- Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
- Release Date: Jan 11, 2019
- Also On: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- 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
- Developer: Bandai Namco Games
- Genre(s): Role-Playing, Action RPG
- # of players: Online Multiplayer
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Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition Gameplay Reveal Trailer | E3 2018 Press Conference
Positive: 26 out of 27
Mixed: 1 out of 27
Negative: 0 out of 27
Jan 9, 2019Tales 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.
Jan 23, 2019Tales 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.
Jan 16, 2019Tales 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.
Jan 16, 2019A 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.
Feb 26, 2019All 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.
Jan 22, 2019At 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.
Jan 9, 2019It 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.
Positive: 21 out of 37
Mixed: 15 out of 37
Negative: 1 out of 37
Jan 14, 2019The long awaited Complete Version of Tales of Vesperia!
It feel SO GOOD to finally have a lot of costumes to unlock, finally a lots ofThe 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.… Expand
Jul 31, 2022After playing Phantasia, Symphonia and Abyss, I must say this Tales of has surprised me for good. The character is so original for a JRPG andAfter playing Phantasia, Symphonia and Abyss, I must say this Tales of has surprised me for good. The character is so original for a JRPG and the story keeps you sticked to it with every event that happends through the game. The gameplay is very good and has a lot of possibilities never seen in old titles.… Expand
Feb 14, 2019New to the Tales series and waited to grab this since the first promotion dropped. I could not be happier, the port looks great and the combatNew to the Tales series and waited to grab this since the first promotion dropped. I could not be happier, the port looks great and the combat system is very unique. I have been waiting for a good RPG to put hours into since grinding +300 hours in both xc2 and botw. The fact this game is a 10 year old port is nuts, aside from the battle music, I enjoy everything about this game. I am looking forward to more Tales ports and new titles. Hot dog the switch is an RPG Machine!… Expand
Sep 21, 2021Tales of Vesperia is my first trip into this franchise. After being swallowed by near 70 hours of gameplay, I can definitely say that this isTales of Vesperia is my first trip into this franchise. After being swallowed by near 70 hours of gameplay, I can definitely say that this is a must play for RPG fans.
Like most RPGS, the artstyle is the first thing hurled at you once you boot it up. I'm glad to say that this game is beautiful. Not only the many environments you'll visit looks great, but character design, anime cutscenes and music are very good.
The charismatic cast of character also helps. Yuri, the protagonist, for example, may look like your typical anti-hero cliché guy, but as the story unravels, you find out that he's a bit more complex than than your standard main anime guy. In fact, most of your party members are fairly well-written, with good plots, believable motifs and an overarching development over the game's 3 acts. Patty, the definitive edition's new addition, should be enough to convince you to spend time here.
It's a pitty that, although the cast is great, the writing and pacing do not help the overall storytelling. This lighthearted story is good. It actually goes a bit deeper than most regular RPGS, but the RIDICULOUS amount of not so compelling dialogues and slow interactions kinda kills the game's rhythm. And while the story is compelling, its supposedly epic moments are somewhat dull. I blame the pacing. Vesperia kinda outstays its welcome, which is a shame for a game so good.
But while playing this gargantuan game, you'll experience one of the best gameplays that action RPGs of its time had to offer. The battle system definitely carries a bunch of shortcomings and limitations, but it works surprisingly well. Organizing your party and skills feels strategical, buying and synthesizing equipment and items is nice, boss battles are challenging, the game often gets tactical and intense, the AI works neatly, dungeons are simplistic and well-designed and pulling the right combos at the right time is addictive. It's all too fun. This game is from the XBOX 360 era, but yells PS2 RPG. And that is a fantastic compliment, in my opinion.
The thing is, being a product of its time, Vesperia's gameplay is filled with limitations and archaic design flaws. If you like to nitpick, you might easily fall off the wagon.
The combat takes a while to get used to, movement is stiff, difficulty spikes towards the end can make it a little grindy, getting mobbed and stunlocked in any fight IS a thing, you have to wait the enemy get up so you can damage it again, there are PLENTY of enemy reskins instead of new ones and not every dungeon is fun.
And then there are the sidequests. Probably the most notable problem with the game. They are missable, clueless for no reason and, sometimes, rather unrewarding.
Yet, Tales of Vesperia holds up reasonably well. I'm glad I got to play such an intriguing RPG. Its shortcomings and pacing issues may not be for everybody, but the game constantly compensates you for playing and spending time with this remarkable cast.
Play this game. It has Patty in it. Do it for her.… Expand
Jan 12, 2021The idea to port this game to the Nintendo Switch was good. The graphics are not bad at all, they fit into the roster of other Switch gamesThe idea to port this game to the Nintendo Switch was good. The graphics are not bad at all, they fit into the roster of other Switch games graphics-wise. It runs smoothly in 60fps and has an interesting story, that get's a bit complicated and weird at times but all such aspects are presented in a pace that one can understand what is going on (in comparison to e.g. FF13 that throws many terms like N'Cieth etc. on you without explaining them at all). The story is very JRPG-like but overall interesting, the combat system was a bit boring in the beginning, but when I understood it it was quite funny, even though on "Normal" difficulty, you can do most fights without even looking at your display. Would definitely recommend to play this game on "Hard". If you like other JRPGs and have no issue with a real time fighting system, there's a high chance you will like this game. I played neither leisurely nor quickly and needed around 52 h to beat it, but I probably not explore everything that is in the world, but around 80% I think.… Expand
Sep 6, 2019The story is great and characters are impressive. The combat system is not my type but it got better and better by keeping playing it.
Dec 15, 2021Just 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.… Expand