As someone with no particular investment in the tales series, while I read through the thread, I found it curious (not trying to start any YOU'RE STUPID AND WRONG nonsense, just curious) how many comments are the direct opposite of my personal opinions.
I enjoy the game on hard. I like Milla's voice. Though graces f had a fun combat system, it felt rather silly to me how much of it was based around unlimited resources with borderline immortality while side-stepping. Dungeons designed around teleportion to random 100% guess-and-check locations are not puzzles, they are illogical and should die. Also I will without fail choose the incorrect teleporter every time on my first try, causing the root of my hatred. I like the shop system a whole lot, and find not upgrading everything on everybody every time is fine.
However, I do agree with the fellow who finds Jude intolerable. I know in JRPG world he's going to be a hero, but I just can't get behind the guy using his wee wee as a dowsing rod to find the underwater stream of justice that will guide his life.
Off to continue the game!