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  • Summary: TALES OF XILLIA 2 focuses on the events a year after the climactic end of TALES OF XILLIA. Players assume the role of Ludger Kresnik, a young man with a zest for cooking who lives with his older brother and cat, Rollo. On his way to his first day at work for a local cafeteria he runs intoTALES OF XILLIA 2 focuses on the events a year after the climactic end of TALES OF XILLIA. Players assume the role of Ludger Kresnik, a young man with a zest for cooking who lives with his older brother and cat, Rollo. On his way to his first day at work for a local cafeteria he runs into a young girl named Elle Marta and the two soon become involved in an accident that will change both of their lives forever. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 59
  2. Negative: 3 out of 59
  1. 90
    Tales of Xillia 2 boasts a constant feeling of progression through the entire game, and though the leveling has a new, and somewhat particular, skill-based development, the complete RPG package can be found within this wholehearted sequel.
  2. Aug 24, 2014
    84
    I would recommend Tales of Xillia 2 to any Tales or JRPG fan.
  3. Aug 28, 2014
    80
    Several unnecessary complexities may hold the sequel back for some, but the strong story, engaging battle system, and brilliant character development should appeal to both casual and hardcore JRPG fans alike.
  4. Aug 18, 2014
    76
    While it’s lacking on the exploration end, Xillia 2 boasts a strong story component and combat system to deliver another solid RPG.
  5. Oct 1, 2014
    70
    A few tweaks short of the mark.
  6. Aug 22, 2014
    70
    Tales of Xillia 2 is better than the first episode, even if it takes too much stuff directly from it, which could be disappointing for the fans. Anyway the story is still interesting and the fighting system is really cool.
  7. Aug 18, 2014
    40
    It's a 20-hour game in a 50-hour package, bloated to hell and back by a design engineered to recycle content. If you're interested in playing an installment of the Tales series, you deserve much better than this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Dec 16, 2014
    10
    To me, sequels of games are not as interesting as the first game.
    However, Tales of Xillia 2 beat down my expectation of "Wow, it's just
    To me, sequels of games are not as interesting as the first game.
    However, Tales of Xillia 2 beat down my expectation of "Wow, it's just another rip or something".
    I was expecting some cheesy follow-up story, but the story is far different from the first game.
    I really didn't like it at first, the quiet protagonist, then this hole money issue. But as I progressed further into the game, I laughed, I got annoyed, I got sad, and many tears were shed.
    I fell in love with the game on the second day I got it, and for the next three days I played it on all the free-time I had, and I can assure you, I cried at least 6 times throughout the game. Sometimes, I felt like I was the protagonist- speaking to the screen as if I was actually really there (Yeah sounds like a loser, and well I am trash so..). I had a lot of attachments to the characters throughout the game and I'll be happy to say that this game is probably my favorite game.
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  2. Aug 21, 2014
    10
    Whether you are a fan of the Tales of series or a JRPG fan in general, this is one of the best games in the genre available to PS3 and IWhether you are a fan of the Tales of series or a JRPG fan in general, this is one of the best games in the genre available to PS3 and I definitely recommended buying this game. Crazy fun combat, epic story and lovable characters are just some of the reasons why you should definitely pick up this fantastic sequel. Expand
  3. Aug 19, 2014
    10
    I am a big fan of "Tales of ..." series and I'm glad to see localized version of "Tales of Xillia 2", It`s a realy huge JRPG in its genre. II am a big fan of "Tales of ..." series and I'm glad to see localized version of "Tales of Xillia 2", It`s a realy huge JRPG in its genre. I recommend to all fans of Japanese games. It will give you many hours of interesting gameplay and exciting story. Expand
  4. Aug 29, 2014
    8
    This is your run of the mill good JRPG that has a few things holding it back to keep it from being a classic. Xillia 2 is the sequel to one ofThis is your run of the mill good JRPG that has a few things holding it back to keep it from being a classic. Xillia 2 is the sequel to one of the better Tales games in a long time in Tales of Xillia. It introduces two new main characters and brings back all the first games characters as your party members. The two new characters are both really annoying in that one has a voice that will get on your nerves and another is the silent protagonist except he talks when he wants too. Neither of these characters are great because of that. They should have made the main guy either silent or give him lines. The inbetween stuff with him is quite annoying.
    The story is about what you'd expect from a JRPG at this point. It's not bad but it's not good either. The characters from the old game did a fairly decent job at being backup but it felt like they were an odd third wheel at times. It's like the developers said they wanted to have something new but not too new or it would drive away players from the first game.
    Luckily the game is saved by it's battle system and the music. The battle system is pretty much the same as the first game and that's a great thing. The Tales battle systems have been known for their excellence and it's why I love just going around fighting things sometimes. The music is also great, especially if you have a love for jazz and blues as there is alot of influences in the game from those two genres of music.
    This game is good for what it does and it was a good attempt at making a direct sequel to one of the most popular Tales games of all time. It's not great but it's not bad and an 8/10 is the perfect score for a game like this.
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  5. Nov 20, 2016
    7
    Esta secuela es prácticamente lo mismo que la anterior, solo se jugaría para de alguna forma darle un final a la historia.
    Lo que si es lo
    Esta secuela es prácticamente lo mismo que la anterior, solo se jugaría para de alguna forma darle un final a la historia.
    Lo que si es lo peor de este juego es el maldito sistema de pago de tu deuda( si lo juegan entenderán) , ese punto es la contra mas grande del juego.
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  6. Sep 7, 2014
    6
    I am a faithful 'Tales of' fan and I seriously wanted to love this game.

    Xillia 1 came second to Symphonia in my books and I was hoping for
    I am a faithful 'Tales of' fan and I seriously wanted to love this game.

    Xillia 1 came second to Symphonia in my books and I was hoping for more of the same/better things with this. Unfortunately, I have to say that I found this game fairly average. I didn't find myself wanting to spend time with the characters as much as I did in the first one. My thought throughout the game was 'hurry up and finish already'. I think that is a shame because THERE IS a good amount of worthwhile content, but Xillia 2 is far too disjointed and bloated to enthusiastically recommend.
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  7. Nov 2, 2015
    0
    I am not a fan. My brothers and I played through the first one and I loved it and so logically we got the second one. And I mean, we knew itI am not a fan. My brothers and I played through the first one and I loved it and so logically we got the second one. And I mean, we knew it wasn't gonna be as good as the first one cause sequels rarely are but this....this is just....no es bueno. We have been playing for 72 hours, we are level 63, we've already maxed out abilities on 7 characters and we're only like half way through the game, at least that's what it seems like, and it's sooo boring. And annoying cause the creator decided they didn't want people having fun cause they changed things up in a way that's just irritating. Like the main character is locked on the party throughout the game, now combine that with the linked system, you can't change party members on the world map, now combine that with the fact that only Leia can steal, and the main character has a super mode that takes over the entire battle, now combine that with multiplayer....you see a pattern? These things, while probably 'meh' when playing solo become a huge irritation when playing in a group. And the game designers didn't stop there. Now take that already horrible mixture and throw in a bratty 8 year old that won't shut her freaking mouth, a freaking loan shark who calls you CONSTANTLY even in timed areas, and a main character who has the emotional complexity of a slug who never talks and you have to make decisions for and you have the **** sandwich that is this game. There are so many draw backs, if it weren't for the fact that I loved like 66% of the characters in the last game, Idda already bailed. Also, there are quests where your party is Ludger, a pair of characters and then a free character, the pairs are always the same, so you don't get the fun interactions you might get from Alvin and Elize, plus that would make more sense than sending both mages together. It's just...it's bad.
    Plus, just random complaint, why did the name the child Elle when we already have Elize who's nickname from Teepo was Ellie? That just seems like poor planning.
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