The first Tales game I actually dropped in the middle. A bit of a shame, given characters were actually fairly likable, but I just couldn’t bear the utterly dull plot and tedious game-play anymore. I hated everything about Xillia other than the game-play, and now they even “tweaked” that; wonder if this signifies the end of the series.
|Attractive character designs||Environments feel empty and lack artistic touch|
|Bland story that relies solely on archetypes to move forward|
|Boring, almost random plot has no tension whatsoever|
|Dungeon design alternates between bland and tedious|
|Tedious equipment, and skill system|
|Tedious, long battles|
|Kamui mechanic takes the challenge away|