Story in the free roaming was bad, so many more better fighting games, and the gameplay lacked.
Well I first got this game because I saw it was Final Fantasy related. After playing for a while I figured ot was OK but nothing to get overly excited over. I didn't really like the RPG part of it because it was more of a action/RPG style. I did enjoy using some of my favorite Final Fantasy characters in it however. I recommend renting this game due to it's low replay value.