Summary: Don't compare it to Boktai 1. The first was a masterpiece (though flawed). This game is definitely more user friendly and geared towards a perhaps a more 'younger' audience (seems more cartoonish than the first). It has its upside, but die-hard lovers of the first game (who embraced the challenges) will find that certain spark absent from this installment. Buy it if its cheap and your bored for an okay title.
Summary: I bought this game after reading several positive reviews and a high ranking across the board on different video game sites. Which makes me scratch my head and ask, am I missing something? The RPG aspect of the game is not at all deep, and the mechanics are clunky. The action is repetitive and can largely be avoided to get through a map--which make dungeons quite boring.