Tips and Tricks for Playing Tales of Vesperia

With the definitive edition recently released, players are once again able to journey through the land of Terca Lumireis. For those playing Tales of Vesperia for the first time, you might need some help. 

Tales of Vesperia is the tenth iteration of the Tales series of role-playing games. The game was published originally in 2009 for the Xbox and PlayStation 3, however, a definitive edition was published in 2019 marking its tenth anniversary. 


The game features the same battle mechanics as the previous game as well as new features like an online leaderboard. The game can get complex so here are some tips and tricks that will help you through the game.

Tips and Tricks for Playing Tales of Vesperia
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The Story of Tales of Vesperia

Tales of Vesperia is set in Terca Lumireis where everyone and everything is powered by an energy source called blastia. The story follows a former Imperial soldier named Yuri who joins up with Estelle and created a guild known as Brave Vesperia. 

Together, they brave the world as they explore and challenge many factions that want to take control of blastia resources.


Tips and Tricks

When it comes to playing Tales of Vesperia, there are some things that you need to do to play the game effectively. Most players even the seasoned ones forget that there are mechanics and advantages in the game that will benefit them in the long run.

Tips and Tricks for Playing Tales of Vesperia
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Check Out the Shops

Always visit the shops that sell different items in the game. These shops offer potions and weapons that will enhance your attacks and save you from harm. 

The shops in the game sell different weapons that are very useful in both combat and avoiding fatal damage in the game. Note that most of the skills you have in the game come from weapons. 


They become part of your skillset so choosing the right one will help you finish off your opponents easily. A bad choice could mean the end of your journey. Select the weapon of your choice and upgrade it to improve its abilities.

Make Good Use of Your Team

As you journey through the land of Terca Lumireis, you also get to recruit different characters in the game. They will be helpful in most aspects of the game especially with combat as they bring different and unique attributes to your entire team. 

Weapons might be essential to your team but your teammates are far more useful during combat. While the game does a very good job of diversifying your team, you will need to try some characters in combat to train their skills. 

Rotate each member out in battle and pay close attention to their skills and accessories. Keep track of their skills and observe their progress so you can have all the resources available to you once you hit the later stages of the game.

Keep Cooking

As weird as it may sound, most Japanese RPGs have this unique feature that allows their character to cook while out of combat. 

Cooking helps restore health and talent points without having to use healing items or potions that are essential during combat. 

Cooking also slightly increases your attack and defense attributes in the game so go ahead and cook as much as you want in the game.

Explore More

In the early stages of the game, the dungeons are rather easy to finish. The game steadily progresses in difficulty especially once you get the Sorcerer's Ring. You will begin to solve puzzles and rewards are more favorable for you.

Explore all the areas in every dungeon and don't forget to use the Sorcerer's Ring to scan some areas that you might find hidden chests. 

These chests contain items that will help you save money or even help you in battle so always make sure to explore and uncover hidden areas in the game.


Tales of Vesperia might seem easy to play at first glance but it has nuanced gameplay which can be daunting for first-time players. The tips mentioned above will help you progress faster in the game.