I haven't played ToX2 yet. I hear the platinum is a pita, so I might skip it for the second game.
Oh, my bad, I missed 2 in my message :/ I play Tales of Xillia 2. I have finishe Platinum in Original ToX in about 135 hours. ToX 2 is lasting much longer for me, because beside of Platinum, I somehow feel, that I should unlock all waepons, beasts and skits in the encyclopedia :-D
Finished Chapter 8 of Tales of Xillia in my NG+ run for Platinum. 8 more chapters to go :-P currently getting close to 250 hours mark O.o
I did it in 80 or 90, I think. Are you going for all Grade stuff?
I beat Dragon's Crown yesterday. I don't know if I will go for higher difficulty playthroughs. I played a bit on hard and it was fun, but playing alone has finally got boring. I played some random online games and it was decent fun.
Actually it is not as much pita as it looked like, it just takes more time to do all the stuff, but keep in mind, that in my current 250 hours, I have spent at least 20 on completionist thingies, which are not required for Platinum.
The hardest things are Battle Trophies, but if I was able to master them all, most of the players should be able to do them as well. I do not consider myself Uber Tales of Pro regarding to combat execution. Tales of Zestiria Platinum will be much bigger pita.
The second issue I had was grinding Gaius' Chivalry support ability to 450. This one was time consuming, but in the end, I have found two enemies, which made the grind much faster. To bad I found it when I was at number 250 :-D
The enemies can be found in Culmar Trail and Mon Highlands. I do not know their names, but both have models of female soldiers/bandits. So if you ever go for the platinum, do not forget about these enemies. It will save you few hours for sure ;-)
Everything else was on par with original ToX. It has even the same recommended spots for some character related trophies and battle trophies.
Edited by Mamoulian War, 26 March 2017 - 10:41 PM.