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The Tales series has always thumbed its nose at RPG traditions. Wildly popular in Japan, Tales hasn’t pierced the West in the same way that franchises like Final Fantasy have, though many of its titles remain in the pantheon of the best JRPGs. We’re counting down the 14 mainline titles released in North America — plus two released in Japan — in this guide to the best Tales games.

For those unfamiliar with the series, Tales games feature real-time combat in the style of a fighting game that’s set in the framework of an RPG. The traditions of a good JRPG are still present, though, including dense character progression, a grand narrative, and a cast of interesting characters. With the two combined, the Tales games provide a break from the monotonous gameplay that often comes from JRPGs.

So, get your mystic arte ready for this ranking of the top Tales games.

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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

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PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

GenreRole-playing (RPG)

DeveloperBandai Namco Studios

PublisherBandai Namco Entertainment

ReleaseJanuary 11, 2019

The most iconic of Tales games is a hotly debated topic, but most players settle on Vesperia, and we have to agree. The story is second to none, the combat system is deep once it’s fully unlocked, and many of the more tedious elements of other Tales games are streamlined. Released exclusively for the Xbox 360 in 2008, Tales of Vesperia was many players’ first introduction to the RPG series, especially in the West. You don’t need to dust off your 360 to play it, though. Namco Bandai released the Definitive Edition in 2019 for Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One, so you can experience the video game on modern systems.

Tales of the Abyss

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PlatformsPlayStation 2, Nintendo 3DS

GenreRole-playing (RPG)

DeveloperNamco Tales Studio

PublisherBandai Namco Entertainment

ReleaseDecember 15, 2005

Released originally for the PS2 in 2006 before being ported to the 3DS in 2012, Tales of the Abyss is the eighth mainline entry in the series. It’s a nearly perfect Tales game, with excellent writing, unique characters, and plenty of content. However, as is the case with a lot of Tales games, sometimes combat can feel like nothing more than button mashing. The big addition to Tales of the Abyss was “Free Run,” allowing players to move around the combat arena in any way they want. This feature has shown up in nearly all Tales games since the release of Abyss, marking it as a landmark title in the series. Unfortunately, it’s tough to find. Tales of the Abyss never received a Steam port, so you’re limited to the 3DS and PS2 versions.

Tales of Arise

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PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S

GenreRole-playing (RPG), Adventure

DeveloperBandai Namco Entertainment

PublisherBandai Namco Entertainment

ReleaseSeptember 10, 2021

We had one of the longest waits between entries before we finally got Tales of Arise, but the wait was well worth it. This is by far the highest budget Tales game yet, and it’s easy to see just by looking at the game in motion, especially when played on current-gen hardware. Unlike the last release, which comes next on the list, Tales of Arise smartly goes back to being a stand-alone entry that doesn’t require any previous knowledge of the series, making it even more enticing to newcomers. The gameplay has never been as smooth as it has in Tales of Arise,nor has it looked so stylish. All the hallmarks of the Tales series are here, but supercharged. Skits have been slightly altered but remain a highlight for fans, plus the amount of customization you have over just about everything makes it easy for even newcomers to JRPGs as a whole to get into. The story tackles some dark themes, including class conflict and slavery, and does a good job of handling them over the course of your quest.

Read our full Tales of Arise review

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Tales of Berseria

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PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

GenreRole-playing (RPG)

DeveloperBandai Namco Studios

PublisherBandai Namco Entertainment America, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, Bandai Namco Entertainment

ReleaseAugust 18, 2016

Tales of Berseria is the second latest in the series, releasing only a short year after Tales of Zestiria in 2016. The two games actually take place in the same universe, though Zestiria is set some 1,000 years after the events of Berseria. The inciting incident of Berseria should be experienced unspoiled, so if you’re interested in playing the game, we suggest stopping here. It features some of the quickest and most striking character development the series has seen. You play as Velvet, a young woman whose only aspiration is to care for her ill younger brother, Laphicet. Once Daemons show up in her village, Velvet’s brother-in-law Artorius sacrifices Laphicet for a ritual known as the “Advent.” Witnessing this, Velvet rushes at Artorius, only to be overcome with Daemons. One possesses her arm, turning Velvet into a Daemon herself. Darker and slower than other Tales games, Berseria is shocking and moving, with the series’ signature combat system to back up the story.

Tales of Symphonia

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PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Nintendo GameCube

GenreRole-playing (RPG)

DeveloperNamco Tales Studio

PublisherNamco, Bandai Namco Holdings, Nintendo

ReleaseAugust 29, 2003

Most Tales fans agree that Vesperia is the best. That said, Tales of Symphonia is certainly the most iconic. Released as a GameCube exclusive in the West, Tales of Symphonia quickly became the most popular title in the series and still holds the record for highest sales. Symphonia still is an early Tales game, so you can’t freely move around battle arenas and the graphics are a bit dated. Thankfully, the cel-shaded art style has aged well, and the original GameCube release maintains a solid 60 frames per second. You can also pick up the Steam port, which costs only a few dollars during most sales.

Tales of Xillia

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PlatformsPlayStation 3

GenreRole-playing (RPG)

DeveloperNamco Tales Studio

PublisherBandai Namco Entertainment

ReleaseSeptember 08, 2011

Tales of Xillia isn’t as defining for the series as Symphonia or Vesperia, but it includes all of the elements of a good Tales game. The combat is frantically fast-paced, the characters are quirky and lovable, and the plot is fairly unique. That said, it’s a bit short, as you can play through the campaign as two different protagonists. While searching for his professor, medical student Jude Mathis stumbles upon a military research facility with a weapon of mass destruction called the Lance of Kresnik. Mathis, after being found in the facility, is saved by Milla Maxwell. After destroying the weapon, you choose to play as either Milla or Jude as they run from the officials behind the Lance of Kresnik.

Tales of Graces f

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PlatformsPlayStation 3

GenrePlatform, Role-playing (RPG), Hack and slash/Beat 'em up

DeveloperNamco Bandai Games

PublisherNamco Bandai Games

ReleaseDecember 02, 2010

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Similar to Xillia, Tales of Graces f isn’t a landmark game in the series, but still includes enough to be among the best. The story isn’t as thrilling, with you following a swordsman who befriends an amnesiac, but it’s still charming and lighthearted. This is a character story focused on friendship, and although the scale isn’t as grand as some other Tales games, it’s still a journey worth taking.

Tales of Destiny

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PlatformsPlayStation, PlayStation 2

GenreRole-playing (RPG), Adventure

DeveloperNamco Tales Studio, Wolf Team

PublisherNamco, Namco Bandai Games

ReleaseDecember 23, 1997

Tales of Destiny was the first title in the series to get a North American release. Although the hybrid combat and characters were enough to draw in a few new fans, Tales of Destiny released for the original PlayStation in the same year as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Final Fantasy Tactics, and, oh yeah, Final Fantasy VII. To say Tales of Destiny was overshadowed would be an understatement. Still, Tales of Destiny remains one of the better titles in the Tales series. It even received a full remake on the PS2, though it was only released in Japan.

Tales of Zestiria

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PlatformsPC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

GenreRole-playing (RPG)

Developertri-Crescendo, Bandai Namco Studios

PublisherBandai Namco Entertainment, Bandai Namco Games

ReleaseJanuary 22, 2015

Tales of Zestiria was released a year before Berseria, and despite being one of the more recent titles, it’s a return to form for the Tales series. Cliché as it is, you play as Sorey, a village boy who finds out that he’s the only person who can save the world from darkness. There are some interesting story beats, but the overall plot is a bit stale. That said, it integrates with the gameplay perfectly. Powerful as he is, Sorey can see members of a spirit race known as Seraphim. These god-like beings are a core plot element, but also a core gameplay element. You can call upon Seraphim during battles to perform long-distances artes, and Sorey can even combine with Seraphim to unlock an entirely new move set.

Tales of Xillia 2

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PlatformsPlayStation 3

GenreRole-playing (RPG)

DeveloperBandai Namco Studios

PublisherBandai Namco Games

ReleaseNovember 01, 2012

Tales of Xillia 2 directly follows the events of the first game, though you take control of a different protagonist. Ludger Krenik, the silent character you play as, can travel between parallel dimensions to keep the world he calls home in balance. Xillia 2 also offers an extended look at the cast of characters in the first game.

The expanded take on the story is a little too expanded, though. The game sags a lot in the midsection, with a lot of backtracking and fetch quests. Still, Xillia 2 features the same combat system as the first game, with an interesting overall plotline.

Tales of Phantasia

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PlatformsPlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, iOS, Super Famicom

GenreRole-playing (RPG)

DeveloperWolf Team


ReleaseDecember 15, 1995

Tales of Phantasia is the first game in the series, originally released as a Japan exclusive for the Super Famicom in 1995. Upon its release, Phantasia was praised for its unique take on combat, breaking from the tradition of turn-based battles in favor of a fast and fluid real-time battle system. Western fans can still play Phantasia, which was released in North America on the GameBoy Advance in 2006 and ported to iOS in 2014. That said, Phantasia feels disappointing compared to the more recent titles in the series. The characters are still interesting, but the plot feels stale and the combat system underdeveloped.

Tales of Hearts R

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PlatformsiOS, PlayStation Vita

GenreRole-playing (RPG)

Developer7seventh chord, Namco Bandai Games

PublisherBandai Namco Entertainment

ReleaseMarch 07, 2013

Similar to Dragon Quest XI, which received a Japan-only port on 3DS completely redesigned for the platform, Tales of Hearts was released as a Japan exclusive for the Nintendo DS in 2008. It eventually made its way to Western shores in the form of a 3D remake for the PlayStation Vita in 2014. While Phantasia feels like a precursor to the entire series, Hearts R feels like one of the more modern entries. With full 3D environments and free run in combat, it plays like a recent entry, with deep progression systems, to boot. That said, the story loses its way quickly.

Tales of Destiny 2

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PlatformsPlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

GenreRole-playing (RPG), Adventure

DeveloperTelenet Japan, Namco Tales Studio, Alfa System


ReleaseNovember 28, 2002

As is the case with every long-running JRPG series, the Tales franchise suffered some confusing naming conventions in its early days. Tales of Eternia was released as Tales of Destiny II in North America, though Eternia and the original Destiny don’t share any plot elements. Adding to the confusion, a proper sequel, Tales of Destiny 2, was released exclusively in Japan for the PS2. The buried identity of Tales of Eternia shows through in the final product, with a largely forgettable cast and story. It’s a fine game, featuring all of the hallmarks of the series, but it’s a far cry from some of the later entries.

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Tales of Legendia

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PlatformsPlayStation 2

GenreRole-playing (RPG)


PublisherNamco, Bandai Namco Games

ReleaseAugust 25, 2005

Tales of Legendia came out during the same year as Tales of the Abyss. Considering how highly we ranked the latter, it’s not surprising that Legendia ranks so low. While it should have looked to the future, Legendia relies on outdated features like a linear battle system and archaic visuals. Legendia isn’t a terrible game, but it bears the mark of a development studio stuck in limbo. The story and gameplay are entertaining enough, but gamers will notice some aspects taken from Final Fantasy X. The game will be fairly predictable to the majority of true Tales fans.

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

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PlatformsWii, PlayStation 3

GenreRole-playing (RPG)

DeveloperNamco Tales Studio

PublisherBandai Namco Entertainment

ReleaseJune 26, 2008

As we’ve seen, sequels aren’t the Tales series’ strong point. But where both of the Xillia games are relatively decent, the two Symphonia games are like night and day in terms of quality. The sequel could not be more different than the original. The sequel lost everything good about the original and added in some not-so-great features. Even compared to other popular table games, Dawn of the New World has low-quality writing and lifeless storytelling. The game improves on a few gameplay elements but, overall, it just doesn’t measure up. The game might be worth your time if you’re already a massive fan of Symphonia. You’ll just want to be prepared to set your expectations a lot lower. Dawn of the New World doesn’t have any of the quality and emotional depth as the original.

Tales of Rebirth

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PlatformsPlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

GenreRole-playing (RPG)

DeveloperNamco Tales Studio

PublisherNamco, Bandai Namco Games

ReleaseDecember 16, 2004

Tales of RebirthandTales of Innocencearen’t bad games, but they don’t hold up for in a ranking of the best Tales games in the U.S. Both titles were released exclusively in Japan, and we don’t expect ports. That said, if you can read Japanese and don’t mind importing, you can play them. Tales of Rebirth was released on the PS2 in 2004. Following the success ofTales of Symphonia,the game kept the three-lane battle system as well as multiple other mechanics.Rebirthis one of the better games in the series, though tracking down a copy is tough. Tales of Innocence was released in 2007 for the Nintendo DS and was ported to the PlayStation Vita later.Innocencekeeps the Linear Motion Battle System from previous games but tweaks it with Dimension Stride. Dimension Stride allows you to knock an enemy into the air during battle and follow up with midair attacks.

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Which Tales game has the best combat? ›

The 13 Games With The Best Combat In The Tales Series, Ranked
  • 8 Tales Of Xillia.
  • 7 Tales Of Hearts R.
  • 6 Tales Of Xillia 2.
  • 5 Tales Of Berseria.
  • 4 Tales Of The Abyss.
  • 3 Tales Of Vesperia.
  • 2 Tales Of Graces F.
  • 1 *Tales Of Arise.
Sep 24, 2021

What Tales games should I play first? ›

Tales of Xillia is a great starting point for newcomers; its battle system isn't super complicated, and it offers both an interesting story and a strong cast to fall in love with.

In what order should I play the Tales games? ›

Every Tales Of Game In Chronological Order
  • 1 Tales Of Phantasia (1995) ...
  • 2 Tales Of Destiny (1997) ...
  • 3 Tales Of Eternia (2000) ...
  • 4 Tales Of Destiny 2 (2002) ...
  • 5 Tales Of Symphonia (2003) ...
  • 6 Tales Of Rebirth (2004) ...
  • 7 Tales Of Legendia (2005) ...
  • 8 Tales Of The Abyss (2005)
Jan 20, 2023

Do all Tales games play the same? ›

Beyond simple cameo roles or crossover scenarios, most games and other media in the Tales series have no connection, typically with each representing a unique continuity.

What is the #1 fighting game? ›

Fighting Games Leaderboard
#NameViewer Hours
1Super Smash Bros. Ultimate894,066
2Tekken 7296,737
3Street Fighter V215,956
4Guilty Gear: Strive145,200
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Which Tales game is open world? ›

Tales of Terra Ocean Open World ARPG is an Open World Survival Platform ARPG developed by Reed.

Is Tales of Arise the best selling Tales game? ›

Tales of Arise is the fastest-selling game in the series, hitting 1m sales worldwide in under a week. However, Tales of Vesperia remains the top selling game in the series at 2.8m; so there's still a ways to go before Arise takes the crown.

How long is a Tales game? ›

While Tales of Arise places significant emphasis on exploration, if the goal is to just see its story reach a satisfying conclusion, its length is nothing out of the ordinary. 40 hours is what players have come to expect of the series, though it can fluctuate somewhat according to which entry gamers are diving into.

Are the Tales games popular? ›

The Tales of series is one of the most renowned JRPG franchises in the gaming world. With more than 15 mothership titles and several spin-offs and sequels, Tales of continues to dominate as a franchise built on lovable characters, evolving combat systems and graphics, and so much more.

Can you romance in Tales of games? ›

If you're asking if the "Main Character" can romance with anyone, your answer would be no. Romance seems to be set in stone with characters. To my knowledge, you're able to "Get Closer" with your party, but not in a romantic way, in more of a "Friendship" way. Well even a scripted romance would be okay too.

What will be the next Tales game? ›

Tales of Symphonia Remastered gets new trailer and coming February, 2023.

Do Tales games get DLC? ›

Like its predecessors, Tales of Arise allows players to equip the characters with optional DLC items, and this guide shows how to claim them. Tales of Arise is the latest in the long-running Tales series of JRPGs.

Will there be a Tales of Berseria 2? ›

There won't be any sort of Tales of Berseria 2 with same characters. But if you want a sequel, Tales of Zestiria is the sequel but with different characters because it takes place 1000 years after the events of Berseria.

Which fighting game has the best graphics? ›

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  1. 1 Guilty Gear Strive.
  2. 2 Skullgirls. ...
  3. 3 Granblue Fantasy: Versus. ...
  4. 4 Dragon Ball FighterZ. ...
  5. 5 Mortal Kombat 11. ...
  6. 6 Soul Calibur 6. ...
  7. 7 Punch Planet. ...
  8. 8 Tekken 7. ...
Sep 2, 2021

What is the most sold fighting game? ›

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 30.44 million.
  • Street Fighter II - 15.5 million.
  • Mortal Kombat 11 - 15 million.
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 13.32 million.
  • Mortal Kombat X - 12 million[1]
  • Tekken 7 - 10 million.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 9.64 million.
  • Street Fighter IV - 9.6 million.

Who is the most popular fighting game? ›

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  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. ...
  2. Street Fighter VI and SFV. Synonymous with fighting games everywhere, this Capcom title is one of the oldest series here. ...
  3. Tekken 7. ...
  4. MultiVersus. ...
  5. Mortal Kombat 11. ...
  6. Dragon Ball FighterZ. ...
  7. Guilty Gear -Strive- ...
  8. Melty Blood: Type Lumina.
Jan 18, 2023

Who is the most popular tales of character? ›

Tales of Festival 2021 character popularity ranking poll results
  • Sync (from Tales of the Abyss)
  • Reid Hershel (from Tales of Eternia)
  • Edna (from Tales of Berseria)
  • Spada Belforma (from Tales of Innocence)
  • Milla Maxwell (from Tales of Xillia, Tales of Xillia 2)
  • Veigue Lungberg (from Tales of Rebirth)

Who does the most damage in Tales of Arise? ›

Rinwell. Rinwell is a Dahnan Mage that quite possibly has the highest damage output in Tales of Arise.

Is Tales of Arise done? ›

Tales of Arise is an action role-playing game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Tales of Arise
ReleaseSeptember 10, 2021
Genre(s)Action role-playing
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What is the most immersive open-world game? ›

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  • 14 The Saboteur. ...
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Is Tales of Arise better than Final Fantasy? ›

Compared on their use of both science fiction and fantasy elements, Tales of Arise is a better sci-fi fantasy game than Final Fantasy 13. Sci-fi fantasy is a complicated genre to nail down.

How many hours is 100 Tales of Arise? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Tales of Arise is about 40½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 73½ Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Is Tales of Arise AAA game? ›

Featuring an absolutely breathtaking art style, amazing characters and a captivating story, Tales of Arise is set to be an incredible AAA JRPG experience.

How long is Tsushima ghost? ›

Ghost of Tsushima length: How long is Ghost of Tsushima? If you were to focus purely on completing Ghost of Tsushima's main story, with minimal side activities just to keep you topped up on experience and gear as you go, Ghost of Tsushima is around 25 hours long.

Are Tales game hard? ›

I play since Vesperia (2008 so) and Tales of are not really hard (on the hardest difficulty available !). Monsters are just HP sponges and hit hard but when you have the good stuffs, the good artes and use efficiently the kit of your character, even with level diff, you can still win in one or two try.

Is Tales of Arise short? ›

Between its tropey characters and engaging combat, Tales of Arise takes dialogue as its centerpiece throughout the main story's 40 hour runtime. Not a battle goes by without cries from the attacking characters; especially by the game's end, these battle cries grew exhausting to the point of wanting to mute them.

What is the best JRPG of all time? ›

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  2. Chrono Trigger. ...
  3. Persona 4 Golden. ...
  4. Nier: Automata. ...
  5. Kingdom Hearts 2. ...
  6. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. ...
  7. Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver. ...
  8. EarthBound. ...
Jan 4, 2023

Is Tales of Vesperia fun? ›

It has good pacing, breaking up story-heavy sequences with dungeons and opportunities to wander around the world map. If you want to play a good JRPG on the Switch, it's still slim pickings. But Tales of Vesperia is the one I would recommend the most.

What was tell Tales last game? ›

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The Wolf Among Us 2Originally cancelled, restarted under LCG
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Is Shionne in love with Alphen? ›

There are several hints pointing toward a romance between Shionne and Alphen. The biggest hint is the Japanese-only commercial / trailer for Tales of Arise, which was published in August. It shows the two characters hugging each other.

Which RPG has the best romance? ›

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  1. 1 Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
  2. 2 Persona 5 Royal. ...
  3. 3 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. ...
  4. 4 Story of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town. ...
  5. 5 Dragon Age: Origins. ...
  6. 6 Mass Effect Andromeda. ...
  7. 7 Haven. ...
  8. 8 Baldur's Gate II. ...
Apr 18, 2021

How many Tales game are there? ›

First begun in 1995 with the development and release of Tales of Phantasia for the Super Famicom, the series currently spans seventeen main titles, multiple spin-off games and supplementary media in the form of manga series, anime series, and audio dramas.

What is after Tales of Arise? ›

Tales Of Arise: There Are No Plans For A Sequel.

Is Tales of Arise after Zestiria? ›

The newest entry in the Tales franchise in five years, Tales of Arise is preceded by Tales of Berseria and Tales of Zestiria, both of which brought unique changes to the franchise.

Who is the most iconic game character? ›

Mario. It's-a me, Mario! Without a doubt, Mario takes the top spot when it comes to the most admired video game characters in history, and everyone — probably even your grandma — knows who he is.

What Tales game is Lloyd from? ›

Lloyd Irving (ロイド・アーヴィング, Roido Aavingu?) is the main protagonist of Tales of Symphonia, the fifth major release in the Tales series. Once a simple country boy, Lloyd is thrust into the outside world following a raid on his village.

Who is the best story game? ›

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  • 1.1. Spec Ops: The Line.
  • 1.2. God of War.
  • 1.3. Portal 2.
  • 1.4. Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • 1.5. A Plague Tale Requiem (Included with PC Game Pass)
  • Best story driven RPG games.
  • 2.1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
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Is Tales of Arise pay to win? ›

It's a single player game. You can choose what you want to use. Better yet, if you want to be overpowered, just use CE and get everything for free too. If you want to play with challenge, you can go out of your way to do that.

Can you get Kirito's sword in Tales of Arise? ›

Tales of Arise players can face Kirito and Asuna in a new boss fight. Upon defeating them, players can unlock Kirito's weapons—Night Sky Sword: Replica and Blue Rose Sword: Replica. In addition, Alphen also gets access to a Mystic Arte that shows him performing a team attack with Kirito and Asuna by his side.

Is Tales like Final Fantasy? ›

Bandai Namco's Tales series is more consistent (and better) than Final Fantasy is. Here's why. The Tales of series is a Japanese role-playing franchise that began in 1995 with its first entry called Tales of Phantasia on the Nintendo Famicom.

How many endings does Tales of Berseria have? ›

Tales of Legendia has 2 endings :) And rolls the credits twice.

Is Tales of Arise dark? ›

All together, Tales of Arise is a dark tale that nonetheless fits the JRPG mold perfectly.

How did Tales of Berseria end? ›

The game ends with Velvet embracing Innominat and living in a never ending dream of what might have been.

How is combat in Tales of Arise? ›

Tales of Arise Combat Basics. Arise's combat system is fundamentally an action-based one. It blends attack strings and combos with classic JRPG mechanics to form a unique system. It's also incredibly flexible as the system allows you to experiment and come up with your own strategies.

Is Tales of Arise real-time combat? ›

The Tales games are known for their flashy, real-time combat, which looks more like an action game than an RPG. Once we get out of the slow starting hours, and start unlocking more skills (and more importantly, more party members), combat becomes immensely fun in Tales of Arise.

Is Tales of Arise combat hard? ›

It is quite a challenging game, yes, but with practice it can be done. Also try to equip yourself correctly before each boss, especially accessories can make your life much easier. I've played RPGs all my life, I know to upgrade equipment.

Is Tales of Vesperia turn-based combat? ›

Fans of the series also love it's unique combat system. Most JRPGs have a standard turn-based mechanic, but Tales of Vesperia uses an “Evolved Flex-Range Linear Motion Battle System.” Say what?

Who is the best character to control in Tales of Arise? ›

In RPG terms Kisara is the tank of the party. She deals heavy attacks with her shield for major damage and has good mid-range attacks that are dealt with using her hammer. Furthermore, she is capable of defending and attacking at the same time, making her the best defensive and offensive character in the game.

What are weaknesses in Tales of Arise? ›

When it comes to weaknesses, keep in mind that these elements oppose each other: fire and water, earth and wind, light and darkness. Always use artes that oppose a target's elemental affinity to deal more damage. Exploiting such weaknesses are more likely to stagger or down enemies as well.

Is scarlet nexus or Tales of Arise better? ›

Scarlet Nexus — 8.5 points

Both have their strengths but I like having the feeling of a little more control that's why Scarlet Nexus gets half a point more than Tales of Arise.

Is there love in Tales of Arise? ›

Tales of Arise centers on the love story between Alphen and Shionne. The former suffers from amnesia and is unable to feel any sort of physical pain. The latter is inflicted with a curse that causes electrifying thorns to shock anything unlucky enough to touch her.

Is Tales of Arise grindy? ›

For the most part, Tales of Arise leveling is fairly organic, with players rarely needing to go out of their way to grind as they work their way through the main story.

Why am I only doing 1 damage in Tales of Arise? ›

If you're doing 1 point of damage, this is caused by the Artifact: Blade of Sealing. Please remove this artifact to remove this effect.

How long of a game is arise a simple story? ›

In total, the Arise is about 4-6 hours long depending on how quickly you go.

Is Kratos in Tales of Vesperia? ›

In Tales of Vesperia, Kratos appears as the final enemy within the Labyrinth of Memories dungeon.

Is Vesperia a grindy? ›

Can i play without grind? If you are playing on easy or normal, you don't have to grind for experiences. However, if you are considering to play on hard or above, you will want to grind since bosses are no pushover. Vesperia does have a system where you learn skills from weapon.

Who is the final boss in Tales of Vesperia? ›

Duke Pantarei (デューク・バンタレイ, Dyuuku Bantarei?) is a major antagonist in Tales of Vesperia. Considered to be a hero from the Great War, Duke saw the barbarism of humankind and eventually lost faith in humanity.


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