As the first ever direct sequel in the Tales franchise it's no wonder it had some issue. Not any large ones mind you. I'd like to mention, that the team who made the original Tales of Symphonia [which is an amazing game] was busy with Tales of Vesperia when this sequel was made.
So I wonder if this game would have been better were the original team behind it... anyway, on to my review.
The first one was amazing. One of my favorite Gamecube games. I highly recommend that btw, and you can play Gamecube games on the Wii. ;D
Anyhoo, this is a decent enough sequel. There could have been some more fanservice. Like costumes for the characters from the original, or at least being able to equip the original characters.
The story is okay, not great. The gameplay is solid, but I found it not to be as fluid as the original. Probably because the new protagonist Emil, isn't as good of a fighter as Lloyd was in the original.
The graphics took a step up. And it looks fantastic. Sadly, not all the voice actors returned to their roles. Which is kind of a let down. Aside from that and Emil's awful voice, it's got good production values.
At a budget price, I'd say it's worth getting for any RPG fan who owns a Wii. Or even any person who wants to try out the genre. The Wii is starved for RPGs right now and this is one of the great ones.