I didn't buy this, it was given to me, like a present I suppose you could call it. But people like presents, I didn't like this. This game made me sad. I honestly don't want to spend more time thinking about the game than I already have so I will make this pretty brief.
The story is terrible. Really, not a single likable character in the game. Voice acting is terrible and the story is just so dull. I'm not even too sure what the hell it's all about. Dragons I assume, there were some dragons in there, they died.
Grinding. Oh. My. Sweet. Jesus. Never have I had to grind this much to get anywhere before. It is literally about an hour of grinding to every ten of actually advancing the game. Every time you go into a new area you will have to run around killing stuff for ages because otherwise it will all kill you in a couple of hits.
Combat can actually be fun at times. You level up your abilities and spells the more you use them which I liked. The game seems to completely ignore stats like speed, defense and strength though. One turn may see your characters attack before the bad guys, then the next turn, the bad guys will rip through your party before you get a hit in. It makes no sense! There is way too much of it as well thanks to all that grinding.
The item creation is quite cool but then all JRPG's have that these days so it's hardly worth getting excited about is it? It's not even overly deep, buy recipes and make stuff. You can't stumble across super powerful gear and if you can then I didn't.
That's enough of that anyway. If you still want to buy it then you are a silly billy.