I tried Record of Agarest War before on consoles. It was terrible. Battles take FOREVER and you have to do so many to get anywhere at all. I love Disgaea, but this game is terrible. So terrible that NISA didn't even publish it, and they publish some terrible stuff sometimes.
I don't like strategy RPGs and I don't like Asian-style cartoon entertainment (I usually don't like the stories and I never like the aesthetics), but if it's good in the eyes of the people that do like those, then more power to them.