Picked it up over the weekend, spent about 10 hours on it so far and really enjoying it.
Combat feels great and the tutorials give some good explanations of how things play out, finding situations for pretty much every action/spell keep the fights interesting.
The environments are awesome, love the wide open areas and a good sense of exploration (finding badass bosses you know you can't kill, then encountering one at your skill level and having a good challenge).
Didn't know what to expect at first when I bought it, well I knew it had some huge landscapes to run about. Pretty much didn't investigate anything else about it. So far I'm alright with the story, sure it's all JRPG up in your face with its typical drama and all other things that make me cringe with manga/anime but hey, I'm enjoying it!
There's only one in-game thing I'm not sure about and that's the heart-to-heart system, seems as if it's more of a back-travel reason to go to zones (I keep finding them and it's all like "Yo you ain't ready for this").
Also, the option to change voices to Japanese was immediately used.