One of the better console RPGs.
- Combat mechanics (for a real-time game)
- Monster selection
- Lack of character customization
- Too much anime
- Lack of choices WRT story
The Bottom Line
Played it when it came out in Japanese, so I have no idea what the story was about. I thought the graphics were impressive at the time. It had an interesting real-time combat system, in some ways better than the typical mouse-driven RTwP combat of RPGs in the 2000s. Better than a lot of the bastard platformer/FPS hybrid systems as well, too. The crafting/weapon customization was interesting. I think it captured the "dungeon crawl" feeling pretty well. I.e. it felt more like D&D than other (console) RPGs I'd played up until that time. Less "cutesy" feel is a plus. Asschaps are a minus.