Graphically, this title is a pretty decent showing in the fading era of the PS2. The character models are vibrant and full of over-exaggerated features, as well as insanely flashy weapon effects. In likewise fashion, the monsters and other enemies are really tricked out and diverse, with some crazy looking humanoids, robots, flying creatures and more. Some of these suckers are plain HUGE! The cel-shaded textures seem to pop off the screen, and when the action is intense, it can get pretty crazy …but not in a good way. Sometimes, there can be so much going on that some wicked slow-down can occur, which needless to say, is no fun for anyone. Along with some diverse and charming environments, there are numerous high quality CG cut scenes throughout the title, linking the story along quite nicely.
On the sound front, the music adds a nice mix of relaxing exploration tunes, along with the customary action beats that thump with a heightened tempo. Along with this, the sound effects are pretty solid, but at times the onscreen mayhem can overwhelm the sequence of effects, sometimes garbling it in the process. Finally, the voice acting is pretty dang annoying to be honest, and really grates at the nerves after a while. Even the battle cries and whatnot get very old too. Perhaps the American audience is less receptive to the whimsical script, but I just found it hard to stomach after a few short hours.