This is a wonderful, rare gem of a game that really delivers on all levels; it looks spanking, plays like a dream and sounds divine. That, and it feels wonderfully different to most action/adventures – more than likely attributed to its European origins. Still, while playing sometimes it feels slightly more shallow than, say, Skies of Arcadia, which boasts a large cast of highly memorable characters; while this game also has a nice cast, the stereotypical definitions of character (the hot-headed one, the loner, the wistful girl etc etc) are absent; while this is again probably attributed to the fact that the Japanese norm is far more prevalent over here than the European, it may make some people feel a little less familiar with the characters. People that will discard the game because of this really will miss out on this jewel; its difference is exactly what makes it so refreshing to play. Buy it and play it now.