First Look at English Tales of the Abyss 3DS

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Jul 21, 2011
  1. Paarish
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    Namco Bandai's community manager Filthierich said earlier this week that some form of Tales news would be released during Comic-Con 2011 and it looks like that news has come forth in the form of a new trailer and localized screenshots for Tales of the Abyss 3DS.

    Tales of the Abyss was originally released on the PS2 on December 15, 2005 and was localized in North America on October 10, 2006. The game was regarded as an improvement over Tales of Symphonia, extending that game's multi-line battle system into a battle system which allows players to freely move about the field in battle.

    As can be seen in the screenshots the game uses a font similar to the one used in the Japanese version of the game due to the reduced screen size of the Nintendo 3DS, but it does appear to be easy on the eyes thankfully. The screenshots are mainly a mixture of battle and town screenshots with a few cutscenes mixed in.

    Tales of the Abyss for the Nintendo 3DS released last month in Japan. Europe will be getting the game on November 10 but as of right now North America still has a TBA 2011 release date according to the latest fact sheets released by the company.[/p]

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    There are some screenshots in the signature. The trailer isn't really impressive as it's pretty much what they've already shown us before. However, the screenshots are in english so at least we get something new.
     


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    The font is horrible.
    With the DS almost behind us I was hoping gaming would blossom into a new age of higher resolution fonts.
    GUESS NOT.
     
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    Horrible is a bit of an over exaggeration, however I have to admit I would have liked to see better quality fonts.

    EDIT: actually the number font and the "overlimits" is pretty horrible
     
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    I can't stop laughing but it's so true.

    It was pretty awful that the DS had pretty much the same font for each game.
     
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    Lol hi Snow Cones boi!!

    Can't wait for this game!! Never played on PS2, because didn't know about it [​IMG]

    Surprise surprise, Japan EU and NA release dates were 2-3 days away from one another, this game broke the chain.

    Now instead of graphics, ppl complain about fonts. Great lol.
     
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    I'm talking about the font used for text boxes/skill names/menus.
    The rest are fine.
     
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    Ah Tales of the Abyss [​IMG]

    And who cares if the font is ugly, this game is too much fun to care for petty trivialities.
     
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    I honestly don't see what's wrong with those...
    maybe my fanboy-ism is kicking in... [​IMG]
     
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    Anyway, same here. So buying it.
     
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    I guess there's no hope for a dual audio release... sigh... I don't want to play it with English voices -__--;;..
     
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    Jesus Christ, it's not like we are condemning the game for having poor fonts.
     
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    Looks nice. As someone else said, I didn't know about it when I had my PS2 so I'm looking forward to this game.
     
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    I agree lol.
    But hey, live with what you get [​IMG].

    Not much of a step up when it came down to fonts huh.. lol
     
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    Ugh... This negative focus on the font style is annoying...
    Err...
    The 3DS version has some pretty awesome loading times compared to the original [​IMG]
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Yeah seriously, this is the first time I've heard someone say the font is horrible lol, aw c'mon..

    Ah Frozen, don't see you around much nowadays.
     
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    Font never bothers me as long as it's readable but DAMN @the loading on the PS2. Kudos to those that once had the patience for it!
     
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    That was only in the Japanese version. The one released here did have loading times but not like those.
     
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    Enlighten me please. Does the 3DS version have everything narrated too like the PS2 version?
     
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    It is identical to the ps2 version...
     
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    i beat(and have) the ps2 version
    will be getting the 3ds version

    some of the mini games/side quests, can be hard
     

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