Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"There are a small number of RPG franchises that can stand the test of time and consistently see popular releases over a nearly twenty year period of time. One such franchise that has done this is the Tales series from Namco Bandai and among the numerous titles they have released, the eleven year old Tales of Symphonia is often regarded as being the best game in the series. As such, when an HD release of that game and its sequel Dawn of the New World was announced for release fans of the series were ecstatic. Well now that Tales of Symphonia Chronicles has been released, does the original Symphonia hold up as well as we may remember?"