Best Tales game yet. I'm liking the characters and plot so far, probably the most serious and involved yet. Best thing, the characters are believable, and act and react just how you'd expect someone of their background to, without being too cliche about it. The voice-overs are excellent, they couldn't possibly sound more fluid or natural.
Seconded. The game is freaking excellent, the difficulity modes are great for people that think jRPGs are too easy, the visuals are breathtaking (not that polygon counts are high or something, but the artistic direction of some of the stages is staggering), the story's great if you're into anime.
Voices are great too, and if you somehow don't like them, there's a great UNDUB patch floating around.
Two bad things - skit's aren't voiced (but heck, at least they didn't dummy them like in ToE) and the loading time after fight on world map is massive.
Other than that, pure gold.