I bought this game the week it came out (so at full price), something I don't do often. This was really the game I've been anticipating to play during the holiday season. Sadly, like I posted on the wall, I just couldn't get into it. There are so many things about this game that give a bad first impression, almost like a constant reminder that the game is a spinoff you paid only $40 for. I actually wanted to create a thread warning people about this!
To my surprise, when I checked the wall, people were praising the game. It's possible the game does get much better, I'll see for myself in 2 weeks when I get the game back. It probably didn't help that I was playing the game with my bro, all the bad scenes / problems in the beginning were kind of amplified - we were completely disgusted, in awe of how awful the game seemed to be... I can't think of a JRPG I've really played and disliked, and don't want this to be my first, so I'll just hope for the best.