GAMES - Review
15:00 - 10th January 2016, by NEO Staff

Tales of Zestiria

From the moment you step into the fantasy world so expertly woven by the Tales Of team, to the final credits of the game, you’ll be hooked into what feels, as times, like a playable anime. The sheer amount of cutscenes (courtesy of Ufotable) and character dialogue is immense. This could get frustrating if you’re itching to grasp that controller, but we enjoyed the story and visuals – even if, at times, it honestly didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

The new addition of the shared skill system is an interesting one for veterans, and adding skills to weapons gives a whole new dimension to gameplay. A rock, paper, scissors style of balancing spells, arcane artes and base artes has been developed which will see you having to think before you strike. That said, the action here feels at times a little easy, so if you’re a seasoned player, you’ll need to crank up the difficulty to challenge yourself.

A beautiful game, and a worthy instalment in the Tales Of franchise.
SCORE: 4/5
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