A question about the tales series

#1 Posted by Rand (52 posts) -

i did buy the game when it was realesed in europe but have not opened it yet, but im planing to start playing this game soon

Question: is the tales series like Final fantasy in the way that eatch game is it own thing? like new place, characters and so on?

is there anything a new tales player should know?

thanks in advance

#2 Posted by Meepasaurus (224 posts) -

It is fairly similar to Final Fantasy just as you described it. Apart from a few sequels and prequels, most of the games are standalone. There are a few recurring summon spirits, item names, themes, etc., but that's about it.

#3 Edited by BirdkeeperDan (400 posts) -

Yes it is like Final Fantasy each game having it's own setting. There are also direct sequels though... like Final Fantasy.

I'd recommend playing the combat trying to pull off special moves and fatal strikes as it makes the combat way more fun and engaging. I played most of Tales of Vesperia with an skill(can use item) that restricted damage to 1hp and did all of my kills with Fatal Strikes, I'd recommend trying that out but you do have to remove it before boss fights.

#4 Posted by Phatmac (5730 posts) -

It's like Final Fantasy as it has some recurring themes of war against rival nations and names that are common in the series like jelly and arts. There are sequels to certain games, but most Tales games have new characters and a new story. I didn't much care for Graces F and I recommend you get a copy of Tales of Vesperia as it is my favorite Tales game.

#5 Edited by Neurotic (632 posts) -

@Rand said:

Question: is the tales series like Final fantasy in the way that eatch game is it own thing? like new place, characters and so on?

Yup, pretty much. There are way more callbacks to old ones though than there are in FF games.

@Rand said:

is there anything a new tales player should know?

Tales of Vesperia is the best game in the series.

On a more serious note (although I am serious about Vesperia being the best one), choose one character you want to control in battle and stick with him/her. Graces, more than Vesperia, has characters with unusual and difficult fighting styles. Sticking to Asbel (main dude) may help your cause.

Fight everything in your path, it's easy to become underpowered. Once you feel confident with the battle system, play around with the Strategy options, some harder boss fights become much less difficult if you do that.

Also, dualize (you'll know what that means eventually) lots and don't worry too much if you screw up.

Finally, Tales of Graces f has about a 2 hour introductory/tutorial period that is extremely tedious (similar to Persona 4) so I advise you to bear with it.

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