Tales in Ten

After beating Tales of the Abyss, the seventh game from Namco Bandai's RPG series that I've seen through to its conclusion, and writing up an extremely long blog about the game and my opinions on it, I've realised something: that for a lot of people on the outside looking in, who see these odd anime action JRPGs show up every couple years, there's not a whole lot to distinguish them. At least beyond having new names.

So for the heck of it, here's every Tales game summed up in ten words, making sure to emphasize what's unique about each particular entry. For full disclosure, those game descriptions I've marked with an asterisk (* <-- this thing. I mean, you all know what an asterisk is. He's not the little mustache guy who beats up Romans) are for those I haven't actually played, and am just going off what Wikipedia says. Mostly.

How descriptive could I possibly get with just ten words? Let's find out.

(N.B. This list is of no help to anyone actually curious about the Tales series.)

List items

Posted by ArbitraryWater

I now continue to not know anything about Tales.

Posted by ILikePopCans

Do not search furry racism into google images.

Posted by Generic_username

I'm going to end up buying a PS3 (yeah, I know there are new consoles out, I have no desire to buy either of those yet) almost entirely because of this series. I want to play Tales of Graces F and Tales of Xillia so, so bad. The promise of Persona 5 on the horizon will make the purchase a little easier, too.

Posted by sodacat

Xillia should probably be changed to 'Two protagonists, but the same story.'

Posted by Yummylee

@ilikepopcans said:

Do not search furry racism into google images.

I personally found it to be worth while

Posted by Jack_Lafayette

@yummylee: You win this round, internet. *vanishes in a puff of smoke*