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. It's not a good introduction to the genre for casual gamers, thanks largely to its huge variety of gameplay implementations and its really punishing difficulty.
Conclusion: If you are up to a good challenge then Rondo of Swords is your game. With all its minor flaws I did find myself loosing hours of sleep whenever I played it. The story is strong and the new gameplay aspect in the game is note worthy. Make sure you pick this game up fast if you’re thinking about buying it, Atlus games tend to disappear after a month or two.
Summary: Rondo of Swords is a fantasy strategy RPG combining an epic narrative, a branching story and multiple endings, with an innovative combat mechanic that uses 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. This principle, along with the gameplay’s fresh feel, is what makes Rondo of Swords so fun, and it’s a lot less unhealthy than working in a coal mine to boot.