Just as the title says, all of you have convinced me I need to take a break from trying to play every Final Fantasy game and pick this one up.
I'm about 5 hours in (or after the 3rd boss - however we want to say it spoiler free), and I have to say I'm hooked by the story. I am enjoying how they present the story and the gameplay - piece by piece, adding layer upon layer. I did try to explain the plot so far to a friend of mine who never heard of this game before, and the quizzical look was great.
Before anyone asks, I am playing the PS2 version (no desire to own a Vita), so I'm going old school.
Funny thing is, I totally get everyone's remarks regarding fog now, and it's often foggy in the mornings where I live. Freakin' gah!