Interesting game. Alternates between fun and frustrating at the drop of a hat, though. I love the premise, wherein the world is going to end soon, and you are given the Book of prophecy to record in its pages all that you deem fit to pass on to the New World. Most of the game is spent finding the four spirits of the book that are required to draw upon its full power, but obviously there’s other stuff going on too.
The most inventive thing about the game is the Code Scan ability, wherein you can scan items, monsters, people, etc. And move the various “codes” that define those nouns into others. So you can, say, steal the fire from a monster, the Justice from a soldier, etc. And move it into other people, or your own equipment. While this is a really neat idea, it can take forever t find the right code you need. Luckily, it doesn’t need to have the exact code to power up/change an item, but even so.
The battle in the game is in an action-adventure format, wherein you get to actually move around the screen and whack the enemies with one of four types of weapons - swords, hammers, bombs, and projectiles. Obviously some enemies are weak against certain weapons more than others, but this will rarely come up except in boss battles. And good LORD are boss battles hard. This game actually gives you very limited HP - you start with three HP, and by the end of the game, I had sixteen. oh, and did I mention when you die in a battle - which you will, a lot - you’re revived with only half your full HP? And little MP with which to heal? Yeah, some of those fights are so fucking annoying.
As for side stuff, there’s certainly a couple of mini-games (most of which I hate), and there are side quests you can do for individual townspeople to increase your standing with them and get new item/weapon recipes. So there’s plenty to keep you distracted.
Not sure what else to mention - graphics are similar to FFIVDS, music’s nothing memorable but it does the job, and I know I wasted mroe time playing this game than my schedule allows. So if you want to give it a try, I recommend it.