Tales of the Abyss (Nintendo 3DS)

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Tales of the Abyss is the story of Luke fon Fabre's unintentional journey outside of his mansion, which he has been locked inside of for the last several years, since he was found in an abandoned castle after an kidnapping attempt, with no recollection of his past. Luke soon uncovers a plot to destroy the world as he knows it, and he and his ever expanding party of comrades (including a fire spewing mouse-thing named Mieu) must help to unite two kingdoms, and settle on the matter of his own identity before the world comes to an end.

ToA uses the same basic combat engine as its predecessors. The battles takes place on a pseudo-2D fighting ground that resembles the surrounding wilderness. You can set your party members to an AI controlled setting or give commands to each one by cycling through them in battle. This style can be somewhat of a hassle for those RPG fans who are used to the Final Fantasy style of combat, and it takes some getting used to even for Tales series veterans.

The way the rest of the game plays is similar to that of traditional RPGS: you and your party go through many different towns, explore lots of dungeons, and explore. The exploration is done via the World Map screen, which is an isometric view that follows your character around as you move.


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Alternate Titles

  • "テイルズ オブ ジ アビス" -- Japanese spelling

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4Players.de Dec 15, 2011 87 out of 100 87
informaticien.be Jan 04, 2012 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Jeuxpo.com Nov 25, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Life Dec 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Console Obsession Jun 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Pocket Gamer UK Nov 25, 2011 8 out of 10 80
RPG Site Jan 18, 2012 7 out of 10 70
God is a Geek Dec 06, 2011 7 out of 10 70
IGN Jan 09, 2012 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Nov 28, 2011 7 out of 10 70


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CrankyStorming (2755) added Tales of the Abyss (Nintendo 3DS) on Oct 16, 2011
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