Nice of S-E to bring the PS2 JRPG remake of the SNES JRPG to the English language.
Story, music, characters, things to do... This game seems to deliver on all fronts! The fact that you can recruit monsters to fight on your party adds a bit of randomness, which is nice. You can change up your party many times and get a slightly different feel for combat each time. One thing I noticed is a distinct sense of humor here: It feels rather Japanese, which is nice. To me, that means they probably kept the translation as close to the original as possible. I could be wrong, but that's just an impression I got.
In an RPG, I look for two things mainly: memorable story and strong gameplay. Dragon Quest V supplies both in spades.