10 Overlooked Xbox 360 Games That Should Be Backwards Compatible

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Tales Of Vesperia
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#2. Tales Of Vesperia

Are you starting to see a trend yet? Because, apparently, JRPGs and Microsoft systems just do not mix. I love the Tales series; I’m playing through the latest one, Tales Of Zestiria, right now when I have several hours to play on a day off. The Tales series is kind of like comfort food to me. It hasn’t changed a ton over the years but is usually a fun and satisfying experience for JRPG fans. But Tales Of Vesperia, at least in my opinion (and I don’t think I’m alone here) was pretty much the peak of this series to date. It featured an incredibly tight implementation of the well-worn battle system the series is known for, easily had one of the best stories and the most memorable cast.

But sadly, much like Star Ocean: The Last Hope before it, Tales Of Vesperia started out as an Xbox 360 exclusive, and no JRPG fans really flocked to the Xbox 360 here or anywhere else in the world for that matter. Granted, unlike Star Ocean, the Tales series is still going very strong, being a nearly annual series and showing no signs of slowing down. However, it’s seemingly set never to appear on a Microsoft console ever again (possibly along with JRPGs in general aside from really heavy hitters like Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3). So the least Bandai Namco can do is tell Microsoft that yes, Xbox One owners starved for an excellent Jrpg can play this on their Xbox One.

Next: #1:.... Darksiders