The Tales of franchise has surpassed 20 million sales

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  1. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.

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    The only games I have stashed are Suikoden, Suikoden II, Tales of Symphonia, Baten Kaitos and Baten Kaitos Origins.

    I know the feeling, though I think they should find another loving parent...
     
  2. AlexMCS

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    Every game in the series but the first (and even then, you can get a patch for the SNes Phantasia ROM to make it multiplayer) is Co-op IIRC.

    PS1 Tales of Eternia is a good start for the 2D games, as is Tales of the Abyss for the 3D games, but the best overall 3D entry by far is the PC version of Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition.
    PS3 Tales of Graces F has the best 3D combat. For 2D, PSP Tales of Phantasia Cross Edition (Japanese only) is the best entry.

    This is all subjective, ofc.
     
  3. leonmagnus99

    leonmagnus99 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    my most fav series, hoping it will do even better.
    we need a real sequel of a tales game, after vesperia/graces the games went abit downhill, i did enjoy xillia/2 and heck even liked zestiria/berseria.

    but i hope we go abit to how the games were in the past.
     
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    But I am
     
  6. SushiKing

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    I wonder how many sales FF series has sold compared to this??​
     
  7. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    I've bought 1 copy of a tales game and 3 copies of ff7 alone so I guess you can start judging by tht
     
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    If this doesn't give them motivation to port Xillia/Graces f I don't know what will
     
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    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    The damn art direction keeps me away from most modern RPG's. It's kind of hard to take anything serious in that format. RIP Phantasy Star IV.
     
  11. TheTechWiz25

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    Why 3 copies of the same game?
     
  12. godreborn

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    graces f is pretty good, but xillia is where it started going downhill.
     
  13. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    The original in 1997 finished it but then sold it then wanted to play it again around 2004 finished it and sold it and then bought on ps4 2017 but not finished yet:D
     
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    Hope we get a port of it to pc one day
     
  15. Meteor7

    Meteor7 Guess where this thumb goes.

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    How exactly are you making that argument after you copy pasted a Siliconera article wholesale and stuck it on the front page? Of all the people to accuse of being lack with their stance on plagiarism, you'd be the prime target, by a pretty massive margin.
    Oh, for sure. That's why, in your short time on Magstaff, you had to be asked to correct embarrassingly fundamental grammatical mistakes in your "better news posts" multiple times. On top of that, when Thug did you a kindness by stealth-editing your elementary mistakes without having to confront you directly, you threw a fit and started shouting. But you know what, you're right, she's just jealous of your big boy super writing good news doing powers.

    Let's be absolutely frank, here:
     
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    Explain to me who WiiUBricker is...I was never here when he was magazine staff. Explain why he's cancer.
     
  17. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.

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    Just your average resentful person that is unable to move on and frequently puts on sad vengeful tantrums that cause vicarious embarrassment on everybody else.

    And the World Health Organization has proven that a daily dose of vicarious embarrassment increases the risks of cancer. Fact.
     
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    The circus act has come to a close, let’s please now continue singing praises of the Tales of series.
     
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  19. astralskeptic

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    What Tales game do you recommend to start with?
     
  20. Meteor7

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    Tales of the Abyss gets my absolute top recommendation for first Tales game. It's got modern-esque combat, with not too many technicals, so it's easy to get into.
    Vesperia has a decently low skill floor, but what I'd consider a very high skill ceiling, so while it's also easy to get into, it also benefits from a super technical and tight combat system.
    Symphonia is a bit dated with its more rigid combat, and lack of free run, but it's a fan favorite, so it may be up your alley. Just don't expect all the modern amenities.
    Graces F is HIGHLY beloved, but it's also a bit technical, and getting the most out of it required understanding some of its less obvious mechanics. Still, I adore Graces F.
    With Tales, it's really hard to go wrong. o3o
     
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