For all the fools who like the Tales series, you are all fools. All Tales games are poo on a disc. Just because only 1 good RPG comes out every 5 years, doesn't mean you should settle for poo. The Tales series, FF along with every NIS rpg fall into this category. Wasted Q slot.
AHHHH, its been a while since I've played this kind of games since ps1. I didnt own ps2 but I've played quite a few games from a neighborhood rental ps2. Then when I bought my ps3, games were okay (a few great games but too far apart) but nothing with the oldschool RPG feeling and I'm a harcore RPG player. Buy it, I suggest(pre ordered it myself), lots and of playthrough value considering the age of the game and I only buy games that I would be spending a lot of time. Have fun playing. :)
I seem to have played this game before (just pop in different characters!) As I like this type of game, I did appreciate the new, sharp interface, and some of the music, but the characters overall rubbed me the wrong way [sorry!] Thats the only reason I gave a lower score.