Strength in Bonds: Tighten your relationships with your party members by fighting alongside them, then get to know them in visual novel-like sequences. The benefits extend back to the battlefield, too!
Skills of Choice: Build a class schedule that teaches you the skills you want, then hone them further in combat.
Roguelike Heritage: Explore dangerous, procedural dungeons and challenge their denizens to turn-based battles that are full of surprises.
Carry On: Conquer all there is to find, or scrape by without a single victory. The choices you make and the bonds you form will influence the story, but so will all your successes and failures.