6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
JRPG goodness! great game.,
This review is from: Tales Of The Abyss (Nintendo 3DS) (Video Game)10 hours in and loving this game.
There are six main characters, any of which can be controlled as the main character. There are lots of ways to enhance your character's skills with items and artes as they level up.
There are three settings for battle, auto, semi-auto and manual. Magic effects, physical hits, skills, and items can be accessed during the real-time battles. There is the option to run away if you prefer.
There are many side-quests, and skits, (the skits can be very funny) and the music and voices are surprisingly good as is the story line. The towns and shops are all different and interesting to explore.
I first played a "Tales" game on gamecube and was so pleased when this was released. As a fan of "Golden sun", " Chrono trigger", "Dragon quest" and "FF" this compares very well.
If you get stuck, the walkthroughs for PS2 are the same game except for the controls. Enjoy!