Tales of Arise Review

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5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

Tales of Arise reviewed by Terence Wiggins on PlayStation 5. Narration by Mark Medina. Also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC.

Bandai Namco has hit the mark in reinvigorating the 26-year-old Tales RPG series. Tales of Arise brings to life a beautifully realized world with a story that isn't afraid to tackle heavy subjects and knows when to take its foot off the gas for a bit. Its characters feel real and relatable even in fantastical situations, and a fresh and fun combat system livens up their battles. Combined with plenty of quality-of-life improvements ironing out some of the series' long-standing frustrations, this is an easy recommendation to not just fans of the long-running series but anyone interested in diving into an expansive action-RPG.

Xavier Rojas
Xavier Rojas 6 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m looking to get into this type of game debating to get this or scarlet nexus
Lewis 1992
Lewis 1992 7 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Shame the subtitles are FULL of typos, errors, and often don't match up with what the characters are saying out loud. Like, did anyone actually playtest this game?
BigBoyBX 97
BigBoyBX 97 7 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m kinda done with the cooking food for stat bonus mechanic
Vyn 9 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Real question is. Is this the new Tales of?, or are we going back to the low budget games after this?.
Mark Pipo
Mark Pipo 9 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The next tales will be "tales of tortillia and tales of COVIDIA." 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Kevin Yap
Kevin Yap 10 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
its all fun and games till you get hit by indignation
Thomas Shatrov
Thomas Shatrov 12 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tales of Eternia is still one of my favourite JRPGs and a childhood memory of when the times were simplier
Malcolm Gardner
Malcolm Gardner 18 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You know what, the peeps in the comments got me convinced, i'll get it for my ps5. It'll be my first tales game!
Seth Douglas
Seth Douglas ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tales of Destiny 2 (Tales of Eternia) for PS1 was by far one of the best JRPG's I have ever played and the best Tales game by far.
jamaican96 96
jamaican96 96 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why isn't it co op offline?whyyyyyy!?!!!!!
Pendoza ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Does this game has Demon Fang?
TuneyLoonTTV ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Finally a decent reviewer, instead of some fps/CoD bias person.
JustJulyo ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Whoa there buddy, Tales of Vesperia was pretty great and can hold a candle alongside Symphonia
Shortbread Head
Shortbread Head ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Do you.. know the tales games? Vesperia almost met sales of Symphonia in NA alone and the definitive edition topped it.
Dope Sage
Dope Sage ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My personal favorite Tales of all time is Vesperia hands down. But I'm having a real blast playing Arise. A breath of fresh air to the series.
Riley Hun
Riley Hun ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Whoah. IGN gave a Tales game a 9. Miracles do happen. It MUST be excellent then
Edgar Zubarev
Edgar Zubarev 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Happy Squad, RPG is not dead
Jewel Jade Flores
Jewel Jade Flores 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Characters doing both combo moves already exist in Tales of Symphonia its not new.
madattitude 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Finishing Scarlet Nexus before starting this one but it looks amazing already
Robin Grip
Robin Grip 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Vesperia was my favorite. Eternal Sonata was amazing as well even though not a Tales game.
bruce livingston
bruce livingston 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Colonization on indigenous peoples? Lol, this was made in Japan, they're not woke like you. It's about authoritarianism, Cyslodia may as well be the soviet union, complete with informants and government tyranny.
Geno The Prince
Geno The Prince 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This one of the best rpg's I ever played! It's a little better than final fantasy.
Jared Heitman
Jared Heitman 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Of course, an IGN review would jump at the chance to bring up "Slavery" and "Privilege"
Mirsyis 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
wait this isn't Genshin Impact?
Taco Taco
Taco Taco 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
ff7 remake requirements : 10 functioning fingers 2 eyes tales of arise requirements : 20 functioning fingers 4 eyes
Zero 19 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Matt L.
Matt L. ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Are you kidding, those minigames in FF7 Remake were insane, especially pushups.
Emma7846 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
For me, this game Rivals the greats such as Symphonia and Vesperia. A true masterpiece
eric townsend
eric townsend 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Classic IGN. Still nitpicking over lip sync and translation issues lol.
Green Gezan
Green Gezan 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Beautiful game with a beautiful ending. Definitely my game of the year, 9.5/10 easily.
Edward Zambrano
Edward Zambrano 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Personal Goty so far ! Kisara Best Girl
WumboWeinie 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Game looks fun and flashy, but the monsters don't look very smart in combat. Idk I'd have to try it first hand.
ALAIN LEE 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
if only genshin impact can see this and make the game were all 4 of our chosen characters can fight alongside and we can switch to any character we want from those 4
Sairento-kun 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Rinwell best girl
christopher Barham
christopher Barham 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So far this is my goty so far. And I’ve never played one before this
ST1CKDR1FT 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why does the game have an unlocked framerate in resolution mode on PS5 /SX? Doesn't do the performance a big favour, tbh. 30fps with better lod would have been the better solution here.
resentment 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
first jrpg ever that’s single player. this game goes hard af!
Greg B
Greg B 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Still enjoying the game since launch... its amazing... Go buy it...
iheartlownotes 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
been a hot minute since a tales game kept me interested as well as symphonia and vesperia, my new favorite in the series for sure
besty81 longlegs
besty81 longlegs 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
35 hours in this game has raised the bar for me it's an absolute gem.
dave penn
dave penn 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Alright when this is 20$ I'm definitely getting it.
Charles Carter
Charles Carter 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This looks like Hella fun
SilverShadow1617 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tales of Arise was worth the 5 year wait after Berseria, can’t wait for more tales games in the future.
ruffgook 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
7.5. the fights are a bit boring and too flashy. you have no idea what is going on while fighting sub quests are way too repetitive and aren't interesting. outfits are done lazy and lacks creativity. most of them are color variations of existing one.
Hellgatyr 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
scarlet nexus and tales of arise years of anime, hope they win goty, kind of nice if anime style win for once since persona 5 lose
Tommy Henderson
Tommy Henderson 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Needs co-op
Introverted Potato
Introverted Potato 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
An open-world game with FFVII: Remake combat style. Definitely buying this one. And IGN giving a 9 is really something.
taxevader86 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This game looks great.
Johnny Martinez
Johnny Martinez 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Everything about this game is near flawless were it not for the weird DLC that adds power, gold and levels as well as EXP boost and CP reductions to healing and support artes...
M. Moer
M. Moer 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Well usually that happens more often but in this game it's straight out broken. It is not a small boost but a complete gamechanger sadly.
Jeffrey Previlon
Jeffrey Previlon 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Im sooo happy tales is back tales of the abyss was my first tales game 😁😁😁😌😌😌
Donovan Lay
Donovan Lay 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@1:53 listen carefully, the music for this game is literally The Avengers theme...
Marcin Bystron
Marcin Bystron 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Shity review
antony BRISSON
antony BRISSON 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Sooo happy this turned out great!
Hikikomori Gaming
Hikikomori Gaming 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Game of the year 2021
Soul Shock
Soul Shock 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Same old same old
Sanddiverx Sand
Sanddiverx Sand 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
After 10 years team attacks is back) And with absolutely new graphics level for Tales series.
Yami Zarc
Yami Zarc 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
best JRPG game of year
Zero Tolerance
Zero Tolerance 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
And not one comment on performance. The PlayStation 5 demo ran substantially worse than the Xbox demo. So how’s the actual game?
LeShrimp 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I've been craving some old classic styled jrpg games with a modern flare, and this game delivered. The story and setting can be kind of cliché in these Tale games so of course it won't fit everyone's taste but I'm glad these type of games are still going strong.
zzz123kien 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
game of the year people
Jason Cordero
Jason Cordero 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Vesperia was amazing
Silas 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This game really brought out the kid in me again. I’m really taking my time exploring every map, talking to NPCs, and completing side quests 🥰 Arise really redeemed this franchise
Once Upon a Revenant
Once Upon a Revenant 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
A tale to rule them all.
leon 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
this is my second favorite tales battle mechanic, xillia 1 and 2 being my first :D
Keshuel 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can't wait to see Genshin players comparing this to their game.
Magnetic Mail
Magnetic Mail 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’ve already seen them…
Ian Genes
Ian Genes 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can anyone recommend which version to get between the base, Delux or the Ultimate version?
mortorious gl
mortorious gl 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Base, if you want costumes get deluxe. But there is already a lot of costumes in game
Mikazuki Argus
Mikazuki Argus 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tales of Arise is an amazing and immersive game that keeps you entertained and more importantly fascinated by the sheer experience that I’ve wanted so long in the Tales series.
z 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Crunchyroll got me here.
DrPastah 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"colonialism", "privilege" jesus christ
Magnetic Mail
Magnetic Mail 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
…have you played the game? They’re not exaggerating, or reaching, or anything. That’s the plot.
basedjaime 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Lib gn
Anthony parreno
Anthony parreno 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
wooohhh rating #9 very much suprised by it...now im really torn between diablo2 resu and this😅
RejectedMind -
RejectedMind - 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Never played a Tales game before, but that is gonna change after the demo of this.
Matt L.
Matt L. ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Do yourself a favor and play Xillia 1&2 it's the big transition in the series.
kidrobot 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
this is how a new star ocean shouldve been
Anil Balram
Anil Balram 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Is Symphonia really the standard?
ScarlettPumpkin 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Point Man
Point Man 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Hard disagree on "outstanding story"
Alberto Castillo
Alberto Castillo 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can it be played in japanese language ?
PAIN 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
pempers1885656 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
no way this is a 9..
Art D
Art D 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
this game was too short
C M 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Just finished Dragon Quest 11S, just finished the Arise prologue and it’s already better
Ryker 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Skills hidden behind expensive DLC costumes. NICE!
Game Cop
Game Cop 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Is there customization? Like different armor and weapons ? Noticed it was all the same in this
Patrick Schröder
Patrick Schröder 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
There are different looking weapons. and armor is customizable you get a certain number that look different and then you can unlock Skins ingame by finding certain stuff
Lord Richard
Lord Richard 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Garbage anime games straight in the bin 🪰💀
Adrian Elias
Adrian Elias 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Never played a Tales game before, but this could be my first.
Rakka 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Definitely recommend you play Berseria as well if you will enjoy this one. Amazing story and characters.
Lorenzo Von Matterhorn
Lorenzo Von Matterhorn 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This game is the story and combat..nothing else. Think of this. The game is 8.5/10 however if they got like 5-6 people to work more on the maps in a sense of getting more ruins, NPCs, weapons, armors that we can actually see this would have been 9.5/ 10.
Steven Finlayson
Steven Finlayson 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tales Of Arise is amazing believe the hype
Nick J
Nick J 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Loving the game for sure. Confused on how you unlock new Artes other than the skill grid. It seems totally random how they unlock in middle of battles. Does it pretty much just come down to spamming a certain Arte til it possibly unlocks another???
Kai Zi Wong
Kai Zi Wong 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
If you go into the skills section, of each character, you'll notice on all artes, there's a count number, each time you reach that limit (by using that arte) you'll expand on it
Gunnerluigi 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Check the Character Status on the menu and you will see stats called Proficiency, those are the ones that unlock new Artes and you raise them by using more artes of a certain type, Alphen has Sword Strikes, Aerial Strikes and Flame Strikes.
Nickisorochi 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Who else gonna play tales game first time ever...
spitboi7 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That first line in the video severely bothers me as he disregards that Tales of Vesperia exists.
Bogustice Tundra Kidz
Bogustice Tundra Kidz 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
his opening sentence as the dumbest hit ever heard....
Andrei Niadbailau
Andrei Niadbailau 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Anyone else experiences low FPS on Graphics mode on PS5?
MexicanSunnyD 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm definitely enjoying this more than Tales of Vesperia, the combat was a little too clunky for me in that game.
Johny Simps
Johny Simps 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thanks for not ruining my favourite JRPG series Bandai Namco
KageRule360 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m in love with this game! 🥰🤗
Eaglemcfly1 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nice review but fast travel has existed in Tales of games since at least the ps3 games, although not as refined as in Arise
Januar naoki
Januar naoki 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
weird pick on symphonia at the begining...not the best story on tales series...
Ernel Bustamante
Ernel Bustamante 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'm glad to have pre-ordered this game.
Pwnage 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
genshin impact on steroids
Commander 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Definite spoilers in this review especially if you've played the game a few hours.
Ross Gustafson
Ross Gustafson 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
A 9/10 for an anime rpg by ign is really a 10/10 for any other rpg. Tales of Arise is best game so far this year no question. It is fantastic.
Harder Oneechan
Harder Oneechan 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
After the nightmare of a equpitment upgrade system in berseria, the crafting system in this game was a breath of fresh air
Meme Lord
Meme Lord 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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