Tales of Arise is a new direction for the franchise, but fans might wonder if they need to play previous games like Tales of Berseria first.
Quick answer, No. just like how you don’t need to play precious FF games. You don’t need to play previous Tales of games.
No need unless theres a 2 in the title.
If you're new to the Tales franchise then I would say yes go to town on the pervious Tales games they are all good. Unless Berseria and Zestiria are connected to Tales of Arise then yes play those two first Berseria is a prequel to Zestiria. But I doubt Tales of Arise will be connected to Berseria and Zestiria there is no particular order to go in when playing the Tales franchise unless there is a sequel to a Tales game. I personally find the Tales games are better then some of the Final Fantasy games that have been released.
My first Tales of game was Tales of Symphonia for Gamecube. I absolutely loved that game and still do. It still holds a special place in my heart. I still put it in my top gamecube games with titles like Wind Waker, Path of Radiance, Eternal Darkness, TTYD, and RE4. I hold two other games in the series in similar esteem, and I keep an eye out for anything Tales of, probably always will. That game just hit the right tone for me at the right time in my life.
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