So I got to the area with the cleric in Heide's Tower of flame. Continuing on I made it to the area where it looks like someone smashed through the wall. Inside is what I assume is supposed to be a cave system, but instead is a crazy graphical glitch.
Everything is white, kind of like it's missing textures. The screen is flashing between darkness and what I am assuming are rock formations that are all white. I am playing on the PS3. Has this happened for anyone else. It seems super weird.
I took a video with my phone, but it's terrible quality. I'll upload it in a bit.
This is one of the few games I actually worked to get the Platinum trophy in. It's a very interesting game, and I'm glad there are tons of people in this thread who feel the same way. The battle system seems overly complicated at first, but once you get used to it, it's awesome.
You're right about the story being super weird. It never ends up making any sense, even if you beat the secret dungeon and everything.