• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Sep 10, 2001
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Quality RPG gameplay wrapped in 2D nostalgia, and a good buy for those seeking maximum real-time battle bang out of their hard-earned bucks.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 9, 2013
    9
    This is the only Tales game I have, so I won't compare it to the others.

    For me, the game was great, with a dynamic battle system, lots of
    This is the only Tales game I have, so I won't compare it to the others.

    For me, the game was great, with a dynamic battle system, lots of sidequests, hidden locations, optional bosses and whatnot. Also it was pretty long too, which is always good. Voice acting was ok, not anything spectacular, but doesn't hurt the ears either.
    I like the story (no spoilers!), and -oh- the FMVs are just brilliant. There isn't a lot of them, but they're spot-on. Namco sure knows how to make them epic and memorable.

    The bad? There were lots of skits cut out from the English version, and there seem to be a lot of voice files on the disks which aren't used ingame, too. Makes you wonder. Also sometimes there can be a horrendous combination of enemy types, which makes you want to smash your pad/keyboard on the wall (Guitaricle 4x Carvadole, OH HOW I HATE YOU!!!)

    Overall, I'll give it a 9/10.
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  2. Feb 26, 2013
    6
    The battle system is good with it hidden special attacks and everything but the rest is just generic. Have played better tales of games thanThe battle system is good with it hidden special attacks and everything but the rest is just generic. Have played better tales of games than this, disappointed me. Full Review »
  3. Kutch
    Jul 4, 2004
    10
    This game is really good, there are many games out there in 3D graphics but still "sucks", but this simple 2D game really "rocks". Along withThis game is really good, there are many games out there in 3D graphics but still "sucks", but this simple 2D game really "rocks". Along with cool anime FMV's and unique battle system the game stands high than other games on its genre. Although you can't control the other characters on battle mode, still you can give them orders on what to do and that style adds more strategy to the game on how you handle your party. Full Review »