I come from 15 years into the future to say that because I'm not really into turn-based J-RPGs, I won't adress the controversy this game caused.
For me, it's just a complete makeover of the Phantasy Star series: prettier graphics, the usual somber storyline and wonderful sound. The battles now feel a bit weird with that icon-based system. A bit abstract for my tastes.

And, yep, this is all about I have to say.