I got an iTunes gift card for christmas and decided to check this game out. I just want to let people know a couple of things that probably preventing me from purchasing this game had I known them in advance. Keep in mind, that I haven't seen all the content in the game. The initial cost in 3.99.
1. The gameplay is paper thin. The combat consists of tapping your party members to attack and wait for their ATB to fill up again to attack again. There is no strategy involved. Each party member has only 1 attack. As far as I can tell you can not even decide your party members, though this might change further into the game. There is loot that drops after battles, but as far as I can tell it just auto equips to a specific party type. My point is there is no strategy in choosing party members, equipment, or attacks. Battles are just a war of attrition.
2. When your party dies, 1 party member will be revived every 3 minutes. If you want to revive them instantly you can pay.
3. Premium characters are locked behind a paywalll. Unless I'm missing something you can't unlock any of the premium characters without paying 99 cents. So, the only party members you have are generic warriors, mages, etc... Any named characters from the FF series is unlocked buy paying the 99 cents and you get a random hero. To unlock all the character you would need to do this 35 times. So to get any nostalgia from the game you need to pay extra.