Graphically? I kinda hated that the town had some blurry looking graphics. Otherwise I love that a lot of the scenery is handdrawn (which definitely makes the game unique and more personalized). Also, with the way towns and battle maps are "layered" makes it work nicely in 3D.
I skipped the plot stuff. Besides what I know of the ending (although not its context) I'm gonna try playing the game blind. I just wanted the demo as a more..."personalized" gameplay trailer (for lack of better words).
I'm kinda worried about Rebuilding the town via Street Pass. I'm sure it's good fun when JRPGs are rocking it on a popular handheld in Japan.... but Canada's entire population is a little less than three-times that of just Tokyo alone. Normal streetpasses is a nightmare unless you're going to the mall. Does this game count ALL streetpasses or just for peeps ALSO playing Brave Default?
Why we're getting this game so late after Europe is makes literally no sense to me, but I'm not gonna get sour about it -- there's lots to still play on my end and Europe has really been shafted on releases dates for most of gaming history.