So far, it's so so. I don't hate it but I don't love it so far. I'm about 20 hours in. Vanille and Hope have been grating my nerves. Hope has finally started to get better. Vanille is just TOO damned cheerful.
I'm in the middle of the road on the battle system. Some of the concepts I like but unless you put the battle speed on slow, manual control isn't advisable. I flat out dislike some of the classes. The Eidolon battles are a pain in the ass. As it was mentioned earlier their usefulness is marginal.
I'm not impressed with the story thus far. I feel for the predicament that some of the cast finds themselves in, but I could careless for either Cocoon or Pulse at this point.
Basically, I'm glad I wasn't hyped for this game at all. If I had but I would have been severely disappointed. The game is missing that magic that makes want to playthrough it and see what happens. I hope my opinion changes but if I had to rate the game now I'd give it a 6/10. Barring a miracle, I can't see this game surpassing Lost Odyssey or Tales of Vesperia in my eyes.