Let's get the good out of the way first: the Graphics are decent, the interface is easy to use and the interaction with NPC is quite interesting, too. Overall, an improvement over older titles from the series.
BUT, the first quest needs waaaaaaaay too much grinding. The encounters with Clock Crawlers are quite rare and the drop chance for the quest item, i.e. the Gyrobolt, is extremely low. I have been running around for over two hours trying to find the two remaining Gyrobolts. I have taken to fleeing from other enemies and had over two dozen encounters with the Clock Crawlers and only one Gyrobolt (of three needed) to show for it.