I just beat the main arc, starting up on future arc, and damn, this is the best console RPG I’ve played in…quite a while. I don’t even remember the last time I enjoyed a console RPG this much, unless I think back all the way to Persona 4. Then again, I don’t even play console games that much and that’s why I have a backlog of PS2 games that I’ve yet to beat. My only other experience with a Tales game other than watching Legendia on Youtube (I have no hope of acquiring previous-gen Tales games, since they’re mostly rare and expensive) and the fan translation of Tales of Innocence which I never beat because my DS has unresponsive shoulder buttons and I was waaay crappier at video games back then than I am now. If you gave me an Ys game back then, I probably would’ve ragequit at the first boss. Even Ys Seven. Either way, screw the past because Tales of Graces is amazing. Go play it.