Fantasy fans will get a kick out of the series staples (chocobos, Cid, Bahamut and moogles), and a huge list of side quests and hidden items add even more to the journey, but damn, this is one unforgiving, unflinching RPG. If it seems like this has been one long bitch session about the game, it is. That's the deal with these types of RPGs - tons of uphill struggles and unaccommodating features that make the experience borderline miserable at times. But for some of us, the Fantasy followers and old-style gamers, it's nice to sneak in such a guilty pleasure in between all the over-produced RPGs that hold your hand every step of the way. It's hard, it's not fair, but we like the ol' boy anyway.