Overall, I liked this game. I played this after the FFXIII series, FFXV, and FF7 remake. The graphics are in the realm of FFXIII. Definitely, not as good as FFXV or 7 remake, but an older game, so that makes sense. There are elements of other older FF games - for those long time fans. I like being able to explore the overworld. Reminds me of the 1st and 6th games. The military campaign missions are fun. They remind me of the game of Risk. Leveling up is a bit of a chore, but XP grinds just go that way. Secret training missions are a quick way though, but that feels like cheating. The story is good, and detailed. It takes a second play through to pick up some of the nuances. I find the amount of characters a bit overwhelming, but I think it was done that way to make multiple play throughs fresh. Otherwise, it would get old quick. Trophies are realistic for those who care, but be prepared to work for some. I was a bit bummed about the music, some of it is okay, but I don't think I will like this soundtrack. The other FF games have always had the best music. Good for study and work type stuff. This one, ehh, not so much. In summary, fun, different, but not at the level of FFXV or remake 7. If you are a FF fan, you will like it, but for those just getting into the franchise, pass until you have tasted the excellence of the others. You owe it to yourself.
Length of ownership: 3 months
yes: I recommend this product