This is a terrific game.
With over twenty-five hours of fun and challenge, there's so much you'll enjoy in this game.
The story is a very simple one, but it turns out to be very effective and well-written as the game progresses. The dialogue also has a nice mix of things. On one hand, it's very comedic (especially the "Holy Crackers!" line). On another hand, the characters can show emotion and they develop as well (Arche and Sana FTW).
Combat is very fun with two ways to kill an enemy. One can use a sword, and the others can use magic.
When you combine these two, you can dish out insane combos that can make battles very hectic.
There's also puzzle-solving, and requires your teammates to help you out on certain areas, which is a nice plus in my book.
Graphics are surprisingly detailed with fresh anime-styled art well-animated sprites.
Music is also a nice joy to listen to. Whether it be the overworld music (second version) or some of the dungeon music,
they really fit the area they are and you can easily hum into them should you play this game for some time.
As for other things to point out, the game is challenging. It may seem difficult, but luckily, you're free to tone down the difficulty at any time. However, it's best played with the challenge.
I do wish it had local co-op though. The CPU friends play very well, but if you have teammates around, it's also nice to at least have that. Then again, you can give them commands which can help in puzzle-solving.
Overall, this game has become one of my favourite JRPGs of all time and is definitely a fun experience from start to finish.
Whether you're a fan of JRPGs or the Metroidvania genre, you will enjoy this game a lot.