At first glance, one may think that this is a second rate game. It doesn't have the best graphics on the market and there are a number of somewhat boring fetch quests. The fishing is impossible until you realize that the instructions were translated incorrectly. However, despite all that, it is one of the most enjoyable games that I had played in a long time.
The story is far above average. What starts as a simple story of a father trying to save his sick daughter becomes more complex as it proceeds. And on the second playthrough you can hear what the "monsters" are thinking. Believe me, there were times when I almost started to cry.
The boss fights are very challenging and the music is probably the best I have ever heard in a video game.
If you like uber-realistic graphics, this probably isn't the game for you. If you want an excellent story and solid gameplay, then I highly recommend this title.