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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.


Tales of the Abyss PlayStation 2 It's so dark
Tales of the Abyss PlayStation 2 It's so green
Tales of the Abyss PlayStation 2 So many trees, tehee
Tales of the Abyss PlayStation 2 Ah! Uh! Eh!

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews PlayStation 2 Sep 25, 2008 91 out of 100 91
Legendra PlayStation 2 Dec 14, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
RPGFan Nintendo 3DS Feb 23, 2012 88 out of 100 88 Nintendo 3DS Nov 25, 2011 8 out of 10 80
N-Europe Nintendo 3DS Dec 07, 2011 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 10, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2006 7.25 out of 10 72
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Oct 16, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
RPG Site Nintendo 3DS Jan 18, 2012 7 out of 10 70
IGN Nintendo 3DS Jan 09, 2012 7 out of 10 70


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