First time I heard of this game was from the UPP and I thought I would give it a whirl. Controls seem easy enough to master and I love the fight system that is semi-real time while also allowing for a bit of turn based control with the pause feature to allow you to gather your thoughts in the middle of the fight. I think the pause feature is one of the best as you can control when the pause kicks in making the game manageable for newer RPGers. I like having the pause in there for me to be able to execute my attack scheme as fast as I would be able to if I were the actual character. It takes longer to get the spells and attacks ready than it would if you were really the person casting the spell or swinging the sword. It makes you feel like you are really fighting in place of the character. I am still in the beginning of the game, but I am already in love with it story wise and graphically.