Summary: A Good Game, but not great. I find this combat style much better than my recently traded Prince of Persia. The balance of of fighting and magic work well together, its not to acrobatic but has a nice balance of moves. Good story and I am interested in the characters. The finishing moves are powerful and nice to look at. What I didn't like is some of the model rendering, It is not very solid, in some instances you can see right thru Gretchen's head.
Summary: This game is fantastic. The last game ever made by the now defunct Game Republic, developer of great indy titles like Folklore and Majin and the forbidden kingdom. Once again, they shine in art design - creating a rich, macabre , and magical fantasy world. If you have ever read the Berserk manga, the feel is very similar and the game is reminiscent in tone and style of the Dreamcast Berserk game.