I also never played it on GameCube but I have a few friends that loved it so I decided to grab it. It feels clunky compared to newer Tales games, thats for sure and some of the systems arent as good. It also had a rough start for me, because they dont give u a healer until a few hours in i was wasting all my cash on gels instead of new weapons lol. im past all that now though and im making good progress and having lots of fun doing it. Sadly I don't think any Tales game will compare to my favorite, which is Vesperia.