Let's get this out of the way, this is or one of the fist RPG's on the PS1. So graphically it's kinda Blah, but in a good way. The difficulty is crazy. the controls are what you'd expect in battle, but in the field you'd expect them to be more Final Fantasy however there more Earthbound. In battle if you press your buttons in a certain way you'll get a extra attack, a more powerful attack, or a counter attack Ala Super Mario RPG. All this amounts to is just pressing X repetitively hoping it will work. All that said this is a really fun game with a good story that if you have the patience and the heart you will be rewarded with a decent early attempt at the RPG genre.