Continue Plays Nic Bunce reviews Bandai Namco's latest installment in the Tales series. While it has many flaws, such as the debt system and overly-simplistic combat - and the boss fights introduce frustrating difficulty spikes - overall it's an enjoyable game that will be thoroughly enjoyed by JRPG fans.
"It’s charming yet bleak; the characters are ones you actually care about; and you genuinely want to know what will happen between Ludger and his brother Julius, as the head of Spirius tries to drive them apart. Will Elle get to the Land of Canaan? Is the evil Spirius guy truly evil? Is the entire plot that you are fed just a ruse?
Tales of Xillia 2 not only asks you these questions, but it makes you care about the answer."