For real yo.
Characters: Absolute garbage. Asbel is denser than a black hole. Amusing, but terrible. Richard and Malik tormenting everyone for being anime cliches is the best/only good part.
Story: Dumb as hell. Like really dumb. And it ends even dumber. f arc subplot was better than everything.
Gameplay: OH MY GOD.
OH. MY GOD.
I'M DODGING, I'M PARRYING, I'M COUNTERING WITH SICK DRAWSWORD MOVES
EVERYONE FIGHTS DIFFERENTLY
YOU CAN CLONE PARTY MEMBERS SO IF YOU AND A FRIEND BOTH WANNA BE DRAWSWORD SAMURAI YOU CAN
EVERYONE HAS A WILD ACCEL MODE THAT GIVES ACCESS TO A NEW MYSTIC ARTE
CHERIA PULLS A DIO
MALIK SPEAKS WITH HIS BACK
God if I didn't have to dig out the PS3 and be tethered to a TV again I would play it for like the eighth time. A switch port would be insta-buy for me. I think next playthrough I'll use the Richard title for Asbel since he never leaves party and go through with him.