FIRST TIME ON STEAM – Based on the PlayStation®3 port of the original GameCube game, this RPG classic is finally available for PC.
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Very Positive (29 reviews) - 96% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (845 reviews) - 63% of the 845 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 1, 2016

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April 27

Tales of Symphonia Patch Notes - April 27th, 2016

Hello Tales of Symphonia players! A new update is live featuring a handful of fixes. See below for the full list. And thank you again for your support of Tales of Symphonia!

Cheers,
-Bandai Namco Community Team

  • Remote Island Ranch did not allow players using Genis to successfully activate the sorcerers ring to change directions during the cart puzzle.
  • Fixed crash at Welgaia when receiving the Chipped Dagger.
  • Fixed game becoming unresponsive if game pad was unplugged during movement.
  • Audio will now save based on the last save slot loaded.
  • Sound Test should now be present on the main menu at all times if the last game a player loaded was NG+
  • Blurriness double checked to ensure there were no left over instances of FXAA. Post texture shaders were updated from linear, back to point.
  • Updated credits.
  • Various localization and corrupt text fixes throughout the game.

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February 29

Tales of Symphonia - Patch Notes

Tales of Symphonia - Patch Notes (February 29th, 2016)

We have a new update for Tales of Symphonia releasing today! (Available Now) See below for fixes and thank you to everyone for your support!

Save / Load
  • If you have a previous save game, the game will now default to selecting the “Load” option on the main menu.
  • In the Load menu, your last saved slot should be selected.
PS3 Trigger Button Icons
  • The Katz minigame in Izlood should now be displaying the proper trigger buttons.

-Bandai Namco Community Team

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About This Game

THE EPIC BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL

In a dying world, legend has it that a Chosen One will one day rise from amongst the people and the land will be reborn. The line between good and evil blurs in this epic adventure where the fate of two interlocked worlds hangs in the balance.

AN EPIC ADVENTURE – Over 80 hours of gameplay in this epic, emotionally charged storyline.

REAL-TIME 3D BATTLE SYSTEM – Experience the fierce, action-packed battle system. Combine hundreds of special attacks and magic spells.

A CLASSIC ART STYLE LIVES ON – Become absorbed in endearing cel-shaded characters designed by renowned artist Kosuke Fujishima

FIRST TIME ON STEAM – Based on the PlayStation®3 port of the original GameCube game, this RPG classic is finally available for PC.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 32/64
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, 2.6GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 4830
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad support
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (x64) / Windows 8 (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
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad support
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hndradaniel
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
until know there is no error.
its playing well
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rofolds
( 150.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Melhor Tales Of de todos os tempos!!!!!
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O'Manric
( 79.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
First of all I must state clearly that most of the bugs of this port were fixed a while ago and as such i advice you against reading the oldest recommendations.

I'm a little biased as I love this game since childhood. however I recommend to play this game for the following reasons.
- Great and compelling story
- The Tales of battle system is just easy and fun to play
- It has a good deal of extra stuff in comparison to original GC version

Rating 9/10
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Necrodiver
( 62.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Truly amazing story. Your life is not complete unless you finish this game at least once!
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Archangel
( 22.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Ignore all the ♥♥♥♥♥es that complain about the 30 fps lock. This game doesnt need it, and as a newcomer to this game, (and after playing Vesperia) I can say its great.

+Great replay value
-Kind of monotonus combat at times (mostly in the beginning)
+Great characters
- Music loops over and over in dungeons and its annoying

Not only that, but the game is long as ♥♥♥♥. So you'll be occupied.
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PlasticPhoenix
( 36.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Not much to say about Tales of Symphonia. If you played it before, you'll still enjoy it. If you haven't, I say give it a shot. It's worth the $8 on sale.
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MS-DOS Action Checkers
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Lazy port, but worth 8 bux
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Lucky Duck
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Before i will write a real review (want to finish it first), i need to tell you something.

The game got bad reviews because the launch was a big mess (bad port, crashes etc.).
But now it seems that they fixed everything.
I bought it, i started it and i have no problems with the game and i don't need a community patch.

You like RPG's? Buy it!

I missed the game on other consoles but i can tell you already, it will be one of my favorite RPG's.




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Rexxy
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
It runs well. It has neat battle mechanics. The story is cliche but the characters are good and the pacing keeps things interesting so far. It's solid.
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Darros A
( 28.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Get told go to town across ocean
Ignore said request and do things your own way
Go to same town later on by land with lots and lots of walking
Run into a group of people that are pretending to be you while talking about an encounter you never had
Walk into the town you should of gone to from the start
Townspeople talk about the mayor guy being dead....Next scene over hes alive
Follow him into building he is gone.
His ghost talks to you and his daughters ghost talks to you as well.

10/10 best weird ♥♥♥♥ simulator i have ever played!.

On a more serious note pretty good game other wise it reminds me of final fantasy games aka random battles every 1-5 seconds.
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125 of 129 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Before i will write a real review (want to finish it first), i need to tell you something.

The game got bad reviews because the launch was a big mess (bad port, crashes etc.).
But now it seems that they fixed everything.
I bought it, i started it and i have no problems with the game and i don't need a community patch.

You like RPG's? Buy it!

I missed the game on other consoles but i can tell you already, it will be one of my favorite RPG's.




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76 of 89 people (85%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
113.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
Best described as the FF7 of its series, ToS is the one that helped the franchise really breakout in the west. I owned a GameCube, but ultimately decided the console wasn't worth constantly plugging and unplugging and let it gather dust because PS2, so I passed up on this title. Over ten years later, I ended up preordering Zestiria to get the bonus Symphonia and see what the fuss was about.

ToS launched in a deplorable state. Bamco launched the highly anticipated port of one of their most beloved titles as an unstable, buggy mess, which I'm pretty sure violates several Dwarven Vows. Months later, they finally updated it into a workable, playable game that doesn't require a fan-made mod to not be awful (but still helps).

The story initially revolves around a trio of friends: a swordsman named Lloyd, a tolerable child mage named Genis, and Colette, the "Chosen of Mana". The mercenary Kratos and their teacher, Raine, soon join up. Colette is foretold to regenerate the world and save humanity from the Desians, half-elves who keep humans in work camps and see themselves as a superier race. The story quickly complicates as more characters appear and the story unfolds.

The battles are real-time. You target an enemy, move away or close the distance. One button allows you to use standard attacks while another uses one of four assigned special attacks depending on whether or not you use it with a directional button. The result is a fast and fun system that allows and rewards combos. The characters you don't control can have their AI customized and specific attacks disabled. Stat growth can also be influenced by assigning "titles", which are awarded by story events or in-game achievements.

The game starts out sticking closely to its tropes before throwing them out the window. How it bends and twists things were more novel at its launch, but many of them aren't as special now that other games have done the same. The game also doesn't do the best job of hiding some of its twists, or simply foreshadows far too hard. The writing and voice acting is still solid, and certain parts WILL leave you feeling emotional.

The game is stable and plays very well, and TSFix (check the forums) enhances it further. The 30 FPS cap is still annoying, but tolerable. The game has aged well, and I found myself wanting to hurry home so I could resume playing it. I've come to kick myself for not buying it back when it was new. Depsite its initial issues, the current product is enough to make a Tales fan out of me.

shadow and lightning temples can still go to hell though
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Amazing story and combat RPG. Dont let the negative reviews fool you, they are mostly from the game's release when it was real buggy. Its perfectly fine now and a must own for any anime/rpg fan
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27 of 41 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Product received for free
You were my favorite game. The story gripping and cunning, yet idealistic and melodic. Gone are the days when I was able to sit down on a couch with a gamecube controller in hand. I'd block out the rest of the world around me to sink hours upon hours of attention into this game. The characters grew on me. Before long I knew their first and last names and they became apart of my life like the family I never had. One playthrough left me breathless, but it wasn't enough to show my love so I beat it two more times. The second was a speed run, but was ultimately just as enjoyable as the first. Only this time I wasn't as confuesed as I was before on those challenging puzzles. The third time I had went for the side quests and extra costoms. Today, however many years later. I am unable to launch the game and sink hours into it a fourth time. No, it isn't due to the poor steam launch. If it played I didn't care. That is the thing, back then without internet and all this DLC, FPS and nonsense breathing down our necks. We just had the game and whether or not we played it with friends or alone. All that mattered was the game. So with all this extra nonsense getting in the way of today's games it's literally impossible to capture yesterdays beauty and wonder. So you see, not only is my life too busy to play for the fourth time, but it just seems like many more things robbed me of the experience along the way. So just remember. It's about the game, nothing more, nothing less. My final point on the review is this: Play this game, as what it used to be, a phenominal soul-changing game. Not for it's lack of FPS or DLC or whatever. Just enjoy the game.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
79.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
First of all I must state clearly that most of the bugs of this port were fixed a while ago and as such i advice you against reading the oldest recommendations.

I'm a little biased as I love this game since childhood. however I recommend to play this game for the following reasons.
- Great and compelling story
- The Tales of battle system is just easy and fun to play
- It has a good deal of extra stuff in comparison to original GC version

Rating 9/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I owned this game back when it came out on the Gamecube and it was one of the best games, if not the best game i've ever played. I still own that same copy which is well over 10 years old by now.

However, Namco please fix the terrible 30fps lock. The game moves by so slow and I abolutely hate it, this is NOT how it should be played at all. Everything else is fine, but please fix that terrible fps lock.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
This. game. is. amazing. I loved playing this on the gamecube and its still just as much fun now. the controls definatly should be played with a controller and the game can be quite a bit confusing without help or a walkthrough, but its still a great game regardless of how much people trash it. The fighting is also real-time so you can either control the fighting or set it to auto and sit back. 8/10 game would recommend to anyone who likes RPG/JRPG's
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Not much to say about Tales of Symphonia. If you played it before, you'll still enjoy it. If you haven't, I say give it a shot. It's worth the $8 on sale.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
I never really had the problems that people had. Gameplay at first was flawless to me. recent updates improved drastically what the game already had going on. I played this back when it was on gamecube and saw the steam reboot had to get it. good combat, tons of skills, funny moments and awesome character developments, all in all if you want a good "Tales of" game try this one out!
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
62.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Truly amazing story. Your life is not complete unless you finish this game at least once!
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