Polygon: "Tales of Xillia is loaded with recycled mechanics and story that's oozing well-worn plot devices out of its JRPG pores, right down to its predictable cast and "save the world" theme. It's cheesy and weird in some places, but heartfelt and genuinely interesting in others. The game's fast-paced battles kept me alert and engaged through hundreds of encounters, and for better or worse, there's no shortage of story. Tales of Xillia feels like wrapping yourself in a comfortable blanket. It's like an old friend. It exemplifies everything the genre is today — good and bad — and serves as a reminder of why I fell in love with JRPGs in the first place."