Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. 40
    The game is so cookie-cutter and average that it becomes an empty vessel.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Sep 12, 2013
    8
    This is a B-list JRPG, but, surprisingly, a damn good one.

    Graphics are really sub-par by PS2 standards and most of the time this does look
    This is a B-list JRPG, but, surprisingly, a damn good one.

    Graphics are really sub-par by PS2 standards and most of the time this does look like a PS1 title. Not to mention the obviously poorly translated script, which actually unintentionally gives the game a greater sense of humor. Critique aside, it has allot of interesting systems and side activities that keep you invested throughout. While all the characters are generic tropes of the roles they are filling they are all very well flushed out with deep personalities and histories. You learn to love them all. If anything, the combat system comes across as a bit odd at first, and a little repetitive, the stronger your characters get, the more fun it become, group combos and special attacks are so satisfying to pull off.

    Overall:
    While it is VERY far from the bigger named JRPG franchises in terms of overall quality, it still is allot of fun and is good enough to compete in the big leagues. Go into this game with an open mind and so patience and you will learn to like it after just a few hours.
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  2. Jul 11, 2014
    9
    This is one of those RPG's which never really received it's fair share of praise from the critics, yet most of the user reviews are positive.This is one of those RPG's which never really received it's fair share of praise from the critics, yet most of the user reviews are positive.

    The graphics aren't anything special, fairly average for it's time, but there is enough dialogue and responsive options, mixed with plenty of hard battles (which are interactive rather than just point and click), combined with a decent skill and magic system. Add to this the cooking options, plenty of mini-games and a plausible enough story, and you are left with a very good although not quite perfect RPG.

    Well worth getting, especially if you can pick it up cheap enough.
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  3. Nov 27, 2011
    10
    Incorporates a moving story with surprisingly addictive gameplay, while adding a dash of comedy to spruce up an otherwise sinister plot. TheIncorporates a moving story with surprisingly addictive gameplay, while adding a dash of comedy to spruce up an otherwise sinister plot. The environment and it's great and fun i recommend Full Review »