The only tales game that I have ever played was Tales of Xillia. I got what I expected from it. Nothing blew me away but I had a decent enough of a time.
I was working while listening so I cant recall if it was said in the last episode but what is the casts best Tales game?
Also thanks for warning me about how bad Tales of Phantasia GBA is. I have that mint in box somewhere and would have opened it someday. Might as well leave boxed.
I don't think "the show" has a favorite Tales Of game, but that's not a bad idea for an episode! We do have a history of identifying favorite games on this podcast.
But in general, a lot of people have different favorites. Mine's probably Vesperia. A lot of people love Symphonia. I know Marcos's is Eternia and Alana's is Xillia. Abyss is really really good, and I've heard the latest one (Berseria) is way better than the others of the 2010s. So yeah, not an easy question. Definitely avoid Phantasia GBA.