Has anyone played this game? Apparently it's getting pretty popular. It's just behind Dissidia 012 and 3rd Birthday.
Anyway the story is mediocre. The supporting characters can be read like books. Your character is handled poorly. Your ties to the rest of the cast is superficial at best. (It's like Persona done poorly.)
And the gameplay is pretty much Monster Hunter simplified.
I'm not seeing the magic at all here.