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I played most of the Tales of games which got release outside of Japan, and I always loved the battle system which make me keep trying them, I usually have a hard time with the story too cliché and childish, and it's often similar from one to another (I really liked Tales of Legendia though).
Anyway this game is a bit more mature than the others Tales of, Yuri does his own justice and it doesn't matter what others think, in a broken system sometime you have to do what you think is right for the greater good, and I'm not saying he is right, I'm saying that is what he believes and he will accept the consequence, and I like that.
Now unfortunately around halfway in the game it gets more typical of what we usually see in j-rpg, too bad.
I still liked it very much, the battle system is a bit more complicated than other Tales of but you can easily finish the game without understanding all of it in detail.
Game Traits applied to Tales of Vesperia (X360) by Ashnojutsu