So, been playing this all night yesterday and it is such an amazing game. The graphics are weird and it has issues compared to Zelda/Mario in handheld mode. But I couldn't care less as it more than make up for it via combat. I haven't encountered a system as complex as this in some time and I love it(haven't played the first one or X). It took me north of 6 hours just to understand the basics and successfully use them in the battle as it was very overwhelming in the beginning.
@Tyler , you should try this as this might be your kind of game.