I bought this game becasue of the reviews and its cheap price. Id honestly say its one of the best RPG games ive ever played. New players will find the first few hours slightly frustrating but once you have got to grips with enemies and fighting strategy the game gets easier.
I only have one minor negative comment which is you will need a guide (or internet forum) to know what special level features (unlockable areas/characters) you can attain depending on your actions. Otherwise you will find you miss out on potentially great items. However its common place with most RPG's to make some items overly complicated to attain.
Own a PS3 and like RPG's? Absolutely no question, you must buy this game!