First and foremost, you'll probably have to be really hardcore RPG fan to enjoy this game. If you're not, you might want to skim to another RPG that might fancy your attention a bit more...
This is a really hard game, some bosses (Gates, brings back some fond cursing memories) will outright make you pray that you can make it through to see the rest of the interesting story that this game has to offer. The game world is huge in scope, with side quests galore (some you can actually miss if you don't find certain ones before certain story elements occur). Certain paths in some dungeons "unlock" depending on how far in the story you get or depending on what side quests that you gather from townsfolk or the guilds, you take up. The Last Remnant's story and world is very biblical in it's own imagination. While I'm not a church goer, the story did captivate me. The story doesn't revolve around "God" or anything of the sort, but names of cities and the world history is very biblical.
The graphics are a hit and miss. There are a few beautiful vistas, like Elusion. The sky box for Elusion is personally, my favorite scenery. Areas, such as dungeons are a bit lacking in detail though. 7/10
The gameplay is what's really going to make you keep playing or quit. The battles play out a bit like the movie "300". It's very strategic, with knowing how to flank and do a bunch of other commands. You have to plan out your commands or get annihilated over and over and over again. You don't level up like in other traditional RPGs. Instead, depending on how well each character did, they'll acquire certain skills and more HP in each battle. 8/10
The music is, in my opinion, one of the highlights of The Last Remnant. From the beginning menu song to the rocking battle music, this game delivers some of the best I've heard in a long time, since the Chrono games. There wasn't a time in the game, where I didn't like the background music. 10/10
The lasting appeal will all depend on what you do in the game and how long you really will play it. It's a decent length for an RPG and will suck a few dozen hours from you, if you give it the chance. 8/10
I personally loved The Last Remnant. I can see some people not liking it and even hating it, mainly due to the battle system. I didn't mind the battle system. Even if you're an RPG fan, you may not like it, but it's worth a shot in the dark to at least try it. Even with the cliche in the beginning with Rush's sister being kidnapped, it gets a whole lot better in story wise, that goes eons above- "villain wanted powers, so he kidnapped her" type of deal. Total score- 8/10
yes: I recommend this product