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I had high expectations for this game and it exceeded them. In fact, I would consider this game in my top 3 games on the ps3 system. I will not spoil the story for you but I will list why I like the game.
Great visuals: the animation and art of the characters are well-done and gorgeous and better than many other JRPGs in this genre.
Battle system: it's turn-based and requires some tactics particularly if you want to challenge yourself at higher difficulty settings. I found the premise and mechanics easy to understand but tricky to master as you need to figure out the minute details of it like harmonics and burst.
Characters: They are lovable and unique and I found myself identifying and caring about them particularly the heroines.
Good music: There are many good songs in this game and actually singing is a very important element in this game story-wise.
I played this game when I had other good games such as fairy fencer and tales of xillia but this one was the best and this is coming from somebody who didn't like very much the previously released instalment in this series on ps3.
The game has dual audio so if you do not like a particular character voice you can change the language.
However, the game has lots of reading particularly when synthesising equipment and weapons which could be a minus for some people. Also, there is lot of nudity in this game if you are sensitive to this issue.
Finally, if you are a fan of anime and Japanese RPGs, I strongly recommend this game.