What a conclusion to the Cold Steel arc, and let's be honest, the Trails series thus far as a whole. Wonderful story, and there were so many things cleared up about characters and confusing story points. It's been really cool seeing this series evolve. You do pretty much have to have played all 8 previous games to be able to fully appreciate this, which is a bit unfortunate, but at the same time, being able to fully appreciate it is really cool. The graphics were just as good as CS3, which is to say, pretty good! The music was great of course as well. It's a falcom game.
My only real complaint with this game though is that it's SO LONG. I was really pushing myself by the end to try and finish because I just wanted to be done. This is the first game I have ever spent more than 100 hours on for just one playthrough. It's still a great game, but that was a lot.