I bought this game because I am a fan of JRPGs and I liked the look of the art style. It looks amazing, and the world is unique and captivating, especially if you like steampunk-esque settings.
The combat is turn-based, similar to another game this company made, "Valkyrie Profile 2", where enemies only move when you move and you must plan your actions accordingly. While I haven't delved deep into it I can see the system is very advanced and will provide enjoyment for any hardcore JRPG fan. Unfortunately the game might be a bit too hardcore, as the combat system is quite hard to grasp: It's hard to pick up and hard to master, but once you do you will have a great time.
All in all its an enjoyable game and I still recommend it: stick with it and you will be rewarded. Also, for all you purists out there, there is a Japanese Audio option, but the English dub is still great.