Anime games have come a long way since the early days of 2D sprites with one or two animations. Now, anime games have reached the same level of animation that you see in anime like One Punch Man, Attack on Titan, and even Naruto, it’s definitely nice being able to play games like these now. If you are a fan of Tales of Arise, you may be itching for some more action adventure gameplay similar to it. Not to worry, as we have a list of games that you should try if you love Tales of Arise.
Tales Of Arise – 5 Best Games That Are Similar
- Developer: BANDAI NAMCO
- Release Date: June 24, 2021
- Platforms: PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, PC
Scarlet Nexus released the same year as Tales of Arise. Both games are of the same genre, being action RPG’s that has a ton of flashy animations and cool combat. Scarlet Nexus follows the story of two protagonists named Yuito Sumeragi and Kasane Randall, whose fates are intertwined in a race to save the world from destruction.
It has your standard RPG elements: weapons, gear, party members, and special abilities that you can use when you have specific party members with you. I definitely recommend this game as Scarlet Nexus oozes a creative style of gameplay that you should definitely try soon when you can.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Developer: Square Enix First Development Divison
- Release Date: April 10, 2020
- Platforms: PlayStation 4 (PlayStation 5 and PC for Intergrade)
The long awaited remake of Final Fantasy VII was finally released back in April 10, 2020, and it swept the gaming world by storm. It may be a remake of the beloved Final Fantasy entry, but it is also a new game that newcomers can enjoy, as the game decides to take some liberties with how the original story went, so far as to making it seem like Zack Fair, the protagonist of the Crisis Core prequel, survived the ending.
If you love Tales of Arise for the combat, then you will love Final Fantasy VII Remake. It’s fast and fluid, being able to chain combos and magic and other skills together seamlessly like it’s nothing. Not to mention the incredible graphics that once again showcases the power of the Unreal Engine.
If you are still stuck on the PlayStation 4, you can get the base Final Fantasy VII Remake game. But if you have a PlayStation 5 or a good PC, then you can get the recommended version, which is Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. It has new content that features Yuffie, as well as enhanced graphics that take advantage of more powerful hardware.
Final Fantasy XV
- Developer: Square Enix
- Release Date: November 29, 2016
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia (Backwards compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S)
Another Final Fantasy is added to the list, and it is Final Fantasy XV. This game had a troubling development when this game came out. Firstly, it was under a different name and was supposed to be a spin off from Final Fantasy XIII called Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Development continued to be troublesome that eventually, Tetsuya Nomura left and Hajime Tabata took over.
The final product eventually became Final Fantasy XV and was far different from what the original trailers looked like. Still, it offered a fun time with a fantastic cast of characters, as well as a gorgeous open world with fluid combat (if the cameras decide to cooperate with you).
If you are thinking of purchasing the game, you should consider getting the Royal Edition. The Royal Edition contains 95% of the DLC available for the game, making it the almost complete experience. The other 5% is Episode Ardyn, which is not included so you have to buy it separately.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
- Developer: Monolith Soft
- Release Date: July 29, 2022
- Platform: Nintendo Switch
Moving back to recently released action adventure RPG’s, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a game that you should definitely try playing when you can, but only if you have a Nintendo Switch. Yes, this game is only available on one platform, but it shouldn’t be a problem if you have a Switch already.
The game features an incredibly challenging gameplay with an equally challenging open world that you can explore as much as you can. However, watch out for enemies that are much more higher level compared to the area you are in. Xenoblade Chronicles is notorious for having powerful enemies in low level areas.
The story is also decent, with connections to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in some ways. The game received a nomination for The Game Awards, so you know that it’s good.
Kingdom Hearts III
- Developer: Square Enix Business Division 3
- Release Date: January 25, 2019
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (Backwards compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S)
Last on the list is Kingdom Hearts III. This long awaited sequel to the popular Kingdom Hearts II game was a massive hit to the public, and how could it not? With its incredible stylistic graphics, fast and fluid gameplay, as well as amazing cast of characters (including Disney characters), the game attracts gamers from a lot of age groups.
However, this games story can have a bit of hard time to understand if you are not an avid fan of Kingdom Hearts. In fact, if you are jumping into the Kingdom Hearts series, you should probably start first with the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 +2.5 ReMIX games, where it contains every Kingdom Hearts games and cinematics to help you get caught up for Kingdom Hearts III.
Yes, there is a bit of a lore dump here in order to fully appreciate Kingdom Hearts III, but it is definitely worth it once you finally get to play the whole game and experience the story and its gameplay.
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