King's Field: The Ancient City will strongly appeal to a small subset of RPG gamers, fans of From Software's similar endeavors in particular. Although it would require serious dedication to replay The Ancient City, and although the game offers only a few more innovations than the previous titles, the lengthy journey will be well enjoyed by those who can appreciate the style of gameplay. Many more players will find this game unforgivably slow, overly difficult, and dull. For them, the game will be a total waste of time, if not emotionally scarring. Several hours with the game should let you know which group you belong to, and a rental is definitely advised for those who are not already familiar with the series.