Defeated the big bad and got to the credits yesterday. Fun boss battle and great ending. I hear there's plenty more game post-credits, but I'm saving all of it for my new play-through.
-Play time of 65:38
-Main hero lvl 52
-30 mini medals
-12 side quests
Really enjoyed it all the way through, although I was already anxious to jump into a Draconian Quest run about halfway in after seeing that most of the combat wasn't a challenge. Started a new game with No Fleeing, No Shopping, Reduced XP and Super Strong enemies. I had grand plans to try a run with all the modifiers on at once, but No Armor didn't seem fun since one of my goals now is to nab all the unique appearance gear, and Shypox became infuriating after only a few battles. Gonna attempt as close to 100% complete as my sanity will allow too (mini medals, quests, etc).
Something interesting I noticed when starting a new game; you're not allowed to use the name Erdrick for your character, which is the name of the original legendary hero used in the English translations of the series (including Dragon Warrior). You can however name your character Loto or Roto, which was the name of the hero in the original Japanese. You're also allowed to use Erdwin, who is the ancient Luminary referenced in this game.
Anyone else complete a play-through yet? Thoughts on the game in general?