name a worse sequel
The only glaring thing is that it reuses literally all the assets from the first game and doesn't add a whole lot in the way of new areas or enemies.
That's completely made up for by the battle system being vastly improved to the point of being the best in the series, all the characters being better than they were in the first game and the story being a huge (and superior) departure from the usual Tales formula.
Ludger is fun as fuck to play, too. Like, holy shit.
a sequel with Ludger three weapons system and a much better battle system
same boring world with one or two great looking towns but with a better story and cast
everyone is so likable now especially Jude
the bromance with him alone made 2 a better game he is a god tier bro now
and even if it was a bad sequel no way it's close to how bad Symphonia 2 was or even FFX-2
>Got out of the castle
>Bridge is still out
>Can easily cross with Mikleo power
>Says we have to help them with the bridge
>Have to find the most roundabout way of doing it because people can't depend solely on Sorey
>Just me finding the Earth spirit is me helping the people hence them depending on me
Xillia 2 is pretty good in comparison to this game.
>Forced to keep main character in party all the time
>Battle gimmick still making it best two players best option
>Main character has further gimmick that makes battles single player
>Frustrating money gimmick in the story
>Badly handled silent protagonist
>MMO grinding quests
>Cat item RNG
I do admit that characters play way better in the battles than in first one, though.
Xillia 2 could've been much, much better and it probably would've been smarter to just give Xillia a DC instead, but you haven't played many games if you think this is the worst sequel ever.
Tales itself has Symphonia 2, the game where all the old characters everyone liked were level locked so you were forced to play as two literally whos and their offbrand Pokemon