The Great Tales Ranking, Part 1
In this special episode of Axe of the Blood God, we continue our celebration of Namco Bandai Tales series by ranking all of its biggest games — from the lowly Tales of the Tempest to the much-loved Tales of Symphonia!
In Part 1, we examine some of the hard luck entries in the series; the Tales games that didn’t have much of a budget, featured strange systems, or are just plain forgettable (meaningful glance at Tales of Hearts).
Joining us are two huge Tails fans: Game Informer’s Kim Wallace and friend of the pod Victor Hunter! They walk us through some of the more esoteric bits of Tales history, explaining why Tales of the Tempest maybe shouldn’t be dismissed so quickly, swapping stories about exploring the Tales store, and making errant comparisons to James Bond films. It’s Axe of the Blood God’s biggest Tales celebration to date, so join us as we embark on the definitive ranking!