Self-Identity & Self-Confidence: Lessons Learned from a Foolish Replica in Tales of the Abyss
SPOILER WARNING: This essay contains spoilers for the entirety of Tales of the Abyss.
Since 1995, one of the most iconic RPG franchises in Japan—and, increasingly, with western audiences—is the Tales series. Each installment boasts high fantasy settings that dabble in magitech, references (if in-name-only) to mythologies from around the globe, and parties made up of fire-forged found families. (more…)