Hold on to what you strive for!
In a world torn by war between two powerful nations fighting for rule and supremacy, accept the burden of the Sheperd and fight human darkness to protect your world from Malevolence and reunite humans and Seraphim.
Together with Lailah, the Lady of the Lake who guards the Sacred Blade, and his best friend Mikleo, the cast will discover soon enough a powerful force is rising in the shadow.
Tumble into Sorey's epic journey set in a Medieval fantasy world with beautiful animations realized by the famous animation studio ufotable.
Discover diversified and huge environements throughout your adventure with the help of Seraphim
Advanced Battle System with fusions between Sory and Seraphim. the battle scenes are now seamlessly integrated into the environements with no more load screens or transition
©MUTSUMI INOMATA ©KOSUKE FUJISHIMA Tales of Zestiria™&©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
I highly recommend this game, the story is awesome with some very nice special effects that make special attacks stand out even more. And the game mechanics between your main character and the others is something I haven't seen before, but is really fun. (Sorry, I don't want to post what it is exactly because of possible spoliers.) I'm unsure if it is worth $49.99, but if you can get it on sale, I especially say go for it!
Gotta be honest, around 40 hours into the game, I started watching the anime and boy that first episode blew my mind. Ufotable really went out their way and I was holding my breath on the last 5 minutes of the episode. It's THAT good. I appreciated the direction they take with the anime too, and speaking of which, the random Berseria episode (I believe it was episode 5-6) is kinda unexpected but still interesting nonetheless. Violet is so much interesting and literally the exact opposite of Zestiria's MC. Hopefully they'll animate it one day, seeing Berseria has a pretty good sales record on Japan. Good game. Plenty of issues with its design, but it was worth finishing in my honest opinion. I recommend it if you don't mind doing some quests that feel like a chore. If you do, there's an anime of it that is quite efficient at telling the story.
The problem with Tales of Zestiria for me is that I have played previous, very old part of this remembering SNES times series where the game was 2D and the fight resembled Street Fighter (at some point player could equip an item allowing to perform special moves by doing quarter circle motion), now it's gone and the fight resemble more gameplay from Star Ocean which is acceptable but not as satisfying. Overall a decent jRPG.
It's recommended for the Tales fan to play this game. While it take some time for the players to know what they should and should not do. I will not complain about the FPS as I am a both PC and console player. I wouldn't really careless about the FPS when it come to console game that has join the PC platform. As long as the storyline is great and understanding. But there are something which I am upset about is the DLCs they are pretty pricey and some I notice really did not come in handy at all. Even with the pre-purchase the before the game is released I expect they give out the entire game but of of the blue when the game is released more DLC's pop up for purchase which is very upsetting for me. I hope the next game Tales of Berseria will be better than Tales of Zesteria but what I really wanted the most is that Bandai will re-release the old Tales series like Tales of Abyss which is one of my favorite since the PlayStation 2 until now.
The only Tales game I played prior to this was Symphonia for a few hours. I found the story very interesting. Tales of Zestiria kept me coming back for more wanting to know what will happen next. Everything in the game seemed to have it's own level-up mechanics; the characters, skills, even shops. The more you play the game and the more you use items and purchase/sell items the more things advance. I found myself trying to 100% complete this game by earning all achievements. Definitely a good game; one of my favorite on steam. I am hoping all Tales games will give me a similar experience. Would recommend checking it out.
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