I'm 34 and am really liking this game. I'm pretty over JRPG's of late, unless they are really good, and thankfully there's been some great ones (Valkyria Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, Lost Odyssey and Ni no Kuni off the top of my head) lately. I don't even care for the art direction from Studio Gibli (spelling), but the game is jus great regardless. It's got very few flaws, and nothing that takes away from how awesome the game is. It's got one of the BEST 'little kid' main characters I've ever seen, and I love the 'I just want to save my Mom' story, it's simple and VERY easy to relate to.
To the mattresses. PSN: Justice_98405, Xbox Live: Justice98405
I know I'm not an older guy like you guys but I'm 18 and I love this game. This game alone got me back into the JRPG scene. After playing this game I went ahead and bought Persona 3 and 4, Dragon Quest, and Tales of Vesperia. I have this game to thank for bringing me back into the genre.