I am following Primrose as my primary character, although I have collected the other seven. Her second chapter has a super frustrating boss fight. I feel like a fair amount of level grinding can happen with this. Each random encounter can take a while; strategies using character buffs are clearly more important by level 25 than in similar games.
I think that I will be getting many more hours out of this one!
Between the snow areas, the desert, and the beaches, anywhere in the game with sand or grainy ground is just graphically stunning!