Unfortunately, I disagree with the majority. I couldn't be captivated by the story, or be swept away with the art. I found that the overwhelming cuteness of this took away its full entertainment value. I spent a lot of time being frightened by the creepy looking creatures, or the moments where I'd say, "What the frack is that?" No, this game is not for the more mature of us out there, I'd recommend you be eight, or have the emotional maturity of to play this. Anything over, I don't think you'll get the best experience.
This is the first JRPG I've played since FFXIII, so maybe that is why, but I did not like the combat system in this game at all. Too chaotic sometimes. Other than that I found the story and other aspects of gameplay (side quests and bounty hunts) very enjoyable so overall I had to give this game a 7/10.
I didn't end up finishing the game, got about 25 hours into it or so and just decided there were other games I'd rather play.