I enjoyed the first 20 hours or so of this, but gave up when I realised it wasn't going to end for another 60. Although the idea of playing 8 intertwining stories is a good one, the reality is that you play pretty much each story individually with no crossover at all (supposedly they cross at the end), and you play each storyline with a max of 4 out of 8 of the total party members at a time. Each area is level gated and needs lots of grinding to get through. Combat is pretty good with varied skills and weapon types, although the boss fights are ridiculous and often take 20-30 minutes of just whacking away at them. Nice art style, way too long.