Tales of Arise for PlayStation 5
PS5

Tales of Arise

Sep 10, 2021
8.75
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Good
19th of 896

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Content Rating: Teen

Summary

On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise.

Gamer Reviews

2846 Reviews
8.92
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Oct 24, 2021

I was hyped when this game was announced, it really worth the waiting.

Story:

It has two main plots, but I will not spoil anything. Basically it exist two races Dahna and Renan, the Renan started a conquest in which invaded and slaved the Dahnan, the game started 300 years after the invading and you play as Alphen. Our typical hero who has amnesia.

Gameplay:

Like most of Tales' games, you have the exploration map and the battles. The exploration of the map is big but fairly enough to explore it completely and it gives you some rewards by doing it. Like items, armor or food. During the battles you have your basic attacks and your astral arts, in this case is different. The "normal" astral arts it function as stamina, when you used them all you will have to wait to be refilled. Now the healing astral arts (CP) is our mana which is shared by all your team. By having this mechanic you can attack with all your astral arts with any issues, just have to keep in mind that if you don't have more CP no healing.

Music: 8/10

You have to play this game, it's fun, entertainment and challenging.



Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

30 Reviews
8.58
9.30
Izzy ParsonsSep 08, 2021
Tales of Arise is exactly what I want in a Tales of game, but also a JRPG in general. It fulfills the promise of a modern-day Tales of title in a way no other game in the series has managed in over a decade. While Tales of Arise is clearly influenced by previous games in the series, it also takes cues from other long-running series like Xenoblade Chronicles and Star Ocean. However, Tales of Arise is its own beast—a refreshing, smartly designed, and just plain fun monument to its genre. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Josh BroadwellSep 08, 2021
Bandai wanted a new start with Tales of Arise, and the team surpassed itself. The risks of telling a new kind of story — and in a completely new way — paid off. It's not just one of the best Tales games, though it's certainly that. Arise is easily one of the strongest RPGs in recent years.
Mollie L PattersonSep 23, 2021
Bandai Namco promised that “now is the time for change,” and Tales of Arise legitimately feels like a game that’s trying to bring change to Japanese RPGs. It’s strong characters, epic story, engrossing battle system, and lush visuals are only marred by a disappointing final act, and those areas of the game where the team refused to let go of outdated ideas and conventions. If the Tales team can find it in themselves to push things just a little further, then this might truly be the spark that sets off a revolution in a genre that’s needed a regime change for so long now.

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