Namco Bandai, catching on that we liked us some Tales of Symphonia, announced plans to release a compilation celebrating the game’s 10th anniversary. Subtitled as Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, this will include high-definition remasters of both Symphonia and its sequel Dawn of the New World.
Scheduled for an October 10 release in Japan, Chronicles will reach North America and Europe in early 2014.
After completing Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, it occurred to me that the monster system really could have been explained better. So this week on the Strategy Session, we’re going to take a closer look at this subsystem, and what it takes to build a truly dangerous monster. Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World’ »
The main features of Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World are an engaging and solidly balanced combat system, and a somewhat overbearing and at times saccharine story. In this, it is a fairly typical Tales game. That isn’t to say ToS:DotNW is a bad game — on the contrary, the game is quite well constructed — merely that it comes off as a bit derivative, particularly where the story is concerned. ToS:DotNW does try a number of new things with the series with varying levels of success, but overall, it’s unlikely that anyone who already has an opinion about the Tales series will find their position swayed one way or the other due to this game. Continue reading ‘Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World – Staff Review’ »
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