So far, no surprises. The demo of the game gives a very good idea of what the main game mode is like and I’m yet to try any of the other gameplay types. It’s a very good little game, with the no load times from UMD and the Start button skips all dialogue, making replaying levels much less painful.

I’ve played six levels now, but have done most of those multiple times, trying for better times, to open up different paths and to get some obscure ratings. For example, there might be a “Lonely” rating for a level, which you’ll get if win the level without recruiting a certain character on the map. The names give hints for how to gain the rating, but some look very difficult – can I really complete a map without any food? Do healing herbs count?

Very nice indeed, though whether it’ll keep me occupied to the end of the game remains to be seen.