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Game Play: 7 The overall playing style of this is simple yet fun, you start out with a basic weapon, specific to your race and 6 types of magic, which you can mix and stack to create new, more powerful spells and affects, and each weapon carries its own flavor making it fun to experiment.
Graphics: 10 I was overall impressed with the graphics, the environments were traditional (a volcano, ruins, ice caverns, etc), and well made. The animated cut scenes were generally well made, and helped push the general themes of the game.
Replay Value: 10 Excellent replay value, with multiple levels of difficulty, and the crafting/stat maxing involved to get the best character, I found myself getting a solid 40 hours on this game.
Storyline:7 The overall storyline was pretty good, nothing special, but nothing done wrong. The story became somewhat predictable for seasoned RPG player, but it was still overall good, and had cut scenes to help tell it.
Online play: 6 While the online play is fun, like most online DS titles, the lag is pretty bad unless your the host. I did eventually find a game without lag, and tackled some of the optional bosses and PvP. The game is more fun with 4 players, and the language interface allows you to speak to players of all different languages. The system also allows you to make friends, allowing you to group up with the same players.