Tales of Berseria Reviews

Tales of Berseria is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2017

What's great about Berseria is that unlike most Tales of games, it acts as a wonderful jumping-in point for new players. Combine this with its ease-of-use and flashy combat designed to accommodate more tactical, veteran players and you have one of the most complete JRPGs you're likely to find on the current generation's systems. Tales of Berseria is a must play for any and all JRPG fans.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2017

Tales of Symphonia was my entry game to the “Tales of” series and I’ve been a major fan ever since. To me, Tales of Berseria is another great addition to the ever-growing franchise. Not only that, it was a major improvement to its predecessor Tales of Zestiria. Allowing both series to be connected also helped bolster their shared world’s lore. With how enjoyable Tales of Berseria is, I look more forward to the next major “tale.”

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9.1 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2017

Tales of Berseria is the best Tales game that I have played since the series roped me in with Tales of Symphonia. The story exceeded my expectations utilizing the darker tone to emphasize themes of family and betrayal. The combat is easy enough to understand and worthwhile to master, so players who are not familiar with the series’ combat can jump in and learn it easily. At the same time, Tales fans who are more interested in the advanced aspects of combat have a lot to dig into. Tales of Berseria is a game that I recommend for anyone looking for an enjoyable JRPG with memorable characters and a worthwhile story.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2017

Tales of Berseria is one of the best japanese role games that PlayStation 4 has to offer. It features an amazing story with a duration of at least 60 hours. This is how this genre of games should always be.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2017

Tales of Berseria is not just one of the best Tales games in a long time, but an essential for any JRPG fan. It’s a huge step up from Zestiria in almost every way.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2017

Tales of Berseria is a direct response to all the fans of the series that felt disappointed with the lackluster Zestiria. With a much more interesting overarching story, a stellar cast of characters and many refinements to the gameplay, Tales of Berseria is easily the best Tales game since Vesperia.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2017

The Tales series has always found a way to satisfy my itch for a story rich JRPG with deep character development and exciting combat. In that regard, Tales of Berseria does not disappoint. The story is gripping from the very beginning and keeps hold throughout the entire game. When it comes to the new battle system, I felt that Tales of Bersaria proved to be easily accessible to newcomers as well as offer extra benefits to those who’d like to master it. Even though the environments lacked any big steps forward for series, I felt myself constantly exploring and enjoying every moment. Berseria has quickly become not only one of my favorite games in the series, but also one of my favorite RPGs of all time.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Tales of Berseria is a strong return to form from Bandai Namco and this return to form has produced one of the best Tales games out there in terms of story and overall quality.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2017

Faster, smoother, and bursting at the seams with content, Berseria delivers a much needed kick to the series.

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Jan 24, 2017

Thanks to brilliant characterisation and the ability to throw some genuine humour and moments of softness into the mix, the team at Bandai Namco has been able to deliver one of the most refreshingly nuanced quests that we’ve seen in this series, and for the first time in a very long time, I haven’t been able to put a Tales game down.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Tales of Berseria is a fantastically written JRPG that delivers a deep, emotional story that kept me going until the end.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2017

A combination of complex characters and gameplay makes this one as satisfying as it is enjoyable. Even if you haven’t played any of its predecessors, Tales of Berseria is more than worth your time.

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Jan 23, 2017

Not only does Tales of Berseria excel in telling a gripping and mature story, but it also has action-packed battles in some stunning environments. At times it can begin to feel a little bit repetitive, but when the writing is good enough to make you want to find out what's going to happen next, and the mechanics that are being repeated are so enjoyable, that's not wholly a bad thing. Fans should definitely enjoy everything on offer here, and newcomers should consider making Berseria their first Tales Of game – it's a real treat through and through.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Tales of Berseria is an amazing JRPG that may have saved a once waning series. It's story, characters, and environments are rich with detail, and it's streamlined combat feels fast and fluid.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

Tales of Berseria was an amazing game offering a long story that kept my attention the entire time and brought together a compelling group of anti-heroes.

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90 / 100
Feb 19, 2017

Tales of Berseria feels like a much needed leap forward for the franchise. It still suffers a bit graphically since the game was released on the PlayStation 3 over in Japan, so hopefully the next entry is fully developed for the PlayStation 4 and PC so we can get an advancement in terms of the visuals as well. Fans of the series are absolutely going to adore this game, as well fans of roleplaying games in general. Hopefully we’ll get a taste of what’s to come later this year at the Tales Festival.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2017

Tales of Berseria is most definitely one of my favourite ‘Tales of’ titles to date and I highly recommend it for both newcomers as well as veterans of the series.

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IGN
Top Critic
8.8 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2017

Tales of Berseria is a surprisingly strong showing for this long-running series. Its tragic story of broken people fighting on the wrong side of history makes it utterly compelling, and its well-tuned combat more than makes up for its lack of interesting environments. Simply put, this is a tale to heartbreaking to miss, or to forget.

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Alana Hagues
Top Critic
87%
Feb 12, 2017

Tales of Berseria still has that same old Tales of feel, but it brings some much needed revitalisation to the series.

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Atomix
Top Critic
86 / 100
Feb 8, 2017

Tales of Berseria is, simply put, one of the best entries in the series. Its dark an emphatic story and additions to its familiar gameplay, turns this game in one fresh experience. Albeit it has flaws like a story with ups and downs or a linear design in all of its dungeons and map sections, this game offers so much content that will guarantee dozens of hours of entertainment. It is a game that every fan of the genre and franchise should try without exception.

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