It was open world, had seamless battles, had a mature story, and also had fantastic voice acting. If it was first released this gen, it wold have saved JRPGs. It probably would have even sold over 10 million copies worldwide and surpassed FFVII sales. It's so unfortunate.
It's still my fave FF, though. I have hope for a FFXII HD Remaster for the PS4 and PS Vita. Hopefully, the game will then get the praise it deserves.