It was so close to being great, but it has too many flaws. It's just good, maybe very good at best.
>Adelle and Elvis are amazing. Gloria and Seth underwhelm a bit but they're okay
>some asterisk bosses have very good sidequests after they're beaten, especially Dag and Selene
>story is pretty good, lots of great scenes
>combat is very fun by itself
>less grind needed to max classes, which I like
<bosses are weirdly designed. Counter and +1BP for the boss, often for attacking a weakness just because he always counters X class. I found myself just cheesing all the bosses with Godspeed Strike to not have to deal with the bullshit. They're not even hard, just annoying
<Adam gets fucked over by the story not giving him time besides like three scenes where he does nothing besides being a douchebag to his subordinates, so there was no way to care about him much. Not even comparable to Braev
<non-existent class balance. It feels worse than BD1
<classes have a shit ton of worthless skills that do little but bloat the list
<I prefered Octopath's reveal skill for actually telling me shit about the boss, especially with how fucking retarded they are here. If a boss can counter something he's weak to and almost take all HP from my guy as a result, I should at least be informed he posseses that ability if I scan him
<Norende was far better than this voyage thing
Octopath and BD1 did combat much better because bosses here are garbage. Too much arbitrary "weak against fire, but only if you use class X - if you use class Y, counter +1BP". Too much randomness, a character can counter if you attack his weakness, but he doesn't have to. I'd get it if it was a boss like the Swordmaster from BD1 who has half of his moveset be about counters, but here that's almost everyone.