Being a JRPG, Tales of Arise is not a short game. So, you’re going to want to save your progress from time to time.
Like most games these days, Tales of Arise employs an autosave system by default, regularly saving your progress for you as you move between areas and complete certain actions. You probably won’t want to rely on it entirely though, and so every once in a while it’s wise to manually save your game. It’s easy to do so, too, and you can save pretty much anywhere as long as you’re out of battle.
To manually save your game in Tales of Arise, simply bring up the game’s menu where you can manage things such as your Artes and equipment, and then select the System option on the far right. In there, you’ll find the option to save your game – select it, and you’ll then be able to choose a slot before confirming your save.
You’ll find that there are numerous save slots to make use of, and it’s perhaps a good idea to do so. If you make multiple saves, you’ll be able to go back if you discover you’ve missed a collectible and haven’t gone too far past it, for example. You might also find yourself stuck in a tough area and can’t use fast travel to get out.
So, you don’t need to manually save your game in Tales of Arise, but it’s very much a good idea to do so. Especially as it’s so easy.