Type-0 has the trademark sweeping Final Fantasy score and jaunty chocobo theme, which is a win right off the bat. The voice work is decent, but patchy.
Class Zero look wonderful, while the rest of the cast haven't had the same care and attention lavished upon them. This makes for a visually jarring experience, but overall, Type-0 HD looks nice enough.
With much of the focus on combat, the gameplay mechanics are not without a few issues. The lock-on system and camera is smooth for the most part, but has a tendency to flip out, locking on to different enemies and getting a bit twitchy when there's too much going on. Some battles can be drawn out wars of attrition that grow wearisome very quickly. Despite all this, Type-0 is still a joy for the most part.
An enormous game with plenty to see and do. It might not satisfy the appetites of those used to vast, sprawling Final Fantasy experiences, but we'll wager that it'll be a long, long time before you reach the top of the Tower of Agito. Type-0 is deceptively huge.
An RPG list that's actually enjoyable? With very little grinding involved? We never thought we'd see the day, but there's a good spread here and in all, a very decent list indeed.