Bah, I hate Jeanne D'Arc. Done with that shit. Interesting game, but I'd rather replay Fire Emblem for a SRPG fix.
Question though: Since I hated Jeanne D'Arc's gameplay, will I hate FFT:A PSP as well? The biggest thing that bothered me in Jeanne D'Arc was the stage layouts (that stage were you had to protect the froggie pissed me off to no end). Also hated their version of the weapon triangle. Should I stay clear of FFT:A PSP then?
FFT:A is on the GBA not the PSP. The only FFT game on the PSP is War of the Lions and is awesome if you love FFV's job system mixed with SRPG.
That said, its a very good game if you're going into it blind and don't overgrind or cheeze the system (although it can still be good if you enjoy breaking the game). However, it is nothing like SRPGs like FE or SF, but instead is more of a turn based RPG like FFV or X set on a grid based battlefield very much like the TO games. The plot was really good at the time but hasn't aged well (due to all the quadruple-crosses going on and the main character making as much sense as someone with downs given just how idealistic he's portrayed as (then again this could just be an aftereffect of the piss poor translation the PSX version got in which case the PSP will be infinitely better due to having a redone translation)).
One thing I should note though is that there are perma-deaths if you are not quick about reviving KO'd people.
(Of course if you are somehow playing FFTA on the PSP (or meant the GBA) then you'll like it even less since it's a SRPG that though it would be a great idea to separate your party members into five separate races but give them almost identical jobs with maybe one or two different skills and tie all of your grinding towards getting a shitload of weapons and ever so slowly grind skills off of them. Also Laws suck and the plot is pretty lame (though Marche can be reinterpreted as a stone cold fucker if you consider him to be the antagonist instead).)
That said, NSMBW: finished world 2 with full coins and both world's cannons unlocked. Now on either worlds 3 or 5 depending on which I would rather do first.