Parents' Guide to

Tales of Vesperia

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Artful RPG has mild violence but good ethics.

Game Xbox 360 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

More Tales please!

While it is not the best of the Tales series story wise (it seems to have a hard time making up its mind on where its going), this game has very entertaining and well developed characters which will make you want to play the game more than once. That an all the content such as cooking, mini games, and strategy will keep you playing for hours. Also like a huge majority of Tales games, there are central themes and moral values that serve as the core of the story.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 12+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (2):

The minutiae in Tales of Vesperia will be enjoyed by the micro-manager in you. You could spend well over an hour just deciding which magic to use. But it's not just magic and fighting which makes Vesperia an above average game. While the graphics aren't realistic or the best you've ever seen, these cell-shaded characters and environs will occasionally fill you with moments of sheer wonder. Be prepared for a game that will take at least 40 hours to complete. Finally, while there is an online component, it's mainly to upload your battle stats to a leaderboard.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai
  • Release date: August 26, 2008
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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