Top
290°
8.5

OXM Online: Tales of Vesperia Review

There's a point in nearly every JRPG when suddenly the entire world opens up and you're overwhelmed with an overabundance of side quests, mini-games, and new locations. We like to call this the "Airship GET!" moment. It's that "Aha!" when everything changes and the story takes a backseat to relentless plunder of goodies and secrets.

About 25 to 30 hours into Namco Bandai's incredibly satisfying anime-styled romp, that Airship GET! moment occurs. The funny thing, though, is that as exhilarating as grabbing an airship is in Tales of Vesperia, you're still absolutely compelled to chase down the loose ends of the story. The credit goes to Vesperia's well-spun yarn about choice, responsibility, and the encroaching end of the world.

Pros:
* Pretty anime-style visuals.
* So many places to explore, mini-games to exploit, and things to do.

Cons:
* Spatial distance can be hard to judge in battle

Questionable:
* Why do you suck so hard at making curry, Yuri? Grrr!

Read Full Story >>
oxmonline.com
The story is too old to be commented.
avacadosnorkel3674d ago

but everybody else is saying it's average

Masko3674d ago

u call 8.5 average? real fan girl. and please check your grammar

FCOLitsjustagame3674d ago

"About 25 to 30 hours into Namco Bandai's incredibly satisfying anime-styled romp, that Airship GET! moment occurs. The funny thing, though, is that as exhilarating as grabbing an airship is in Tales of Vesperia, you're still absolutely compelled to chase down the loose ends of the story. The credit goes to Vesperia's well-spun yarn about choice, responsibility, and the encroaching end of the world. "

Hmmm, so incredibly satisfying games are just average.... bring on more average games!!!

Will_Smith3674d ago

cool.. looks like a solid title. Hope to get it soon after i'm done with Disgaea 3... whenever that is

~play the I AM LEGEND survival game @ Second Life

Voozi3674d ago

This is indeed a solid tittle, I'm playing it as we speak, I've pumped close to 8 hours into it already, my favorite jrpg so far

Light Yagami3674d ago

Really? How many JRPGs have you played? I hope you haven't played Nocturne or Persona. That would be an insult. This Tales of game is the best in the series. Battle system is pretty good.

Perjoss3673d ago

@ Voozi

just out of curiosity, which JRGs have you played? I'm very much looking forward to Tales, I recently finished Lost Oddyssey and I loved it.

TheDesperado3674d ago

When, not if, they put it on PS3 in the very near future.

OGharryjoysticks3674d ago

To hope for near future version is not going to happen because Microsoft secures exclusivity windows on games. If you ever wonder why certain games appear on Xbox and not PS3 but then are released on Wii later it is because these games are made for next-gen consoles like the 360 and PS3 but Microsoft pays to have the game not available to Sony specifically. Microsoft doesn't pay to restrict any game from going to Wii. Game publishers only make Wii version if Xbox version does well.

Show all comments (14)