If you've been following the news on Tales of Zestiria at all, you've probably seen the negative response from the fans. This negativity mostly involves a controversy linked to the character Alisha. The issue is that in Japan, many media releases point to Alisha being the main female character of Zestiria. The actual gameplay contradicts this apparently, as it seems Alisha isn't playable for most of the game.
Whether this is an issue with Bandai falsely advertising her as the female lead, or a misinterpretation of the facts is a bit unclear. I do know that Alisha got the collectibles treatment with figures and other assorted items in Japan. That doesn't necessarily denote that she was intended as the female lead, just that Bandai believed she was a marketable character.
Let me know in the comments below what you're looking forward to with this new entry to the Tales series. I'm excited for the story based on what little I know of it.