I was unable to bring myself to finish this one. I really try to give off-line games a good shot. However, this game was not worth the port to the DS. Very few significant changes have been made to the game since the NES release back in days of yore. The plot is painfully cliche and what little has been done to improve it in this release falls far short of acceptable. Well, so what, it is old and to be expected; at least they've got sweet new graphics right? No. The change to the graphics has been drastic but is still not a drawing factor to the game. It is currently on the level of an SNES game, which is unacceptable for a remake by such a large company. Well, at least it has music from a famous composer, right? Correct. Uematsu did indeed create music for this title, but you'll question that fact if you've heard music from FF4, 6-10. It seems that until FF4 he didn't really have the ingenuity we've come to expect from better video games. (During FF5 it seems he had some issues as well but made a massive recovery with FF6-10.) Well, Final Fantasy's are about game play right? That is debatable, but the fact that game play in this title is repetitive, dull, lacking creativity and a level grind against random encounters is nearly indisputable. They try to emphasize the customizing capacity of the job classes but really the classes are one special ability away from being nothing more than equipment changes. The game is unreasonably hard for someone that wishes to run through the game with minimal grinding. To add insult to injury, intelligence and creativity fail to aid the player in this hardly epic quest to finish a boring game. Avoid this game if boredom permits. If not. . . well, I warned you.