Tales of Berseria is a JRPG, set in a fantasy world inhabited by angel-like and demon-like beings. You play as Velvet Crowe, a young girl seeking revenge on a person that she once called "brother."
Pro Combat choices are completely up to you, thanks to a unique battle system
Tales games have always used what Namco calls the "linear motion battle system," a real-time, 2D battle engine that lets you move around the field and attack foes at will. Tales of Berseria uses an expanded version of this system that's fast, fun, and easy to master.
Pro A darker, more mature storyline than the rest of the series
The Tales series is generally bright and cheery, but this particular title explores the darkest parts of the human heart. For example: the main character, Velvet Crowe, is hell-bent on brutal, bloody vengeance, and that is the main driving force behind the plot.
It explores these themes very well, and overall is a great addition to the series.
Con Equipment system can feel tedious
In Tales of Berseria weapons and armor give you permanent skills if you master them. This leads to a situation where you're constantly swapping to new equipment to get new skills while cycling the equipment between party members so everyone masters it. There's quite a bit of micromanagement involved, so after doing this for over a dozen of hours, it can feel incredibly repetitive. There's the option of not doing it, but it can make the game more difficult, especially on the highest difficulties.