I started replaying this game again, because I was fuzzy about what was going on at the end after all these years since I had never beaten it.
My opinion of it keeps going up and up. The music is fantastic, the graphical style is very different, in a good way. I like the storybook feel. Both the Knights' and the Gustav story lines are engaging and interesting. The only real drawback I could imagine is that the battles and gameplay, though I enjoy both.
Where is it that people differ from me? Or is the gameplay so hard for some people that it really hinders it that much? I wonder since most seem to think it is just OK.