First thing is first, I never played the other games. This one looks beautiful however and the controls are about as fluid as they could possibly be. The characters list is also great, as a Final Fantasy fan I was thrilled to take on Seph with the likes of Cloud and Squall (Leon for you Kingdom Hearts fans) That being said, the game itself bored me. The battle system while worked great just wasn’t fun. The battles where mostly matter of button mashing then switching attacks to finish a kill where they would simply come back to keep fighting. And this continued until you scored enough points or time ran out, if time ran out both teams lost regardless of what the score was. Many people will like this one, but for me this is a definitely won’t buy. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.