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  • Summary: Along with the fast-paced battles the Tales series is known for, Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology also lets players create their own hero. Choose from a host of options, such as voice, hairstyle and class, to start a hero or heroine on their epic journey. Then through your adventures, find, customize, or create hundreds of items to equip in order to make the ideal character, or trade your items using the PSP system wireless functionality. In Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, the player's own creation--the player's own hero--will embark on an epic quest to save the world. Along with its RPG game play, Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology features the largest collection of both old and new characters to be incorporated into the storyline. Experience the storyline as beloved Tales characters such as Stahn Aileron from Tales of Destiny, Reid Hershel from Tales of Destiny II, Lloyd Irving from Tales of Symphonia and Luke fon Fabre from Tales of the Abyss, and many more, join the player in battle and aid them on this new quest. All the new and classic Tales characters come together to weave a tale in this addition to the renowned Tales series. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. With over 300 quests and level of customization you can do to you character, I wouldn't doubt if this game is one of the best RPG’s to hit the market this year.
  2. An engaging RPG adventure that's well-suited to the PSP. [Aug 2007, p.85]
  3. 75
    This is extremely frustrating because you're supposed to be a hero and not an errand boy. Still, with amusing cutscenes involving different Tales characters and a solid battle system, fans of the series will more than likely be satisfied. That is, if they're not too busy harvesting potatoes.
  4. In the end, though, I really can't recommend this game to anyone other than those that are already fans of the Tales games.
  5. It’s all in good fun, though - like a high school reunion. Characters from Tales of Eternia, Tales of Destiny, and even Tales of the Abyss parade across screen constantly, and even if you’ve never played those games, the ensuing crossover comedy is interesting to say the least.
  6. 60
    It’s a bit too easy to get bored thanks to an overload of boring tasks.
  7. Unless you're a hardcore Tales fan, there's no reason to pick this game up; there will be plenty of great RPGs hitting in the next few months, so save that cash and trade it in soon for something a little more worthwhile.

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  1. MannyM.
    Jul 23, 2007
    Its a nice lite fun game that is perfect for on the go gaming.
  2. RadiantMythology=<3W00tz0rs!
    Mar 24, 2008
    This is pretty much the best RPG game I've ever played...If I could, I would play this game 24/7, the battles are much better than the traditional 'Take turns to make your move' style (Which, by the way, is extremely annoying). I love it, and my friends do too. <3 If I could, I would score it 11/10. Expand
  3. Mackinley
    Jul 26, 2007
    This is the only PSP game I've ever liked that wasn't a direct port of a PS1 title. It's brisk, fun, and controls perfectly, even while using that horrible little analog nub! True, if you aren't a fan of the seires, you probably won't "get it", but c'mon. Did I mention ZERO load times? A totally solid Tales game. Expand
  4. ChristopherG.
    Jul 25, 2007
    VERY SOLID - great farming/crafting/questing/professions based rpg. Charming characters lots of fun dialogue - NOT AN EPIC TALE however. GREAT COMBAT SYSTEM... woooo its good. best in rpg yet i think. Expand
  5. Mar 6, 2013
    A tales of with the typical battle system, which the series is known for. A good game for along the way.
  6. KevinR.
    Aug 10, 2007
    Amusing and a very nostalgic moment for Tales fans, but it wastes an amazing opportunity by focusing on "portable gaming" as opposed to making a fully realized quest. It disappoints, yet still manages to be a decent game. Expand
  7. Feb 11, 2013
    First thing first, I'm no fan of the Tales of series, if not I'm actually a big hater of this series for many reasons, although I didn't play many of them due to the fact that this series hardly reaches Europe, with some exception. But even with that said, I actually enjoyed this game a lot while playing: it's a fun game to pass time with, with an ok combat system and...passable characters, and a story in it with is nothing special but it's decent, although ruined by the constant questing, making it turn into a simple dungeon crawler rpg. I can't really compare the game mechanics from other Tales Of games due to my lack of experience with others but I will judge the game by itself instead, without comparing that much. And with that said, I can only say one thing: the game is mediocre. I can say that the graphics are great for a portable console, almost similar to a ps2, but aside from that nothing really is very good: the combat is sloppy, slow, with a lot of skills that I really found them useless and extremely weak, and I can say this clearly after playing the game with almost all of the classes, like the Ranger, the Magic Knight, the Bishop the Fighter, the Ninja and many more. Also, the movement in battle is extremely slow, with a 3-chain hit that's extremely slow to hit (exceptions of course) and I refused to think that the "dodge" was...a small jump back, without mentioning that the unnecessary addition of having a perfect guard (not sure how to call it, but it basically reduces almost 90% of incoming damage), and a magic guard (by pressing square and down). Could have been one guard for everyone in my opinion, since that in most action- rpgs I have played, none of them were this unnecessary complex in just the guard. Another big flaw is...the roster of characters. I know that this game is a sort of tribute to fans by having plenty of Tales Of characters in one universe: I like the idea and any fan will love it just for it (we recently had pokèmon and the sengoku era with Pokèmon Conquest, and that's pretty cool!). But still...they are extremely boring and totally unpleasant. I can't tell if that's how they actually behave in their respective games, but even with that they were just not fun to talk with! Maybe one of two were ok, but all of them were extremely bad to look at, and made me cringe everytime a skit was coming up, and none of them were really fun to watch, which usually meant into an instant skip. We also get some original characters like Kanonno and Mormo....and unless you're very bored, you'll hate these two from the first time you see them (Kanonno is so bland it's impressive, even if they try to portrait her as a very strong willed char and also hard working, while Mormo is basically your voice...and it's as bland as Kanonno, if not even worse). Unfortunely, the best character that I really liked...was the avatar, and that's because he/she never talks. That's how bad are the characters...I just hope it's because of this game, and not the others. Also the villains aren't that great...but that's because you hardly see them in the game, since you'll be busy doing quests in order to get money and items...which aren't extremely bad and they are at least varied, but that's basically 80% of the game, which is disappointing, without mentioning that there aren't many dungeons and many places to visit at all (3 main cities and about 8-9 giant dungeons in total. No free exploration), and the game is extremely short (can be finished in about 25 hours, even less if you avoid questing). There's also the possibility to craft stuff by making food (which is NEEDED since of the silly limit of 15 items), doing forging, making attires and tools, which aren't extremely easy to work on...and except for food, most of the others were mostly needed for quests. But all in all, I did enjoy this game, quite a lot that I played in order to unlock most of the other classes, but I wish that the rest was at least enjoyable to watch: perhaps fans of the series will enjoy the references and such, but I couldn't just enjoy the bad dialogues, the boring characters, and the slow combat system. It's not the best RPG on the psp, but it's definitely a decent game to play and to pass time with, and fans will enjoy even more due to the references. But for a normal gamer, it won't be anything special. Expand