If your favorite thing about a game is the soundtrack, you know you're in trouble! Repetetive, mindless hack and slash, uninspired graphics. I got past the first section, finally; my daughter kidnapped, my hottie sidekick petrified, and my revenge plotted. I got a new sword and spear suddenly, the game looked like it was gonna open up, but do I care to keep going? Not really. The gameplay is THAT lame. So NEIR, yet so far.
While I liked this game, it is NOT an RPG. I am tired of the Final Fantasy knock-offs claiming to be RPGs. If you want an RPG, try Oblivion or Fallout. In this game you do not get to pick your skills, or use what you have learned in any significant way. If you like the run and gun/hack and slash style of game, this isn't a bad game. The story is fun, if incomplete. I still don't know what happened to get me to the end. The side missions are ok, but there doesn't seem to be any pressing reason to finish them.....and if you go too far in the main game, you can't finish several side missions. No big deal, but you don't get any warning when you cross that line.