From the review, "Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled is the best DS surprise of 2009. It's a fantastic RPG of a caliber that isn't often seen, and the kind of game that will undoubtedly become a cult classic. The story is fresh, the sprite-based graphics are detailed and gorgeous and there's plenty to do and see, giving players an excuse to play it over and over again. While the frequent random battles can become a trifle annoying, it's such a small qualm that it doesn't impair the experience. If anything, it helps solidify Black Sigil's status as an homage to the classic JRPGs that appeared on the SNES..."