Have I played a Tales game before?
Yup. I own ALL games of the original main series (Except Legendia, but I've played and beat it). I own Phantasia, Destiny (Well used too, It was unplayable), Destiny Remake, Destiny 2, Eternia, Symphonia, Symphonia PS2 Rebirth, Abyss (Both English and Japanese), Phantasia PSP, Eternia PSP, etc.
Each game has their own unique style of battle systems and challenge.
stop being a fanboy for christ's sake. EACH GAME HAS ITS OWN oh fuck off will you? you're allowed to think the series is good, no one is saying you can't. but jesus dude, you can't have ACTUALLY liked that demo? even people on gamefaqs are saying the demo sucked. GAMEFAQS. BIGGEST FANBOYS ON THE INTERNET. yeah, they also say the real game is much better, but JESUS CHRIST.
i tried to read that article you posted and man, it was terrible. if that's what you think passes for a good article you should really get your head out of your ass. i don't feel like retyping it so lemme post my chatlog with ratix.
danhibiki98 (3:39:44 PM): as it decribed realtime combat
danhibiki98 (3:39:52 PM): character bios
danhibiki98 (3:39:57 PM): spells
danhibiki98 (3:40:21 PM): AND HD graphics
CHARLESBAKELY (3:40:30 PM): jesus
CHARLESBAKELY (3:40:58 PM): what the fuck
CHARLESBAKELY (3:41:03 PM): i can't read past the first page of this
CHARLESBAKELY (3:41:06 PM): this is so bad
CHARLESBAKELY (3:41:25 PM): it's just them bashing a guy who hates jrpgs in general FOR GOOD REASON
CHARLESBAKELY (3:41:29 PM): because they LIKE ONE JRPG
CHARLESBAKELY (3:41:32 PM): that sucks ass
danhibiki98 (3:41:36 PM): lol
danhibiki98 (3:41:47 PM): demo was pretty terrible
danhibiki98 (3:41:58 PM): i like how that whole article made me laugh
and btw, my article was a review of the demo, not the entire game based on the demo. i said "the full game will suck ass" because it was already out in japan i.e. it's had no time to change a very large amount. and fuck, what did i NOT cover? i mean seriously, i typed up 1200 words about a DEMO. i could have just said "it's slow and boring and sucks". so i'm gonna have to call bullshit and say you definitely ARE being a fanboy.