I bought and finished this game about 4 years ago. It still stands out in my mind as one of the best Playstation one RPG's ever. I only give it 4 strz because i'm strict. You might have read this game is tough, because of the puzzles. I didn't find it hard at all. Because i cheated. I had the hint book. I used it every time i got stuck with a tough puzzle. The boss battles are easy, not too easy. Theyre long but fun. If you stink at games, like me, get the hintbook and only use it when you are stuck. That way you can just relax and enjoy the great story and gameplay. Don't worry about being a cheater(Smelly videogame geeks always say that it's wrong to cheat and play the game how it was meant to be played). The Story and the way the game handles it is great. The game places you shipwrecked on a strange island-town. And you feel apart of this little village, like your really living there. You become very familiar with the towns-people and shops, it's great.
it is an overhead view game with many, many, infinite many puzzles and very tough bosses, but its reward is just the joy you get out of playing. (more joy if you manage to win it.)
It has an intricate and complex plot which will keep you wondering whats gonna happen next. It is also a pretty sad game because many townsfolk die, thanks to an evil demon that lives right under the town. It is based in just one small area, but is one huge game. 5 stars! Bravo, working designs!!!