Customer Ratings & Reviews
Customer ratings & reviews
One of the best JRPG's for Xbox 360 ReturnsPosted
Tales of Vesperia is one of the best JRPG's released for the Xbox 360 and one of the best entries in the Tales series. It was criminal that it was locked to one system, but now it has gotten a remaster for all of the modern consoles that includes additional content that was originally only found in the Japanese PS3 version (extra characters, etc). My main criticism is that they didn't bring back Troy Baker to voice Yuri's new lines, instead bringing in another guy, so Yuri's dialogue throughout the game sounds disjointed (they kept the old lines and recorded new ones with a different actor, it sounds awful and lazy). Other than that, I highly recommend picking this up if you like RPG's with action combat and a heavy dose of (well executed) anime tropes. Oh, and you can fight battles with 4-player co-op, but since only player 1 drives, it might be a little boring for everyone outside of combat.
I would recommend this to a friend
Terrifically translated PS3 Tales game.Posted
Most people already know about Vesperia, as it is highly regarded as the best in the series. I will start off by saying this is the same version that was featured on the PS3 in 2009, only this time around it is fully translated, without the need of a the "Fan Translation Patch" that only a people with a hack PS3 and Vesperia eboot could use. Vesperia still has a remarkable charm and has aged extraordinarily well, and also happens to be my favorite in the series. The world map, great combat, soundtrack, art direction, bosses, robust content, the cast, just everything, makes for a well rounded experience. If you have never played Vesperia, but have played some of the newer Tales games, I will say that while the combat does not feel to dated, some of the newer Tales games have perfected the combat, so it may feel a little stiff to some. No matter how much we try to give Vesperia justice and talk about the great things, we are talking about a game that is 10 years old. However, even with that being said, I think that the combat only falls behind Xilla 2 and Hearts R, mostly do the the aerial combat not being as versatile. With all that aside, it still stands the test of time. I will try to list all the added content not found in the 360 version. As someone who has played the PS3 and 360 version, I will say that there is a "profound" difference, and that the upgrade is more than worth it. Also lets not forget to mention that for the first time ever, dual audio has been added! -Features full voice acting which is almost double the size of the original script. -Features various new characters such as Flynn and Patty. -New mini-games such as a racing mini-game for Repede. -New subplots, skits and main game quests as well as side quests. -New songs added to the games soundtrack. -Remodeled towns and new towns and dungeons. -New bosses such as the Sword Dancer from previous Tales games and others. -Players are able to replay boss fights at Nam Cobanda Isle. -Higher Overlimit levels up to 8. -More Mystic Artes including a Dual Mystic Arte with Yuri and Flynn. -New artes, skills and equipment for characters. -The "Artes Ball" which allows an additional 8 Artes shorcuts to be assigned. -Features a wide variety of new character costumes. -Includes a scene-skip feature and ability to pause anime cutscenes. -Added Team Arena in the Coliseum which also has new battles and modes. -Can now run around the world as Repede. -Improved AI. -New Attachments. -New grade shop options to retain Fell Arm Kills. -More trophies.
I would recommend this to a friend