I personally think it is an excellent game. but no matter how many reviews you get for it, good or bad, you need to decide for yourself if you like it or not. despite all the bad reviews, you may actually like it like i did.
Reviews are other people's opinions. People's opinions differ. Think about it: Everything you like or love? Someone out there dislikes or hates it. Are you going to let someone else's opinion keep you from trying a game you think you'll like?
Try it. It's a really fun game. Probably one of the best (if not the best) battle systems in the series.
I wouldn't even say the story is s**t. It's just a bit girly and not quite up to par when compared to the usual Final Fantasy. It is primarily there for fanservice, fun, and laughs. And considering it's a sequel involving a world that just overcame a great terror, that's not surprising.