I'm also more used to FF games being turn-based. My favorite in the series is 12 on the PS2, which I've been told is an unpopular opinion lol. I did thoroughly enjoy 16 though, the fighting mechanics are good and graphics are top notch. Gameplay is definitely a far cry from previous FFs, and I can see players who are into traditional FF turn-based mechanics not liking it. I will say that I haven't gone back and revisited the game since beating it, which I usually do with FF games.