It was a very nice try to take a Classic RPG and put a nice twist on it but came up half an inch short. If you love sword of mana and played many of the titles the you might enjoy this game. I did untill i beat it. I am a fan of overly long rpgs and this isnt one of them. i beat the game in 25 hours and 7 minutes. some might same its long for a handheld game but the gba rpg games last twice as long ad aren't as repetitive. the game is dungeon based and there is only one central city where you can talk to people. The story is a little lackluster because of the fact the game is so short. the combat system is classic sword of mana to the tee but they did add something called a gem system where you add gems to your character to give him/her added skills and bonuses. very clever idea but you feel as if you wanted more out of it. to keep the game play longer the add a mission mode where you get a mission, go to a certain play a clear a certain amount of stages in that dungeon to get a certain prize. The muti-player is pretty fun being that you can join someone and help them clear some dungeons and boss fights. that about all its good for those, you can't trade items or anything. overall the game is fun is you want a short experience and want to play with some friends.