My first impressions...
1. This is NOT Graces F by any means.
2. I am not a fan of getting to select my MC here. Too much "even-ness" has made this decision hard for me. I hate jude. I like milla. Jude's gameplay is waaaay better. Jude's battle them rocks... but... I hate jude... and really want to see the Milla content... I restarted twice already. Still feel somewhat undecided.
3. This really is not Graces F...
Last question for you guys in regard to character selection. If I pick Milla and just play as other characters in battle for the most part, can I have the best of both worlds? That is, see all the Milla content whilst still enjoying the best gameplay??... Well I mean I know I CAN do this, but is there a flaw to my theory I'm overlooking??? And does anyone know if the ending is different depending on the MC? That would seal the deal for me as I think this one will only be getting one play-through from me and I really don't feel I will have tended to all that I care to if I don't see the "Milla Ending" if one in fact exists.
Many importers preferred Jude's side of story. For the most part, it's easy to swap between them, the differences in plot are only for 2-3 major plot parts.
Everyone seems to like Milla's music more, so a major high-five
for us agreeing there; Jude's (literally) just rock more.
When you say it's obviously not Graces, how do you mean?
I will admit how much I miss CC.
Finally starting Graces, bought it and Xillia today and chaining them.
Good choice with Graces. I can't promise a fun story, but I think it's the pinnacle of Tales battle system (Destiny R aside)