Buying this for the third time now. PS3, PS4 and now switch
I enjoyed the beginning because it's like a little interactive Ghibli movie. Then the main game began and turns out it's another "collect all the monsters" jrpg. I still finished it anyway.
It is interesting that you didnt like the beginning but then found it a joy, when I enjoyed the beginning and then found it a chore 😹
Thank heavens for life's rich tapestry then :)
I would firmly disagree the combat is awful and its really grindy I enjoyed it for awhile and then got so bored of the combat and mechanics I put it down and haven't come back