Originally released the better part of a decade ago, Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition was released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original release. Given a lick of HD paint and some extra content that was missing from the original release west. If you are a JRPG fan, Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition is well worth having a closer look at.
How to Download Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition
You can download the game from Steam. To start your adventure, click on the Download link below the review. And if you’re a JRPG fan check out also Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online, Chrono Trigger, and Persona 5. They all rule.
The Game Review
I really do not want to spoil the story of Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition as I feel that it is one of the games strongest points. However, the basics are that the story is set around Yuri Lowell who leads a guild that is going to aid a young woman called Estelle.
The place that the game has these ancient resources that can be used for good and of course used by others for greed, corruption and the basic destruction of the world! The story has many twists and turns and is very well written and I actually think the voice acting (even the new voice acting) is very well done.
One thing that I really liked about the game was the sense of humor, the series is known for its skits and I had a smile on my face for many of them. The story will twist and turn and leave you speechless for parts of it and in general, it is one of the better JRPG stories that I have had the pleasure to play through in recent years.
Presentation wise thanks to the use of cell shaded graphics, Tales of Vesperia actually held up pretty well in general. This Definitive Version though has been thoroughly slapped with the HD paint brush and it looks gorgeous as a result. The frame rate has also been improved and I never noticed any dips at all the whole time I was playing.
While the story is fantastic and the game looks like a million bucks I think that the gameplay is also just as good. This is at its core is a ten-year-old game, but I feel this does some things better than many RPG’s released in the last couple of years have done.
The combat is great and learning new skills, leveling up your characters and using items is very easy. I find that some modern RPG’s get way to complicated when it comes to doing the most basic of things. THe game though is nice and simple to get to grips with, but at the same time, it gives you a lot of options to play around with.
So what new content has been added to this definitive edition? Well there are new characters, stories, clothing, battles, music and all of the DLC that was available before is now part of the game so there is quite a bit of extra content. They had to rerecord some of the dialogue and I did not mind it at all, but some hardcore fans of the original may be a bit put off with it.
I am not what you would call a massive Tales of Vesperia fan, but I had a great time with the Definitive Edition. I feel that this is a game that manages to be great if you are a longtime fan of the series (it is regarded as one of the best) or if you have never played one before, but want an awesome JRPG to play.
- Fantastic cell shaded graphics
- The story is very well written and acted
- Combat is simple but very fun
- Lots of extra content is included
- One of the best JRPG’s around!
- Some people might not like the new voice actors
- It is at its core a ten-year-old game