I think the Last Story artwork is amazing. Quite Frankly he best I have ever seen in the RPG genre.
- Devs were interested in making a brand sort of battle system
- Much trial and error
- Magic Circle system: Affects an area (healing, flame)
- Real time battles, players can pause what’s happening so that they can input commands/change tactics and AI of party members
Source - Nintendo Everything - http://www.nintendoeverything.com/37487/