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I have played ALOT of rpgs starting from ultima and final fantasy one on up to blue dragon and what i found is this is EXACTLY where i hoped the modern turn based role playing game would be like now. There are plenty enough games trying to "reinvent the wheel" so I found this tribute to the traditionl style refreshing. I found the camera a little odd at times but that's my only complaint. I really like the art style and the combat is engaging. I am not terribly deep in the storyline but it is fine at this point. If you hate turn-based rpgs, you'll hate this but if you love them, you owe it to yourself and this dying genre to check it out. Excellent music too, by the way.
I really liked playing through this game. The story wasn't as good as say FF7, however, I feel they did a really good job on keeping the game from getting repeatative. The thing that Japanese style RPG's annoyed me was taking two steps and a random encounter would stop you.. Running around you actually see the random encounters and could run or fight. The spell and class system worked well and the CGI was good. If you are a fan of Final Fantasy type games this one will keep you occupied for a good 40-50 hours.
After beating the game, I had 20 achievement points, which annoyed me... And beating the final boss netted 0 points!!!!! A little crazy.
Best rpg game I have played since the old Final Fantasy's for ps2. One thing even better the FF is that you can avoid fighting the enemies simply by running away from them instead of just constantly getting into battles. I also like that fact that you can combine skills to make your players more efficient and you get to learn how the different classes work. although the battles seem to be a little simple at times, the graphics are beautiful and gameplay is long. An excellent game to play!