Tales of Legendia for playstation 2.
I played this game AFTER I had played the Tales of Graces F, so my opinions are affected by this factor.
The plot is somewhat predictable in some parts, offers no new reason to finish the game, just same plain let's save the world. But I did like the fact that the game kinda has two sets of stories in it.
For some reason this game didn't appear as interesting as the Tales of Graces and I didn't play it as thoroughly as I usually do. I had this "lame-o" feeling all the time, even though I did like the humor in the game and all the characters have a fulfilling role of their own. This could be because I got really frustrated on the AI's stupidity and the constant back and forward running. Also, I wish there would've been some sort of a teleportation system which would've enabled a quick exit from inside a dungeon. I's a real pain to run long ways in, and the same long way out. The game told you about other places in the world but you cannot actually GO there. There is no world map either, and I mean the actual MAP you can check your location from. There will be "some" running on the world map, fighting random encounters as you go, naturally.
The game doesn't explain any basics to you. You either need to find how things work out on your own or check the manual. There is a man in the beginning when prompted, will tell you about battling but that's it.
Exploring is easy as pie, chests are pretty easy to find and there are lots of chests to open. When the second story starts, all the old chests disappear and new chests are scattered everywhere, along with new contents. All the unopened first set of chests and their contents will be lost forever. I'm disappointed in the titles in this game, they're a joke. Sure, they're fun to get but that's about it, they do not have as significant meaning than in the Graces and they provide only little help to you. And finally a HUGE disappointment: you have a summoner in your group, but s/he cannot cast ANY summon spells. Ever.
Fairly good game but something's still a bit off... I'd still rate this game as 7/10.