User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 223 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 223
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  1. N.Tucker
    Dec 14, 2005
    4
    Why, so limited, cant use monsters in battle. ouch!

Awards & Rankings

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#1 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
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#6 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Simply the best the GBA has offered so far. With an engaging plot, a deep gameplay system that allows for as much customisation as any handheld RPG, and a length that is ridiculously good value, there really is no excuse not to own this game.
  2. GMR Magazine
    90
    A great RPG strong on replay value (the item trading and link-up systems are particularly handy) with great visuals and art style to match (Akihiko Yoshida's character designs have never been better). [Oct 2003, p.79]
  3. If a dictionary definition of "just-another-go" gameplay is ever to be written, this game will have to be featured as an example; and if a list of the best handheld games ever made is written, we'd expect to see this very near the top.