probably the most self-indulgent tales of graces tl;dr i will ever write
I need to talk about Tales of Graces. Not for any reason other than I just feel like talking about it: why I love it and what I think is so great about it. It’s my favorite game in the Tales series, and quite honestly, has taken the helm of being my favorite game of all time. And that’s saying a lot, because I’ve well-broken the 1500 mark on owned games, and have played many I don’t own.
I love this game. I love it dearly, because I believe there’s a lot to love about it. It’s imperfect at every turn, is very noticeably flawed in a lot of places, but there’s something that’s special about this game despite that. It’s kind of hard to be a big Graces fan in the overarching Tales fandom, because at every turn, someone seems to berate it.
And that’s a shame, really. All of the Tales games have their merits, but they also have an equal amount of pitfalls, just like Graces does. I could talk at length about them, but I won’t. The fact that they exist means that Graces isn’t alone in its flaws, and I think the game takes way too much flack, sometimes in areas that seem undeserved or would be given a pass in a different game. I won’t dwell too much on it, because I really just want to talk about all the things I love and that I think are worth playing this game over and over again for. I have a lot of reasons. And a lot to say.
A lot. I’m sorry. If you read all of this, you deserve an award. And some King Richard fruit snacks. And maybe some Gaius dumplings imported straight out the Kanbalar in my PS3. And curry. Of course. Mabo curry for everyone.