I bought this game as a first DS game, so I played it non-stop for 1 night, and ended up finishing it within 5 hours. It was terribly short. I mean, the whole re-play part was "fun" but the same thing over again. I thought the controls were easy to get used to, as i stated before; my first DS game, so if I'm saying they are easy, trust me....they are! The mini games throughout the game were the best part! You could play them again and again without going to back into the story! Its amazing. You can play as different Alchemists an go though a journey to defeat the homunculus. Although the stories are tweaked a little, its still the same thing over and over again. The battles are fun to see, but very repetitive to the player. Overall, its a good game, if you don't mind finishing the story in one night and the only way to get all media collectibles is to play though, again and again.
yes: I recommend this product