This game has a lot to recommend it, the innovative turn-based combat with brave and default works really well; the many different character classes offer lots of ways to build a party plus you can mix and match your abilities. If you find random encounters while travelling annoying - turn them off. On the other hand, if you want to battle random monsters to gain levels quickly - increase the chances of them happening. You can change the difficulty level while playing without penalty; it can be a real pain to get deep into a game only to be stuck unable to beat some boss. I've put many happy hours into this game and am still playing; the music and humorous party chat exchanges really help, plus the story isn't bad. Features nice use of the AR cards too; search online for the extra cards that came with the limited edition. Recommended.