I'm 10 hours in, my thoughts so far:
The equip/skill system is bad. Maybe it's just me but I find it overly complicated and downright annoying to match lines on the skillsboard. Should I just upgrade my stuff through fusion and ignore the board?
Battles are fun, but the camera has its problems sometimes.
Graphics are not PS4 worthy, even most AAA PS3 games look better. I hope we will see any JRPGs with up to date graphics other than Final Fantasy this generation.
Music is the best of any Tales of games I've played! Sound effects are average/bad though.
Can't say much about the story/characters/world yet, but so far it's standard Tales of so far. I just feel like there are much fewer skits than in previous games, only in the inn, when saving or when finding one of the special places? Hope that gets better when I get more characters in my party.
i disagree about the graphics,at least on pc. also if you play on pc you can fairly easily replace the intro with the japanese lyrics version.