It's a fine game, and there is a Hard setting, perhaps some of you should have checked that out. The other BD games were developed by different companies, that may account for the difference in gameplay.
Bought it used, played for about 8 hours and just could not get into it so I took it back.
Later they started airing the extremely mediocre Anime on I think Cartoon network and I actually bought it again and had it for over a year and never opened it. Ended up trading it in for more then I paid for it.
Sakaguchi sucks. Further proof that the old FF games were more about his underlings then his horrible skills as a creator. Hell Just look at that hideously re-tar-ded Movie he made that bankrupt Squaresoft and forced the Square-Enix merger.
Lost odyssey - horrible Blue Dragon - Horrible Blue Dragon DS game - actually kind of mediocre Last Story - don't know don't care. Heard it was fun and then suddenly ended so fast it was jarring.