Seems like everyone says that this is the worst FF game ever. I wouldn't call it the worst or the best but it was definitely a fun addictive game.
I couldn't care less for any of the main characters or the story but the gameplay makes up for it. I'd say FFXII has the best gameplay out of all the FF games. I clocked about 160 hours into that game, the only other FF game I did that was FFVII. The Hunts was pretty fun aswell and was very challenging at the same time, I found myself in some fights that lasted around an hour.
It's a top notch FF game but the only thing it lacked that other FF games always succeeded in was good game characters and an interesting story. But it succeeded in having one of the best gameplays from the other FF games. Hopefully FFXIII can combine the gameplay of FFXII and have some interesting main characters and a top quality story like all the other FF games.