Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World - Wii
- For the Nintendo Wii
- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
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It may not be at the level that more experienced gamers demand from their Xboxes, but this Wii game is a lot of fun so far.
So I wonder if this game would have been better were the original team behind it... anyway, on to my review.
The first one was amazing. One of my favorite Gamecube games. I highly recommend that btw, and you can play Gamecube games on the Wii. ;D
Anyhoo, this is a decent enough sequel. There could have been some more fanservice. Like costumes for the characters from the original, or at least being able to equip the original characters.
The story is okay, not great. The gameplay is solid, but I found it not to be as fluid as the original. Probably because the new protagonist Emil, isn't as good of a fighter as Lloyd was in the original.
The graphics took a step up. And it looks fantastic. Sadly, not all the voice actors returned to their roles. Which is kind of a let down. Aside from that and Emil's awful voice, it's got good production values.
At a budget price, I'd say it's worth getting for any RPG fan who owns a Wii. Or even any person who wants to try out the genre. The Wii is starved for RPGs right now and this is one of the great ones.
-Fixed Symphonia's original broken battle camera so it's great if you want to play co-op.
-Interesting characters and concept and a nice continuation to the story.
-Fun battle mechanics once you learn them. Plenty of short cuts making use of the wii.
-Decent voice acting and skits are acted too
-Takes some getting used to espically if you were used to the other games in the series
-The beginning if you want to do co-op can be rough as characters don't stay long
-Sometimes doesn't really fit in the symphonia world
-Short compared to other tales games
Overall if you're a fan of the series I recommend picking it up to add to your collection. If not or if you haven't played the first symphonia for the GC then this can be one you can skip till you do so.
And so with a grimace, I continued. ... And was amazed by how GREAT the game became all of a sudden! The storyline was tighter, the script wasn't eyeroll inducing, and it was just so much fun!
It was great fun re-exploring the areas from the original game (there are a few new areas too) with Emil, Marta, and the fancy shmancy new graphics. It was great fun seeing where everything was placed in the newly reunited world; it was interesting to see the inevitably caused strife and conflictions that were caused because of reuniting the worlds. ... And of course, it was super fun acquiring the original Tales characters and fighting alongside them again. =)
Another great feature: The skits are fully voiced! And unlike in Tales of Legendia, half the game's cutscenes are not sacrificed to make this happen. The skits were still enjoyable in silence in the original Symphonia, but I think we can all agree that they're that much more fun with voicing.
And while I only used human characters when I had enough to fill the party, I loved the monster collecting aspect. The Pokemon lover and collector nature in me loved this feature. My favorite monster was the dolphin guy that evolves into the killer whale thing. If I didn't have enough human characters, that monster WAS in my party period.
Now with all the good (read: amazing), there has to be a bit of bad. My complaints for the game is that the pronunciations are very inconsistant.Read more ›
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Excellent game if you like grinding for skills. alot of entertainment from the cut scenes. a good game if you like wii. Price is right also.Published on Dec 3 2013 by Kim Hagey
when i played both tales 1 and 2, in my opining, 2 was the best! i like the new story line that they used, it really adds more to the original story! Read morePublished on April 4 2010 by brendan