Review by Matt S.
Bandai Namco's Tales franchise has always been good at telling classical JRPG stories, using classical JRPG tropes. From Tales of Phantasia right back in 1995, though to the most recent, Tales of Berseria, released in 2016, Bandai has never strayed too far from the established path in terms of the series structure, or the base way that it plays. Fans, of course, would have it no other way. Tales of Vesperia, now a decade old, is one of the more fondly remembered in the series, and the "Definitive Edition" is the perfect start for what should be a bumper year of JRPGs.