Tales of Arise Reviews

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IGN
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2021

With an excellent story and cast and a reinvigorated combat system, Tales of Arise is the shot in the arm the long-running Tales RPG series needed to recapture its best moments.

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Recommended
Sep 8, 2021

There are missteps and a few bumps along the way, but this soft reboot of a long-running series emerges a triumph.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 8, 2021

A successful attempt to modernise and broaden the appeal of the Tales series without completely abandoning its JRPG roots.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021
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9.3 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2021

There's a lot to do in Tales of Arise – set up camp, hook some fish, help townsfolk with missions of varying importance, etc. The main plot is incredible, but the secondary stories you uncover are far more memorable

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GameSpot
Top Critic
7 / 10
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise is a lengthy, beautiful RPG adventure, but has messy combat and uneven pacing on occasion.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Whether this is the big Tales breakthrough or not is a matter that history will decide. This is a Tales game that hits the right spots for me, puts a lot of love into its cast and its action, and somehow manages to strike a balance between the old and the new.

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9 / 10
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise reinvigorates the magic of the long-running series. A franchise that long rested on its established laurels has been refreshingly upgraded and reinvented, resulting in one of the most polished and jaw-dropping JRPGs I've played in a long time. It's an exciting new chapter for the Tales series that won't be soon forgotten.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

‎Tales of Arise is the best bet of the year as far as JRPGs are concerned. A title that will make you fall in love with a story and characters with which you are going to empathize, a correct progression system, fun combats, attractive main missions (some secondary not so much), optional events, attractive graphics ... I think more needs to be said.‎

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Hobby Consolas
David Rodríguez
Top Critic
90 / 100
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise is a high-quality JRPG and the next technical leap in a series that continues to take steps in the right direction on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. The playable renewal that it proposes places it as one of the most powerful titles of the year and as an excellent entry for players looking to get started in the franchise.

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9 / 10
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise is an excellent JRPG that delivers just about everything you want from the genre: a rich story, intriguing characters, satisfying combat, and an endless amount of lore.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise brings some needed fresh air to its beloved Action JRPG franchise while sticking faithfully to its classic formula. The renewed visuals and the more mature art-style should not alienate the fandom: at its core, this game is a very classic Tales of title, with new additions that make it an even more memorable experience.

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IGN Spain
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise comes to prove that the series still has a lot to say. At a time when fans of the genre are in for a treat, Bandai Namco has decided to join the party and offer us one of the best instalments of the franchise. A perfect entry into the franchise, with an interesting story, charismatic characters, beautiful artwork and a combat system that's as accessible as it is deep. It takes a while to get going, but when it does, it's hard to put the controller down before starting the next dungeon.

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10 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise offers a superb blend of JRPG favourites, tight combat, and modern-day design choices. It's easily the best Tales game in years.

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Sep 8, 2021

For those who thirst for the epic JRPGS of old, Tales of Arise manages to live up to lofty expectations and then some.

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Unscored
Sep 8, 2021

It takes a little time to warm up to Tales of Arise's main characters (ironic, when two of them wield the powers of hell itself), but once you're over that hump, you're left with a charming JRPG powered by a battle system that never slows down.

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Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise takes the franchise to new heights with an emotional story, unique characters, fun combat, and more defining features.

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95 / 100
Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise is a huge leap forward for the series. Combat is incredibly fun and fluid, the story is fantastic despite a lackluster finale, and the characters are as charming as ever. It's not only one of the best Tales games, but one of the best the PS5 has to offer.

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Sep 8, 2021

Tales of Arise sets a new gold standard for traditional action JRPGs. This stylized adventure's presentation and lavish production is a treat for anime fans and RPG enthusiasts, and it brings new life to the long-running Tales series.

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JVL
Kikitoès
Top Critic
18 / 20
Sep 30, 2021

Tales of Arise marks a real turning point for the license. More mature than its predecessors, the app may deal with the same themes as the previous opus, it adds a lot of nuance and does not fall into the clichés of the genre when treating its characters. Alphen and Shionne form a duo that is both touching and dynamic while the second knives that complete the group are not to be outdone and also benefit from a special care.

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