Tales of the Abyss for Nintendo 3DS

Tales of the Abyss

Feb 14, 2012
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About this game

Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
Content Rating: Teen


Tales of the Abyss follows the story of the young aristocrat, Luke fon Fabre. Kidnapped seven years ago, Luke returns to his family with no memories of his life before. Suddenly, Luke is thrust into the outside world and caught in the workings of the Order of Lorelei and the Oracle Knights who serve as keepers of the prophecy known as the Score. He must learn of the power of friendship and feel the pain of sacrifice. Luke's actions could save the world or destroy it.

Critic Reviews

16 Reviews
Amanda L. KondolojyFeb 21, 2012
The game feels like a shrunken down PS2 game, and if you are expecting any cool 3DS features, you'll be sadly disappointed. It still holds up surprisingly well after six years, but in this age of remakes, re-releases, and re-imaginings, Tales of the Abyss needs something to set it apart on the 3DS from its PS2 predecessor. Unfortunately, it didn't quite get the treatment it deserved before getting shuffled off to release.
Kyle HilliardMar 08, 2012
It feels sluggish and slow compared to more recent entries in the Tales series, which makes sense considering the original version released five years ago. Improvement and innovations found in subsequent Tales entries weren’t integrated into this port. The system still functions, but it feels dated and lacks excitement.
Alex DonaldsonJan 18, 2012
Tales of the Abyss marks the first truly major 'proper' RPG release for the Nintendo 3DS, and whilst this is a very basic and bare-bones port of a PS2 title this sets the system's RPG library off on a good footing. Tales of the Abyss wasn't perfect back in 2005 and it's even less so now when compared to some modern gameplay titles, but it's still a fine game with charm, wit and unique ideas that make it stand out aesthetically - even if in other areas it's aged less gracefully.

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