Really, I couldn't hate it. In fact I went back for more later! The music was nice and charming in general, Nakano did a good job here!
Now that I've beaten the game on Mint's side, what do I think of it? I think it's charming. It's far from perfect, but it's nice and simple fun. It's never really the battle system which will annoy you, it's more the faulty platforming. The battle system is like a simplified Secret of Mana, you don't have much stats to worry about at all, there are a bunch of side things you can do (find coins, find new spells, find rare items and use them to get discounts at stores, fight Rod and keep challenging him as he gets tougher each time), nice music, and most of the characters are nice and likeable. Rue seems pretty boring honestly but other than that, I actually cared about the characters. You get attached to the little town of Carona and the residents. It's not even long, I beat it in 9 hours, and that's partially leaving the game paused while I go off and do something.