Haha The game received a lukewarm reception but it had a lot of cool ideas. I think the SaGa series is probably more popular in general in Japan.
I personally remember really liking the idea of multiple main characters with intertwining stories, and there were a lot of good premises, though the executions varied. I particularly liked playing as the robot and as the magician Blue. But the difficulty could be steep at times!
[QUOTE="frannkzappa"]my first and one of my favorite rpg's. yet so many people dislike this game. my point is are there any other fans out there. i need validation :( If you said the second game yes, the first? No, most of the stories were tacked on in the last second and so much holes and repetitive battling you might as well call it grinding.