I just finished this game today. Actually, I'm not into turn based battle game, but I played it in the end because the developer is Square Enix. I almost cried when I watched the ending LOL. Anyway this review contain some spoilers.
I Am Setsuna starts with a mercenary named Endir who traveled in a snowy night. Then, someone came to him and gave him a job to kill a girl who will become a sacrifice. Endir take the job and came to the village where the girl lived.
When Endir was about to kill the girl, she asked him to wait until her journey end. The girl, introduced herself as Setsuna, a sacrifice who would travel to Last Land and die there. It happened every 10 years, to prevent monsters attacking human. She convinced Endir why bother killing a girl who was destined to die in the near future, so she asked him to become her companion and make sure she die there. Endir agreed to be her guardian and their journey started. Later, Endir & Setsuna will have other companions who have different natures and powers. Building friendship & solving each problems together. Yet, the parting when her time as sacrifice can't be avoided.
I Am Setsuna is a turn based RPG with amazing visual, music, and story. It's not just like another traditional turn based battle, the effect when you used combo, and the move is very smooth. The battle system is not very complicated. You can use many technique as long as you can provide the materials, level affects on HP & MP. Item like talisman can give you effect on the battle such as showing the enemy HP, bonus combo and extra effect when you hit the enemy / heal partners. The story is really heart warming. The cute & calm musics fit well with the snowy scenery. The characters' developments support the story and everything is connected to the ending.
If you looking for a happy ending in this game, then you won't find one haha. Well maybe the title is a good ending, but still I think every ending is a sad ending. Square Enix is known for their complicated, yet amazing story. And this game's story isn't just about Setsuna's journey to Last Land, her companions' problems, the truth about the ritual, kept me excited enough to make a time and play this game as soon as possible LOL. I thought Setsuna and Endir can live happily ever after, but it seems the one who do are the people because of Setsuna's sacrifice (I want to hug Endir so much LOL)
Overall, I give the game score 7/10. I couldn't enjoy the battle, but this game is worthy to be played. I recommend you to play this game.
Thanks for reading, sorry for the mistakes.