I loved this game. The battles and exploration were great, as was the Blade collecting. The story was good if not somewhat predictible. I also liked the characters a lot. My main gripes were that the Blade quests focused on Blade character development very well but we didn't get that kind of quest for the main party members. The other thing was that, unlike XC1, there wasn't a lot of variety in switching party members or the controlled party member. However, there was already plenty to do in battles in chaining several attacks.