The first half sucked because it was generic, boring and pointless.
The second half sucked for being a shitty adaption overall; seriously, I didn't give a fuck about anyone and all the fights were horrible. Even the Sabrac one, which was set up more like a video game battle than some real danger.
Ironically, the best part of the show has been the most recent episode, which is anime only material. Apparently JC Staff is good at making up their own shit; they should have done it from the start instead of adapt the novels and that horrible dating sim dammit.