Parents' Guide to

Tales of Hearts R

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Lighthearted, positive-friendship RPG is combat-heavy.

Game PlayStation Vita 2014
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Tales of Hearts R uses a tried-and-true turn-based battle system developed from previous games. This helps provide a perfect mix of hand-to-hand attacks and more magical and colorful special attacks. But it's not simple, and players will have to develop and adjust their battle strategy to handle opponents' varying tactics. This can be a bit daunting for some players, but it's ultimately rewarding if you put in the time to learn it.

Although the story does a good job of keeping players interested, it also packs a unique twist late in the game that produces unexpected secrets about the main characters. Not only does thisl turn the story on its head, but it also gives characters a new perspective on the game and the people they've been playing with for multiple hours. It's a notable feature that many RPGs don't seem capable of providing, but Tales of Hearts R goes the extra mile by including several "side quests" for players who want a break in the main plot's action. All in all, it's exactly what a fan of fantasy role-playing games should expect.

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