Summary: Overall reaction to the game is nothing but excellent. People seem to confirm the game balance has greatly been restored. So what is missing in the game?
So far Sony seemed to have done really great job making the game balance back. Some cards that did not appear much use is now becoming more useful by combining Set.3 cards. Some overpowered cards seems to be balanced down due to other creatures and combo introduced by Set.3. So overall the game seemed to became what we all wanted to be.
According to Japanese forum, people feels followings are missing in EOJ especially after this game became such a great game with Set.3 addition.
1. Youtube Upload
We all know that Sony supports ability to upload in-game video/clips on to Youtube. Given the EOJ being tactical game, and have a ability to record & replay matches, it is natural to have this option added. This will allow hardcore EOJ gamers to watch and analyze different game plays. Just like professional Chess players look at other players game.
With the purchase of Set.3 patch, you will be able to read all the booklet included in Set.1 and Set.2 theme decks. People who reads these booklets loves the EOJ the story. The issue is the story is not complete. Where is Set.3 stories? One suggestion mentioned on the Japanese forum was to make a bundle with perhaps one promo card along with Story Mode for each of five element. $15-$30 was mentioned as range. I perfectly agree with this and indeed would not mind paying $15.
Alternative was to simply release Novel just like MtG. Again bundling this with some promo card will garantee some sales.
3. Bring back Set.1 cards & theme decks.
It is now almost impossible to purchase Set.1 theme deck brand new especially in retail price in Japan. Since there seem to be a few people interested in starting EOJ now, I think this is perfectly reasonable request. As complete EOJ bundle is scheduled to be released sometime this year (though I believe this will be delayed), I believe Sony may ask Upper deck to reprint Set.1 & Set.2 cards along with this bundle.
If these are only complaints that people in Japan has regarding to EOJ with Set.3, I must praise Sony again for doing great job making Set.3 because none of above is talking about actual game play itself. But I really like to see Story mode.