About the Product
- 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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Top Customer Reviews
+Good looking game
+Fun battle system
+Returning characters who do more than simply make an appearance
+For the most part, good voice acting
-Battling can be a button mashing affair
-A slow story to start
-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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
The ability to make monster foes your allies is a neat touch. The customization options you are given are broad enough for you to cover your flanks without sacrificing raw power. The designs of the monsters are all nice too look at too.
The fighting system in itself is restrained to a circular "battle field", so you don't get trapped between a rock and a hard place and get gummed to death. The real time fighting allows all kind of strategies and counter strategies, and the RPG style will keep you entertained.
All in all, a must try for any action RPG fans.
The controls are a little strange at first, but it is easy to get used to ( in my opinion at least) The voice acting is, ok. You will recognize some famous voices from varied anime but the characters compared to the previous installment, in my opinion, are not the best to what they could have been.
Overall this is a game you will want to play if your a fan of the Tales of games or even if you have just played the First symphonia game. I would always recommend this game to others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty good game, though at times repetitive but enjoyable non the less.Published 1 month ago by Vikas Kumar
First the positive. I liked the animation, the same gameplay, and the cameos of main characters sort-of.. That's it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by R. Stout
Liked it more when I was back in middle school. Thought it would have been same amount of fun but the feeling was just not there. Great game though just not for mePublished 5 months ago by Isaiah S.
I have been a fan of the Tales series since I was young and a gaming fan for even longer. I'm a little disappointed in the lack of new characters permanently join your party/quest,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This game i bought second handed. It worked properly and was in pretty good condition. The game play is great but that monster system is a bit on the not so great side and takes... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Saddy H