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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: 88 out of 113
  2. Negative: 12 out of 113
  1. Jun 2, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. VAMOS LA
    antes de fazer a analise desse jogo , eu esperei zerar parar dar minha opinião e depois de exatas 116 horas( apenas a historia principal ) de jogo eu posso dizer , para mim esse é o melhor jogo da franquia Tales que eu joguei até o momento.
    se você gosta de jogos JRPG esse jogo é pra você , se você gosta da franquia Tales esse jogo é perfeito pra você, se você gosta de historia e personagens bem construidos, esse certamente é um jogo pra você.
    não ouve nada nesse jogo que não gostei. personagem com total aprofundamento, variação de monstros, vilões muito bem usados, varios plotes , momentos de tristeza e um final digno.

    uma coisa que eu digo é que todos o personagens são interessantes, não tem um que você vire a cara e diga que odio , e não quer usar no seu time, a liberdade de coisas que você pode fazer é vasta depois de um tempo de jogo, e uma dica que eu dou, AUMENTE A DIFICULDADE DO JOGO COM FORME VOCÊ VAI PEGANDO O JEITO DO JOGO, digo isso pois a maior graça e diversão do jogo acaba sendo jogar na dificuldades mais difíceis, mas se estiver muito dificil , não se force a jogar nela e abaixe a dificuldade pois se não isso pode estressar.

    UMA DICA: Sempre que você ver uma balão com ( ! ), va e fale com o npc , isso pode contar alguma historia extra sobre os personagem , o que da muito mais vida a eles.

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  2. Feb 9, 2017
    10
    Game totally blew me away. The story is spectacular, velvet the protagonist is a total bad ass.. . .the story has a dark vibe and is prettyGame totally blew me away. The story is spectacular, velvet the protagonist is a total bad ass.. . .the story has a dark vibe and is pretty deep. Got really attached and emotionally involved with all the party members. Graphics are decent. Combat is awesome. Super fast and fluid, smooth as hell really and its pretty beefy in depth. In all honesty this game smokes FFXV and i liked that game a lot. This is one of the best RPGs ive ever played. The story is so good and the game is huge with tons of narrative and new areas. If you want a JRPG dont bother with anything else, this is one of the best games ive played in a very long time. Another masterpiece from Bandai Namco. Expand
  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. May 26, 2017
    8
    Is this the best Tales game yet? You bet your ass it is.

    Better then Zestiria at least although I really liked the Xillia's though. But I
    Is this the best Tales game yet? You bet your ass it is.

    Better then Zestiria at least although I really liked the Xillia's though. But I will say that playing Zestiria before this game will make enjoying this game more of a pleasure since its a prequel to Zestiria and it explains alot of things about what happens in the future

    Story - The story revolves around Velvet Crowe who wants vengeance on Artorius Calabrande for the death of her younger brother. Eventually she joins a band of rogues - A Japanese Swordsman, A Malak, A Witch, A Pirate & An Exorcist who are all tied to the Abbey the organization that Artorius is from coincidentally. In the beginning it seems like some characters aren't tied to Velvet's goals but eventually you'll see how all these characters connect. From start to finish the story is filled with twists and very intriguing revelations.

    Characters - I love the cast but I honestly didn't think I would though especially for Magilou & Laphicet. But Magilou is hilarious in skits and her true identity signifies a bit of importance in the game. Laphicet while a kid and I usually don't like kids in Video Games is a very good character who grows to be amazing by the end of the game. My favorite character though is Eizen after that its Rokurou and then Velvet.

    Gameplay - Is less repetitive then Zestiria. Each button has a combo and enemy weaknesses play an important role on which combo you use based on elemental afflictions. For bosses its best to switch all attacks to the same elements for the best outcome. Overall gameplay is fun but a bit too easy sometimes. With the exception of some bonus bosses which kicked my ass on occasion.

    Soundtrack - Zestiria had one of the best OST's ever but this game is a bit lacking in that department with the exception of a few tracks. I love the songs that play in Ice Locations, the waterfall temple dungeon & the Earthpulse dungeon where Zaveid temporarily joins the party. Sadly I don't know the names of said songs. There's also a boss theme versus a dragon at the 3rd act of the game that I also liked. Overall not bad but not so great. I feel like Motoi Sakaruba is just tired and needs Go Shina to take over temporarily so he can compose the next Star Ocean and put way more effort into that then any Tales Game.

    Graphics - It has the Zestiria/Xillia Look but slightly better. I love the menu designs. Also Ufotable are the Gods of Animation Holy **** There responsible for the Animated Cutscenes and opening and both are amazing. Zestiria's opening is still better though.

    Cons - An annoying child character that joins you during the 2nd act not Laphicet she's story material but still annoying. Dungeons are a bit repetitive. I **** hate caves - the soundtrack for Caves sucks and they are unnecessarily long.

    Pros - Excellent Gameplay, Unique & Beautiful World also a Dark, Twisted World as well. Amazing Heroes and Villains. Lots of Bonus Content to do after the game is done and lots of callbacks to Zestiria. And lastly the story is phenomenal. Berseria is a good game and one fans and newcomers will enjoy. Till this day though Vesperia is my absolute favorite, I recommend that one too if you have an Xbox 360 as the main characters for both games are a bit similar in my opinion. I also recommend Tales of Xillia 1.
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  6. Jun 27, 2018
    8
    I think this game can really depend on the perspective you take going into it. I have cycled through a love-hate relationship with it but as II think this game can really depend on the perspective you take going into it. I have cycled through a love-hate relationship with it but as I progressed it fell firmly into a love category.

    The biggest positive I want to emphasise are the visuals. Whilst they seem cell-shaded and simplistic, I have often found myself pausing when entering a new area simply to take it all in. The colours are so vivid and vibrant that the world becomes a joy to venture through even if it can be repetitive or elongated.

    The gameplay is the 'marmite' of this game, as you can succeed through technical finesse or by button-mashing, however I see this as a forte of the game in being accessible for those of us (like me) who are new to the series whilst allowing more hard-core players to retain their control and micro-management elements.

    The soundtrack is very befitting; neither intrusive nor absent. It fits the bill for a typical JRPG but I doubt anyone will rush to seek it out ala FFX.

    Overall, this game seems to grow on me the more I play it. Like a typical JRPG, one should not give up on it within the first few hours. It can take a while but is very rewarding. However, this is nothing new to JRPGs and that is why I capped it at four stars; a great game but not the only great game of this genre and it doesn't quite stand out amongst the Persona 5 and Ni No Kuni of recent years. If anything this game is actually a tad too long. I completed it in just under 50 hours but the gameplay had become quite repetitive by that point and I just wanted to see the ending.

    If you're craving another JRPG, then definitely go for it. The humour and writing is excellent!
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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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