This article sums up everything about RoF:
Worst first impression of any game I've ever played. Tri-Ace games in general have this problem. You can't create a game, with possibly the most complex battle/weapon system I've ever personally seen, and just expect people to understand it with no comprehensible tutorial system.
Bottom line...if you play games for fun, avoid this. If you enjoy being extremely frustrated, this game will be the best you've ever played.
Platinum Wish List: Star Ocean: TLH; Disgaea 3; Disgaea 4
My New Year's resolution will be to not spend more than $30 on a game in 2013.