Pros : Large battle party with customizeable stats that effect battles and event scenarios (ex- using a science stat to fix an item or lockpicking to open a chest, etc.) Diverse classes, multiple endings, lots of choices, nice sense of adventure when exploring caves and having the chance to succeed or fail at quests and events. Fast-paced game, and can offer a surprisingly high level of challenge on higher difficulties. Story is interesting with a mature and likeable cast of characters.
Cons : The menu design is archaic, clunky, and needs a complete redesign from the ground up. This aspect isn't a dealbreaker (not a ton of involved management) but there is a lot of room for improvement and polish. Playing as male or female only has a few differences in dialogue/events.
This is a nicely balanced blend of traditional turn-based RPG and sci-fi/adventure/romance visual novel- though it feels more like a traditional choose-your-own-adventure novel with the nature of choices you make. I'd say about 70% of the game is exploring combat areas (caves, battlegrounds) and doing the usual RPG stuff (leveling up characters, collecting/creating equipment, fulfilling quests and beating bosses) but having the interesting supplement of visual novel themes like choosing different ways to approach scenarios illustrated in the cut-scenes (such as whether to ambush enemies, sneak past them, reason with them, utilize particular skills to acquire items or create more favorable battle conditions, etc) and befriending or romancing characters via interactions.
The character designs are quite nice and expressive, the resolution options are disappointing but easy to forget about after playing for a while. The music is fitting but not extraordinary. The greatest qualities of this game are the huge amount of choices, especially early on and how divergent the main two paths of the story are. For that reason I highly recommend playing blindly for the first playthrough, and taking a more guided approach for subsequent playthroughs to have a better chance at nabbing the huge amount of endings. The ability to save anywhere at anytime is excellent. The large number of romanceable characters regardless of gender is quite a unique feature. The choices are not shoehorned in either, they fit into the particular narrative for that character.
Overall I highly recommend this game to anyone who can stomach the very dated interface and are even remotely interested in the concept of mixing RPG and visual novel as both aspects are a rarity, and competently handled here.