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Tales of Arise

Bandai Namco Studios
Sep 10, 2021 - PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

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9 / 10
Game Rant
5 / 5
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Easy Allies
8.5 / 10
Game Informer
9.3 / 10
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TALES OF ARISE - Free Demo Trailer

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TALES OF ARISE – Lifestyle Feature

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TALES OF ARISE – Official Opening Animation

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Critic Reviews for Tales of Arise

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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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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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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Tales of Arise presents a refreshing sense of nostalgia in a shiny new package. At times it can misfire between its lovable but inconsistent cast of characters and political narrative, but there’s still a band of loveable heroes brandishing the classic Tales archetypes I’ve always adored. Perhaps it wields subtlety like a cudgel—placing Shionne, the woman who causes pain, and Alphen, the man who can’t feel pain, together—yet it’s that same ungraceful melodrama I remember being so fond of a decade ago. Arise elevates Tales back into the RPG spotlight, but it doesn’t leave the pieces of the past you loved behind.

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Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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

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

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