I felt like I was watching a movie, albeit a very bland and boring one. You get no control over your character and you constantly have exposition thrown at you over and over and over and over. Just when you think the game is about to start, you get more uncontrollable scenes where your character chit chats on while you watch. The sound it makes when someone talks is a slight annoying noise that got old very fast as well.
You get about 5 seconds of play time every now and again, be it a dialogue choice or a small bit where you can move around, not like it matters because it goes away far too quick.
When the game DOES finally start it is so long winded that even after hours and hours of playing you haven't DONE anything. For a game that is supposed to be about dungeon crawling and 'farming' it takes itself FAR too seriously and spouts endless exposition at you making you wonder why you are playing a book.
I like reading, I love story, I love story based games, but I do not think it should take over a half an hour to actually take control of my character, even in an RPG.
It had nice sprite art and the combat seemed like it would be nice. There was a also quite a bit you could do once the game did open up. But the incredibly long intro coupled with more long winded scenes made the game more or less unplayable.
I own this game and it is pretty good definantly worth a rent.. If you like harvest moon and you like Rune factory then you owe it to yourself to check this out.. The plot is the same that most rune factory games start out with.. Really, you have guess what amnesia, what is with their obsession with amnesia and the rune factory series really? Neverland programing went bankrput or so i hear which is sad.. i I guess if you repeat enough your game enough people get tired of it... If you like life simulation games and top down dungeon crawlers this will definantly would be worth the trouble.. One of the draw backs this game tend to share with harvest moon is doing fam work, which you would think would be boring but it really isn't since you can explore the dungeons or chat with you neighbors, but it does a heck of alot better than farm simulator... Well check it out and see if you like it.. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!!!