A true innovation. Something for all rpg games to live up to.
with a split mid story players not only get a real feel for how the world of tottaus works but gets to experience both sides of a great storyline. also the subtle comedy introduced into the game at regular intervals complements a refreshingly emotionally light story.
Usually a fan of games with truly heart wrenching stories i was actually very surprised by the affinity this game gives you for the main characters. Even with a few laughs the game manages to pull off it's 'save the world' plot admirably allowing you to be both a hero and a normal if rather silly kid.
Probably the best parts of this game are the huge amount of easter eggs from other square enix titles such as VP:Silmeria and Star Ocean:TtEoT and (even as a FF fan) it is good that they have not really added to many cliched FF references.
All in all this is a game that SquareEnix should look to with pride and i believe should try to follow on with. As with valkyrie profile this game feels both new and special and would be a perfect replacement for the rather stale Final Fantasy series.