Best Namco Tales Games

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What is your top favorite mothership title. This does not include the escort titles or Tales of the World.

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1Tales of Symphonia

This is by far the best "Tales of" I have ever had the pleasure to encounter. This game has all qualities that make this not only a classic, but a monumental achievement in RPG history. Although I may be bias, for I have played this game since I was young, I have never failed to discover more reasons to love it as the years go by. Character development that forces you to love them, story line that is awe-inspiring and in depth, and loads of side quests and little Easter eggs to keep you entertained. The story line and relationships in the game changes with the choices you make. There are so many other characteristics of this game I could ramble on about, but the short version of it is simply this: This game is a must have for those who love timeless stories and not fancy graphics that look good just because its in new wrapping paper.

Great story, amazing gameplay, and loveable characters. What more can you want out of a game? Lloyd Irving is a great "idiot with a heart of gold" protagonist, and some of those plot twists... Well if you played it, you know.

Honestly the best one, having played them all. Tales of vesperia is probably the closest for it also has some amazing gameplay along with the storyline. I felt abyss was too confusing with the storyline and the characters did not impress. Luke was a terrible main character, Guy all the way. Not only that the stupid fon-tech and fon-machines and seventh fonists will give you a headache. Symphonia has easy to relate to characters, and easily the best storyline, (again close call with vesperia). The world is massive and has so many more places you can go to than abyss. I have no idea why that is number 1. Honestly lloyd/yuri best main character ever.

The best tales of game that I have played

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2Tales of the Abyss

This is by far one of the best RPGs I have ever played. It has everything: well-developed characters, and interesting storyline, excellent battle engine, a huge map (that's an important one for me: a realistic world size), and more. This game really got me involved with the story. I laughed along with the hilarious antics of the cast, I cried during the more emotional scenes, and I was even torn between loving and hating lots of characters throughout the game. I feel like other Tales of games simply don't match up to this one. The only complaint I have is that what you're supposed to do or where you're supposed to go can be confusing sometimes, but that's part of the game I suppose. Also: if you play this one, please play the 3ds reboot. It has improved graphics, a lot less glitches, faster loading times, and I think it even has full voice acting. Please please play this game! You will love it.

Amazing characters you feel for and get attached to. Tons of character development (especially the two main characters). It actually feels like the characters are connected rather than just going along for the ride, or for the sake of having a space filled, or adding a healer to your party. Nice battle system. Lots of fun things to do while you run around cities. Tons of funny dialogue. This is one of the only games I've played that actually made me cry. I think Symphonia is highly overrated and got bored quickly with it (sorry Symphonia fans).

An incredible game, a truly great storyline with some of the best character development and interaction I have seen in the saga. Battle system as great as always, many secrets and sidequests. The best and most moving ending in the whole saga, by far. And, if that's not saying much, you have Jade. Jade. Let me say that again: Jade. Enough said.

Overall the best tales game with great writing for both the story and characters amazing character development and foreshadowing and the villains felt just as developed as the heroes all the characters are memorable and there are amazing plot twists

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3Tales of Vesperia

This Tales game simply made me say wow. This is my favorite for many reasons. For one, it has one of my favorite cast of characters in any video game. Also the music is phenomenal. There battle system is fast and it rocks. Each dungeon is creative in their own special way. The story was fantastic. It explained everything, there were epic moments, and moments that almost made me cry. I never expected one major thing in this game. Also you can experience the magic with your friends just like every Tales game, but when you played this one, it felt different. That epic moment when you beat a super tough Giganto Monster or when you beat a major boss was so satisfying. Also every time you think the game's going to end, it keeps on getting better. This is and always will be my favorite Tales game of all time.

Story: Easily my favorite story of any RPG, let alone any game, enjoyable characters, enjoyable plot twists, tearjerk moments and a great moral at the end.

Gameplay: Simple yet fun, when we got Burst and Altered arts as well as critical finishes, it got up a little bit more complex and fast-paced. And the weapons are quite big in number and character that gameplay wise have flaws and good things that balance them out

Graphics: Models are great with the exception of the month models. They feel... Weird. Environments look great and the World map is MASSIVE and I love massive overworlds.

Music: I love it I love it just fantastic, my favorites being the opening, first battle theme, Alexei boss battle theme and 2nd Overworld music and the 3 final boss themes

Overall: I've only played this Tales game but I highly enjoyed. Fantastic story and music, great gamelay and graphics and overall a great presentation, making this one of my favorite games made (Top15-10)

This is the first Tales game I've ever played. It's because of this game that I've become so much more interested in the other Tales. The graphics and scenery are just simply amazing. But what really got me was the characters. They are so different from each other, and I absolutely LOVE the small scenes between them haha! The characters really bring life to the game and I am just so in love with each and every one of them -- especially Yuri! I love this game, great story line, awesome characters, amazing graphics. Fighting styles and combos aren't really anything I look for in a game so I can't say anything about that, haha. I just love this game. No regrets. Learned a lot. Lots of love

I love this game

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4Tales of Xillia

AYUMI HAMASAKI!

While it may not seem like an authentic reason, I choose this game solely because of her.

I like the fact that you can choose two different perspective from the very beginning of the game.

It has great drama scenes, twists, and reactions to death scenes.

The best tales of game that I have already played

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5Tales of Graces

This is the best game in the universe I love it to death I play every day I never get tired of it I laughed at funny parts got shocked at surprising parts had fun in battles it is my happiness I can never love any other video game better TALES OF GRACES FOREVER I even want to ask Namco to make another tales of graces and a tales of graces anime I want to ask them so bad got to go play tales of graces now bye

Honestly it was kind of boring. The premise of the story is you find an alien girl who doesn't know who she is. Your best friend turns evil (for absolutely no reason) and you try to stop him. The story is okay but the character development is non-existent. The game looks nice, though, and the battle system was kind of fun.

Great gameplay lovely story and funny characters

I played it a lot of times and I never get bored. I love it!

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6Tales of Eternia

Tales of Eternia is my favourite game of all time. I love its story, its characters (except Reid), its world and its gameplay to bits. It upsets me to see this so low, and to see it as one of the lesser popular Tales games when it truly is outstanding. - Meredy

My favorite video game of all time. This game made me fall in love with JRPGs and sparked a gaming addiction which is nearly 20 years strong and still going. I hear so many people complain about the graphics, game play, etc... But you have to think, it's nearly 20 years old and it's not fair to judge it by today's visual standards. It has a solid and deep story line, rich characters, and authentic character development and relationships.

I've played a few of the earlier "Tales of" games but I think that this is the one to beat them all. I'll most definitely have to look at the newer releases but the characters, the animations, the music - it was all so beautiful.

Why is this game so faraway from the top. When it came out (a long time ago), it was ground breaking. Everything was done very beautifully.

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7Tales of Phantasia

Tales of Phantasia had a classic story. The music was amazing and the game was just great overall. The replay value was excellent and the bosses were quite a challenge. It is an amazing classic with endless fun and tons of side quests.

Yes, this game was amazing. Even the bad port (gba) was quite nice.

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8Tales of Legendia

Extremely underrated game. I'd place this above Symphonia. It covers everything from love (pretty much every character is in love with the main character), friendship, family, human-pet relationships, parenting.. It's also extremely funny and my favorite cast of any Tales game. You get to delve deep into each character, as they all have sections of the game heavily focused on them. All are amazing, especially Chloe and Norma.

Honestly, Symphonia was my LEAST favorite. Legendia was highly addictive. A perfect length and an addicting battle system.

Simply put: best storyline of any tales game I have played as well as the best character evolution.

I played two times. Really good game!

9Tales of Destiny

This one is incredibly nostalgic for me. This started it all for me. Also, DEEN is probably my favorite band and they did the title track

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10Tales of Xillia 2

An interesting, darker story, and some amazing character interactions and personal choices, along with more refined combat make this a must buy for a Tales fan in my opinion.

The story is just so good it made me cry. I love the characters and the gameplay is fantastic!

Fantastic story that left me in tears because how it ends (actually it has 3 endings) and great battle system, which is not as good as Graces f's but is really fast paced and offers a lot of different combinations thanks to the linking mechanic. Ludger is one of my favourite characters ever, and the rest of the team brings back some memories of Tales of Xillia.

Its just the bees knees

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The Contenders

11Tales of Zestiria

I heard all the crap about it and honestly, I took it for it's own game and I'm really enjoying it! The characters are fun and I'm happy to see female characters not designated to the role of 'romantic interest' for the main!

Personally my number one game for tales! I love the character dynamics and plot!

2nd tales game for me and it's already one of my favorite games, really love everything about this game

My favourite game! The graphic is beautiful!

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12Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Although all say bad things about it, is one of my favorites!

This game is boss. The fights are epic

I don't know I just really love this game! I love Emil's personality (s). I love how the other symphonia cast, came into the game! Its just amazing! The story didn't bore me at all!

Marta is the best

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14Tales of Rebirth
15Tales of Hearts

I think tales of hearts r is sweet

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16Tales of Destiny 2

Great sequel for Tales of Destiny. This game make me fall in love with tales games.

17Tales of Pancake Mix

This should be #1 in the list, it's my favorite Tales game and I play it every morning. Opening the box for the first time, before I even played the game I could tell it had all the ingredients to be amazing.

This game will give you everything you need to get you through your day. It may take some work, but when you are through you will feel full and satisfied.

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