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Tales series

Group Description

Tales is a series of Japanese role-playing games originally developed by Wolf Team and published by Namco. The games in the series are, with a few exceptions, completely unrelated to each other story-wise. They are usually set in traditional medieval fantasy-themed environments and have anime-style visuals.

Formally, Tales games are traditional Japanese-style RPGs, with character-driven storylines, fairly linear progression, third-person exploration of towns and hostile areas, simple leveling up system, etc. Characters usually belong to defined classes and learn their own unique abilities as they level up. Special attacks require TP (Technical Points).

However, combat system in these games differs significantly from conventional turn-based mechanics. The games use a so-called LMBS (Linear Motion Battle System) combat style, which resembles that of fighting games. Enemy encounters take place on separate, usually side-scrolling, screens. Combat is action-based; the player has direct control over one of the characters, navigating him or her on the battle screen and attacking enemies with various fighting combos or special techniques. Companions are controlled by the AI, but the player has the option of pausing the battle and issuing orders to them.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles2014PlayStation 3Namco Bandai Games America Inc....
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (Collector's Edition)2014PlayStation 3Namco Bandai Games America Inc....
Tales of Xillia (Collector's Edition)2013PlayStation 3Namco Bandai Games America Inc....
Tales of Graces f2012PlayStation 3Namco Bandai Games America Inc....
Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave2012PSPNamco Bandai Games Inc....
Tales of Graces f (Special Day 1 Edition)2012PlayStation 3Namco Bandai Games Europe SAS4.00
Tales of Innocence R2012PS VitaNamco Bandai Games Inc....
Tales of Graces2009WiiNamco Bandai Games Inc....
Tales of Vesperia (Limited Edition)2008Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc....
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World2008PlayStation 3, WiiNamco Bandai Games America Inc.3.34
Tales of Vesperia2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.66
Tales of the Abyss2005Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.62
Tales of Legendia2005PlayStation 2Namco Hometek Inc.3.84
Tales of Rebirth2004PlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games Inc.3.57
Tales of Symphonia2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.76
Tales of Destiny 22002PlayStation 2Namco Bandai Games Inc.3.57
Tales of Eternia (Premium Box)2000PlayStationNamco Limited3.00
Tales of Destiny II2000PlayStation, PSPNamco Hometek Inc.4.08
Tales of Destiny1997PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.4.06
Tales of Phantasia1995Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PSP, SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.62

Selected Covers

Tales of Destiny II PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Tales of Destiny II
Tales of Graces Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Tales of Graces
Tales of Innocence R PS Vita Front Cover
Front cover for Tales of Innocence R

Selected Screenshots

Opening Movie
Screenshot from Tales of Destiny II
Title screen A
Screenshot from Tales of Destiny
Interesting piece of art in the Sylvarant Base
Screenshot from Tales of Symphonia
Intro quote
Screenshot from Tales of Phantasia