I've managed to play around 1/2 hrs so far and I'm loving every second of it. I've just got to the village where alot of people can't speak (the bit after the ice palace).
As soon as the first title screen came up it was apparent that this game has awsome music, though that's not suprising for a Square Enix title. I personally find the combat 100x better than the turn based battles that'll jump out at you randomly. Great game so far