Finally, the famous RPG series Tales returns with a new release called Tales of Arise from Bandai Namco in the appearance of the first series on new generation devices, and after several experiments with us with early versions, we finally played the final version of the game, so did we get the best version of the series so far? This is what we will find out in our review.
The game tells the story of a world divided into two main peoples, the Rena people and the Dahna people. The Rena people ruled for 300 years and took control of everyone and robbed the Dahna people of their freedom and drained their resources. The story will take place with Alpen from Dahna and shionnne from Rena, who are two completely different characters in goals, character and abilities To go with them on a special adventure, the story of the game is distinctive and attracts you from the beginning, and as you progress in the game, you will get to know more characters and reach new areas that increase your knowledge of the game world to live the details of the assistant characters and their problems to also help you reach your goal.
The game world is very diverse and the environments bear a lot of distinctive details from desert areas and distinct snowy areas to dense forests with forked roads and many more. You will also notice the change in the timing in the game world while playing and the different levels of lighting and sunlight all over the map. When you finish after dozens of hours of the game story, you will still have many missions to do, secrets to discover and secret areas to loot their treasures, in addition to the side activities of fishing or searching for Some owl birds hidden between the stages and many more.
As we mentioned, the game offers you dozens of side missions, and although there are some special missions that carry important events, most of the side missions are very superficial and do not constitute the desired addition from them. The game presents its events through animation shows, sometimes with presentations using the game engine, and sometimes as interactive images from one of the comics.
The combat style in the game was presented in a distinctive way with more interactive and faster combat, and you have to reconcile the skills of team members to defeat the enemies, where you can use your own skills against the enemy. The smoothness of the gameplay is greater, the cooperative strikes have become more dazzling and beautiful, and you will notice the smooth transition to battles and exit from them to the game world to complete your adventure.
When you collect points from the battles, you will be able to develop your skills through a network of diverse and different skills between the characters, which will help you to develop the characters in a way that suits your playing style. Or frames, here we strongly recommend choosing the frames option for a smoother and more enjoyable experience, in addition to the options for changing the characters’ accessories and clothes, which appear even in character shows and video conversations between characters.
Despite the aesthetics of the game world and the choice of distinctive colors, which look like graphics with bright watercolors, the game seems to suffer in showing the details of the world and its characters while playing. You will constantly see while you are wandering some monsters that appear suddenly in front of you or some characters and even the details of the world, the game presented a group of good tunes It was varied and consistent with the atmosphere of the series, and the voice acting in both English and Japanese was at a high level and mastered.
This game was reviewed by a PS5 review version provided by the publisher prior to the game’s release