[QUOTE="ACx7"]I think I'm about half way through it right now(Chapter7) and I am enjoying it a lot. It is EXTREMELY linear. The entire game is basically one long line. There is nothing to do but progress the main story(No side quests and such. At least not that I have seen.) I don't have a problem with the characters. The game is gorgeous, the Combat system is fantastic, and the art design is some of the best in the industry. Overall, a very solid game. Certainly not the best RPG you will play. But worth playing.ThePhenomenaIHP
After chapter 11, it becomes kinda more open-world(still nothing like the FF we're used to). But at least you're gonna be introduced to the biggest area in the game and you're gonna be given some side-quests to do. This was a bit of a change from the loooong corridors you pretty much had to deal with in the first chapters.
Kinda...? It took me one hour just to walk from the furthest reaches of Chapter 11 to the other side... (for Mission 64) lol.