I thought too the game got too chaotic to follow your charterer sometimes as well. Especially with the faster characters & particle heavy attacks. Story is hot garabge & there isn't much to the level design.
The only reason to play it is the combat. You'll get a few new weapons early on in the game & the combat becomes a lot more fun.
"gone are the days of creativity, and playing japanese games because you secretly wish you were japanese" -CinisterX