Just finished the second act, with another breathless series of cut scenes. I already love Morag. When you finally get a full party the battle system really comes into its own. Absolutely glorious. My first rare core crystal netted me bugger all. Currently only have two rare blades, Boreas and Perceval.
Still getting major Skies Of Arcadia vibes, by way of Tales and FFIX.
I've not watched the digital foundry video yet but read the article, obviously everything they say about resolution etc. is true but I couldn't give a crap - I've played it entirely handheld so far and think it looks and plays perfectly well.
Finally made a bit of actual progress now - I've got my first blade and started poking about the skills/arts menus and what not. Can't say I really know exactly what's going on with the battle system at the moment but it's all still a lot of fun!