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Tales of the Abyss

Average Rating: 8.19/10
Video Game Rank: 1979
PlayStation 2 Rank: 147
Nintendo 3DS Rank: 87
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Primary Name
Tales of the Abyss
Alternate Names
Tales of the Abyss 3D
Teiruzu obu ji Abisu
テイルズ オブ ジ アビス
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Release Date
2005-12-15
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North American Nintendo 3DS edition
Rel Date: 2012-02-14
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Namco Tales Studio Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: T
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English/European Nintendo 3DS edition
Rel Date: 2011-11-25
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Namco Tales Studio Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: PEGI: 12+
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Australian Nintendo 3DS edition
Rel Date: 2011-11-24
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Namco Tales Studio Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: OFLC(AU): PG / ACB: PG
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Japanese Nintendo 3DS edition
Rel Date: 2011-06-30
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Namco Tales Studio Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: CERO: A (All ages)
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North American PlayStation 2 edition
Rel Date: 2006-10-10
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
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Developer: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
Media: DVD
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: T
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Japanese PlayStation 2 edition
Rel Date: 2005-12-15
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
PlayStation 2
Developer: Namco Bandai Games Inc.
Media: DVD
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: CERO: A (All ages)
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Tales of the Abyss is the 8th game in Namco's 'Tales' series, and shares many characteristics of its predecessors. Gameplay is fairly standard for an RPG, with players alternating between visiting towns and exploring dangerous areas. Combat uses an updated version of the series's real-time battle system. The player controls one hero of his choice, and can switch on the fly, while the AI controls the other 2. Each character can be customized with different attacks, and special moves can be chained together to produce combos. Customization is also done through 'capacity cores', which give bonuses at each level increase when equipped, and 'AD skills', a large list of passive abilities that can be learned and set for use.

The story revolves around the protagonist, Luke fon Fabre, and Tear Grants, a reserved young woman with whom he is thrown into an adventure. Luke is from a high-ranking noble family in the nation of Kimlasca, and is directly related to the king. He was kidnapped 7 years before the story begins, and although he was rescued, the experience cost him all memories of his childhood. Since then, Luke has been confined to his family's estate in the city, visited only by them, servants, his teacher Master Van, and his good friend Guy. When he meets Tear, though, he is forced into the outside world and has to deal with a brewing war and a secretive religious organization bent on guiding the world down a preordained path.

Similar to past entries, the story is further developed by optional extra scenes or 'skits' where the characters converse with each other. This version of the game also has a fully-developed economy with fluctuating prices and bonuses available on multiple play-throughs.

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Characteristic Genre Name: "To Know the Meaning of One's Birth RPG"

Abyss in the title refers to Qlipoth, which lies below the outer lands - a sort of literal abyss. Alternatively, it could refer to the game's theme - the metaphorical depths of what we thought we knew versus reality.

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 1979
PlayStation 2 Rank: 147
Nintendo 3DS Rank: 87
Num Ratings: 12
Average Rating: 8.19
Standard Deviation: 1.24
Num Views: 525
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Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 4
Users Owning: 70
Users Wanting: 1
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