CCC Says: "Did you think you knew the Tales series? It's a string of colorful anime-style action RPGs with wholesome themes like loyalty, friendship, and overcoming prejudice, right? Well, here comes Tales of Xillia 2, a game whose primary theme appears to be, “life's a bitch”. How else to describe the story of a poor yutz who has inherited world-destroying powers and is repeatedly blackmailed into performing unspeakable acts in order to keep his skin and his family intact? This game goes to some very dark places, particularly for a sequel to a title with a fairly standard power-of-friendship JRPG storyline."