How Long to Beat Tales of Berseria (And Why)?

Exact Answer: 170 hours

Tales of Berseria or Teiruzu Obu Beruseria is a Japanese action video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios. It supports Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4. It’s the sixteenth Mothership title in the Tales series.

The protagonist is a young woman named Velvet. The game embarks on the journey of Velvet and her conflict between emotion and reason. The game is a prequel to the fifteenth title in the Tales series, called Tales of Zestiria. This edition of the Mothership title is the only one that features a female protagonist in a central role. The game also had an average rating of 8/10 on multiple game review websites.

How Long to Beat Tales of Berseria?

PlatformMainMain+Extras100%
PC43h 57m68h 10m169h 18m
PlayStation 348h 30m70h103h 46m
PlayStation 4 47h 08m71h 57m176h 22m

The time required for the average completion of the game is about 46 hours for the main contents of the game. After that, the side quests along with the main mission have an average completion time of about 70 hours. Finally, 100% completion of the game which includes all side missions and collectibles, requires about 170 hours.  

 All this timing doesn’t matter as these are rushed through timings. A gamer can take as much time they want to explore the immense attention to detail this game offers. This game is the only one in the Tales series to set to have the most extended main story. The stunning visuals created during those times would give any games of those times a run for their money. The emotional story of Velvet also plays a huge role in the content. 

 This game features a gripping main story, along with some side quests, optional bosses, minigames, hidden areas, and so on. This additional content makes sure that the gamers have an amazing gaming experience in playing this RPG title.  

 Since this game’s battles could be played on local Co-op mode, this would make a great game to spend time with family and friends.  The Co-op mode had a collective gameplay timing of about 68 hours to almost 80 hours. 

 The fastest gameplay speed run for this game is recorded at 4h 19m 26s set by a gamer with a Gamertag called Kanayami from Japan. The next best run is at 4h 20m 7s. 

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Why Does it Take Long to Beat Tales of Berseria?

This game has solid gameplay considering all the other Tales titles. This also has much more gameplay content than its prequel, Tales of Zestiria.

As told earlier, the amount of time taken to complete the game is solely based on the gamer. The difficulty option is chosen from the beginning of the game also matters. A gamer who just needs to speed through the main story could complete the game in no less than about 45 hours. But an interested gamer who plays all the side quests can still play about 30 hours’ worth of content.

The biggest flex is that a completionists gamer has almost 170 hours’ worth of content in the game. This could very much satisfy any purist gamers.

This is also the first game in the series to allow multiple DLC costume colors. This game also introduced the “cooking process” to level up a character faster.

Unlike its prequel Tales of Zestiria, this game does not have multiple endings. This is good for some gamers and some others dislike this because of missing out on possible gameplays in having multiple gameplays.

Most people take time in playing this game because this is much darker and more mature when compared to other Tales series games. The proficiency with which Velvet streams through the story adds a good flavor to the game.

The main story consists of many cut scenes which makes the game so much interesting for everyone to know the complete story. This game also features a slew of really great OSTs which is so pleasing and appealing to hear.

Conclusion

Nowadays Japanese manga, anime, and even games are praised for their great captivating storyline and attention to detail of their graphics. Since this game became one of the best in their series, it even has a manga adaptation.
This game is considered one of the absolute best in the Mothership of Tales titles. Many gaming pundits place this game as one of the top 3 games in the series. This is because it gives the gamers what they wanted in previous Tales series games.
The time to finish the game doesn’t matter because this game offers a great gaming experience in every stage of gaming.

References

  1. https://www.theseus.fi/handle/10024/131078
  2. https://www.atlantis-press.com/proceedings/ebmcsr-18/25905262

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