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  • Summary: Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of this RPG with new fully playable characters, events and other additional content never released outside of Japan. Follow Yuri Lowell, a former Imperial Knight, as he befriends a colorful cast of characters throughoutTales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of this RPG with new fully playable characters, events and other additional content never released outside of Japan. Follow Yuri Lowell, a former Imperial Knight, as he befriends a colorful cast of characters throughout the world of Terca Lumireis and finds himself in the middle of a nefarious plot that threatens the destruction of the entire planet. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Jan 9, 2019
    100
    Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition is a worthy purchase for anyone that enjoyed the original or simply anyone that enjoys heartfelt, compelling RPGs. There’s enough new content — weaved in with remastered visuals and remixed locations — to appease even the most stingy of Remaster skeptics out there.
  2. 90
    Tales of Vesperia is the first Tales game that I’ve put significant time into since the original PlayStation, and frankly the Switch has made it so I can’t finish super-long RPGs without some sort of portability. If you’re looking for a jumping-in point for the series, Vesperia is the way to go.
  3. Jan 16, 2019
    85
    Tales of Vesperia is one of my favorite Tales games and one of my favorite games from the last generation. While Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition could have benefitted from some quality of life improvements found in newer Tales games, the remastered version still holds up as one of the best Tales games available. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a must-have for fans of the original release due to its new characters and is a great entry point for anyone new to the Tales series as well.
  4. Jan 16, 2019
    80
    A nice rehearsal of the best "Tales of" chapter. Very nice if it's the first time you play it, superfluous if you already played the original version.
  5. Feb 26, 2019
    80
    All in all, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a solid remaster of a fun and enjoyable JRPG. It has its flaws and foibles, including a relative weak final story arc and a somewhat inconsistent battle system, but it's one of the most popular Tales titles for a reason. It's plenty of fun to play, and fans of JRPGs will easily overlook the flaws for what is a genuinely enjoyable romp through an old game style.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    At the end of the day, traditional JRPG fans will get a kick out of this quirky mobile adventure, especially if you’ve been itching for something since Xenoblade 2. Similarly if you are a Tales fanatic, all of the DLC bits and bobs are included in the package. But if you are expecting something out of the norm, this probably isn’t the game for you.
  7. Jan 9, 2019
    70
    It isn’t a fantastic experience but hopefully post launch patches improve the visuals and the framerate. If you want to play this docked, get it on another platform.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Jan 14, 2019
    10
    The long awaited Complete Version of Tales of Vesperia!
    It feel SO GOOD to finally have a lot of costumes to unlock, finally a lots of
    The long awaited Complete Version of Tales of Vesperia!
    It feel SO GOOD to finally have a lot of costumes to unlock, finally a lots of sidequest to find out when you replay, finally a lots of optional content and bosses. I feel like this game gave me everything I wanted "more of" tales of symphonia.

    The characters are overall pretty good, Yuri put a great dynamic with the team and each character feel very distinct.

    Battle Wise the game is more clunky in first few hours than most tales of, but open up much more in the end, which gives a fantastic sense of progression through the game and in the challenge keeps up, to max level in the endgame challenges. Add to that 9 playable characters and you have the most diverse cast and a lot to learn if you want to vary your play style.

    Story wise it's pretty simple, it's mostly about people figure it out and an adventure in the classic sense, it wasn't as groundbreaking as other tales of, but servicable.

    As most tales of you can still have fantastic couch multiplayer, expect great replayability from the NG+, unlocked difficulties, numerous Ex dungeons, and a lots of things to unlock.

    If for some reason you don't like anime or JRPG in general, just pass on this game, for the other just buy it.
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  2. May 6, 2022
    10
    35 hours into the game and iam really enjoying it,the art style,the story and the gameplay is amazing the leveling system is classic which35 hours into the game and iam really enjoying it,the art style,the story and the gameplay is amazing the leveling system is classic which each level up increase your stats at auto and thats what i like about it ,its on sale for 10$ its 100% worth it,yea i remmber it may look bad at the screenshots but trust me you wont regret buying it if you are rpg or anime fan. Expand
  3. Jan 31, 2019
    9
    What can i say? 4 player multiplayer. A great 50+ hours story. Alot of side quest and much more. With the Nintendo switch you can take thisWhat can i say? 4 player multiplayer. A great 50+ hours story. Alot of side quest and much more. With the Nintendo switch you can take this game on the go and because of that this is the best version of the game. I love this game from the beginning to the very end. This game have alot of replay value and are totally worth 45$. It's not even a 60$ game. If you haven't played this game and own the system, now is your time. Perfect to play with your friends, partner or kids. The story is lovely, an action JRPG dream came true AGAIN. Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2021
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is an anime heavily inspired JRPG game published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment.

    You will play as Yuri Lowell, who was once a knight and didn’t believe in the justice system but sought to deal with injustice with his dirty hands. As the story develops, more people will join you to save the world, which is typical of a JRPG. The art work is okay-ish and the music is serviceable, overall. But, admittedly the OP music was a very brilliant part!

    In my playthrough, the first 10hrs or so of Tales was very good. But then the quality began to drop. But don’t worry it would pick up again and stayed consistently good and very engaging throughout. Basically, it had a very strong hook but struggled to set up and introduce the main story. However, the main plots frustrated me in a way that at first I thought I already beat the final boss but then another major plot was introduced. It was like that three times or so. Every one of it seemed to end smoothly. But then I realised there was more to explore and uncover! It was annoying and unsettling. It would be nice if they set aside the major plots for DLCs, didn’t end each one that smoothly or just dropped a hint that there would be more to the game. Also note that you have to pay attention to the conversations most of the time. Or you will get lost and do not know what to do or where to visit next.

    In this definitive edition, you will have access to various cosmetics/clothes for the characters. I did expect the game to look good but at some point the graphics turned blurry while certain parts weren’t voiced over either. I wonder if it was due to glitches or because they did not do a good job in porting the game. Though it didn’t bother me much, I think it’s still worth pointing out.

    I did beat the game. But I’m torn between giving it a solid 9 or a decent 7. Definitely, it can’t be an 8 for me. There were times when I was blown away by how amazing the game was and also times when I almost gave up playing it altogether. For now, I tentatively give it 7.8/10.
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  5. Feb 25, 2019
    7
    Cast: 10/10
    Story: 6/10
    Fun: 8/10
    Gameplay: 4/10

    Recommended
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  6. Apr 6, 2022
    6
    As a Tales game is good. I've had some problems trying to complete it, since every time I want to recap I find myself lost about what I haveAs a Tales game is good. I've had some problems trying to complete it, since every time I want to recap I find myself lost about what I have to do next. Not very friendly if you plan to play casual from time to time. Expand
  7. Dec 15, 2021
    4
    Just simply, not very good. Zestiria and Berseria are a lot better. Arise is worse though. Not sure you'll find any other Tales of on modernJust simply, not very good. Zestiria and Berseria are a lot better. Arise is worse though. Not sure you'll find any other Tales of on modern consoles. Zestiria would be my call for best. Hater's jump on Zestiria though. Zestiria's battle system is too hard and doesn't make sense etc. Absolutely true but it doesn't affect the gameplay at all. I am quite rubbish at games but still manage just fine. Zestiria has a lovely OST too.

    Arise is awful. Don't be fooled by the reviews.


    Ys games are better, especially games on the older engine, prior to Ys 8.
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