Tales Of Link: Strategies, Tips, And Overall Rating – ReadyGamer

IntroductionJapanese roleplaying games, commonly referred to as JRPGs, have become increasingly popular across the world. Western audiences in particular, have come to find joy in playing these stylized roleplaying games. Games like Rune Factory, Final Fantasy, and the mobile title Tales of Link fall under the Japanese roleplaying game category. Interestingly, a game doesn’t have to trace its origins back to Japan to be classified as a Japanese roleplaying game. So long as the game is difficult to distinguish from roleplaying games that were created in Japan, the game can technically be classified as a Japanese roleplaying game.Such is the case for Tales of Link. This mobile title is a Japanese Roleplaying Game despite having been developed in San Francisco. The company responsible for the game (and the rest of the Tales series) originated in Japan, but small projects like Tales of Link is often outsourced to foreign branches of a company. This allowed Tales of Link to be developed in a way that would appeal to Western audiences while maintaining the oversight required to maintain a Japanese audience. In short, Tales of Link is a universally enjoyable Japanese roleplaying game. Quick Navigation IntroductionWhat Is Tales Of Link?​A History Of The Tales Series​Why Players Love Playing Tales Of LinkHow To Play Tales Of LinkStrategies And Tips For Tales Of LinkOverall Rating What Is Tales Of Link?​ Tales is a bite-sized version of the other games in the Tales series. Think of it as an appetizer or a dessert for other titles in the series—something to consume between the meatier, more complex games. While it does contain some of the storytelling methods and combat styles found in the rest of the Tales games, it is heavily simplified to appeal to a broader audience. In addition to being simplified, this game is a freemium title, which means that more work was likely put into monetization than into the game itself. Players who love the Tales games will likely find something to love in Tales of Link. Players who are not familiar with games in the Tales series will find something simple, fast-paced, and extraordinarily easy to pick up. Tales of Link’s simplicity could even be compared to that of Epic Battle Fantasy—a popular JRPG whose main gimmick was mocking the genre itself.The simplicity found in Tales of Link is a double-edged sword. It makes the game appealing to beginners and newcomers to the genre of Japanese roleplaying games, but it could be seen as an insult to some veterans of the genre—particularly veterans who love the Tales games and were expecting this game to feature the same elements found in other Tales titles. Tales of Link is like taking a step into the shallow end of a pool, getting your feet wet. If approached correctly, the game offers an outstanding experience to its player. If a player dives in head first, however, expecting the game to have all the depth of the other Tales titles, it can be a dull, empty game. It is important to have the right approach and the correct expectations when it comes to the contents of Tales of Link. A History Of The Tales Series​ In 1995, the first game in the Tales series was released. Tales of Phantasia was a hit Japanese roleplaying game created and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game made its debut on the Super Famicom, introducing numerous elements that would later become stables for the Tales series. In 1997, the Playstation received an exclusive Tales title entitled Tales of Destiny. A follow-up, Tales of Eternia, was also released for the Playstation in the year 2000. These three games set the foundation for what would later become one of the most popular series of games in the Japanese roleplaying game genre.Two of the most popular games in the Tales series are Tales of Symphonia (released in 2003) and Tales of Zestiria (a 2015 title). These games received universal praise and acclaim. The latter is still popular today while Tales of Symphonia is still picked up in the used or old games bins in game stores. Despite years of development, a few hits, and a few misses, the Tales series has not undergone any significant evolutions. The Japanese roleplaying game elements remain the same, and that may be part of what explains the mass appeal of the series: a lack of change. A seasoned player of the Tales series can power up the newest title, plug in a controller, sit down, and know exactly what to do from the start. The game will almost always look, feel, and play the same as other titles. Any new or unique mechanics are kept to a noticeable minimum, so players always know exactly what they will get from a Tales game.While the Tales series has not undergone any significant evolutions or innovations, it has expanded to other media. The series found its way onto CD dramas, mangas, and even animes. One of the most prominent Tales animes was the Tales of Symphonia anime. It was split into three different parts, released between 2007 and 2011. In 2013, the anime was released as its own collection. Tales continues to be widely popular across multiple platforms, be they video games, television programs, or free mobile games like Tales of Link. When it comes to mobile titles, there are many in the Tales series. Tales of Link, while not the most popular, is one of the more enjoyable mobile games in the Tales series. Other mobile titles in the Tales series include Tales of Card Evolve, Tales of Kisna, and Tales of Asteria. Why Players Love Playing Tales Of Link Tales of Link offers simplistic gameplay while keeping the art style and bare bones of the other games in the Tales series. It is a simplistic, easily-learned Japanese roleplaying game that appeals to newcomers and veterans alike, assuming that the veterans are aware that the game they are playing will not be as in-depth as most Japanese roleplaying games. … Continue reading Tales Of Link: Strategies, Tips, And Overall Rating

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