Summary: I really enjoyed to play this game even though I am female. XD Anyway, I had played Legend of Heroes: 1 - 3... I really enjoyed them a lot even 3 is a bit different. For finishing attack, you have to press button whenever you want to...for example, when a monster's turn to attack, you have to press button the character you selected so he/she will go forward and finish attack. I had been played this game for 5 times...and I didn't get tired.
Summary: Did you like the old console RPGs from the early 90s? Then you may like this, since it basically plays exactly like one, but with upgraded graphics (basically while the characters are still sprites, all the terrain is in 3d). On the other hand, if you great up on PS2 style RPGs, with lots of cinematics, voice acting, and action based combat, then you will probably find this boring.