Combat is fun and slick but sometimes the camera points the wrong way and when you try to lock onto an opponent, sometimes you end up locking onto special items and facing the wrong way instead. The story of each character's destiny isn't great either. For a series that prides itself in involving stories, it's a bit disappointing to have some hammy voice acting and boring plot lines at times.
Still, if you're into Final Fantasy there's all the role-playing elements of finding and equipping weapons and items and tonnes and tonnes of collectables from extra playable characters to voice samples. There's also enough gameplay here and more modes to keep you playing if you're unfamiliar with the series.