Late to the party as usual, but after @15 hours in (and yes, I take my time playing games, just now "recruited" Esther) my early impressions are very favorable. The battles, so far, are fun, yet challenging. The various side quests and bounties don't seem to take too much backtracking (at least so far, I completed all in Ding Dong Dell and have only one more in Al Mamoon) and the animation style I am in love with! I do have one small question though. Should I hoard the treats for later familiars or are they pretty easy to come by (I know I can buy them but money does seem to be a bit sparse so far)? Anyhow, so far I am loving this game, and hopefully the love fest continues, although it seldom does it seems, lol.