Five years ago, Tales of Vesperia would have been so much fresher, and its mistakes much more forgivable. Now, the Tales formula has grown tired and redundant, and this incarnation is the furthest the series can go without a significant overhaul. That said, Vesperia may be the best Japanese RPG of this generation, or at least the most fun.
The name "Vesperia" comes from the brightest star in the sky of Terca Lumireis, Brave Vesperia. Calling this game by that name might not be too inappropriate when compared to other recent RPGs, but nevertheless, RPGFan hopes the future holds much brighter stars.