Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology is an action-RPG developed by Alfa Systems and published by Namco Bandai and made for the Sony PSP. It is the first part of the Tales of the World sub-series of the Tales games. It acts as a crossover for previous Tales Games. It was released in 2006 for Asia, Japan, and Korea, 2007 for NA and Europe.
An evil force known only as the Devourer is destroying the land of Terresia. To counter the threat, the life giving Mana Tree uses its magic to create a Descender, a hero created by a Mana Tree to save its world and protect it. With a fellow Descender named Momo who lost his own world, the Hero must help a guild in order to gain allies to defeat the Devourer, and the villain that controls it, Widdershin and his allies.
Why It Rocks
- Completely customizable character.
- Numerous classes to choose from from starter classes you can use at the start of the game and more advanced classes you can obtain from quests.
- Tons of quests to choose from.
- Some quests are repeatable.
- Numerous characters from past Tales games appear such as Luke fon Fabre from Tales of the Abyss to Llyod Irving from Tales of Symphonia.
- Completing quests not only earn you items and gald (currency), but raise your fame points to help you recruit several characters to join you.
- Many past enemies appear in the game.
- Collect resources in the game to craft food and enforce and empower weapons and armor.
- Each form of crafting has its own level. The higher it goes, the bigger your chances of success at making an item (you can sometimes fail and make an inferior product) and more recipes can be learned.
- Near the end of the game you learn of a legendary hero who saved the word centuries ago (possibly a past Descender) and can later earn its weapons and armor called the Radiant, but only if you are worthy.
- In addition to fighting alongside numerous Tales characters, you can engage in battle with them as well.
- Great soundtrack.
- Good story.
- Often times, you can see humorous cutscenes involving Tales characters.
- Each class has its own level, so if you change your class, you can possibly go from level 100 all the way down to 1. If you like the challenge of level grinding though, it shouldn't be much of a problem.
- Even if you max out a crafting area, failure is still possible.
- Its sequels never saw a U.S. release.
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology has a 3.76 rating on GameFaqs.