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Tales of the Abyss (PS2)

Tales of the Abyss (PS2)
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Jul, 2014

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Tales of the Abyss (PlayStation 2)

 

The Tales series of role-playing games might not quite have the clout of juggernauts like Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest, but with more than a dozen releases in just over 10 years, Namco Bandai's franchise is certainly prolific. Although some of the...

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Tales of the Abyss

 

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Great writing, sharp dialog, charming characters with rough edges ; Solid example of PS2 RPG graphics, if not an example of bleeding-edge into the next-gen ; Easy to use, yet still deep, action RPG combat system

Highly overused premise

Tales of the Abyss won’t be going toe-to-toe with Final Fantasy XII any time soon, but is a fun and entertaining tale in its own right.

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Tales of the Abyss - PS2 review at Thunderbolt Games

 

Meet Luke fon Fabre. He's the typical byproduct of the nobility social class, a teenager who is spoiled rotten and assumes that the world revolves around him. He lounges around the estate grounds all day, stuffing his face full of free meals, and...

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Tales of the Abyss

 

Much like the Suikoden franchise, Namco's Tales series has been an underground success. Granted the name is well known among gamers but as far as mainstream appeal goes it hasn't quite reached the popularity of Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest. It's not...

Tales of the Abyss is a solid RPG and quite possibly one of the best installments in the Tales franchise. Namco outdid themselves with this title and any RPG fan looking for something to drop over 60 hours on will fall in love. The tale is rich, the...

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Tales of the Abyss

 

With the holiday session coming fast upon us, there are a plethora of great games (and systems) coming out for gamers to choose from. Slipping in ahead of the rush, Namco Bandai has released another addition of its Tales franchise, this time being...

About 70+ hours after my hesitant start into this title, the game was drawing to an end. When I had begun, I was questioning whether I really wanted to play through the whole thing, but as the final battle was set before me, I found myself trying to...

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Tales of the Abyss

 

The classically hit-or-miss RPG series returns to the PS2 with, finally, a hit.

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Tales of the Abyss

 

The Tales franchise is a popular series in Japan, and has garnered a respectable following there. While most of the titles have been released exclusively for Japan, a number of them have also reached North American shores; Tales of Symphonia, Tales of...

A good title for 'Tales' fans; all others, rent first.

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Tales of the Abyss Review

 

Though not for everyone, Tales of the Abyss gets it right in all of the places it's supposed to.

Undoubtedly informative, these skits also represent one of the biggest annoyances with the game itself. Outside of the skits, the next bit of dialog won't appear until the player has tapped a button on the controller, but within the skits, there's no...

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Tales of the Abyss

 

Namco's newest Tales game is one RPG you'll gladly let yourself be sucked into.

Fun battles; great cast of characters; well-paced story development

Battles can become overly chaotic at times; disappointing visuals; obnoxious talking animal sidekick

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Tales of the Abyss

 

Another week, another epic RPG... and yep, this one's worth your time, too

Addictive battles: they're top-notch ; Beautiful world, interesting characters ; An adventure you can sink your teeth into

Too much jaw-flapping ; Annoying, frequent and long loading ; Half-baked character customization

If you're reading this article, we have a hunch you might be planning to pick up Final Fantasy XII. Let's face it: with such an epic coming out at the end of October, is it worth worrying about another RPG? We think so. Consider filling the three weeks...

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