This was one of the worst games I have ever played, I have played worse but not many. The story seems to have no real plot line, just random CS that make no sense, and horrible graphics, even for an PS1 game these graphics would be considered bad. This game had a great idea but they totally blew it, I once played a RPG my friend made on his computer that was better than this. Don't rent it, don't buy it, in fact if you have to play this make sure your being paid to do so!
but knowing Atlus, i'm not that surpirse. Most of their RPGs are weird and unique in their own way, which make them good RPGs for gamers like me. Baroque is an exception though. It has the weird part (die to continue the story) and maybe the story, but the gameplay and game design killed my interest for this game. The game does offer some new features however, like the main character can puch or kick or use weapons if you so choose, also you can see your enemies just like FFXII so no random battles. The graphic is decent and decent story (giving that you stuck till the end...)The bad parts??? I'm not sure if this game should consider as RPG.. It's a dungeon crawler, and the tower is basiclly the only place you will spend all your time in. the game also somehow suffer from the "fog effect" like in dynasty and samurai warriors!.. you can only see about 5-7 feet of you.. other than that.. it's just fog. So don't be surprise when enemires just popping out of nowhere.