anyone who gives this game a bad review and claim to be an jrpg fan, well this proves you are not. This game is the third in the series, it's very deep and addictive. It rewards people who sink the time into it. Anyone who plays an rpg for 1 or 2 hours and gives it a review doesn't do the game any justice.
What is nice about the game is that you gain everything through battles, you upgrade your items that way too. It's a tactical turn based rpg. Expect long battles full of excitement and crazyness. The character level is capped at 9999 for a reason. The more you sink time into it the more rewards you get.
Each item can be entered in Item world, and the more levels you clear the more stats you add to the item. This alone provides you with infinite levels. The more you play the stronger you get.
Each world has residents that give an item special abilities, like more HP, more Mana, paralysis power or magic resistance. If you defeat one of those specialists, you can move them from item to item, altering that item's characteristics and statistics.
The sheer number of classes and jobs you can create is immense.
Each character has promotion rank, that can be gained by going into a special battle. Each rank gives you more influence over the dark/classroom assembly. If you want to pass a notion, let's say more expensive items in shop, or increased movement range, you can either be nice and bride the senates that wont say yes, or if the notion fails,you can beat them up and force them into passing it.
The game is full of politics, funny story lines and down right crazyness.
If you want one JRPG on your ps3, this is it. The graphics are cartoony for a reason, it's not about the high tech 3D graphics, it's all about the crazy combat moments and funny story line bits.
There is months worth of content in this game, very highly recommended by a fan of the series from the first part.