As my first adventure into the very definition of JRPG, I have to say I quite enjoyed myself. One of the greatest things about this game is the battle system. Each battle is unique because you can change it by being in a different location.
I love the battle system in this game. It never gets dull, you never just hit the same button over and over from a menu. You have to pay attention and dodge or block at the right time.
The story, while generic, has some good turns. Although, I did see where it was going quite soon. It just comes from years of playing games.
This game was a great change of pace from my usual RPG. I did end up spending a lot of time with it and enjoyed it for what it was. I did miss a TON of side content though and if I ever play it again, I will do that stuff as well.