Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

This past weekend in Yokohama, 25,000 Japanese fans gathered for Tales of Festival 2013 over the course of two days. And since the conversation at an event like this turns to all things Tales, we at Kotaku East decided to give voice to a few fans about their favorite Tales games and more.

As you’ll see from their responses, these fans have favorites across the entire series, and they are definitely loyal to the core when it comes to Tales.

Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

Name: Eri
Gender: Female
Age: 21
Favorite Tales game:
Tales of Eternia
Favorite Tales Character:
Meredy (Tales of Eternia)
How long have you been playing the series?
Since 2nd grade in elementary school.
How did you get into the Tales series?
I watched my big brother playing it and I wanted to play, too.

Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

Name: Mika
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Favorite Tales game:
Tales of the Abyss
Favorite Tales Character:
Luke Fon Fabre (Tales of the Abyss)
How long have you been playing the series?
About five years.
How did you get into the Tales series?
My friends recommended it to me so I gave it a try.

Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

Name: Nakagawa
Gender: Male
Age: 20
Favorite Tales game:
Tales of Destiny 2
Favorite Tales Character:
Elise Lutus (Tales of Xillia)
How long have you been playing the series?
Ten years.
How did you get into the Tales series?
It was kind of a coincidence; I saw the cover, liked it, and decided to try it.

Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

Name: Tatsumi
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Favorite Tales game:
Tales of Graces f
Favorite Tales Character:
Cheria Barnes (Tales of Graces f)
How long have you been playing the series?
Five years.
How did you get into the Tales series?
My friends were fans of the series and recommended it to me.

Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

Name: “Christina”
Gender: Female
Age: 19
Favorite Tales game:
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
Favorite Tales Character:
Emil Castagnier (Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World)
How long have you been playing the series?
Six years.
How did you get into the Tales series?
My friend Takai introduced me to it.

Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

Name: Takai
Gender: Female
Age: 19
Favorite Tales game:
Tales of Graces
Favorite Tales Character:
Asbel Lhant (Tales of Graces)
How long have you been playing the series?
Since 4th grade in elementary school.
How did you get into the Tales series?
My mom bought it for us to play coop together.

Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

Name: Koichi
Gender: Male
Age: 14
Favorite Tales game:
Tales of Vesperia
Favorite Tales Character:
Yuri Lowell (Tales of Vesperia)
How long have you been playing the series?
Two years.
How did you get into the Tales series?
My friend told me about it so I gave it a try.

Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

Name: Akemi
Gender: Female
Age: 15
Favorite Tales game:
Tales of Xillia
Favorite Tales Character:
Milla Maxwell (Tales of Xillia) or Sophie (Tales of Graces)
How long have you been playing the series?
I haven't played a Tales game myself yet. But I plan to start playing Tales games sometime in the future.

Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

Name: Hanto (from Thailand)
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Favorite Tales game:
Tales of Graces
Favorite Tales Character:
Rowen (Tales of Xillia) or Cheria (Tales of Graces)
How long have you been playing the series?
Since Tales of Eternia came out.
How did you get into the Tales series?
I liked RPGs and when I went to the game shop and looked at the games, it looked interesting. I thought the battle system looked fun.

Japanese Fans Weigh in on Their Favorite Tales Games

Name: Ricio (from Thailand)
Gender: Female
Age: 26
Favorite Tales game:
Tales of Vesperia
Favorite Tales Character:
Yuri Lowell (Tales of Vesperia)
How long have you been playing the series?
One year.
How did you get into the Tales series?
My friends told me it was fun so I played with them and they were right!

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