Spoiler text[./spoiler] without the dot. Spoiler One of my biggest issues is mainly with the lack of proper exposition. Ardyn has a really interesting backstory, but I only really figured it out after watching a Youtube video explaining it. The info is too spread out in Cosmogony books and stuff like that to really piece everything together unless you're taking notes along the way. That and I think everyone agrees that too much happens behind the scenes, such as Iedolas's downfall etc. As far as I know, they added/are adding more scenes to explain things a bit better, but I haven't played through a second time, so we'll see. Other than that, I really liked the characters, and the story is very interesting, if short, once I understood more of it. Gameplay I really like a lot. The fact that the Astrals decide for themselves when they want to make an appearance makes it more of a special event for me whenever it happens. It's always an exciting moment when the sparks appear around you and the music changes to indicate one of them is ready. The magic system is really clever as well. Big criticism from me though comes from the fact that, since everyone uses their own phoenix downs when you tell them to, you'll pretty much never see a Game Over screen, even when all four party members are down.