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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii)

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii)
alaScore 86

101 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and graphics. The design and gameplay also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Wii)

 

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World is a lighthearted action role-playing game that reacquaints fans of the GameCube original with a wealth of familiar locations and faces. Although those who appreciated its predecessor's lovable characters and...

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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

 

Everything you love (or hate) about classic RPGs. The Tales series is one of the oldest and most beloved amongst fans of JRPGs. One of the main reasons is because...

Good combat system ; Quick world map navigation ; Monster hunting adds a lot to the game

Poor presentation ; Sloppy translation ; Too prototypical for some

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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

 

It's no secret I'm a huge Tales fan. I've played almost all of the series and have even imported some that were not released outside of Japan. Out of all of them, Tales of Symphonia is my favourite. So it shouldn't shock anyone that I couldn't wait to...

If you can actually make it through the corny dialogue, uninteresting story, repetitive level design and horrible voice acting to the end of the game then you deserve a virtual cookie. This is a watered-down version of a Tales game and barely deserves...

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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

 

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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

 

The Tales series is quite the force to be reckoned with when you're discussing the role-playing genre. The franchise has carved a slice out of the market over the years and it's to the point now where it's giving leaders such as Dragon Quest and Final...

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World is a worth-while role-playing effort for the Wii. It's a true successor to the original title for the GameCube with a continuing story and improved gameplay elements. Unfortunately if you have played other,...

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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

 

Slowing things down...

Dawn of the New World is by no means a fast-paced game. The story is sluggish, as are the loading times. Heck, the loading times often span several seconds. Bundle this with the linear feel of the game and you have got yourself a huge disappointment....

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Annoyances and an uninspired monster breeding system make the sequel nowhere close to as good as the original.

Free-movement battle system is fun ; Four-player co-op during battles ; A bonus for GameCube Tales owners

Monster capturing system doesn't add much to the game ; Your party never feels like a party ; Emil Castagnier, the most pathetic hero ever to grace an RPG

Why must you nerds import your vocabulary into the discussion! at least KDR was nice enough to provide definitions!

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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

 

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (DotNW) is a rarity among RPGs in that it is a true follow-up to a previous title, in this case the GameCube's best-selling Tales of Symphonia (ToS). Like Square-Enix's better-known Final Fantasy series,...

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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

 

While the original Tales of Symphonia on Gamecube is a gem in the history of rpgs, this revamp of the story didn't quite live up to its name. Don't get me wrong the game was still good compared to the rest of the garbage on the Wii, but it just isn't...

The game was OK, nothing spectacular. It was a good story with lovable characters and a fun but fidgety battle system. While not the best game, it definitely should be considered one of the highlights on the Wii.

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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World - Wii Reviews - The Armchair Empire

 

It's no easy task to make a sequel when the first installment was such a big hit. Many games and movies tend to fall short of the expectations placed on them, or worse, are just flops. This is especially difficult when a game is known for bringing a...

Skits still have the same charm as always; 4-player multiplayer battle sequence

Too many cutscenes; Linear gameplay; Pact system and Item synthesis feel tacked on