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Tales Of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

by Bandai
Nintendo Wii
Teen
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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  • Classic Tales - Return to the world of Tales of Symphonia and discover the aftermath of the merging of the two worlds
  • Over 200 unique monsters - Capture, collect, and feed monsters as they grow, gain experience and even evolve into completely new, more powerful beasts
  • Enhanced for the Wii - Environments, characters and effects look better than ever
  • Evolved Battle System - The Tales RPG trademark real-time battle system returns with an all-new free run system, dynamic unison attacks and a strategic elemental system
  • It’s your Party - Customize the party with unlimited combinations of monsters and characters throughout the adventure. A decade of Tales - Celebrating the Tales 10 year anniversary in North America.

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  • ASIN: B0015HZLVK
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 11, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,836 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

A beloved classic returns! Set two years after the events of the original, best selling Gamecube RPG, Tales of Symphonia, embark on a new adventure in the world saved by Lloyd and his friends. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World follows the journey of two young heroes in a world of chaos as their fates intertwine with Lloyd, Colette, and Ratatosk, a summon spirit rumored to be the lord of all monsters. Retains the award-winning original’s dramatic storytelling, endearing characters and action-packed battle system along with new gameplay elements and functionality designed exclusively for the Wii Console. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World will sure to be an instant classic.

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48 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Fans of the Original, Otherwise... November 11, 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Pros:

+Good looking game
+Fun battle system
+Returning characters who do more than simply make an appearance
+For the most part, good voice acting

Cons:

-Battling can be a button mashing affair
-A slow story to start
-Too linear
-If you haven't played the first game the plot becomes harder to understand throughout and it is just harder to appreciate

When Tales of Symphonia debuted on the Gamecube, it became an unprecedented cult classic. Since then there have been several Tales games to come about, but none have hit the spark Tales of Symphonia did on the Gamecube. Fans of Tales of Symphonia will probably come to Dawn of the New World with open arms. Newcomers, however, might do best to play the original first.

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World takes place two years after the original. The story itself can seem a bit complicated at times. Mostly because there are a lot of things thrown in from the first game. In terms of being a sequel it's not bad in the sense that it brings in familiar faces who do more than just present a cameo, and that it also has you revisiting areas, but it also refers to the first game many times down the road. Needless to say, if you haven't played the first Tales of Symphonia, some of the story just might not click right away and you might even find some of it to be a mess. The original game had a lot to swallow and much of it you'll be expected to remember. It also doesn't help that the story isn't all that well paced. It takes a while for it to jump into things. Tales has never been great about jumping into the story, but for some reason it's a bigger problem with Dawn of the New World.

On the other hand, the characters in and of themselves are interesting.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have January 25, 2009
By Lexie
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is perfect if you are a fan of the first game. The first was better of course, but I still enjoyed this one immensely. I have spent a lot of time playing it with my brother and we both love it. I haven't finished the game yet, but my brother has on his file. So, here I'll go into details about the plot and game play. Then I'll go into some differences from the original.

PLOT:
This game takes place after the original ended. The world is a new place, Tethe'allans and Sylvrantis are now living together in one world. But it's not quite peaceful. Half-elves are hated and feared still and the Tethe'allans look down on the less advanced Sylvrantis.
It follows the story of a Sylvranti boy named Emil. He and Marta join up and go on an adventure to find and hatch the centurion's cores in order to bring balance to the world. Centurions are like the protectors/ stabilizers of the world's mana. You'll learn more about them in the game.
And that's the basic plot, without giving anything away, at least, nothing you don't find out in the first couple minutes of the game anyway.

GAME PLAY:
In some respects it is very similar to the original. In stead of calling moves "techs" though, they are now referred to as "artes." There are the 4 A-moves, and the 4 B-moves. However there are now 8 C-moves. 4 with the control pad on the wii-remote, and 4 that can be used by shaking either the remote or the numchuck.
Sadly, first player can only play as Emil or Marta, but it is possible to switch players during a battle. And only Emil or Marta can be the one shown walking around.
Also, 2nd player can no longer control anything except for during fights.
The characters from the old game come back and some join your team. Usually no more than 2 or 3 at a time.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fan Service? November 13, 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Although for the most part i agree that this is for those who enjoyed the original, i would disagree that it did its part for fan service. All of the original cast make a long, playable appearance, but Namco decided not to get back most of the original voice cast. Heather Hogan, Collette, remains, but other than that, there's almost no one. These voice actors became more to us than voices; They became the characters themselves. Without these, the characters take some getting used to. Other than that, the game is pretty fun. The point and click map makes exploring impossible, which is a downer, but the nostalgic feeling of many of the cities is amazing. The game could have been much more, and with all the delays on the release date, it should have been. It turns out to be a good but not exceptional rpg for the wii, but the small elements missing culminate into a large empty hole that Namco had a hard time filling, even with all the great character development of their new characters. But, what can you expect? This is a spinoff, not a sequal.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful November 24, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I just recently received this game a couple of days ago. I really love the Tales of series the most. Using the Wii remote for it isn't that hard, but my hands get a little tired from holding it for so long.
Anyway, I should talk about the gameplay. You probably already know about the basic plot of the game but nothing of the gameplay or what a person who has played it thinks. I love the plot, even if it is sad to see Emil hating Llyod so much and he will say that constantly to others when he tries to go find him, at least until he meets Raine and realizes why the people of Iselia defend him so ardently. Despite this, I find the conversations funny and entertaining.
What I find disappointing is that it no longer lets you have the characters cook for each other like in previous Tales of games. You also have a system where you can travel quickly to other towns which is a plus to be sure, but sadly you have little to no opportunities to level up and bosses could crush you alive. You have to go to a heavily populated monster area to level up on your own.
I loved the first Tales of Symphonia. And this game has a really interesting plot!
Since I've finished it, I feel that it ended much too quickly and it didn't have that many subplots to suit me. Tales of games are filled with those diverting subplots and I felt disappointed that they took out most of them. And you can't change much about the previous Tales of Symponia characters, only the current ones. Overall, it does have a good plotline and characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every cent.
Symphonia two is one of my favorite games of all time. With a solid story and likable characters, this game will pull you into its world, and make its story a part of you. Read more
Published 2 hours ago by hayden lane marsh
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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Published 14 days ago by Cheryl L.
5.0 out of 5 stars but the first Tales of Symphonia is still my favorite of the two
Came in safe, and quickly. Game play was enjoyable, but the first Tales of Symphonia is still my favorite of the two.
Published 1 month ago by juju
2.0 out of 5 stars I really just could not get into this game. ...
I really just could not get into this game. The main character is so whiny, the fights seem pointless and I don't know how to gauge if progress is being made or not (could be user... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It was okay
Published 5 months ago by S. Knapp
2.0 out of 5 stars books/manga and games and some movies like Battle Royale for example
Well , here goes and im sure i'll get a lot of flak from most people that read this but here goes. First of all i gave it two stars after complete the game , it's the whine , whine... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jeff H. Del Mastro
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Game!
I loved this game! I loved the first one and also this one! It's so much fun and has a pretty decent story
Published 8 months ago by Kevin S
3.0 out of 5 stars It was average
It isn't one of my favorite games, but I do play it every once in a while. I would probably recommend other games before this one.
Published 9 months ago by Barbara Hollowell
1.0 out of 5 stars Do nother bother!
ToS1 being my 1st Tales and fave game in the entire world, I remember being hyped to hell and beyond with this...Only to be colored disappointed. Really. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Coconoobie
5.0 out of 5 stars She loves it
I got this for my girlfriend and she absolutely loves it. She remembers playing the first one on gamecube so she wanted to try this one since she never did. Read more
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