Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
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  1. Feb 21, 2023
    Symphonia regenerated the traditional RPG structure with smartly designed battle mechanics and well-fleshed out cast of characters. It remains a favorite of mine to this day and I’m glad to get the opportunity to experience it again, even if this re-release can never truly recapture the original effect it had on me. The remaster translates the regenerative nature of Symphonia competently, but this is the kind of game that deserves a remaster that goes the extra mile.
  2. Feb 28, 2023
    Tales of Symphonia Remastered is an RPG worth your while. While the lack of extras and a locked 30FPS frame rate might deter series veterans from giving this game another go, the heartwarming story and colorful visuals still hold up well and is worth recommending even after nearly two decades.
  3. Feb 15, 2023
    Tales of Symphonia Remastered remains one of the best titles in the "Tales of" series to this day. Although the passing of the years hasn't forgiven it, it's still a game with a story full of interesting twists and a good battle system. As a remaster it is only limited to the graphical facelift, but it is forgiven for what it offers by itself.
  4. Feb 15, 2023
    The game keeps its lovely charm and a huge and ambitious setting, but not all the game mechanics hold a candle to today's standards. The visual improvements are pretty poor and the even worsened some aspects like the frame rate. Nonetheless, it's an interesting experience for any JRPG fan.
  5. If you’re a JRPG fan either looking to return to Symphonia or experience the story for the first time, Tales of Symphonia Remastered is a great way to do it. It might get a couple of strikes for being an “imperfect” experience, but it’s still a quality one.
  6. Feb 25, 2023
    A challenging but immersive game that it always ways - feeling more rewarding the more you invest in its unique combat system and story with larger-than-life characters.
  7. Feb 19, 2023
    Tales of Symphonia returns to the market with a rather lazy remastered. The combat system has aged badly and the polygonal models deserve more, but it still remains one of the most exciting chapters of the Tales of franchise ever.
  8. Feb 15, 2023
    Close to two decades later, Tales of Symphonia Remastered is a reminder of how neatly crafted the original GameCube and PS2 title was. Barring a few rough edges, this is still a great action RPG, full of charm and character. The only real downside is that the remaster itself leaves a lot to be desired.
  9. Mar 16, 2023
    If you overcome rough presentation, low-res cut-scenes and a bit clunky interface, you can expect very solid plot, excellent characters, party banter, interesting world and intense boss fights. Still, this title is not fully fulfilling remaster promise and many fans expected a bit more.
  10. Mar 3, 2023
    Tales of Symphonia Remastered tries to bring all the experience lived by the players in the past. However, the dated work fails to deliver what it promises and ends up serving only as an average game, without the true brilliance that the franchise has.
  11. 65
    Tales of Symphonia Remastered shows exactly why it's a classic game: a fine story with plenty of heart and consequence. Gameplay even lets you make it as simple or involved as you wish. Navigation is a terrible chore, though, and the remastered efforts feel too much like a basic port to be anything else.
  12. Feb 15, 2023
    While on the one hand we understand and appreciate Bandai Namco's decision to bring Tales of Symphonia to as many platforms as possible, in order to allow new generations to (re)discover one of the most important chapters of the franchise, on the other hand we strongly believe that such a lazy remastering is not the most effective (nor the most respectful) method to re-propose a great classic of the past and celebrate its twentieth anniversary. Except for the Switch version, which for its part can leverage portability, if you have a PlayStation 3 or in any case a gaming PC there is not a single reason why you could prefer the new remastered to the package entitled Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, which in addition to the base game also included its direct sequel. In short, this second remasterd is indicated only to anyone who does not have the aforementioned platforms and to those who wish to use them in handheld.
  13. Feb 16, 2023
    A missed opportunity for an emblematic title of the RPG genre. A pointless remaster that leaves the original in a bad place.
  14. Mar 7, 2023
    Tales of Symphonia Remastered isn’t going to win any awards. It’s a soulless cash grab that has come with as little effort by Bandai Namco as possible. If you’re a die-hard fan, there may be something here for you, but really you’re just paying for the nostalgia hit. Those who didn’t play the original and are looking to pick up and enjoy a slice of video game history should let this one go past — there will hopefully be another iteration of this in a few years’ time and maybe they’ll put more effort into that one.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 6 out of 8
  1. Feb 19, 2023
    Pretty well made "Demaster". GameCube version from 20 years ago has less glitches and runs at 60 fps...

    Metroid Prime Remastered has the
    Pretty well made "Demaster". GameCube version from 20 years ago has less glitches and runs at 60 fps...

    Metroid Prime Remastered has the same price point. Bandai Namco should be ashamed for releasing that kind of crappy port.
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  2. Mar 1, 2023
    After the bare bones verion on PS3, i was really looking foward to this. Unfortunately BANCO did a horrible job with this "remaster".After the bare bones verion on PS3, i was really looking foward to this. Unfortunately BANCO did a horrible job with this "remaster". Compressed audio, 1080p without any type of AA, and 30 FPS.Transition screens take up to 5 secs to load and there's visual glitches.
    A horrible port of an amazing game.
    Play it on GameCube or mod it on PC to remove the 30FPS cap if you have the option.
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  3. Feb 26, 2023
    ✅Primeiramente gostaríamos de agradecer a Bandai Namco Brasil por ter disponibilizado a chave gratuita do jogo para que, possamos trazer✅Primeiramente gostaríamos de agradecer a Bandai Namco Brasil por ter disponibilizado a chave gratuita do jogo para que, possamos trazer conteúdo para o canal e o site blog Dan e Van Analisam. Ficamos muito felizes pelo voto de confiança no nosso trabalho. Muito obrigado.

    ➡️ Data de lançamento inicial: 13 de fevereiro de 2023
    ➡️Plataformas: PlayStation 4, Xbox One e Nintendo Switch
    ➡️Desenvolvedor: Bandai Namco Entertainment România
    ➡️Gêneros: Action RPG
    ➡️Tales of Symphonia segue um garoto chamado Lloyd Irving enquanto ele acompanha o Escolhido em uma aventura mundial. A Escolhida, Colette, instruída pela profecia divina, deve "regenerar" o mundo para acabar com a guerra, a fome e o ódio. Parece uma tarifa JRPG padrão, mas a história é mais sombria e muito mais complexa do que inicialmente deixa transparecer. Apesar de tentar fazer a coisa certa, Lloyd e seus companheiros são confrontados com dilemas morais que muitas vezes deixam um rastro de destruição para trás. O que torna a história tão eficaz é como ela raramente foge das consequências das ações de nossos heróis. Os conflitos raramente são resolvidos de maneira organizada, e a história é melhor por isso. Essa e história principal, objetivo e você realizar profecia que você deve regenerar o mundo, para não prologar história, poder acabar dando spoiler.


    ➡️Joguei por 5 horas no Playstation 4 e minha experiência inicial foi muito boa. Deu uma baita lembrança da época do Playstation 2. Me trouxe boas lembranças das experiências que tive com “Tales of the Abyss”, “Tales of Berseria”, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition”, dentre outros. Quem viveu essa fase do RPG clássico(raiz), sabe do que estou falando. Falo de um tempo que não tínhamos guia de missão ou rastreamento.

    No jogo existem muitos diálogos, sendo assim, alguns NPC’s podem dar dicas aonde você deve ir sendo próximo ao vilarejo ou alguma outra cidade. Importante prestar bastante a atenção nesse ponto.

    Quem está acostumado a jogar com várias acessibilidades, pode passar um pouco de dificuldade jogando pela primeira vez esse tipo de jogo. Quando era criança, usava as revistas que tinham de detonado e também um guia passo a passo para jogar sem tanta dificuldade. É um jogo bem nostálgico, então vale a pena dar uma “volta no tempo” e relembrar o RPG clássico.....

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