VGC writes: "Another few weeks, another JRPG review. How does the Tales sequel match up to the original? Well you'll have to ask someone else, I've only played this one.
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World is a direct sequel of the original Tales of Symphonia for the Gamecube. The story is set in the same world and most of the main characters from the first game make an appearance and are also useable in battle during certain parts of the game. This means that those who have played the original Tales of Symphonia will probably get slightly more out of playing the game due to the nostalgia of dealing with these characters again."