Summary: EDIT:Umm...there should be 5 stars up there for overall...must be a site glitch. The first Drakengard was an interesting deviation from Square Enix's strict regimen of traditional RPG's. The concept was intriguing: try to spice up Dynasty Warriors type action and add on a story to actually make it all drive towards SOMETHING. The result was a very addictive but mixed effort. A friend once told me, "it's a horrible game and I've beaten it 3 times".
Summary: Being a final fantasy fan makes it difficult to adjust to a new type of rpg. That being said, Drakengard 2 is accesible for the beginner. A decent enough game with nice character design (a must for any rpg) it doesn't score highly but neither lowly. If you're looking for something different without being too difficult to get into then this is for you. However there are plenty of rpgs out there that outclass this one.