4 Very SuprisedLohanBurger | 16/06/2009 | See all LohanBurger's reviews (13)Wasnt expecting a great deal from this game, only bought it as a time killer while I recoeved from a broken leg.Being completly blunt, Im shocked at the scope of this game. so far I've racked up about 20 hours and Im still on the first disc. It's about time a game was released with some longevity.Story: Spanning many planets, each quite different from the last. From what Ive played the game seems to be split down into micro storylines on each planet. There dosent seem to be a overall "bad guy" like previous JRPG's I've played, saying that, they may just not have surfaced yet.Graphics: Pretty, nothing mind blowing, but certainly no FF7. Had a slight framerate drop but there was alot going on, this is certainly no Last Remnant.Battles: Somewhat straight foward and not turnbased. Takes a while to master the "bonus board" which builds up and give your certain rewards, e.g. a percentage more XP, or money ect....As its not turn based keeping control of the characters your not directly in control of can be a bit of a challange, for the most part they look after themselves and look after you when you need it, but it would have been nice to have a FF12 style gambit system in place.The only major downside I've experienced is there are quite alot of cut scenes, and quite a few very annoying characters. In fact it's gotten to the point I mute the TV when one or two of them are talking, or skip past the cut scene if it dosent seem story relevent. A nice feature which Square have included is a plot synopsis in the menu, so when you do skip a cuts scene you can catch up in a minute or so.I cant really give this game a complete score as I havent completed it, but the rating above is based on the first 20 hours of gameplay. Given thats nearly twice as long as most games out at the minute (Im looking at you Red Faction: Guerrilla!) not bad going!