Welp, double-post but I finished watching "Tales of Zestiria the X" and the second season really turned things around for the series. Things actually became very interesting and the series overall was pretty good.
The first season wasn't all that exciting but it was important to set things up for the second season. I'd actually recommend this series. It's available on Funimation's streaming service although you do need to sign up for the paid service to watch the entire series (the first couple of episodes are free). They have a 2 week free trial so there's that.