Alisha yea the judgement battles are the only big complaint I have. Some of them are just way too hard to get past and may require hours of follower grinding.
I'm on chapter 6 now. The game is really good and much better than I expected it to be. I really really want it to sell well enough that they bring out the sequel, this is a quality game. Likeable characters, great voice dubbing, good music, lots of customization, tons of content, etc