I never said being 2D makes it bad, I quite enjoy 2D things. However, 2D Tales has always been very, very simple and nowhere near as fun as the 3D ones for me, because the latter simply feels way more dynamic. I feel very restricted in 2D Tales games, and it's been this way for as long as I can remember with the series, with the exception of Eternia, which, unfortunately, had an interesting system but horrible...everything else.
That said, this is coming from a Star Ocean fan, so in general I don't really agree with Tales of fans nor do I like the series as a whole. Opinions.txt.