Tales of Symphonia started out quite slow, but it made a great opportunity to learn the story by doing so. The game comes with two discs, so you know it’s going to be worth it. I can truly say that I have never found any of the Final Fantasys or other RPG games as fun as Tales of Symphonia. It takes the cake by a long shot.
Though it gets repetitive, such as having to go from temple to temple, and using your ring for certain elements over and over again, it still has its upsides that outweigh the negatives. With so many characters, the game allows for a fun replay-ability trait.
Not much else can be said without giving any spoilers to the game, so I’ll end with this: Tales of Symphonia is a must have. I rate it 8/10 stars, due to the repetitiveness and long, boring parts. Though, so much is packed into the story that it deserved at least an 8.