GiN writes: "RPGs are like diamonds: There are a lot out there, but it takes a close examination to find out which ones are worth buying. By their very nature, RPGs are games that require several hours of play to fully get into and begin to appreciate. They are not games that players can simply pick up and jump right in. Like novels, they build up before they reach the climax. Fortunately for fans of the genre, there are several series that are so tried and true, that it's almost a crime not to play them. The Tales series, from Namco, falls into this category. And Tales of Vesperia may be the best one yet."