The Tales series has always experimented with interesting combat mechanics. Some instalments have worked better than others, of course, but by and large, the action has always been a major selling point for Bandai Namco's long running franchise.
Tales of Arise is looking to evolve the formula with a system that's more fluid and easier to understand. A fairly common criticism of past Tales games is that combat can be overly complex, with too many interlocking mechanics resulting in chaotic fights that are hard to follow.
In the upcoming RPG's new developer diary, the Tales team explains its fresh approach to action. At its core, this is still a Tales combat system, with combos and resource management playing key roles. But at the same time, a simplified dodge mechanic, free movement, and flashy team attacks should make for better moment-to-moment gameplay.
And, going by recent previews, it seems as though the developer has done a great job. Early impressions of the combat system have been very positive, as highlighted in our own Tales of Arise hands on article.
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This is welcome news. As much as I’ve enjoyed the Tales series, I’ve struggled to find the flow of combat sometimes, especially in Berseria. Maybe it was lack of skill, but I never got that feeling of mastery that should come after hundreds of battles.
Hi there fellow gamers.
Man, they are going all in for Arise, aren´t they?
Not only the game looks gorgeous, but combat system improvements and character animations also are vastly improved.
And I love this kind of game showcases where the developers talk trough and you can see their passion for the project.
Can´t wait for September 10.
Cheers, stay safe folks and happy gaming to us all
@mrtennis1990 Hi there friend.
That is a difficult one.
I guess it depends on the platforms you currently own.
Some of my favourites are Tales of Graces f on PS3, Tales of Xillia also on PS3, Tales of Eternia on PSP, Tales of Abyss on 3DS, Tales of Vesperia on Xbox 360( it´s also on PS4, Switch and PC) ans Tales of Symphony on GameCube. I´m actualy playing Tales of Zesteria on PC as of now. Quite a few games.
Again, it depends on the gaming systems you play.
Having said all that, I would start with either Vesperia or Zesteria and then just go from there.
Hope it helps 👍
Cheers, stay safe and have a good one
@mrtennis1990 Tales of Berseria is the best in my opinion, a fanrastic story, its often cheap on psn too. Vesperia is also worth a look ...you can't go wrong with those 2
Vesperia would probably be the best one to play. The definitive edition is currently reduced to £8 for PS4. Can't go wrong:)
Edit: Damn, the offer is finished.
I see this game is heading in the right direction. Namco did right with Scarlet Nexus battle system, and this looks like its going to also be a success. I’m hype for Tales of Arise!
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