Tales series are the best for me too. liked the battle styleI am a big fan of the Tales series too.
My brother, his wife, my sister and I finished Xillia in August and Tales games in general, are just a lot more fun when you have three friends to play with. =)
AI's been pretty mediocre in any Tales game I've played, aside the Symphonia, so it's nice not needing to depend on them.