Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles - PS3

Also known as: Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles: Collector?s Edition

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Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Compilation
Adventure: Role Playing
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Namco Tales Studio Ltd. Soft. Co.: Namco Bandai Partners
Publishers: Namco Bandai Partners (GB)
Namco Bandai Games Europe (GB/GB)
Released: 28 Feb 2014 (GB)
Unknown (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+
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Summary

Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles dusts off two games previously seen on the GameCube and Wii and gives them a splash of HD paint. For the first time on the PS3, players can get at Tales of Symphonia and its sequel, Dawn of the New World.

How much are you willing to sacrifice for the chance to save your world? In the dying world of Sylvarant, legend has it that a Chosen One will one day appear from amongst the people and the land will be reborn. However, your home world is partner to an equal and opposite land that suffers at the expense of your home world's prosperity. Is there's a way to save to both worlds, or will both be committed to an eternity of misery?

Tales of Symphonia is pretty much the standard formula when it comes to visiting towns, chatting with native NPCs, running errands and listening to hardcore sessions of dialogue, but the game's interesting story and unique visual style makes it all worthwhile.

Though strictly a 3D game, Tales of Symphonia employs cel-shaded techniques throughout. It's a real piece of eye-candy, making the land of Sylvarant and its mirror world a pleasure to roam. And this visual impression is also carried into Symphonia's frequent and taxing enemy encounters.

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World continues the story of the best-selling original and adds in a whole wealth of new features and gameplay that will make this new adventure a rewarding experience.

In Dawn of the New World you join young heroes Emil Catagnier and Marta Lualdi as they try to discover the cause of all the changes that is happening in their world. They're not alone in their quest however - fan favourites from the Tales series such as Lloyd, Colette and Sheena will also enter the fray and you'll also meet the lord of all monsters in the land, Ratatosk.

It is after being given special monster taming powers from Ratatosk that the unique gameplay angle in Dawn of the New World rears its head. Over 200 unique monsters can be captured during battle, and you can nurture and feed these creatures until they evolve into powerful forms. With your fearsome evolved monsters, you can bring them into future battles to give you a boost whenever you need it.