Jason says, "I feel like the use of Studio Ghibli likely created a bit of a cult following on this game. I can’t say I’ve been missing out for 10 years, but I do respect that this brings with it some interesting concepts. Namely that it tries to combine Pokémon and action RPG mechanics along with some fun minigame puzzles ideas. It’s a pity, then, that its combat suffers from simple physical occlusion issues and strange difficulty spikes. These spikes also correlate with how the plot develops, bringing with it some moments of stagnation and others of literal plot development dumps. And while it doesn’t last as long as some of the bigger JRPG brethren, it is at least a solid remaster that’s also got pleasant voice actors to keep my eyes and ears at ease."
A little late to the party but yes it's a great fing game