Normally, JRPGs require a huge investment in time. It isn’t unheard of to play 80 to 100 hours before getting to the end of the game. Perhaps that is part of the charm of the genre, either way, spending that much time with a game usually means that gamers were invested in the story. It seems Namco Bandai knew that going in and kept that in mind when they released Tales of Xillia 2. The game doesn’t break the mold or change the game in any real way, it just gives you more of the world. Thankfully, that is exactly what fans of the first game wanted.