Conclusion: Rondo of Swords is a really excellent SRPG and probably the best game of the genre on the DS to date. Admittedly, it's certainly not for everybody; in fact, this game is clearly geared toward hardcore gamers.
Summary: Rondo of Swords is a fantasy strategy RPG that combines an epic narrative, complete with a branching story and multiple endings, with an innovative combat mechanic that takes advantage of the DS touch screen and forces you to add even more strategy and planning to your attacks.
Excerpt: “Nothin’ like a hard day’s work” my grandfather believed, along with so many others. Trite but true, it’s usually more rewarding to indulge in victory after pushing your abilities to the limit.
Excerpt: It's no secret that strategy RPGs are a niche genre. You either enjoy them immensely, or abhor them. It's hard for a developer to try and appeal to the mainstream without changing a winning formula present in games like Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem.