Summary: First the good parts: the graphics in game and cut scene are fantastic. The transition between the two is seamless. The characters, enemies, and environments are well animated. When you put all this together it's almost shiny and impressive enough to make you ignore all the issues. First off, as many have said the game is not open world. You are stuck on a track and the limit of exploration is walking down a side hallway to open a treasure chest.
Summary: I liked that there was an ending to lighting's story, but the actual plot isn't very good and doesn't flow very believably. The new battle system is cool, but the customization is more limited than I had anticipated and the battles don't hold much difficulty. I would recommend this only if you liked the fan-service this game is made up of.
Summary: Wow as a long time Final Fantasy player I was told over and over that this was going to be a let down.... And those people where right. With so little exploration, the lack of shops, and the fact that you control 1 of your party members this is possibly the worst Final Fantasy i have played. Now dont get me wrong there where some amazing traits to this game Square didnt fail to impress with what they seem to do best, graphics.