First things first, Like some of you, I'm a big final fantasy fan, own everyone. Unfortunately the last final fantasy no 12 wasn't my biggest fan, i lost interest within few hours of playing it and felt kinda worried what this game would be like.Hhowever results are fantastic, Ive played 25hours and i have to say part from final fantasy 1 this has to be the most challenging final fantasy (exclude ff12 since only few hours of playing)to date considering the battle system as the battle could end just like that since the character you control, once s/he dies game over regardless of the outcome of other characters. This is something that can be quite annoying to gamers but that what makes the game interesting and the battle system to me is spot on. staggering system is great, more challenging as you have too keep swapping roles in order to stay alive plus end battle quickly as possible.
Game Itself certainly has a bit of final fantasy 8,10 and 12 to it. Final Fantasy in HD is amazing, detail is superb you cannot get better then this. If you thought final fantasy 10 was spectacular being first FF on ps2 wait till you see this.
Story is actually very good and does get better as the game goes on. As mentioned by someone already upgrades does play a major part in the game and i was amazed on how huge it is.
5 stars- to any RPG lovers, final fantasy fans and newcomers