Yeah I have to echo the praise for Tales of Arise-ing Metacritic Score. It feels like a real level up moment for the series in a lot of ways. Visually obviously, it finally feels like they gave the art direction the graphical polish it deserves for the first time since probably Vesperia. The story (thus far) has started very strong without falling into the usual exceedingly slow start that a lot of the series has while still giving you plenty of opportunities to get to know the characters without sacrificing the pacing of the story. Combat takes the fast paced flashiness of Berseria while actually making you strategize and manage your healing. I’m so glad it’s getting more of a push and good reviews, because this feels like a real turning point/breakthrough for the series so far.