I liked Squall, Selphie, Zell, Quistis and Laguna's character group. I can't stand Rinoa she is a manipulative character and I don't like her. The dog arm cannon looks stupid every time I see it. I wish some of the cast was smaller to focus on the characters and have maybe better backgrounds and character development.
Amnesia? Orphanage? Really? Any game with time travel is going to hurt people's heads but I feel the game fell apart by Disc 2. Everything from Disc 1 to Disc 2 feels almost like two different games.
I liked the " Danger Room " the Seeds could train in and the school setting was kinda cool but quickly abandoned aside from driving a school?
Battle system: Junctioning is not easy or hard but it was not fun for me. I didn't like this mechanic back then and I still don't. Some people like enemies scaling to your level but I don't like it in any game. I don't like the Draw system and I remember spending most of the game collecting spells and it felt like padding that could have added more locations to the map or story.
I hate how the last battle picks your party randomly and since I leveled up really high I got my ass stomped using characters that I didn't normally use and after ten attempts on three forms I just stopped caring. I didn't care about junctioning anymore I just put the game down and I am still let down by it.
The music was amazing and the cut scenes are classic but the plot and the battle system makes it my least favorite Final Fantasy entry.