Anyway, the game is still quite good in other areas. The combat isn't anything mind blowing, but it uses the touch screen very well, and the combination of using the buttons to control one character and the stylus to control the other is actually very functional, once you get the hang out of it. I quickly found myself clamoring to do some level grinding, partly because it's fun to fight, and partly because I wanted to master all of my pins. I won't get into specifics about it all because I've gone on long enough as it is.
One more thing though: The look of the game is pretty striking, at least at first. The use of present day locales is a very interesting choice to tell this story, and it's quite effective I think. I really liked how everything came together visually.
Would I recommend this game to my fellow Dtoiders who haven't played it? I would say yes, although if you dislike Japanese culture and all that jazz, then maybe not. Still, it's a great little portable RPG, at least so far. I'm a fan.