I played this game as a kid and i couldnt remember that much of it only that i quite liked it, so i thought lets try it again on my PC.
Very interesting game, i would advise any (old style) RPG fan to atleast try this, mostly because of the awesome story and lore. The graphics are a bit old and you need to get used to it at the start but i didnt mind much. I wanted to learn more about the story so i read every text and explored everything the game had to offer, i found collecting all the armour/summons (highly recomend a guide for that) and doing all the side quests quite satisfying, if you do that you have a good 35-40 hours on it which is quite good for the price.
There are 2 things i dont like about this game. The first is that you got 2 big continents which only have a few area's where you can actually do stuff like towns or dungeons. I found myself wandering around the world for quite some time while finding no spots at all that actually have content. The first continent has 5 spots you can go to (Towns and dungeons) but there is room for alteast 20 (not kidding) and stil have enough open world left.
The thing probably is that there was no money left to fill in the hole's which is a shame, could have been more.
The second one is that every time you get a cut scene (which is mostly before a boss fight) the game speed increases twice as much then before, not only is this verry annoying some boss fights are already really tough to manage without this bugg, with it you get yourself in situations that your a few seconds in a Boss fight and you see one friendly party member already on 10% HP.
The trick for this bug is to save the game and then load (doesnt work much in a boss fight) or everytime the game needs to load when you go to a different area it usually gets back to normal.
Anyway had a lot of fun with this game, i would give it a 7/10. Reason for this is all the things i said before and because they put alot of effort in the game with trying to make it feel like a epic journey, which worked out.