These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Tales Series
Awesome Music: Motoi Sakuraba and his collaborators (Shinji Tamura and Hibiki Aoyama being the most recurrent) rarely fail to give the games kick-ass soundtracks. See this page for some examples of the series' great music.
It's the Same, so It Sucks / So Okay, It's Average: The games are popular in the JRPG fandom but there's a pretty vocal group of people who consider the games to be very generic and samey, even when compared to other JRPG franchises. Frequent criticisms are uninspired designs and dated visuals, overuse of JRPG cliches, button mashey gameplay and Sakuraba's work for the series not being as strong as his other compositions. It probably doesn't help that the games tend to be released in a pretty short amount of time, leading to oversaturation in some people's eyes.
The Scrappy: A lot. For full details, read up on the Tales Series' entry - it's earned its own folder on the video game section.