I am replaying this game again after first experiencing it on PC back in 2016. Back in the day I remember it being not nearly as fun as this. This is a really good game. There is a big world to explore and do sidequests in but also there is a linear story that is not difficult to follow. It's fun hunting down enemies and collecting soundtracks to older FF games. The graphics are astounding throughout. The combat, admittedly it's a bit of a weak spot, but it can still be fun, and it always looks pretty cool. The dungeons are a bit samey, but they do look nice, and I really like the lighting, and I really like how they didn't shy away from doing classic fantasy designs.
If you played it back in the day and were unimpressed, I'd recommend checking it out again. The atmosphere it builds is quite nice. Plus there is now an off-road vehicle option, at least in the release on PS Now, which is a total game changer, meaning you can actually drive around in the open world and use it to go from one hunt to the next. When I played this back on PC years ago, I don't remember this car being an option. With the off-road vehicle, the early game is so much more fun.
The story is quite nice, a modern take on the classic FF tropes. Anyways yeah this game rules. It's on PS Now if you want to check it out.