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I found this game pretty easy to use after spending some time figuring out what the various commands actually meant.
Unfortunately the one downside for using this game is that the full instruction manual is really meant to be used alongside the game - and at several points within the game it specifically tells you to whip out the instruction book to learn something. You will miss out on too many features without the instruction manual.
Otherwise it's a cute RPG that just about anyone can get into. Very simple story line from the beginning, easy to understand and does not leave you too confused.
Izuna brings a few, but not many, new things to the dungeon crawling genre. It also lacks a few of the norms, such as resetting your level to 0 and requiring a constant supply of food. You will, however, lose all your items should you die whilst within a dungeon. There is, however, a way to escape any given dungeon with your items, giving you a "safety net" with which to work.
The safety net is through the Talismans which comprise most of the unique aspects of the game. Talismans can be used like spells in other RPGs with effects ranging from fire to teleportation and the like. Talismans can also be "stuck" onto any weapons and armor you might find, in order to boost their effectiveness. There are limitations to sticking talismans, and being smart in doing so and ending up with an ultimate, but unique weapon, is where this game shines.
The other aspects are pretty much a given for the genre; hacking your way through dungeons full of strange monsters, earning money and experience, and fighting a boss at the end. Each boss you defeat will unlock some new feature that makes your game a bit easier, but the dungeons get a little harder as the game goes on, as one would expect.
It's standard fare, and one who has not enjoyed the genre thus far should not look here for any change of faith. Those who have enjoyed previous games, however, may find more happiness lurking within.
Want to control a ninja? How about a young girl ninja? I though so. Well heres your chance. Izuna (a young ninja with an attitude) is the main character of the story. It starts out with the ninja group that Izuna comes with is unemployed and needs a place to call home. so they stop a the village that you will know very, very well. anyway, Izuna takes a relic that the gods don't want people to take. This puts a curse on the other members of the group. And it's your job to fix it, by attacking the gods.
And the gods loves them self a randomly generated area! Which always makes for a good revisit. Which is good because the games doesn't cut you any slack. But you do get time before you attack to plan out what you are going to do. Because when you move everything else moves, when you don't, well I think you get it. This makes the game easer, but for the impatient it is your worst nightmare.
All in all this game is a good game, if played when you are traveling, if your at home it's good for a while but not good enough to keep your interest. I say it should be a 7.42878970485724359873 out of 10.2974320958374059283727- 5023