Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
The Tales of ... series. That statement alone yields awe, adoration, yearning, and a sense of wonderment that many fans of the series will feel; unlike the near-rabid fans of Final Fantasy or the stoic and cold fans of the Dragon Quest / Dragon Warrior franchise, the die-hards of the Tales of ... series are unto a league of their own. I have been a part of a number of different circles, from JRPG to WRPG to RTS to 4X fandoms; I have seen a large portion of them, some good and pure, other ugly and petty (I admit that I fed into it at times, I think we all have). The Tales of ... fans though, I honestly have not met a more earnest and helpful bunch; willing to share their knowledge and their passion in a warm and comfortable tone, never turning away a potential newcomer to the fold, and welcoming old friends back with no questions asked. The fans are, more than any other franchise, a near mirror image of the games. From the very first Tales of Symphonia, to the very latest, Tales of Xillia 2, every single Tales of ... game has felt like an old friend that has come back home with a smiling face and a welcoming arm.