There is a LOT to this game
First of all,
This is the only RPG where I've EVER felt betrayed by the gameplay, and what I mean by that is, the game works by controlling units in a union (grup of units) and you, the player, provide each unit with a general action to do
now while this system sounds incredibly stupid, and believe me, i almost dropped the game after the opening tutorial, i decided to continue onwards, its actually very engaging
Its addicting and a lot of fun when you get used to it BUT the problem lies with the "general action"
The AI in this game isn't bad BUT at times, they can quite ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (for example) opting to continue healing a unit instead of finishing off the enemy with 1 hp left
the WORST part of it is the fact that you are at the mercy of RNG more often than I'd like
some enemies feel incredibly cheap and it can leave you feeling cheated
*as a side note thought, it can also make it feel like your cheatijng the game when sometimes you get the Gae bolg (basically a nuclear weapon)several times in a row....fun tho
This is the only game I ever thought of rage quitting (and I've platniumed Dark Souls and Demons' souls on the ps3)
BUT despite all this, the game is still enjoyable
The story itself isn't incredibly special, its average, its not bad but it doesn't do too much to pull the heart strongs or make you feel incredibly badass
The characters are actually interesting but the problem lies in the dialoque, whch makes the characters feel bland at times. The writing in this game definetly need a make over; poorly written and lacking depth.
HOWEVER, despite all these problems, I could not find myself letting go of the game, it was incredibly addicting
There are a TON of sidequests; I finished the game's plot at the 98 hour mark, having done a good chunk of them
however, there are apparently a LOT left
The game provides an infinite amount of ways to play with its array of equipment loadout
Finally, I was surprised with how little grinding I actually did (I've done more in FF12 and FF13). Any parts I was actually stuck with, I would just leave and levelel up 3 or 4 ranks, and be back to finish it
Continuing the story missions and side missions should provide enough BR to get through
In the end, I do recommend playing this game, its fun, it'll make you wanna punch the screen sometimes, but still fun!