4 Flawed but compellingSwooperD | 08/09/2008 | See all SwooperD's reviews (2)The first hour in this game is extremely frustrating. The graphics aren't great, the sheathe/unsheathe weapon mechanic is annoying, the voice acting is patchy and there are even invisable walls in the game field.However persavere and you will find one of the most deep, involving and innovative JRPGs in a long time.The story may be cliched but the characters (nearly 20 of them!) are all likable and well fleshed out.The combat is very satisfying, with everything in real time, even when you access your menu. Collision detection is spot on and movement is fluid. You can issue commands to you comrades and the AI is very good at acting on its own and following orders.This game may have some detractors due to its flaws and the fact some places seem half finished. But those willing to dig deep enough will find one of the best JRPGs of this generation.