Tales of Zestiria - PS3

Also known as: Tales of Zestiria: Collector's Edition

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Also for: PS4
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Namco Bandai Soft. Co.: Namco Bandai Games Europe
Publishers: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment UK (GB/GB)
Released: 16 Oct 2015 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+
Connectivity: Network Players, Network Features
Features: DualShock 3 Vibration Function

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Summary

Tales of Zestiria is a title that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the series that started on the SNES in 1995 as Tales of Phantasia, a game that only appeared in Japan upon its release.

The game dives back into the Tales series' medieval, epic fantasy roots, with character designs being handled by all four series designers; Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura, and Minoru Iwamoto. Also returning is series favourite ufotable Inc to handle the animated cut scenes and opening movie. The game is set during a conflict between two warring nations and the player takes on the role of the Shepherd who must protect the world from the 'Malevolence' while uniting humanity with beings known as Seraphim.

Tales of Zestiria brings a huge open world to the table, ranging from green valleys to unforgiving mountains to abandoned ruins. It's still peppered with random encounters, but players will get much more of the Tales series' trademark lush environments.

The game also changes things up in terms of combat. Unlike traditional JRPGs that sport a turn-based combat system, Tales of Zestiria has a real-time combat that is more akin to a brawler than a JRPG. The player can switch between enemies, give direct orders to other characters in his party and switch combat stances and tactics all through combinations on the Dualshock controller.

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Tales of Zestiria - PS3 Artwork

Tales of Zestiria - PS3 Artwork

Tales of Zestiria - PS3 Artwork

Tales of Zestiria - PS3 Artwork