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  • Summary: Players set out on a journey of self-discovery as they assume the role of Velvet, a young woman whose once kind demeanor has been replaced and overcome with a festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience three years prior to the events within TALES OF BERSERIA. Velvet will join aPlayers set out on a journey of self-discovery as they assume the role of Velvet, a young woman whose once kind demeanor has been replaced and overcome with a festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience three years prior to the events within TALES OF BERSERIA. Velvet will join a crew of pirates as they sail across the sea and visit the many islands that make up the sacred kingdom of Midgand in an all-new adventure developed by the celebrated team behind the TALES OF series. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Feb 10, 2017
    90
    Tales of Berseria is a direct response to all the fans of the series that felt disappointed with the lackluster Zestiria. With a much more interesting overarching story, a stellar cast of characters and many refinements to the gameplay, Tales of Berseria is easily the best Tales game since Vesperia.
  2. Feb 1, 2017
    90
    Tales of Berseria is a strong return to form from Bandai Namco and this return to form has produced one of the best Tales games out there in terms of story and overall quality.
  3. Feb 13, 2017
    86
    Regardless the pitfalls, Tales of Berseria is a high quality JRPG, featuring a great cast of characters and an interesting story, which guarantee plenty hours of fun to the fans of the genre.
  4. Jan 24, 2017
    80
    Tales of Berseria feels like a Tales game made just for me. There’s so many games in the series now, and I’ll never play them all, but the characters and the narrative and the combat mechanics of Berseria just click with all of my tastes so well. For some, the lack of gameplay innovation might be a turn off, but for me, a classic Tales gameplay system combined with a unique narrative led to a fantastic experience. Fans both new and old would be doing a disservice to themselves if they didn’t check this game out.
  5. Feb 23, 2017
    80
    Tales of Berseria is an excellent game despite its flaws. The cast of characters shine in their own right and are easily some of the most memorable in the series and the combat additions coupled with the engaging plot makes this a game every JRPG fan should play.
  6. Mar 17, 2017
    76
    Tales of Berseria is too archaic in its game design and visuals to be a mass-appeal JPRG. Still, if you're looking to play a modern representative of this genre, keep in mind that you can easily find a better-looking game, but you won't have as much fun playing it as this one.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 1, 2017
    62
    In Tales of Berseria you can find every single thing which caused “traditional” JRPG to fall out of favor: world is almost empty, balance is non-existent and instead of truly intricate story we have a cheap, unbelievable drama. Sure, most of these can be explained away as a JRPG tradition – but that doesn’t mean we didn’t get tired of them. [Issue #217, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 53
  2. Negative: 6 out of 53
  1. Jan 26, 2017
    10
    Tales of games are big part of why i'm still playing videogames. This is such a wonderful series. Berseria introduce female main characterTales of games are big part of why i'm still playing videogames. This is such a wonderful series. Berseria introduce female main character which is pretty rare in jrpg, on top of that she is basically villain, a pirate. Other parts are pretty classic, which means they are good. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2022
    10
    insanlar ne bekliyor anlamıyorum bana jryoyu sevdiren oyundur karakterdir en iyi tales oyunudur kesinlikle oynayın .ah velvet ah
  3. Feb 5, 2017
    9
    tale of berseria is one of the best rpg i played in year the story is really the best and the game as good humor the character designed aretale of berseria is one of the best rpg i played in year the story is really the best and the game as good humor the character designed are awesome it s a great game Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2018
    8
    Tales of Berseria is mostly like the other Tales of RPGs and does mostly nothing new wich isnt that bad and the story is ok!
    The story is a
    Tales of Berseria is mostly like the other Tales of RPGs and does mostly nothing new wich isnt that bad and the story is ok!
    The story is a bit in the back at the beginning and only comes near the end towards a good story so you really need to keep pushing to get trough some things...
    but in the End its a very good and can also become a very emotional game!
    If you like good RPGs i will always recommend the Tales of Series, Dragons Dogma or Final Fantasy!
    Tales of Berseria is not the absolut best but it can stay with the other titles!
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  5. Jun 19, 2022
    8
    I can't believe the game is getting review bombed. This game definitely is a not a 6 but an 8. Good story but with a clunky system.

    I
    I can't believe the game is getting review bombed. This game definitely is a not a 6 but an 8. Good story but with a clunky system.

    I didn't like the immense versatility and customization that they added to the battle system, it was just too overwhelming trying to setup good combos, and on top of that the enemies had different weaknesses and strengths so trying to setup something for multiple different enemies it was just too bothersome. Nevertheless, if you have the time and if you get used to you can create really cool combos.

    Berseria, if you play it you play it mostly for the story.
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  6. Jan 21, 2018
    7
    If you play Tales of Berseria, play it for the story. The characters are incredibly well developed and the story is unique and interesting.If you play Tales of Berseria, play it for the story. The characters are incredibly well developed and the story is unique and interesting. Few games can say their characters could pass for real people with real complexities and personalities. The dialogue is also endlessly interesting and/or humorous. Magilou and Eleanor in particular are fascinating to me, but all are exceptional. The story itself is centered around revenge, and the main characters could actually be viewed as the villains for a good portion of the game. It's an interesting plot line that I can't recall having seen before.

    That said, the rest of the game is lacking. Graphics are decent but technically unimpressive by all standards. Level design is lazy and uninspired. Enemies are basic animal tropes. Music is completely forgettable except maybe a couple tunes. Fighting bosses is exceedingly frustrating when you can't build up combos. Exploration can be fun, but mostly you'l just want to get to the next area.

    Overall I was satisfied with my playthrough, and a discounted $20 price. I got roughly 40 hours of play, and had a blast with the story. As long as you can accept the game's flaws, it's a decent play. There are several other 2017 RPGs I'd recommend before this one, though.
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  7. Apr 11, 2021
    0
    this game is a bad clone of beserk manga and thats why i hate this game and game itself is a mess of grinding

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