The game is the first Western RPG to really capture Japanese attention, and Famitsu's score is perfectly reflective of that. It has become the seventeenth game overall to attain the coveted 40/40, joining such Japanese titles as The Ocarina of Time, Vagrant Story, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
I'll be honest though. This story was just an excuse to post another Cicero header image.
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