This is a third-person RPG where you play as the "arisen" that can control "pawns" - the guys who look and act like humans, except they don't really die. So one of the key things in the game is to build a cool party with synergy, so you will have to try various pawns. I managed to build quite a neat party and this makes every fight with monster amazing and satisfying. Btw, monsters are gorgeous here, and the ability to climb a monster to destroy its key parts to take it down is epic, especially when you are hanging on the wing of some griffon and it starts ascending in the sky. Clearly, combat is very well done and it is perhaps the strongest point of the game. You can also see some Japanese influence here from some games like Soul Calibur, etc. I like this game, it has its flaws (the story was lame to me), but I'd recommend it anyways.