If you're a open minded person who just loves a nice, intricate plot topped with strategy this will probably be the best game you EVER play.
Unfortunately, this isn't a button mashing, tedious, dumb Final Fantasy game or a game that basically screams "HAIL CHRONO TRIGGER!" And this is why people hate this game.
Furthermore, this game dosn't have the best opening since it confuses dumb 10 year olds. But if you can make it to Fort Dragonia (40% through), you will make it to one of the most SHOCKING plot twists, EVER. And then the game just spirals out of control, with this amazing, deep plot and strategic battle system.