Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike Recommendations
Similar style , art , atmosphere , and fantasy if you like it you will like the other ...
When it comes to the Tales of series, there's almost enough similarities for it to physically hurt. Tales of the Abyss and Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike share not just their art style, they also share the equally realistic characters that can evoke a variety of different reactions from you, all the way from wanting to smack them silly for being an idiot, or hugging them out of pity for their current situation.
If you like one, I would most definitely be shocked if you didn't like the other.
In a fantasy world like setting, the main characters are caught up in a war conflict between Politics, negotiations, and friendship. As they adventure through the grand landscape, an obstacle is in their way either by an antagonist for their goals or preventing nations into a big war. If you are a big fan of the "Tales" video game franchise, than these two will fit your time.
The only difference is the characters and the setting. Vesperia is a prequel movie showing the main characters their time as the knights. Abyss is a full series, who adventure through the grand landscape to prevent the war from