This game has a lot of much needed improvements from the previous iterations. I think the most obvious is the lack of game breaking glitches throughout. The active time battle system makes decisions more time-sensitive and adds a layer of challenge through that. The story is actually present, and I quite like the idea of the ever-changing cast of characters (although that kinda stops towards the end). I did notice that it was easier to become disengaged with this game than the first. Often I spammed the same attacks or ran away from enemies, when in the first game I felt like I was thinking through every move I made. I still think this is objectively the better game, but I did miss the strategy of Final Fantasy this go around.