It is a fine game and after games likes Vesperia it feels a bit meh, mind you I enjoyed playing the game and platinumed it tho. Berseria is better in my opinion and is recommended.
So I did end up finishing it, shortly after this post actually... and I'd say it was a solid game, I definitely wouldn't consider it anything better than good, but yeah... it was good, lol. Didn't even come close to Xillia as I predicted anyway, but now that it's finished I can move onto Berseria as my next Tales of game, with the overall opinion being that it's a MUCH better game.
In the meantime though, I decided to skip Kingdom Hearts 3 for something different... Nioh.
Why did I pick Nioh?! I'm like 30 hours in and only just on the third island (There's six), although to be fair I'm having a lot more fun than I thought I'd have, albeit a weird kind of stressful fun, and I'm watching walkthrough videos before playing levels so I know what to expect and how to optimally fight bosses. I've also been working on my stats, going for a Dex Ninjutsu build*, which is really fun to play with, bombs ahoy!
*Although I did pick Kato as the starter guardian for the extra damage and Ki, but now it bothers me because I have an extra point in strength that I don't need, it's just there laughing at me like "Hah, you want to put four points into me to round me up to 10 don't you?!"... yes, yes I do, because I hate seeing it at 6 when my other "useless" stats are at 5 and that isn't, lol.