In a world torn by war and political skirmishes, accept the burden of the Shepherd and fight human darkness to protect your world from Malevolence and reunite humans and Seraphim.
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Mostly Positive (83 reviews) - 78% of the 83 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Oct 19, 2015

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About This Game

Hold on to what you strive for!

In a world torn by war between two powerful nations fighting for rule and supremacy, accept the burden of the Sheperd and fight human darkness to protect your world from Malevolence and reunite humans and Seraphim.
Together with Lailah, the Lady of the Lake who guards the Sacred Blade, and his best friend Mikleo, the cast will discover soon enough a powerful force is rising in the shadow.

Key Features:

  • Tumble into Sorey's epic journey set in a Medieval fantasy world with beautiful animations realized by the famous animation studio ufotable.
  • Discover diversified and huge environements throughout your adventure with the help of Seraphim
  • Advanced Battle System with fusions between Sorey and Seraphim. the battle scenes are now seamlessly integrated into the environements with no more load screens or transition

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, 2.6GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 4830 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad support
    • OS: Windows 7 (x64) / Windows 8 (x64) / Windows 10 (x64)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-530, 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 940, 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 7850 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad support
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29.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
Product received for free
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47.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
Last boss bugs on me... The final form of the boss will look like he stands up when he does his charge up 1 shot you ability causing me to not beable to hit him with any moves or spells or abilities. I get to round 3 of the (Armatize and hit L1) every time and it bugs at the same moment every time... I even do the magic spells that do massive AOEs and it still doesnt hit him.. its just bugged out. No numbers show up when this happens... Tried 3 times in a row and he bugged everytime so I guess I'm not going to finish it.. I uninstalled..
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Haruka Amami
300.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
What Jade should had done to sorey,Alisha,meebo,rose, and dezel
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182.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
-> Recommended ( first "Tales of" title I've played )

+ smooth combat
+ no loading times
+ great characters
+ interesting equipment system
+ interesting story
+ good Tutorials ( even though a lot to read )

- a lot of plot holes
- decision have no impact on story
- chaos felt too easy, especially with NG+
- main-/sideboss balancing is garbage
- 30FPS cap (without community patch)
- Audio crashes with high frequencies ( without community patch)

* community patch makes it a lot more enjoyable

--> Overall a nice 180h experience for completing all Achievements. I wish the difficulty would be higher and hope Berseria will be a bit more of a Challenge. The title definitely hooked me up to the series but I probably won't play any older titles of the series.
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47.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
If you're into anime titles this game won't disappoint you. It's yet another boy meets world story and saves it from self destruction. A little exaggerated in my opinion, but anything is possible in games.

At such a high price point you'd expect the developers to at least make this game able to launch and be playable with headphones and hd sound enabled. Nonetheless, an overall great game and I did not expect it to be so long. Still have not finished it yet.

I still recommend it, but the developers are greedy sharks and lazy ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s. If it wasn't for Kaldaien this game would have never come to life on PC.

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55.7 hrs
Posted: September 23
Absolutely an excellent piece of gaming history! Great combat system, great gameplay, deep story and characters, one negative is that some of the dungeons are too cramped.

An absolute masterpiece. Would recommend.

P.S. The soundtrack is great.
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5.2 hrs
Posted: September 21
soooooooooooooo bad
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
53 of 86 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
71.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
The best way to describe this game is… reaching for depth and maturity, but not quite making it. There’s a lot going on, but very little is used or explained, explored or expressed to anything resembling true potential. It builds a large world, but only uses a chunk of it. It gives us a taste of side characters and stories we’d like to hear or know more about, but nothing is ever done with them.

As to the main characters, they’re not as endearing as in earlier installments. They identify more with hard anime stereotypes than anything else, some of which flies in the face of their given role. Sadly, worst of all is the main character, Sorey. His insufferable whimpering in the face of conflict becomes tiresome quickly, and never stops.

Really, it’s a game that fails to take enough chances, doesn’t go big enough, or deep enough, and wastes a lot of time with setup it doesn’t fully realize. While Tales of Symphonia set up a quest and system to save the world, it then continued on to completely subvert and even upend the entire idea. This...? This builds its box and then stays there until the end.

What about the gameplay itself? The battle system is alright for the most part, but it isn’t enough to hold the game up on its own. Items have too many abilities and synergies and convolutions, and none of that complexity manages to hide the fact that little of it is fun. Lackluster and really uninteresting, much of the game feels like a geology lesson in terms of the itemization, which is far too systematic to really feel rewarding.

Yes, the graphics are… okay, the voice acting is good, the music is great, but the story and the game system itself just really don’t work.
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Came for the story, stayed for the Turtlez
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
101.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
This is the first "Tales of" title I 've played, so I can't really compare it with the past "Tales of" titles. This is also my first review so bear with me pls :P

+Good story.
+Very good Animated scenes.
+Character animations are really good.
+Lots of Exploration and optional content.
+Likeable main characters(Though they have cliche personalities.)
+Your team's AI is good at supporting you.
+Good humor(Both between character converstaions and item/monster descriptions.)
+Wide range of enemy variations(apart from some of model and palette swaps), especially for equipments.)
+Awesome and memorable soundtracks.
+Attachments have physics.
+Little fun skits for nearly everything.

-I said that AI is good at supporting you right? Well...thats the most that they can do. In fact they are so selfless, they don't even care about themselves most of the time which they often get KO'd and that is not really good when you want to achieve a good grade or win the battle.
-The only bug?? I've encountered is that sometimes in game menus(like shops or equipment screen etc.) the confirm button doesn't work.
-The skits that can be easily missed if you don't really know how to get them and there are lots of skits in the game.
-The combat can be frustrating sometimes. One of the reasons is that most of the enemies move fast as you. When you are alone with horde of enemies and low at hp, you need to get away and heal yourself right?.....Oooh boy, good luck with that, since you will need it.
-The ending of Alisha's DLC wtf was that ending?? Even the achievement you get from it makes fun of the ending. It was a good troll 8/8.

+/-The battle system is confusing and hard to keep up sometimes, but its not extremely hard.
+/-The endboss was kinda lackluster but eh, I enjoyed it anyway and it was cool so I'm forgiving it.

Sooooooo......would I recommend playing this game?

Absolutely! As seen in it's screenshots and videos, the game is anime styled and if you are not really fond of animes and alike, this game might not be for you. Buuuuuuut if you don't really care about looks and interested in the gameplay instead, then you should definitely check it out!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
74.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
I think this is my 5th or 6th Tales of game. I think it's a great series. Zestiria isn't one of my favourites but I still found it enjoyable. I never found any issues with this game.

The battle system can be overwhelming at first. You can only choose so many attacks (artes) to have in battle and you probably won't ever use half of them. You may find yourself button bashing and hoping for the best. Give it time and it will start to make sense. The equipment can be confusing. It's not like Final Fantasy where you get to the next town and it sells upgraded versions of what you currently have. You have tons of equipment to choose from, all focusing on different strengths to help suit your fighting style.

I wouldn't suggest paying full price for this, sorry Bandai Namco. I highly recommend this game if it's ever in a sale unless Steam gets more Tales of games. Steam currently only has this and Symphonia. Some of the DLC for this game is pointless.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Well this is my first tale of game but for a rpg, this game was fun. Has a decent story and fun gameplay. You have a Onichan that makes you snacks, a Waifu that makes stupid puns, a Loli, a hot shot, and a cute assassin. Also the computer played half of my game because aperently you can set the characters to auto. But then there was a mini boss that turned people to stone and the CPUs are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Then I started playing manually and it was more fun. IK no brainier, but I'm lazy what do you expect. The only part I hated in the game was the water trial and how in the beginning I had to walk or run in a huge map.


I killed the final boss while wearing headphones and eating snacks. Ez life.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
209.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
This game is awesome Story, gameplay .... everything
The only thing i noticed that its VERY LONG GAME
You need at least 40+ hours to complete the game

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Fantastic gameplay :3
Enjoyed it.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
This is a mixed bag, but I'll go on and say "Not recommended as a Tales Game"

Story: It's okay. It's definetly not bad. But it's also definetly nothing special. There's certain elements of the story that feel too much like padding (IRIS GEMS) but in general it's not bad

Gameplay: If you're new to the Tales Of series, you can jump in and learn the battle system without much difficulty... If you've played any Tales game before (Specifialy Graces, for example) you're not gonna enjoy this much.

Another aspect of gameplay that destroys this game is the equipment skill system: It's too relevant yet not very well explained, especially for the bonus chart on the top right: You'd better own multiple pieces of the same kind only to try and get the bonuses you want

Characters: This is the most mixed part, some of the party members are really well-written and enjoyable, namely Edna, Lailah, Alisha (DLC Required lmao) Dezel and Zaveid. But then there's Sorey, who's practically the dumbest person on the continent with a few obsessions (Namely, ruins and Mikleo), Mikleo, who's pretty much the Butt that everyone pokes fun at (Sometimes including Sorey) and has pretty much just one motivation (Again, Sorey) and Rose, a "Pure hearted" assassin with ridiculous idealism that somehow never conflicts with the... Y'know, assassin part. (Also, the Alisha DLC Story makes Rose a complete ♥♥♥♥♥)
Also let's be real, SoreyxMikleo feels so enforced, especially in the hot springs skit.

EDIT: Adding my thoughts on the villains: First you got Generic Crazy Dude Lunarre, who's... There, I guess, he eats someone, then hungers, and that's his story. There's Symmone, who... Does... Edgy nihilist things? And Heldalf, who Is a general of war who had an emotional downfall and then became lord of Calamity. The real problem with him is his actions as lord of calamity, not his backstory: While Sorey and Co. are doing the elemental shrine trials (AKA More dragging the plot out), what is he doing? Sitting in Aifreed's hunting grounds doing absolutely nothing whatsoever to advance his plans

In conclusion: the game's ok, but that's it: It's ok. Tales games usually have very good stories and/or a very fun battle system, this one falls too much into the point of "Standard" to be good on the two points that matter. Plus some gimmicks (Equipment skills, Iris Gems, etc) just otherwise make the experience less enjoyable than what It should be.

EDITS: Making the review more complete
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Luckily, I bought this on sale for 7$ from the Bandai Namco store. Was hesitant to buy it for 30-50$ since everyone generally said it was worse than Xillia. So far I'm finding it significantly better than Xillia and I'm actually interested in the characters/story. 40 hours into Xillia and I didn't care about anything that was happening, not to mention some very annoying characters.

The battle system is probably my least favorite part about this game, but it's different from Xillia and not in a worse or better way.

Music wise, I definitely prefer this one, though overall it's just decent.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful