly fun with all the different combinations of artes you can do. It's complex enough to almost pass as a fighting game system.
Lastly, maybe this is needless to say, but the graphics are a huge improvement from previous Tales of, and are just lovely. Many have said that "it almost feels like you're playing an anime." I agree, although it would've been nice to see even MORE anime cutscenes than from what it already has.
Tales of Vesperia is very lengthy, and will easily eat 50-70 hours on your first playthrough. After you beat the game you get access to a Grade Shop, which lets you play a second playthrough with bonuses and things like that. Even if you don't do a second playthrough, there are plenty of sidequests to do in your first, so you won't be bored even after beating it.
If you're a Tales of fan, I don't think I even need to tell you to get this; it's a fabulous addition to the series. If you aren't, well, here's a good place to start being one. :D
The Limited Edition comes in a steel case with extra pages of original artwork in the instruction booklet. They're nice if you're willing to pay an extra $10, but not completely necessary. Nothing gameplay-wise is affected if you get the Limited Edition or not.
This game is amzing a must have if you're fan of rpg games! And the steel case is awesome!
It's simply incredibly fun. I bought Xbox360 especially for this game and it's really worth it!! Try it yourself. the game that make xbox360 out of stock in Japan!!
Yeah it is, well I dot myself and I dont regret it, awesome game, and the Special Edition rocks, the metal-like case really is nice compared to the plastic one. A must have for a Tales of..fan or rpg fan
Everything in-game is in ENGLISH. Voices, subtitles, menus everything. The manual is Chinese/English. A must buy for JRPG lovers, simply the best JRPG for the XBox 360 or for this generation for that matter!
Fully english dubbed (a shame, as some of the voices are terrible; I might grab the asian english lang version).
Otherwise, more of the same "Tales" stuff, nothing special, but a good game none the less. If you're a Tales fan, its certainly worthwhile.
This game rox! The voice overs for each char is top notch, the animation is on par too, the battle system is great and the game goes up to four members!, The loading time is close to non-existint too. And yes the voice is in english but can probably be change to japanese to, it's that good. Also this game features the first in the tales series to have a international theme song enjoy the game... I'm going back now to play it :)
Enjoy, the game is simply incredible!
in this version is voice englis or text ?
anyone know ? thanks^^
Tales of Vesperia
Bandai Namco Games
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Bandai Namco Games
Compatible with PlayStation 3 (PS3)
Japan, No Region Protection / RPG
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