Tales of Symphonia Chronicles | Out Now On PS3

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#1 Edited by Sweenix (5397 posts) -
#2 Edited by bbkkristian (14942 posts) -

I just started this game a few days ago. It has not aged well (first time playing by the way). It's very unimpressive at the moment, but the folks at gamefaqs said it picks up.

And it's battle system is frustrating in every way possible.

#3 Posted by Bigboi500 (29310 posts) -

It's fantastic. The Japanese voice overs are so much better than the English ones.

#4 Posted by Sweenix (5397 posts) -

I just started this game a few days ago. It has not aged well (first time playing by the way). It's very unimpressive at the moment, but the folks at gamefaqs said it picks up.

Downgrading it from 60fps to 30fps wasn't helping it either :p

Although i still think this is the best version of symphonia, as the gamecube version looks horrendous on any tv.

#5 Edited by Xaero_Gravity (8709 posts) -

It's not as good as I remember, but I'm enjoying it a hell of a lot more than I did Xillia.

Fun Fact: The Gamecube version is 60 FPS while this version is only 30 FPS. :O

#6 Edited by Sweenix (5397 posts) -

It's not as good as I remember, but I'm enjoying it a hell of a lot more than I did Xillia.

Fun Fact: The Gamecube version is 60 FPS while this version is only 30 FPS. :O

30FPS is more cinematic though.

#7 Posted by Seabas989 (10104 posts) -

It's not as good as I remember, but I'm enjoying it a hell of a lot more than I did Xillia.

Fun Fact: The Gamecube version is 60 FPS while this version is only 30 FPS. :O

lol if true.

Anyways I'll probably get it later this year (most likely the summer).

#8 Posted by Bigboi500 (29310 posts) -

@Xaero_Gravity said:

It's not as good as I remember, but I'm enjoying it a hell of a lot more than I did Xillia.

Fun Fact: The Gamecube version is 60 FPS while this version is only 30 FPS. :O

lol if true.

Anyways I'll probably get it later this year (most likely the summer).

Probably because this is an upgrade of the inferior PS2 version.

#9 Edited by Xaero_Gravity (8709 posts) -

I've never played the sequel to Symphonia, how is it?

#10 Edited by Bigboi500 (29310 posts) -

I've never played the sequel to Symphonia, how is it?

It's one of the worst Tales games, but better than Graces f and Legendia.

#11 Edited by Sweenix (5397 posts) -

@Xaero_Gravity said:

I've never played the sequel to Symphonia, how is it?

It's one of the worst Tales games, but better than Graces f and Legendia.

Graces f has one of the best combat system in any jrpg to date, that alone puts it above symphonia 2

#12 Posted by lostrib (34384 posts) -

It's not as good as I remember, but I'm enjoying it a hell of a lot more than I did Xillia.

Fun Fact: The Gamecube version is 60 FPS while this version is only 30 FPS. :O

wow seriously? It's not that stressful a game, I would expect even with the updated graphics the PS3 should be able to handle it at 60fps

#13 Posted by ArisShadows (22615 posts) -

I want this, eventhrough I own both of these games already.

#14 Posted by monson21502 (8061 posts) -

early ps4 owners got shunned again. thats why i will never buy another sony system early. they are too greedy to make good games on their new systems till the user base gets real big. remember when i bought my ps3 and ps2 was getting god of war 2 and a whole bunch of rpgs and all i had was warhawk and eye of judgement . loved those 2 games but damn why cant they just release the rpgs on the new systems too specially now with ps4. there is already 5 million people who bought it would it kill them to port it and put a nice coat of paint on them like they did with killzone and second son???

#15 Posted by finalstar2007 (24946 posts) -

Been playing the heck out of this collection and i LOVE IT! Tales of Symphonia is pretty amazing but man it is just me or do the characters take AGES to level up? every battle gives like 36EXP -_-

big thanks to Banco Bandai for making this collection as i missed on both games before.

#16 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8709 posts) -

@Bigboi500:

Ugh, if the sequel is that bad then maybe I should have just bought Symphonia by itself off the PSN store.

#17 Posted by AdamPA1006 (6417 posts) -

I'm having a great time with it so far, I loved Graces, didnt really like Xillia, but this game just seems to be made with more love. Didnt get to play it back in the day.

#18 Edited by Newhopes (4507 posts) -

Already own both games so will pass.

#19 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26335 posts) -

@Xaero_Gravity said:

I've never played the sequel to Symphonia, how is it?

It's one of the worst Tales games, but better than Graces f and Legendia.

hold on there. First of all i wouldint put worst on the sequel the game is good however its not better then grace f.

#20 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26335 posts) -

It's fantastic. The Japanese voice overs are so much better than the English ones.

ehhhh i prefer the eng dub to the jpn dub.

#21 Edited by CTR360 (6979 posts) -

i getting next month

#22 Posted by DocSanchez (1562 posts) -
#23 Posted by DocSanchez (1562 posts) -

I will say it has aged better than a lot of game from back then but one thing which infuriates me is the speed of the text. I've got it set to max speed and basically, as I can read very fast I'm getting fed up of waiting for the snail pace text to finally make its way to the end of the screen so the next dialogue box can open.

Had this on the GC but bought it for it's sequel and it's upgrade, and I'm still enjoying it.

#24 Edited by finalstar2007 (24946 posts) -

@finalfantasy94 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

It's fantastic. The Japanese voice overs are so much better than the English ones.

ehhhh i prefer the eng dub to the jpn dub.

SAME! while i dont mind either of them i just never understood the nagging about English dubs and never found any issues with them.. the voice actors are doing their best to voice the games and then someone comes in and ask about dual audio? gtfo!

:P

i mean i dont mind Japanese Audio with English subs as i watch anime that way but if devs are going to hire English voice actors for the game then at least appreciate the English dubs not constant nagging ( which i always tend to see whenever a Japanese game is confirmed for a Western release ).

#25 Edited by Bigboi500 (29310 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

@finalfantasy94 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

It's fantastic. The Japanese voice overs are so much better than the English ones.

ehhhh i prefer the eng dub to the jpn dub.

SAME! while i dont mind either of them i just never understood the nagging about English dubs and never found any issues with them.. the voice actors are doing their best to voice the games and then someone comes in and ask about dual audio? gtfo!

:P

i mean i dont mind Japanese Audio with English subs as i watch anime that way but if devs are going to hire English voice actors for the game then at least appreciate the English dubs not constant nagging ( which i always tend to see whenever a Japanese game is confirmed for a Western release ).

Normally I don't mind English voice acting in anime/games, but sometimes they speak it in a monotone nature with no enthusiasm. I've already experienced the game on the Gamecube in English, so I'm giving the Japanese tracks a try. In all versions, the skits are silent in English and you can only see their mouths moving with no sound, but they are voiced in Japanese.

It's funny because I like Lloyd a lot better now because his Japanese voice fits his character better than the English one that sounds like the kid from Leave it to Beaver or some other corny show from the 1960's.

#26 Posted by finalstar2007 (24946 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

@finalfantasy94 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

It's fantastic. The Japanese voice overs are so much better than the English ones.

ehhhh i prefer the eng dub to the jpn dub.

SAME! while i dont mind either of them i just never understood the nagging about English dubs and never found any issues with them.. the voice actors are doing their best to voice the games and then someone comes in and ask about dual audio? gtfo!

:P

i mean i dont mind Japanese Audio with English subs as i watch anime that way but if devs are going to hire English voice actors for the game then at least appreciate the English dubs not constant nagging ( which i always tend to see whenever a Japanese game is confirmed for a Western release ).

Normally I don't mind English voice acting in anime/games, but sometimes they speak it in a monotone nature with no enthusiasm. I've already experienced the game on the Gamecube in English, so I'm giving the Japanese tracks a try. In all versions, the skits are silent in English and you can only see their mouths moving with no sound, but they are voiced in Japanese.

It's funny because I like Lloyd a lot better now because his Japanese voice fits his character better than the English one that sounds like the kid from Leave it to Beaver or some other corny show from the 1960's.

The skits are voiced in the Japanese tracks? didnt know that but yeah the silent skits in the English tracks are so boring that i began to skip them as i guess i got too used to them being voiced thanks to Tales of Graces F and Tales of Xillia.

My only issue with Tales of Symphonia so far is the terrible camera during the Field or the laughable enemy designs that has only two versions where one looks like a messed up dinosaur and the other that looks like a sperm.

I just got to Tower of Salvation :D

I may give the Japanese track ago after i beat the game like you did giving the other version a try.

#27 Posted by yokofox33 (29360 posts) -

It's fantastic. The Japanese voice overs are so much better than the English ones.

Yep, never got to play with the Japanese voices. Love this game so much. My favorite Tales games by far. It's aged decently I'd say. I for one like the battle system a ton.

#28 Posted by finalstar2007 (24946 posts) -

@Bigboi500 said:

It's fantastic. The Japanese voice overs are so much better than the English ones.

Yep, never got to play with the Japanese voices. Love this game so much. My favorite Tales games by far. It's aged decently I'd say. I for one like the battle system a ton.

Battle system is really fun i agree but not as addictive as Tales of Xillia tbh

#29 Edited by yokofox33 (29360 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

@yokofox33 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

It's fantastic. The Japanese voice overs are so much better than the English ones.

Yep, never got to play with the Japanese voices. Love this game so much. My favorite Tales games by far. It's aged decently I'd say. I for one like the battle system a ton.

Battle system is really fun i agree but not as addictive as Tales of Xillia tbh

Symphonia is much more simple in design. Xillia has a great battle system, yes, but I like Symphonia overall better.

It goes Symphonia>Vesperia>Abyss>Xillia>Eternia>Graces for me. Haven't gotten around to playing Legendia, Phantasia, or Destiny yet.

#30 Edited by finalfantasy94 (26335 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

@finalfantasy94 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

It's fantastic. The Japanese voice overs are so much better than the English ones.

ehhhh i prefer the eng dub to the jpn dub.

SAME! while i dont mind either of them i just never understood the nagging about English dubs and never found any issues with them.. the voice actors are doing their best to voice the games and then someone comes in and ask about dual audio? gtfo!

:P

i mean i dont mind Japanese Audio with English subs as i watch anime that way but if devs are going to hire English voice actors for the game then at least appreciate the English dubs not constant nagging ( which i always tend to see whenever a Japanese game is confirmed for a Western release ).

Normally I don't mind English voice acting in anime/games, but sometimes they speak it in a monotone nature with no enthusiasm. I've already experienced the game on the Gamecube in English, so I'm giving the Japanese tracks a try. In all versions, the skits are silent in English and you can only see their mouths moving with no sound, but they are voiced in Japanese.

It's funny because I like Lloyd a lot better now because his Japanese voice fits his character better than the English one that sounds like the kid from Leave it to Beaver or some other corny show from the 1960's.

He is voiced by robin from teen titans and to me it fits perfectly. Llyod isint a grown man after all.

#31 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16672 posts) -

If I ever get a PS3, this will be a definite pick up for me. Really want to play Symphonia and Gamecube copies are rather pricey. at least with this, I'd be getting two games in one for the price of one, even though the second is supposed to be meh.