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Mixed or average reviews- based on 159 Ratings

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  • Summary: An unseen evil force known as Malevolence is spreading across the land, corrupting the world and causing humanity to falter. Players will embark on an epic journey as Sorey, a young pure-hearted adventurer whose destiny is to become The Shepard, an individual of great power that can banishAn unseen evil force known as Malevolence is spreading across the land, corrupting the world and causing humanity to falter. Players will embark on an epic journey as Sorey, a young pure-hearted adventurer whose destiny is to become The Shepard, an individual of great power that can banish Malevolence. Does Sorey have the courage and heart to wield this extraordinary responsibility for good, or will he fall prey to the evils of its power? TALES OF ZESTIRIA introduces a new version of its celebrated real-time battle system, allowing for faster combat with side dashes and new fusion technique combo opportunities. Throughout his quest, Sorey will befriend humans and spirits known as Seraphim, unseen to most humans, to aide him on his journey. Because of Sorey’s unique ability to communicate with the Seraphim he is able to fuse with their essence to create new elemental artes for strategic attacks to decimate foes. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 5, 2015
    82
    It’s got nothing on Final Fantasy at its best, but it’s still an excellent example of the genre with some fun twists on RPG traditions.
  2. Nov 13, 2015
    80
    Tales of Zestiria is an absolutely fine JRPG for its target audience. However, if you are not accustomed to this particular genre, you will find hardly anything to grab your attention.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 9, 2015
    73
    Tales of Zestiria isn’t a blockbuster and it won’t appear as a “Game of the Year” nominee, but if you like JRPGs, you’ll spend about 40 hours in it, and won’t come to regret a single one of them. [Issue#204, p.73]
  4. Jan 25, 2016
    72
    Tales of Zestiria is not a very welcoming game, and feels too bland at times, but if you’re not a JRPG connoisseur, you’ll probably enjoy it.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  1. Oct 22, 2015
    10
    Best "Tales of" game since Graces F. Beautiful scenery, character design and animations. Great improvements on the transition from game-playBest "Tales of" game since Graces F. Beautiful scenery, character design and animations. Great improvements on the transition from game-play to CG. And amazing script! Only played with joystick. Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2016
    10
    This is an absolutely fantastic game so far, Im about two hours in and i cant seem to put the controller down. As the graphics aren't at theirThis is an absolutely fantastic game so far, Im about two hours in and i cant seem to put the controller down. As the graphics aren't at their best, the artistic beauty of this game is fa nominal. So many hate on this game but to be honest i think they just want something to hate. The plot is complex enough to keep me interested which a lot of rpgs have trouble doing for me from the get go. The small interactions between characters at certain points is amazing, and the concept of the game itself to me is fun. If you are new to the tales series and if you want a newer one, pick up tales of zestiria, great game with great music and keeps you entertained for hours. I strongly suggest you pick up a copy. Ignore the haters and judge it for yourself. overall a great game Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2015
    8
    If you're new to the Tales series? It's "okay" - Abyss, Vesperia, Symphonia, and most of the SNES or older titles hold up better, in myIf you're new to the Tales series? It's "okay" - Abyss, Vesperia, Symphonia, and most of the SNES or older titles hold up better, in my opinion. However, if you're looking for a Tales game to play, that's also new, then this one...suffices. It's certainly a lot better than a couple of the recent entries I've tried - the battle system feels good, the story is awkwardly paced but has enough character moments to make it work out okay (even if it leaves some wanting notes at the end). Overall, it's proof Tales isn't dead as a series, not yet...

    However, a lot of the mechanics are an outright mess. Equipment and skill management are convoluted - not deep, simply convoluted. The "open world" design is also very lacking; you have a lot of useless empty large spaces that you must jog through (the run speed is never fast enough to satisfy). Level design is pretty much non-existent - be prepared to walk in linear fashions through the dungeons. The game's difficulty is lackluster until the midgame and it never quite feels like the game is done bombarding you with tutorials until that point.

    Does it work as a game? I think most people will be drawn in by the character interactions and actiony combat enough to forgive the game's many flaws.
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  4. Aug 7, 2021
    7
    'TALES OF ZESTIRIA' is a JRPG with a fantastic background. The excellent soundtrack and character setting are very attractive, but the boring'TALES OF ZESTIRIA' is a JRPG with a fantastic background. The excellent soundtrack and character setting are very attractive, but the boring gameplay and open map encumbers the whole game.

    Review of "Tales of Zestiria"

    Graphic/Art: 7.5

    Music/Sounds: 8.5

    Narrative/Performance:6

    Gameplay: 5

    Score: 6.7 (-0.3)
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  5. Jul 18, 2020
    6
    An average JRPG, not great but not terrible. The turn based combat is not particularly deep like in other JRPG but still fun to play. TheAn average JRPG, not great but not terrible. The turn based combat is not particularly deep like in other JRPG but still fun to play. The graphics and art design are quite average and the plot is ok but not particularly interesting. Expand
  6. Oct 21, 2015
    4
    HORRIBLE camera controls. There's huge amounts of mouse acceleration, the camera sways like crazy. Almost unusable with m+kb.

    Graphics are
    HORRIBLE camera controls. There's huge amounts of mouse acceleration, the camera sways like crazy. Almost unusable with m+kb.

    Graphics are ported straight from PS3-era, the graphics options dont matter much. UI is bad, ported straight from the console version as well, doesn't work well at all on PC.

    Combat is a godawful mess. Here's how combat works:

    You can only move forwards and backwards by pressing W or S. You have to only spam the left mouse button, and your character does a basic combo. Thats it.

    I got tired of this crap after the second fight and uninstalled. Yet another horrible console port JRPG, with combat even more simplistic than Dynasty Warriors.

    Do not buy.
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  7. Dec 26, 2016
    0
    Paso 1: Cierra los ojos.
    Paso 2: Pulsa el mismo boton (atacar) una y otra vez.
    Paso 3: Espera hasta que salga el sonido que indica que
    Paso 1: Cierra los ojos.
    Paso 2: Pulsa el mismo boton (atacar) una y otra vez.
    Paso 3: Espera hasta que salga el sonido que indica que ganaste la batalla.
    Paso 4: Camina avanzando por los pasillos y repite cada vez que encuentres una batalla.
    Paso 5: Disfruta de haberte terminado el juego.
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