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on 5 February 2008
Tales of the world doesn't have as deep a storyline as the other tales of series. That is a bad thing. So your probably wondering why i like the game.

Althought the story line may be lacking depth. The game itself is very good. I found myself picking my PSP up many a time for the sure reason of playing this game. That hasn't happened to me in a long time.
You get to create your own character for once which for me is always a good thing. The options are limited but the idea is still there.
Also in previous games your main character was always given a class type like swordsman or a mage.
In this game you can switch classes as you please. More become available as you complete quests in the game.

This game is also not linked to the tales series as such but has characters from previous series. All the characters still have the same personalities as before. This made it quite fun for me. Also someone new would probably enjoy the little conversations being had.

The gameplay itself is very good. The battle system is easy to use. Its not as fast paced as tales of eternia (which is a better buy i will admit) but it makes it simpler for the player.
All in all the game story is not so great but you can get quite alot of fun from it.
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on 5 January 2010
Unfortunatly in the UK we've missed out on a large chunk of the Tales Of series, much we will most likely never get a chance to see. As a fan of Tales Of Symphonia and Tales of Vesperia, I decided to purchase this game for the pure reason I was a fan.

My main complaint about the game is that it is repetitive. You pick up a quest, the get a group together, you complete the quest, get your reward and then repeat. It does get tiresome and you can only play it for a small bit at any one time, but the humerous interactions between the different characters from the Tales Of series make it worth proceeding.

Although over in the UK most the characters will be unfamiliar, after playing for a few hours, you begin to get familiarised with them and some of their backstory. The little cutscenes of them interacting with your character and others from the other Tales Of series are often funny and rarely will you come across a boring or serious conversation, with great voice acting.

One of the features I liked about the game is that you can create your own character to play in the world. There are some great options for design, but I felt there wasn't quite enough choice. There aren't many hairstyles or colours to choose from, which makes your character feel quite plain compared to some of the insanely coloured hairstyles other characters have. There is also very little choice of clothing and armour. The amount increases as you advance through the game, but the customisation doesn't reach the expectation I had from reading the back of the box.

Overall I feel this is an essential game for any Tales Of fan and is a great game to get you hyped up about Radiant Mythology 2 or even Tales of Vs, if we're lucky enough to get them released over here!
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on 28 June 2009
It's a fabulous game for all RGPs, for old gamers and new ones. Gripping story,but you can get lost in Quests where you have to organize things (like the Baker quests) where you need to run from Pontius to Pilatus to get all ingredients.It's worth it's money.
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on 28 January 2015
I love this game! Brought it dirt cheap in a charity shop cos i was itching to play a psp game. Personally im really glad i did. Have played 100+hrs of it and its great fun trying to get all the radients & complete all the quests.
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on 26 June 2013
Easy to pick up and just play, in a long or short period. Interesting job system and amusing cut scenes. Don't need to have played any of the other Tales games.
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on 2 February 2010
This game is surpisingly long and enjoyable

Story 8
Music 10+
Graphics 10+
Battle System 10+

This game features charchters from these tales games.

Tales of Phantasia - Uk
Tales of Desitny
Tales of Enternia -Uk
Tales of Symphomia - UK
Tales of Destiny 2
Tales of Rebirth
Tales of Legendia
Tales of the Abyss
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on 25 November 2007
It is a horrible thing being the only reviewer for an item on Amazon. You will only have my opinion, and on that you may well decide whether to buy or not. Personally, I rarely buy anything that has a rating of below 4 stars, such as this game will be.

The Tales of.... series, on the PSP has already provided perhaps the finest game on the console, namely, Tales Of Eternia. So much is promised by the sequel 'Tales Of The Earth, Radiant Mythology'. Unfortunately, it is nothing like its predecessor, nothing at all. And it is so much worse.

As a descender of the world tree, it is the duty of our hero to destroy the devourer, a being which saps mana and destroys world. That is the plot in a nutshell, and all you really need to know. In order to do this, you must complete missions at the 'ad libitum' guild in each city. But these quests are so repetitive, literally the same quests recycled over and over, but with a different beast to kill, or a different material to deliver.

Speaking of repetitive things, lets come to the dungeons. They forbid any sort of free roaming aspect by forcing you to take a path, and go up through the levels of each dungeon with increasingly difficult characters. You will encounter enemies wandering around, and the battle system is refreshing, none of this waiting for your turn nonsense. But again, they get so reptitive.

The graphics are okay, and have moved away from the quaint cartoony to the third dimension. Another thing I would stress, when I talk of cities etc, is that you cannot roam among them, like in its predecessor, all you can do is select a town, then choose from a list of locations, nor can you roam on the world map, apart from going to the dungeons. All these things are major black marks against this game.

The plot contains no twists, and as such is very mundane. There are many characters you can choose (from the inns) to join your party, though often they refuse for some obscure reason. You can also change 'job', from Mage, to Fighter, Thief etc.

But perhaps the most annoying thing (apart from Mormo) is the chitchat between the characters in the towns. You will select, for example, the plaza, and when you walk in will be forced to listen to a discussion, which is supposed to improve the characterisation. But these are tedious and dull, and soon you will find yourself skipping through them completely, such will be your lack of interest, thus missing major parts of the plot. But soon you can only feel apathy for the plot.

The game is a stinker, avoid it. Get Tales Of Eternia, that is a wonderful RPG in the traditional style, which we all know and love. This game is little more than a travesty.
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