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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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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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

Pros:
+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.

Cons:
-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 story....like wtf was that ending?? Even the achievement you get from it makes fun of the ending. It was a good troll 8/8.

Mixed:
+/-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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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Came for the story, stayed for the Turtlez
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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.

8.5/10

I killed the final boss while wearing headphones and eating snacks. Ez life.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Fantastic gameplay :3
Enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
This game. 10/10 would recommend. I have not made it very far but The Lady of the Lake now has a hat that takes up most of her torso. Why? Just because I could.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.7 hrs on record
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
I've played a number of tales games. Vesperia, abyss, graces, xillia 1 & 2, and some of symphonia so I think I have a feel for the tales games. Zestiria is not a bad game but its not the best, people getting into the seires will liekly find it fun and a bit fresh. Long time fans will probably find it decent or mediocre at best and that's normal. Overall It's a good game in my opinion. The story is rather interesting and the gameplay is fun, and they incorperate a lot of good rpg elements like puzzles and whatnot pretty well. Zestiria also has a vast open world with a lot to do. Tales of zestiria is an interesting adventure, either you like it or you don't. But I'd reccomend giving this game a try when its on sale because I, at least, felt it was worth my time and money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
255.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
This game was great. story was good, gameplay was great, lots of indepth battle mechanics and options to choose from in and out of battle. very challanging on insane, but worth the pick up if you like jrpg's, or if you've liked previous tales games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
there are people who thinks jrpg is full cliches and not suitable for adults. but why movies like Madagascar and Minions are family movies and can be watched by adults? perhaps it's the moral values that are useful and true in life. the writers might think " don't let the charactersdo things that adults find dumbs" .
to show my points., i have to compae this game with another game " Suikoden iv".
i really appreciate what is the game trying to do after playing Suikoden iv. in suikoden iv you have this very big ship and you are tasked to recruit 108 characters.unfortunately most of the recruits apparently are people who are taking advantage of the hero to get a free ride on a big cruise ship. Even the hero's best friend didn't show any regrets after ruining his life..
there is also this character named Dario who thinks ok that everyone thinks that he is suck and makes fun of him. he is even further revealed to like doing stupid things and he is rewarded with a weird friend, well because ugly fat ridiculous guy get to hang out with weird dudes .Dario also has a beautiful boss,to whom Dario is very loyal. her boss is very happy with her handsome boyfriend , they have an awesome best friend. Dario is ok with it and never tried to find his own happiness. no effort to improve himself

let's go to tales of zestiria. Sorey has Laylah who tells him in many occasions not to let people take advantage him. "you are a shepard, not an errand boy". His best friend Mikleo warns Sorey not to be concerned with other people's problems and Sorey has to mind his own business. " don't get hang up on other people's problems".
When Sorey forbid Mikleo from joining the party, Mikleo refuses to obey him. Mikleo want to chase his own happiness, he wont let other people decide what is good for him and what is not. it only happens that mikleo's pursuit of happiness makes him team up with Sorey. It's not ok to be content to see other people being happy. the characters also refuse to be pigeon holed. when his friends call him weird, Sorey strongly disagrees and fights back" no, iam not weird. no, I am not weird".
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
182.9 hrs on record
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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wyrdguardian1
91.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
Firstly, let me say that I am a huge fan of the Tales series and that I follow the games mainly for their story. So if you are like me and don't care about the other aspects of the game as much, prepare to be disappointed.

The story of ToZ is lacklustre at best. It is not memorable at all and far too short. About 50h into the game I encountered an overlong and obnoxius cutscene and I thought: okay, maybe now they will reveal an unexpected plot twist that will make the second half of the game awsome. But nope, after that it was straight to final dungeon. Keep in mind that I play games like this slowly; exploring every corner, listening to every conversation, doubling back in dungeons to make sure I didn't miss any chests, not running from battlles...Even in Tales of Synphonia 2, which was pretty much made just to ride on the popularity of the original ToS, I clocked in at over 120h with my playstyle. In ToZ I was out of things to do by 60.

And don't even get me started on the characters. They are probably the weakest part of the game. In practically every Tales game there is at least one bland character and sometimes it's even the main pair (looking at you, Emil and Marta), but in this game the whole party is like that. Practically everyone can be summed up in just a couple of words: Sorey the dumb hero, Mikleo the goldfish poop tagalong, Alisha the responsible little princess, Lailah the goofy lady with a secret, Rose the pure uncorruptable assassin, Edna the snarky, Dezel the mopy guy with a secret, and let's not forget Zaveid the shirtless. The secrets, if you can even call them that, are spoiled heavily and have almost no ambiguity surrounding them. The friendship between Mikleo and Sorey is handled badly too. It's too forced. The scenes where they are teasing each other are far too childlish. I get that it's supposed to convey brotherly love, but that doesn't mean they have to act like 6-year-olds.

The villians aren't any better honestly. A cazy fox dude who's evil because he's crazy, a goth loli obsessed with nihilism and a big bad bosskitty, who spends most of the game waiting for the hero to come kill him and I mean that 100% literally, he just sits there not even spreading his corruption further . There is one cheap tearjerker moment when a party member is killed , but that is the only part when the game comes somewhat alive.

As for the other aspects: the world feels smaller than in other games, possibly because of the lack of overworld map and the checkpoint teleporttion. Looking for the vistas was kinda fun. Graphics are about the same as any other Tales game, so nothing ground-breaking. Battles are a bit boring and I found myself switching to autocombat freqently. The item combining system is confusing at start and badly explained and the lord of the land perks are frustrating, as getting them means sacrificing items you could combine.

Overall I can't really recommend this game. I got to the final boss, beat the first form, saw the cutscene, started fighting the final form and realized two things: the game had been suprisingly short and I was bored. So I quit, reloaded a save and went faffing about for another 20h. Trying to see if combining high level gear will cause a miracle and make it more interesting (spoiler: it didn't).
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ThisIsKangarooCourt
43.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Another really fun "Tales" game. The story is cheesy (to be expected in a JRPG), and some of the cutscenes are actually anime which I'm not a huge fan of, but none of that matters once you hit the gameplay. The really cool battle system keeps things interesting and the amount of skills/spells you can use is staggering. The equipment and skills system is a bit overly complicated for my tastes, but it leads to some interesting choices that the player needs to make. Do you build Soray to be a tank or DPS? You you fuse items for better stats at the cost of a stacked skill? There is no linear "right choice" which is both frustrating and liberating for the player to make their own darn decisions.

PROS: Battle system, depth of skills and inventory choices, wide range of monsters and environments

CONS: cheesy storyline, the item combining system can get too complex

Overall a fun game, but I don't think I'll be replaying it. 7/10.
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Hourai
29.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
Product received for free
awsome!
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Darkempp
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

https://youtu.be/8n6HaHse93s
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Flakeyskin
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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GameOverPoi
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 21
WOWWWW
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