Well we'd have been protesting in the streets if this hadn't lived up to expectation. Scoring 81 from Metacritic summary of review sites.
Summary of Reviews
Marvelous game, lovable cast, mouth watering graphics
An excellent choice for ps2 rpg gamers
Nowhere near perfect
emotional moments balanced out by cheesiness
Famitsu the most respected video games mag in Japan and famous for it's unmercifully tough grading system (4 reviewers with 10 points to award each) awarded the game 35/40 (87%). Good enough for me.
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