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Lito_eragordito

So I've recently Started playing Tales of the Abyss on 3DS .
Not bad so far kind of cringey working designs voice acting but not bad.
Was wondering if there's anything vital to know about the battle system cooking system?
Also which games would you recommend if I happen to get into the series.
Thanks guys.

Lito_eragordito

SMEXIZELDAMAN

That's a good game to start with. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I never use the cooking.

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darkfenrir

I would say I recommend Tales of Berseria a lot, that game's story felt really great imo.

Also only played Abyss + Berseria for Tales of series so... yeah

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SMEXIZELDAMAN

The only other one I played was Tales of Symphonia, but I've read a lot before on which people consider good and whatnot on the internet. The reason I did Symphonia next was because it's older and if you try and play that after playing a newer one it'll feel worse (from what I've heard,) but it's still a great game.

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Lito_eragordito

Thanks for the recommendations guys.
I'll probably end up playing Berseria, Zestiria, or Phantasia, since they would be the easiest for me to get a hold of.
I have a feeling that Abyss will run about 40 hours plus and since i'm only 3-5 hours into it i'll have plenty of time to decide what to play next. lol

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darkfenrir

Yeah, Abyss is quite long. I enjoyed the whole run though from what I remember.

One thing for sure though, I hear that if you played the future games first, you probably will feel awkward and clunky going bad (I think this is especially bad with Berseria, then Zestiria?)

Be warned though, for Zestiria I hear that people didn't like it too much... Sad, I know.

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Wazeddie22

I have played all the Tales game except Berseria.I used to be a huge fan but I have found the newer games have got lazy in their story and especially the town designs.
Like @darkfenrir says a few people didant like Zestiria and unfortunately I was one of them..I also really disliked Tales of Xillia (but loved Xillia 2) but that may of been more to the voice acting of the lead actress than anything else.
Tales of the Abyss turned out to be my second favourite Tales game and is definitely a good starting point..it took me about 60 hours to finish it.
My favourite Tales of all time though is Tales Of Graces F and I highly recommend.
Sorry I can't help you with the cooking though because it's been years since I played it and my memory sucks lol

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Lito_eragordito

@Wazeddie22 Np thanks for the reply I have been looking into Graces F I think the PS3 cover looked awesome.

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darkfenrir

@Wazeddie22 If you don't mind the edginess of Velvet, I feel that ToB is really nice- playing as a villain that aimed to do things for her revenge and then the subversion that happened and how deep the other characters are make me love it

But then again I only played ToB and Abyss, so I didn't get a series fatigue ^^

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Dezzy

A lot of them are quite good. None are brilliant though.

I liked Abyss (3DS/PS2), Symphonia(GC, PC), Hearts R (Vita), Eternia (PS1/PSP).

The ones I want to try at some point are Vesperia (Xbox 360) and Berseria (PS4).

The characters are usually quite good. It's then a complete gamble whether the world and battle system are good. Abyss is the only one that has a really interesting world AND a great battle system imo.

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Wazeddie22

@darkfenrir Yeah,that unusual backstory to the main character besides being a heroine this time round did kind of interest me and no doubt if I ever see it in a sale I'll pick it up but to me i never suffered fatigue from the series,I always looked forward to each one,unfortunately when you notice a series is getting worse rather than better it kind of put me off getting excited anymore.Especially when I already have such a huge backlog of better games

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darkfenrir

@Wazeddie22 I think Summer Sale (if you are playing on PC) should push it low enough to 50% sale at least I remember seeing it around 40% last time it's on sale iirc, so yeah ^^;

And that's true, backlogs make it hard to justify buying new game haha

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Dezzy

How good is the world and the towns in Berseria? This series is all over the place with world design. Given that that's one of my main issues in RPGs, it's so hit or miss.
Abyss and Vesperia have really good worlds, some of the best in all RPGs. Whereas Hearts R and Zestiria had really boring and dull settings. Look at the massive chasm in design quality between Vesperia (top) and Hearts R (bottom):

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darkfenrir

Berseria is Zestiria's past, but I think it's decent enough for the cities- although then again, not much reason to explore. (Definitely not as big as XC2's cities, definitely).

Most of the cities are too small and I end up just going in to listen to the story / questlines, other than that, I prefer being out in the world.

But in the end, I think Berseria is one of those that you play to follow the storyline/questline for me, I know some friends really enjoyed it since the gameplay is much better than Zestiria I hear (With 4 party members instead of the armatize in Zestiria that makes it so you are pretty much on 2 all the time?)


Also to note, I feel Abyss' cities aren't really anything to talk about either lol. I really don't remember if I even spend time on Abyss' cities. I love the airship system though, more games need that. Airship is greaaaaaaaaat.

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Megas75

I'd say the easiest ones to recommend are Symphonia, Vesperia, and Berseria, all of which I consider some of the best in the series.
Symphonia is a bit dated compared to the rest though

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Lito_eragordito

Im about 13 hours into the game and not bad so far.
Luke's memory are coming back to him hopefully he'll stop being a wus soon though.
He's kind of get on my nerves being so entitled.

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