I have played a lot of final fantasy games clear back when I had a Super Nintendo. So I would consider myself fairly seasoned with the whole final fantasy game sagas. I started playing this game and not sure what was up with it, but there was a small play screen about 12 inches by 12 inches to the left and a small status screen to the right of it about the same size and then all the rest of my tv just had some kind of light brown background around it. It's like the creators made it on a 20" tv and called it good that it didn't need to fill up the whole tv screen.
I also didn't like the fight sequences. In almost all final fantasy games you walk up and get attacked and enter a battle mode. This one was more like a free for all where if you were fighting one thing and another enemy showed up it could attack you also. Typically I give games a one hour play to give them a fair chance to see if they get better since sometimes the startout and learning basic controls takes awhile. After that time with the same small screen on screen it just wasn't getting any better. So did not like it.