I've put in about 40 hours in Tales of Vesperia on the Switch (my first Tales game) and have enjoyed it very much so far; the characters are fun, great voice acting, the music is great, the artstyle is fantastic, but I do have one major complaint. That being, I am not a fan of the battle system at all. I remember playing through Shining Resonance Refrain and enjoying that battle system, which reviewers were comparing to the Tales of games, so I thought I would love it. But to me, it just feels like a fighting game. For the most part, I'm not a fan of 2D fighters. I'm not saying the battle system is bad, it just isn't for me.
So I guess that leads to this question: are all Tales of battle systems like Vesperia's? Or are there some that are more like Shining Resonance? I am going to finish Vesperia and overall will like it a lot, and it has made me want to try other Tales games, but I don't know how many I could go through with this 2D fighter style battle system.
Random note, I always find myself listening to the opening theme song every time I boot it up. It is so catchy!