Both the re-recorded score and voice acting are uniformly excellent, the music in particular, by Keiichi Okabe, is glorious. Uppity Weiss and foul-mouthed Kaine are especially entertaining.
There's little that's been altered from the original, other than the obvious changes (the protagonist being Yonah's older brother rather than her father), but the bolstered resolution and other visual flourishes make for a very pretty game.
Combat is accomplished enough, but fails to provide a meaty enough challenge, and a few too many boss battles can be beaten by locking on and spamming Weiss's Dark Blast ability. Repetitive journeying from pillar to post also quickly grows wearisome.
Far too many fetch quests, for my liking. Even many of the side quests involve going out to find some sort of doohickey or occasionally track down a person. A lack of variety is the game's main problem, but there's a ton of replay value and bonus content. And fishing.
A lot of objectives revolve around defeating bosses within a stringent time limit, while others task you with digging in to side quests and multiple playthroughs to unlock every ending from A to E. A decent enough, if slightly tricky, list.