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About the Product
- Experience gameplay in a way only possible with the Nintendo 3DS--Battle in a whole new dimension! Fight against your enemies, unleash devastating Mystic Artes, and explore the expansive World Map in 3D.
- Captivating story and depth that is the hallmark of the Tales of series--Explore the story through more than 40 hours of riveting gameplay and fully voiced anime cutscenes.
- Stunning Visuals--Lush, colorful graphics bring attention to the detailed anime art style of artist Kosuke Fujishima. Sprawling landscapes and beautiful towns populate the world of Auldrant and bring it to life!
- Dynamic Real Time Battles--Command the "Flex Range - Linear Motion Battle System" for unparalleled tactical control over characters' movements and attacks.
- Battle in a whole new 3D world possible using the 3DS as fight against your enemies, unleash devastating Mystic Artes, and explore the expansive world map
- Explore the story through more than 40 hours of riveting gameplay and fully voiced anime cutscenes
- Lush, colorful graphics bring attention to the detailed anime art style of artist Kosuke Fujishima, including the sprawling landscapes and beautiful towns of the world of Auldrant
- Dynamic real time battles that utilize the Flex Range - Linear Motion Battle System for unparalleled tactical control over characters' movements and attacks
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Tales of the Abyss is a Japanese Role-playing (RPG) for play on Nintendo 3DS. A complete port of the original Tales of the Abyss game version released on PS2, it features real-time battles utilizing the Tales game series' trademark Linear Motion Battle System, now with including "Flex Range" functionality, which allows for improved mobility and maneuverability of characters. Additional features include: multiple playable characters and character classes, a wide range of skills, spells and bonuses to use when leveling, adjustable 3DS visuals, an in-game economy and fully voiced anime cutscenes.
A Tales RPG in a Whole New Dimension
One of the most acclaimed titles from the Tales game series, the depth of story and magnificent world of Tales of the Abyss sets it far apart from other games in the RPG genre. Now it makes its debut on the Nintendo 3DS with full 3D support and use of the dual screens to bring players even closer to the action.
Tales of the Abyss tells the story of Luke fon Fabre, sole heir to a family of aristocrats, as he is suddenly thrust into the outside world on an epic adventure. Naive and spoiled by years of isolation, Luke struggles to learn of friendship, sacrifice, duty and of choice. With the fates of many in his hands, Luke's actions could ultimately save the world or bring about its very destruction.
Key Game Features
- Experience Tales in a Way Only Possible with the Nintendo 3DS - Battle in a whole new dimension. Fight against your enemies, unleash devastating Mystic Artes, and explore the expansive World Map in 3D.
- Stunning Visuals - Lush, colorful graphics bring attention to the detailed anime art style of artist Kosuke Fujishima. Sprawling landscapes and beautiful towns populate the world of Auldrant and bring it to life.
- Dynamic Real Time Battles - Command the "Flex Range - Linear Motion Battle System" for unparalleled tactical control over characters' movements and attacks. Hone characters' skills using the "Field of Fonons" and evolve their fighting techniques to more powerful forms.
- Captivating Story and Depth That is the Hallmark of the Tales Series - Explore the story through more than 40 hours of riveting gameplay and fully voiced anime cutscenes. Follow the path of Luke fon Fabre, a child of prophecy drawn into a conflict that threatens his very existence
Dynamic real-time RPG action.
Fully-voiced anime cutscenes.
Plenty of spells and abilities.
Top Customer Reviews
+A very good story filled with engrossing characters
+Very well crafted dialog makes the story entertaining
+Incredibly fun battle system with a lot of depth
+A game that looks rather good on the 3DS
+The voice acting is actually very good
+A lengthy quest filled with lots of side quests and secrets
-The story can get bogged down in exposition
-The 3D conversion isn't very good
-There is nothing here that will convince those who invested in the Playstation 2 version to invest in this one; there are no 3DS exclusive extras here
In 2006 Tales of the Abyss was released on the Playstation 2. It's release was, unfortunately, overshadowed by Square-Enix's Final Fantasy XII. It's a shame because several gamers missed out on a considerable gem. And strangely enough, six years later the game is still just as good as it was then. It's aged well, and now those who missed out before may have a second chance to experience it.
Tales of the Abyss takes place in the fantasy world of Auldrant. A world ruled by "The Score." An enormous stone that more or less tells the fate. A fate that can't be changed. And the one who is likely to change this is Luke Von Fabre. He's a rich young man living in a manor. He was kidnapped seven years prior and when he was rescued couldn't remember anything. As a result he has been kept in the manor and sheltered during this time. When training with his mentor Van, a mysterious woman named Tear breaks into the manor and in an failed attempt to assassinate Van, is suddenly transported away with Luke. For the first time Luke is in the outside world. But why was Tear trying to assassinate Van? And what does Luke have to do with the score? It all comes together.Read more ›
First of all, the game has a fantastic, engrossing story. While many will say it is clichéd with anime tropes, I would only agree in part. However, this game has its own spin on many of those tropes and does so in such a way that captivated me unlike anything I've played since Xenosaga. The characters have real problems and address them. This game is filled with imperfect, jagged characters, and they all must band together across those imperfections to rise above what they expect from themselves. I won't go into any details, because anything would spoil the plot other than the game's brief blurb on the back of the cover. Make sure to not to read about the story because it must be experienced first hand, any spoilers will do just that--spoil the magic of this game.
The gameplay itself is fantastic. The Tales battle system took a big step with the addition of Free run, which allows the player to stray from the action line with the enemy, enabling you to run freely around the battlefield. The combat itself is quite engaging. It is not turn based. It is almost more like Smash Bros. in that you have two buttons to determine different attacks, which will vary depending on the direction the circle pad is pushed. Battles are engaging and only get more fun as the game continues. The difficulty is fairly low if you can wrap your head around the tactics of the combat system, but there are harder modes available (two after a new game).Read more ›
I... I just love this game. After plugging 40 hours into it in the past month, I've decided that it is my favorite 3DS game to date. The story, if you haven't played it before, is wonderful. It's the first storyline in a long time that's made me emotionally invested in the characters. I feel like I know them like old friends, and the enemies and foes truly feel like my own enemies and foes. As far as story length goes, yes it's LONG. It's a very long game. An chances are, you won't get most of the secret story points on your first playthrough. I'm still not done yet, but who knows, maybe I'll play it again. :D
Now, onto the nitty-gritty: graphics and controls. The game feels very good to play, and the battles (all that's really important control-wise) are VERY fun. The shortcut feature is now implemented to the touch screen for easy access. I can say with absolute confidence that the controls feel natural and are very easy to grasp, leaving the rest of the game to perfect your skills. Lotsa fun, I can't tell ya enough.
Graphics are wonderful, and easy on the eyes. I don't use the 3D on the game much though. It's just not really needed. I mean, it's cool, but not needed, ya know? Same kind of sentiment that I had with Ocarina of Time 3D- great game, with 3D if you want to use it. Considering this was a PS2 game before, the visuals are WONDERFUL. I really wish they could do this kind of port with other Tales of the World games. Battle camera feels very smooth, too.
The audio in this game is where I was really taken back. Most Japanese RPGs that are translated to English have TERRIBLE voice acting, but this game...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good story. I have played better RPGs. 4 stars is about right. Much better than average. Good game.Published 23 days ago by SM
Highly recommend this game. The graphics are very impressive for a 3DS. Great story, great voice acting, impressive soundtrack and a very lengthy campaign as well as a lot of side... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Nicholas
I purchased this for my son and I have yet to hear a complaint!Published 1 month ago by L. L. Nickerson
Ive only played tales of symphonia prior to this (and ive played that at least 20 times start to finish). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rachel
This is a great JRPG. The combat system is engaging, tight, and fluid, the characters are all complex and great, and the story is compelling, heartbreaking, and original. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This has a fantastic story line. Only down side is I personal am not a fan of the fighting system. It is easy but it is just not my favorite kind of fighting systemPublished 4 months ago by Jessica