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  • Summary: In this newest title, the feelings such as "preserving one's faith", "saving their precious ones" and the destiny of raising the storm between three countries which form the setting, are portrayed. The PS3 version shows the story more in depth having many new elementsIn this newest title, the feelings such as "preserving one's faith", "saving their precious ones" and the destiny of raising the storm between three countries which form the setting, are portrayed. The PS3 version shows the story more in depth having many new elements including a "Lineage to the Future Episode" where a new tale after the main story is told. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Apr 5, 2012
    91
    Overall, ToGf is a fun RPG with an absolute ton of things to do through the game.
  2. Sep 14, 2012
    88
    The real-time battles offer countless variations, you enjoy a lot of freedom. The monumental story about the power of true friendship delivers memorable moments full of humour and drama. One of the best role-playing experiences on the PS3.
  3. Mar 23, 2012
    85
    It is heads and shoulders above all of the other JRPGs to release this year and may be one of the best on the PS3. There are things that could have been better but otherwise it's solid. Plus it gives you incentive to play through the whole game again.
  4. Apr 16, 2012
    80
    Tales of Graces f is a by-the-numbers JRPG with a top-notch battle system.
  5. Aug 31, 2012
    77
    Rote it may be in many regards, but an involving, tactical and – most importantly – welcome battle system makes Tales Of Graces f stand out from the me-too crowd of JRPGs. Imperfect, certainly not for everyone, but good fun.
  6. Sep 17, 2012
    70
    Even though Tales of Graces F doesn't deliver anything new to the genre, it conveys a nostalgic experience with its high recognition value.
  7. Apr 4, 2012
    50
    Despite its engaging combat, Tales of Graces f fails to distinguish itself from so many other JRPGs that have the exact same elements and handle them much better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 88
  2. Negative: 4 out of 88
  1. Mar 24, 2012
    10
    this game isthis game is coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool Expand
  2. Mar 17, 2012
    10
    Tales of Graces is what a JRPG shall give the players, solid and clear story, variant of characters, good battle system and good set-up, itTales of Graces is what a JRPG shall give the players, solid and clear story, variant of characters, good battle system and good set-up, it may lacks at some points, but at an era where the JRPG suffers lack of originality this game comes to prove again that JRPG can keep the fans happy as simple as it may get Expand
  3. Mar 14, 2012
    10
    I was a bit put off by the apparent focus on friendship, but Tales of Graces f has really surprised me thanks to its mix of intrigues, war andI was a bit put off by the apparent focus on friendship, but Tales of Graces f has really surprised me thanks to its mix of intrigues, war and good character development. The world is vibrant and interesting to explore, the battle system is far deeper than the previous entries and the customization using titles is fantastic. I have already clocked 15 hours in less than two days, and I can't wait to see more and to have more localized Tales games! Expand
  4. Feb 2, 2021
    9
    Game: Tales of Graces F
    Genre: Action RPG
    Developer: Namco Tales Studios Publisher: Bandai Namco System: Playstation 3 (PS3) Year of
    Game: Tales of Graces F
    Genre: Action RPG
    Developer: Namco Tales Studios
    Publisher: Bandai Namco
    System: Playstation 3 (PS3)
    Year of Release: 2012
    Length of Playthrough: 70 hours

    Total Score: 94/100
    Value Score: 9.4/10

    • Story: 9/10
    • Characters: 9/10
    • GamePlay: 10/10
    • Graphics: 8/10
    • Sound: 10/10
    • Music: 9/10
    • Length: 10/10
    • Replay Value: 10/10
    • Player Value: 9/10

    Pros
    +Lineage and Legacies sequel story added to this version compared to original Wii version
    +Very lengthy base game (about 55 hours) and the extra story gives a decent amount of extra playthrough (15 hours)
    +Great cast and story with a ton of voice acting
    +Great combat system
    +New Game+ with a ton of replayability

    Cons
    -Not as visually appealing to other PS3 Tales series titles due to the original being a Wii game, assets and visuals not as good looking
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  5. Sep 23, 2019
    8
    Good graphisms, scenario and play. Why only 8 ? too much invisibles boundaries on the road and not enough skins.
  6. Jan 16, 2013
    8
    The first Tales of Graces i have played and i think the first in the series available in europe.
    The Tales series is a well known franchaise
    The first Tales of Graces i have played and i think the first in the series available in europe.
    The Tales series is a well known franchaise in japanese rpgs. And is very popular with japanes players. The characters are likeable and the animation and graphics are high quality with an overall manga look too the drawing style. The story is one of knights and kings and politcal intrigue that is actually a more adult tale than it first appears following the main characters form childhood to adult the story spans thru the generations. the early hours of the game slowly introduce all the skills and things you can do within the game which helps as there is a lot of complex stuff in Tales. a pot to try out recipies that may or may not produce a new type of sword or armor, health potion ,or food, and ore gems that raise the defence and attack,elemental powers of youre arrmor and weapons. the battle system is simple to begin with then building up to excellent master strikes that look great. You also gain titles for how many monsters you kill or how often you use a certain weapon. Equiping these titles will also adjust and change various stats and moves that are available allowing you to grow youre favorite attack moves. Some reviewers said that you cant grind or level up your character but you can and mosters reapear almost instantly allowing you to fight them again or avoid them if you so wish. over-all Tales of Graces is a pleasant surprise and a nice way to introduce the series to europe. Recommended for Jrpg players and one of the few good ones available.
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  7. Jun 25, 2020
    1
    Terrible voice acting, cliched story, bad characters, bad graphics, and a just plain over-hyped battle system. All flash no substance. I'veTerrible voice acting, cliched story, bad characters, bad graphics, and a just plain over-hyped battle system. All flash no substance. I've played every 3D tales of, and this is one of the only two I haven't finished. It does nothing to reel you in, it has no compelling elements and doesn't have anything that another Tales of game doesn't do better. Not to mention all the other games you could have bought and not wasted money on. Expand

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