Davis from Denkiphile: "Arguably, the Tales series is one of Bandai Namco’s biggest franchises, having started in 1995 and spanning a vast array of titles. Like another huge RPG franchise, the Tales series has few sequels. Unlike the other major RPG franchise, which has long been westernized with beautiful cutscenes and elaborate writing, the Tales series remains many JRPG gamers’ game of choice, having focused on its battle system rather than story telling. The latest Tales title to come out in the west is Tales of Xillia 2, which is one of the series few sequels and also one that still manages to deliver an exciting gameplay experience. Despite the long wait from its Japanese release in 2012, it’s well worth it for stateside fans."