I generally do not play RPG's because they bore me with the battle/ search/ battle/ search engine. But this game is like no RPG I have ever played...well...it is, but it is not.heh.
The storyline is incredible...the battles are fast and fully active so you never get bored. It is more like an action/rpg. The characters and voice acting are superb and the graphics excel more than anything I have seen thus far.
I skipped it too due to the reviews, but I have to say in this case they must be insane. This game is a full 10 in my book, and probably the best RPG on any system to date.