Tales Series

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
3DSTales of the AbyssNamco Tales StudioVery similar to the original; load times are shorter, some minor changes to quests were made, and shortcuts for battle abilities requires use of the touchscreen
GameCubeTales of SymphoniaNamco Tales StudioBrought the Tales series into the 3D realm
GBATales of PhantasiaNamco Tales StudioFirst time released in English, with lots of slowdown and heavily compressed voice clips
JP DSTales of InnocenceAlfa SystemYou know what to expect here at this point - in addition, doing sidequests for guilds levels them up
JP DSTales of the TempestDimps/Namco Tales StudioA short spinoff title from the mainline series, but plays as you've come to expect; a very polarizing game
JP PS3Tales of BerseriaBandai NamcoSee PS4 - last Tales game developed for PS3
JP PSXTales of PhantasiaNamcoArguably the best way to play the game, despite lack of official translation
PS2Tales of LegendiaNamcoReverts back to the linear combat of earlier entries, about half of the game takes place after the final boss is defeated
PS2Tales of the AbyssNamco Tales StudioBack to the 3D combat that Symphonia popularized, a shining example of protagonist character development
PS3Tales of Graces fNamco Tales StudioEnhanced localization of a JP-only Wii Tales title, very technical combat system, takes place at multiple times through the party's lives
PS3Tales of Symphonia ChroniclesBandai NamcoCombined release of the previously JP-only PS2 version of Tales of Symphonia (with additional content) and Dawn of the New World (with a new control scheme)
PS3Tales of XilliaNamco Tales StudioTwo separate protagonists with different combat styles (in similar ARPG format to others in the series) gives additional replayability
PS3Tales of Xillia 2Namco Tales StudioDirect sequel to Tales of Xillia with a new silent protagonist, lots of debt to manage, and character affection to earn
PS3Tales of ZestiriaBandai NamcoOften maligned amongst series fans for being misleading in terms of character marketing, has a battle system that revolves around partnering up
PS4Tales of BerseriaBandai NamcoStory is linked to Zestiria, highly eclectic cast, fulfilling certain conditions in battle (ARPG as always) leads to unleashing better abilities (or bolstering your enemies)
PS4Tales of Vesperia: Definitive EditionQLOC/Bandai NamcoSee XBO
PS4Tales of ZestiriaBandai NamcoSee PS3
PSPTales of the World: Radiant MythologyAlfa SystemA crossover Tales game with a customizable main character, the ability to recruit other major characters from the series, and a quest-based format
PSXTales of DestinyWolf TeamFirst localized Tales title with a similar 2D real-time combat system to its predecessor
PSXTales of Destiny IIWolf Team/NamcoActually Tales of Eternia - the real Tales of Destiny 2 is a Japanese exclusive
SFCTales of PhantasiaWolf TeamMind-bogglingly pretty, a technological marvel for the time
SNESThe Twisted Tales of Spike McFangRed Company CorporationSuper cutesy ARPG
SwitchTales of Vesperia Definitive EditionQLOC/Bandai NamcoSee XBO
VitaTales of Hearts R7thChord/Namco BandaiRemake of a previously JP-only DS title; leveling is done by improving a character's signature weapon, emphasizes air combos and union special attacks in combat
WiiTales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New WorldNamco Tales StudioLots of elemental affinity manipulation and some monster recruitment mechanics in addition to normal Tales gameplay
Xbox 360Tales of VesperiaNamco Tales StudioIt's more Tales, featuring a badass doggo! Lots of missables and a strong overall cast
Xbox OneTales of Vesperia: Definitive EditionQLOC/Bandai NamcoIncludes all the content from the previously JP-only PS3 version (new characters and more voice acting, amongst others)