Favorite Part: The sheer amount of different dialogues occur across all your runs. Feels like no matter how many times I win or die, the world keeps changing around me.
Least Favorite: The poisonous satyr enemies in the last area who can hit you before you even register what's happening.
Favorite Part: The boss fights, in particular the fights against the Renan Lords, were all fantastic.
Least Favorite: Once you're done with a region, you're DONE with a region. Everything feels so episodic and not really interconnected like in previous Tales games.
Favorite Part: Just the overall vibe of the world. Been a while since I've played a game where I just find myself fantasizing about the setting.
Least Favorite: The sheer amount of useless bullshit in the overworld. There are items hidden all over the place and probably 95% of them are completely useless.
Favorite Part: The moment where Serenoa renounces the scales where you actually have to use your brain and come up with a logical solution to his problem, based off of what you've learned about the world and it's political structure. Hope more JRPGs do something like this in the future.
Least Favorite: The big "twist" in the story that I literally called in the first 10 mins of the game.