I really liked the story line but the fighting style bothers me too much. It's the same reason why I don't play final fantasy. It just takes to long to fight like that. I'm a Kingdom Hearts fan because the fighting is fast and animated.
I rented this game without having played the previous version for the DS.
I had over 60 hours of game play time saved once I beat the game and that's not counting any resets or deaths. So it is not a short game. I don't really like games that are too easily beaten. Voice acting throughout most of the game (even if the voices may sound a little off for the character). The difficulty starts off easy until you get somewhat through then it gets harder and harder. Also has great replay value and the story is better than I expected. you can also choose slightly different paths each playthrough. I would very likely rent this game again
Very little 3D in the game. The only time I can remember seeing any 3d is when fusing Demons. Not too much exploration. Voice acting is a little off on some characters. I would have cast different voices but still not too bad.