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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: 46 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Feb 17, 2017
    90
    Faster, smoother, and bursting at the seams with content, Berseria delivers a much needed kick to the series.
  2. Feb 13, 2017
    87
    With the best story since Abyss and the best cast of characters since Vesperia, Tales of Berseria is the best entry in Bandai Namco's flagship franchise for years.
  3. Jan 29, 2017
    85
    Tales of Berseria is one of the best JRPG with real-time battles you can find at the moment. It has its shortcomings, but you forget about them thanks to its narrative and gameplay.
  4. Jan 25, 2017
    80
    Tales of Berseria is a solid JRPG that doesn't excel in any one area but manages to hit all the marks well enough to be enjoyable. It's not ambitious and focuses on providing a pleasant experience. It suffers from being too easy and spending too much time clearing up its predecessor's flaws, but it's balanced by fast-paced combat and an entertaining cast. It's not going to change your world, but Tales fans should find a lot to like, and for casual players, it's a good introduction to the franchise.
  5. Jan 30, 2017
    80
    While it may take a while to grasp, Tales of Berseria also has one of the most satisfying combat systems I’ve seen from a JRPG in a while. It’s easily the first must-have JRPG of 2017.
  6. 75
    Berseria is in many ways just another Tales Of game. The combat feels familiar, the environments are non-distinct and the cooking system isn’t anything special or new. What carries this entry is its narrative, the characters, and how the game explores the consumptive and destructive nature of revenge as a motivator. It’s an interesting RPG story wrapped in decent, if not exciting, surrounding elements. An alright RPG I’m certainly glad I played.
  7. Jan 26, 2017
    60
    A much more interesting story and lead character than usual for the series, but the weak script and aging combat system fail to make the most of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 110
  2. Negative: 12 out of 110
  1. Jun 19, 2021
    10
    I always been a tales of fan but this game takes the cake. I love the dark theme and twists. Really fun playing through!
  2. Feb 13, 2017
    10
    despues de haber jugado muchos jrpg desde sega genesis hasta la actual ps4 , debo decir que Tales of berseria es uno de los mejores jrpg en ladespues de haber jugado muchos jrpg desde sega genesis hasta la actual ps4 , debo decir que Tales of berseria es uno de los mejores jrpg en la historia, todo el sistema de juego es una maravilla, que incluye lo mejor de cada tales of, la historia es simplemente magnifica, desde el comienzo te invaden emociones y lo unico que quieres es acompañar a Velvet en la busca de esa codiciada venganza.

    Historia politica, de amor y de valores. este juego es simplemente perfecto.

    MASTERPIECE!
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  3. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    It is so amazing to be playing another tales game. Coming off zestiria with tempered expectations, i was blown away by how amazing this was.It is so amazing to be playing another tales game. Coming off zestiria with tempered expectations, i was blown away by how amazing this was. They truly outdid theirselves with Berseria. Each character is fleshed out, and the soundtrack really set the aumbiance. The opening this time was beautifully crafted (Flow always does the best work) and the story has you walking the thin line between good and bad, and the story pulls at the feels. definately worth the money Expand
  4. Jul 24, 2021
    9
    This game is one of the best JRPGs in the last gen. This game's story and gameplay is hands down the best one in Tales of series and it wasThis game is one of the best JRPGs in the last gen. This game's story and gameplay is hands down the best one in Tales of series and it was great to see the strong woman protagonist with unique backstory. Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2017
    8
    Well I just got finished with the main story, took me about 60 hours with some sidequesting inbetween:

    The good: Great combat. Amazing
    Well I just got finished with the main story, took me about 60 hours with some sidequesting inbetween:

    The good:
    Great combat.
    Amazing characters.
    Amazing story
    Magilou
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  6. Jul 20, 2018
    8
    This is by far the best JRPG game I've played for a long time. The story is great with enjoyable character and a very deep story that may notThis is by far the best JRPG game I've played for a long time. The story is great with enjoyable character and a very deep story that may not fit a younger audience. Its dark and intriguing story with a fun game play. I do admit though that I didn't get "good" at the combat but it was fun and I did find it fun to explore and do the side-quests.
    This is a great game to play from the Tales series and I hope to see more of such varieties.
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  7. Apr 3, 2020
    0
    this game can pretty much be summed up with the sentence "sometime's i'm angry, other times i'm less angry". now, if that didn't make it clearthis game can pretty much be summed up with the sentence "sometime's i'm angry, other times i'm less angry". now, if that didn't make it clear enough, the story is questionable at best. beyond that, the graphics aren't something a person should expect beyond early ps3. the game play? technically, that can also be summed up by my initial quote. i'm not even sure if the companions DO anything, and i'm fairly certain your monstrous hand does all the work. as a more personal issue, i found ingredient collection and weapon creation to be the most tedious i've ever seen in a game. one ingredient in particular can only be obtained from breaking weapons/armor that don't have a buff effect and it's a basic upgrade material that's "most easily" obtainable that way. due to "perks" you get as you continue the game it makes it even harder to get un-buffed equipment. not to mention they are entirely random. you want to focus on a specific build? not if your equipment doesn't allow you to. lastly, due to how the weapon experience bar works, it makes it feel even less pleasant upgrading or changing equipment. Expand

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