So I'm watching my sister play this game and realise it's pretty much like every other cut and paste JRPG out there--
The same guy and girl at the beginning in some small town. Girl fancies guy, guy too naive to notice, or too much of a douche to care.
The same 'ancient technology' ripped from countless other RPGS and anime plays a key role.
Small town gets attacked by enemy forces, blah blah blah.
Hell, even the graphics are barely more enhanced than that of Final Fantasy XII, which wouldn't be so bad if the art design was a little bit more original.
Same over the top voice acting.
Same cutscenes of heroes doing dramatic posing, or killing 20 enemies with a single swing of a sword, but when you take control of the character it takes 20 swings of a sword to kill one enemy.
A battle system that's actually quite simple, but devs try convincing us it's deep and complex by confusing us.
And this game gets 5/5 stars? Ok, if you like an average game, that's ok. Nothing wrong with enjoying this game. But surely you give a game a perfect score when it's truly something else? A game that's unique, original, fresh, innovative, gameplay better than any other out there, a gripping story, elegantly told? Where it pretty much outclasses everything else in its field.
Has it really come to the point where JRPGs are so stagnant now that one average in every conceivable way gets a perfect score?
Perhaps you should try playing the game rather than judging it just watching a cutscene. If you can judge a 100hr+ game by watching a cutscene that is a remarkable talent and I suggest you contact IGN, CVG or some other site because your gift is currently being wasted acting like a pratt.
I've played games for 20 years and I surprise myself to say I found an rpg at the end of the Wii's life that lives up to any rpg on any platform. Best game i've played this year, it deserves its "high score" no question.