Stick Skills: "The Tales of series of JRPGs has a long and storied history. When a game has that type of legacy behind it, it’s often difficult to know what to expect from newer entries. Will it try too hard to keep franchise veterans happy? Or will it stray so far that old fans don’t even recognize it? Tales of Xillia fortunately finds a nice balance between new features and franchise tropes, and while it may not be perfect, it’s definitely a fun ride."