Upon seeing the game in the store, and knowing that the creator of Blue Dragon was associated with final fantasy a great deal, I was excited to pick up this game. However I was beyond disappointed with the characters, story, shadows, and most of all the dialogue. The game features several kids who live in a village who are attacked several times by a robot called a land shark and as a result, discover Nene, the game's antagonist, is behind the land shark and enjoys the kids suffering. However, this is the WHOLE plot of the game, there are really no twists to the story just a big boring quest to rid the world of a mad man who likes torturing people. The graphics are great, but the shadows are disappointing because they can only master about 8 jobs which ost are pretty useless anyway. And the main charater Shu, constantly says "I won't give up" and I swore at about half way through the first disc that if I heard him say it one more time I would shoot myself. Anyway, this game is very mediocre and features nothing new to the genre. If this game intrigues you, I would definately suggest renting it first.