This game is an epic experience of RTS and RPG mixed into one giving you a unique new feel for the ds. Also they've made an EXCELLENT spell casting system for the ds(finally). Another thing unique to the ds is a monster capture and control system where most of the RTS part of the game enters. It is a very simple style of gameplay where your usually killing all the monsters in the area, killing the boss/opposing mage, or protecting something or someone. Overall, I say this is worth the rent or buy.