Tales of the Abyss 3DS Review -

Porting Tales of the Abyss to the 3DS was a smart move by Namco. Despite being one of the best titles in the critically-praised ‘Tales of’ series, very few gamers outside of Japan and the US had a chance to play it prior to its 3DS arrival, as it was never released in PAL territories on its native Playstation 2. I managed to get myself a working copy in the UK by importing the game, but the average customer wouldn’t go to such lengths to play a game, which is a pity, as Tales of the Abyss is an excellent role playing experience. Thankfully, however, as a result of the port, every major region can now experience one of the best JRPGs from the Playstation 2 era.

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Ilovetheps42221d ago

Such an amazing game. I bought it over the Summer for my 3DS. I was hooked. The story was amazing. I liked the characters a lot. And, the battle system was fun. I just don't know why I hadn't played any other games in the series before.

Bimkoblerutso2221d ago

Yeah, one of the best in the series, story wise I think.

Still, as far as the 3DS port goes, I wish more time had been spent ironing out the aliasing and making the 3D look good. I played through the entire game with the 3D off, to tell the truth.

Ilovetheps42221d ago

Okay, I will agree with that. The 3D wasn't done well. That was one of the first things I noticed and told my friend about when he was considering buying the game. It was odd how the 3D would cut off when it would transition into battle. Also, I wish the main cutscenes were done in 3D. But as far as the game goes, I thought it was great. I can't wait to play it again.

DivineAssault 2221d ago

I never got to finish this on PS2 so ill give it a chance after the price is lowered.. Idk how they think $40 for a port with no added features is fair.. $30 at the most for an old game like this.. I loved symphonia & vesperia, they are among my favorite JRPGs ever made.. Cant wait til Xillia gets released too.. Is this game still tolerable after seeing graces & vesperia in HD with enhanced gameplay? If it doesnt feel to ancient, ill pick this up when its on sale

TheDivine2220d ago

Idk man it might and most likely will be a game that never gets a drop. I bet it will be rare down the road so its 30-40 now or 70 later. Besides its a massive game, well worth the money imo, even if it was a ps2 game. Hell Ninja Gaiden, Persona 4, and other last gen games are 40 on vita. Its worth it especially for rpgs.

Its still tolerable man. There hasnt really been any improvement in the series outside of graphics, story (arguably), and some battle tweaks. This looks amazing on the 3ds and plays just like Vesperia with minor differences in the arts and stuff (the FOF crap i cant seem to grasp lol). I say get it. I went from Symphonia back when it was new to Vesperia to this to Graces F and i loved them all. Def helps being on the small screen though it looks great. I hope we get Symphonia on the 3ds one day. Maybe if this sells well we will hint hint.

DivineAssault 2220d ago

I feel the same way about vita titles.. But vita titles have new features & mostly come from current gen games that cost $60 new.. I will take your word for it tho cuz i like tales games.. Vesperia owned my life for a little while & i hope the PS3 version comes to vita one day with all the added content.. Im sure ill find this used somewhere & give it another go.. At least the load times are cut from PS2.. Is the story as good as vesp? cuz that story was awesome