Looks great graphically....but...the lack of turn based, or even being able to play each characters action individually really bothers me. If it's anything like that piece of crap new FF, I may actually pass on this. Not interested in hack n slash FF where magic and summons are fucking useless.
Agreed. I have no desire for spamming the attack button like I'm rushing through a random battle to become the primary way to play the game. I hear all this crap how ATB is out of date, but I find myself laughing at that idea.
No one has ever really tried to update it, really.
As for switching characters, most of the games that ditch the turn based model, except for FFXII, I would say, ever incentivize you for doing so. Usually they're just another play style, if that.
Square should look at games like Child of Light for the future of FF, not Advent Children.
I'm also sick of Nomura's overused FFVIII art style. The style he did for the real VII had character and didn't put me to sleep.