Tales of Symphonia Remastered Review
Tales of Symphonia Remastered is an update of a Nintendo GameCube classic. How does the game hold up on the PlayStation 4? Let’s find out in our review of Tales of Symphonia Remastered!
Tales of Symphonia is an action-RPG that first appeared on the Nintendo GameCube. The story features three kids: Lloyd, Colleen, and Genus. Colleen is “the chosen one”, the person who will save the world and has to go on a journey to do so. Lloyd, Genus, and two other characters go on the journey with her to save the world. The story is interesting and full of some neat twists.
Meanwhile, the action battle system is Tales of Symphonia is pretty basic: you control one character, while the others are controlled via the computer A.I. You can give them some commands but otherwise have to hope they back you up. For the most part, they do that. Out of battle, there are some old school puzzles and town visiting. If you enjoy old school RPGs, then you’ll likely enjoy Tales’ gameplay. Unfortunately, the game’s graphics are a mixed bag.
The characters in Tales of Symphonia look really nice. However, the world’s backgrounds don’t look as good as the characters. The game hasn’t aged as bad as many PlayStation 1 classics, but its obvious that Tales of Symphonia isn’t a modern game. There is also some voice acting, but the game isn’t fully voice acted, which is a shame. The voice acting isn’t too bad!
Overall, Tales of Symphonia is a good game. If you like JRPGs and action RPGs, then you might like this game too. There is a big epic journey with an interesting story to explore. The Tales series is overall is excellent and this game is well worth checking out.
Thanks to Bandai Namco for providing a digital copy for review. Tales of Symphonia is now available for the PlayStation 4.