Great cinematic, love the battle system, however it takes about 20–25 hours to get to any point where you feel you have any freedom in the game. The level up system is extremely linear up until the above mentioned time, well generally the entire game is. So why is this game so linear, well i guess that they did task themselves with a epic storyline, told from the perspective of all of the characters, each with an interesting twist on their past. Apart from being flooded by all these twists and turns the data log acts as a great supplementary source, containing detail and background to this world. sure i wish they had possibly expanded it a little, given given us a world more like ff 8 or 7 that you can explore between towns ect. The biggest thing i could say about this game is that during all my play time of the other ff games ( excluding ff x-2 which was terrible) i haven't been able to put them down or play other games until i finish, and currently iv already finished two other games since Ive had it, but it is defiantly worth playing for all you ff fans out their just prepare for the most linear ff ever.