"Silmeria is among the better games in this regard, but it spends a good hour twisting the plot around near the ending. As a result, you spend a hell of a lot more time wondering why anyone thought the final plot twist was a good idea than you do noticing that the ending is depressing.
Despite the bizarre plot twists at the end, Silmeria is a solid RPG - with a reasonably involved storyline and a bit of the "divine tragedy" flavor to it. It has a couple of minor annoyances, but they don't get in the way of what is otherwise a good experience. Silmeria is yet another decent PS2 RPG - while it may not be a particular standout, it has an enjoyable story and a pretty fun battle system."