First off, let me say:
|Developer||Namco Tales Studio, Ltd.|
|Release Date||Aug 29, 2003|
|Buy it?||NCSX or Himeya|
|USA Release||July 13, 2004|
IS NOT A TALES OF PHANTASIA REMAKE!
(Don't make me use obnoxious colors now)
Many game news site refered to this game as Tales of Phantasia, but Namco refered
to it as "New Tales of [Tentative]." It finally has a name of its own!
About 4000 years ago, the hero Mithos ended the ancient war in the sanctuary called Kharlan.
With the help of the goddess Martel, he sealed away the evil Desians and
saved the world from suffering.
Time flows, however, and today... there is peace, and the world has forgotten
the darkness of the Desians. But the wicked beings that Mithos sealed away has
been secretly gathering power to revive themselves.
If "mana," the source of life, is exploited, the world will be thrown into
peril. The world called Sylvarant is dying, and saving this world means
that the opposite world Tethe'alla would collapse. Rescuing one world sacrifices
The people wait for the oracle given to them by Martel, the Chosen One who can seal the Desians and liberate them from the pain.... They hope
for the oracle of Iselia Village which indicates a young girl. A girl named
She is the Chosen of Regeneration whose mission is to save a world
covered in darkness. She and her childhood friends are guided by Lloyd, the
leader of these nameless heroes.
The endless journey of World Rejuvination begins here.
This game is made of polygons and is cell-shaded. The battle system (Multi-Line Linear Motion
Battle System) is the most unique LMB yet. The battles are 3D, but fear not--it's
not like Start Ocean or anything. When you target an enemy,
a line is formed, and you move back and forth along that line.(The
name ["Multi-Line Linear Motion Battle System"] is because the battle system
is now 3D and there are multiple lines, while with the traditional "LMBS
(Linear Motion Battle System)," you and your enemy faced each other one one
line.--quote Namco w/ crappy
translation.) It's the same Tales battle system we know and love--just that
there's more lines. :P Here is an example of
Lloyd targeting a slimey thing instead of the spiders.
There are things called Unison Attacks in this game. When the party combo gadge gets full, push Z, and time will stop while each character gets to attack. There are Unison Combo Skills as well. Two characters combine one skill of each and attack together. (Ex. Collet's Pikohan and Lloyd's Kogahazen add up to... Pikohazen! No, seriously.)
A Japanese group named "Day After Tomorrow" is doing the opening song, which is called "Starry
Heavens." Don't let the name make you think it's a slow song; it's nice and
-Collet Brunel (Colette Brunel)
-Genius Sage (Genis Sage)
-Refill Sage (Raine Sage)
-Fujibayashi Shihna (Sheena Fujibayashi)
-Lloyd, Colette, Kratos
-Japanese GC Box
-Map of Sylvarant
-Cover art of "Tales of Symphonia: Sylvarant Portion"
(Left to Right: Yutis, Sephie, Fiaress/Fairess)
Information (new 9/11)
Guide to Ex-Skills - based on Japanese version
Battle System FAQ - based on Japanese version, but it makes no difference
Guide to Ending Variations - descriptions of variations and how to obtain them
33 Cutscene Screen Shots
22 Battle Screen Shots
14 Non-Battle GameplayScreen Shots
10 Year-old PreliminaryScreen Shots x_X
1 Misc Screen Shot ("Summary")
20 Pretty Anime FMV Screen Shots