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  • Summary: Challenge the Fate That Binds You

    On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over
    Challenge the Fate That Binds You

    On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom.

    Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise.

    The Next Chapter
    Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4

    Dynamic Action
    Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay

    A New Tale Awaits
    Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters

    Stunning Visuals
    High quality animation created by Ufotable
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
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  1. Sep 16, 2021
    100
    Tales of Arise is so well done with the story, graphics, battle system, music, characters and voice cast that it is a must-play for anyone. Even if you aren’t normally a big fan of role-playing games the story is so compelling there is a lot to love here.
  2. Sep 8, 2021
    90
    Tales of Arise is a genuinely exceptional JRPG that does little wrong. The reworked combat mechanics aren't perfect, but in the grand scheme of things that doesn't matter. Its storytelling, character development, visuals, accessibility, and PC version quality have all been produced to world-class standards. Bandai Namco should be proud, and fans should be thrilled.
  3. Sep 9, 2021
    90
    Tales of Arise sets a new gold standard for traditional action JRPGs. This stylized adventure's presentation and lavish production is a treat for anime fans and RPG enthusiasts, and it brings new life to the long-running Tales series.
  4. Sep 8, 2021
    85
    Tales of Arise brilliantly succeeds in breathing new life into the Tales Of saga. With its universe and its successful characters, the title delivers a striking adventure that takes advantage of superb environments thanks to a unique graphic rendering. The fights are not left out either since they show great intensity with always more spectacle, sometimes even if it means confusing the action. If we can blame it for his clipping, its talkative side, or its redundant bestiary, we still salute its many qualities which suggest good for the future of the series.
  5. Sep 29, 2021
    80
    The Tales series makes a triumphant return with Arise, a game that delivers excellent, highly polished RPG action that stands above its predecessors. Despite being a RPG, Tales of Arise features a rich combat system that makes the title contend with some of the best action games released this year.
  6. Sep 24, 2021
    80
    Tales of Arise is a strong addition to the "Tales of..." series that will surely satisfy those looking for a worthwhile JRPG experience. However, we must point out the timidity shown in not innovating and limiting itself to a standard scenario and a predictable structure. Perhaps that's why people love the series: because they know what to expect. So, if you do too, feel free to invest in Tales of Arise.
  7. Feb 23, 2022
    75
    It’s not an absolute slam dunk for the return of the Tales series, but it’s a solidly-crafted JRPG with a great battle system and fabulous environments to adventure through. It’s a shame the dialogue and story don’t match the stellar work done elsewhere, but on the whole it’s still a trip well worth taking.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 75
  2. Negative: 8 out of 75
  1. Jun 5, 2022
    10
    This is my first review...

    Let's start with the Pros of the game, - Very well done story that ties together all the elements shown since the
    This is my first review...

    Let's start with the Pros of the game,
    - Very well done story that ties together all the elements shown since the beginning of the game, basically it has almost no filler at all.
    -Well designed characters both to look at and character-wise, no one involved in the main quest feels left out at all which really helps connect and immerse in the world. The world feels alive, the map is well made too. There are about 70 side quests, some of them are enjoyable
    -The cutscenes made by ufotable are like always insane especially at the end the music in this game is enjoyable too! Since it suits the theme of the game and nature very well :D (Don't skip opening "Hibana" 10/10) -The combat in the game is just pure joy, the skill tree system the weapons upgrade availability and the difficulty to get thisr mats is also perfect, the combat is very engaging with beautiful ultimate animations too :)
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  2. Oct 22, 2021
    10
    For those who have doubts whether to buy or not. can buy without fear. the game is very well optimized.
    Gorgeous graphics is a great
    For those who have doubts whether to buy or not. can buy without fear. the game is very well optimized.
    Gorgeous graphics is a great evolution in the tales of saga
    Perfect story and everything very well explained and fitted
    Super charismatic and very well developed characters
    Tales of Arise Combat is definitely the best of the series
    I finished the game on 09/19/2021 but I am only doing today on 10/22/2021 Arise's analysis in metacritic.Eu
    I had 70 hours in-game and on Steam in total I had 90 hours in real life.
    It's definitely the best Tales of I've played in the franchise. my favorite so far was the Berseria released in 2016.
    Now my top 3 is:

    Tales of Arise
    Tales of Berseria
    Tales of Vesperia

    3 Tales of games that I highly recommend to you all. Tales of Arise is 10/10 and lives up to fan expectations.

    My PC settings:

    Intel Core i3-9100F Coffee Lake Processor
    H310 Motherboard Intel 9th/8th Generation Ddr4 Lga 1151
    GTX 1050ti 4gb Video Card
    Source 500w GAMEMAX 80 PLUS GM 500
    1 240GB SSD and 1 2 terabyte hard drive
    16GB DDR4 RAM memory
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  3. Sep 15, 2021
    10
    144 fps and good graphic options

    BEST port made on the tales saga

    The combat is pretty good and all works as expected

    NO DENUVO
  4. Dec 6, 2021
    9
    Fantastic Tales game. Improves on many graphical fronts, as well as maintaining a heart felt, pretty intelligent story and like-ableFantastic Tales game. Improves on many graphical fronts, as well as maintaining a heart felt, pretty intelligent story and like-able characters. It's rare that I am able to finish an RPG in its entirety these days. This one I will absolutely be finishing though! Expand
  5. Oct 26, 2021
    8
    TLDR: I've been pleasantly surprised by Tales of Arise.

    This review is for old fans of the series who may be hesitant to try Arise. I fell
    TLDR: I've been pleasantly surprised by Tales of Arise.

    This review is for old fans of the series who may be hesitant to try Arise. I fell in love with Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Destiny as a kid, and up until Berseria I preordered every Tales-like game I could get my grubby hands on. I've been increasingly disappointed with each 3d release for various reasons, however, until I finally threw up my arms and decided maybe I've just outgrown the series. I vowed never to preorder a Tales game again.

    My gripes with the Tales series boils down to;
    - Characters either got way to angsty or way too squeaky
    - Levels were too big and empty and felt like they were built using assets from a scrapped MMORPG
    - Writing that felt like the writers never played the game or saw it in action
    - inconsistent art direction between characters, enemies, and environments
    - combat that felt needlessly gated in certain ways for the illusion of complexity

    Tales of Arise hits different though.

    First of all the art direction has improved greatly over the last couple of games. Everything feels like it inhabits the same world. There was a graphical overhaul done to the game before its release and I think taking a final pass over it was the best thing they could have done.

    Characters are well designed and NOT annoying. I can't think of one Tales game where there wasn't one character I just refused to utilize simply because of how annoying their characterization was.

    It was also the first 3d Tales game where I found myself switching the controlled character a LOT, I found more than one character enjoyable to play when I usually just stick to whoever can whippety-whap the fastest.

    The writing is still long winded and every character has to tell you how they feel every time you move through a doorway, I found myself skipping all of the skits again. But that's okay, I've already learned how to human in my old age, I don't need to enjoy everything about the game to appreciate it.

    Combat has far fewer constraints on it than previous titles, cooldowns are short and you can switch between characters quickly. Each character's gimmicks are pretty simple to pick up and actually fun to use. Nobody feels wasted.

    Give it a go.
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  6. Oct 8, 2021
    7
    Probable best combat in the series along with a bland story and characters. Overall an enjoyable experience.
  7. Oct 23, 2021
    0
    you can not play for other characters and this is a big problem for developers

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