First of all, I must explain where I'm coming from with this. I have played(and beaten) all the Battle Network and Star Force series MegaMan games. I'm a big fan and still play them today.
That said, this game was a major disappointment. The Star Force series has never been, and never will be, as good as Battle Network. However, the first game of the series was still extraordinarily well done. The story was well executed, the characters were fairly well developed and at the end there was a definite feeling of satisfaction. They left it open for a sequel, which I looked forward to.
Then this game came out. I picked it up on release day, having pre-ordered and paid in full ahead of time. I went home, loaded it into my DS and started playing. It wasn't long before I realized that I really hadn't gotten what I'd hoped for.
The story was sub-par, mostly trapped by the fact that the first game had actually wrapped up most of the plot holes pretty neatly by the end. This meant in many ways they had to overhaul the gameplay and add new elements, many of which felt more annoying than fun. Once the special powers were received, they always felt sort of overcomplicated and much less explained than they should've been.
The plot was slow to get started, quick to finish, and left me feeling unsatisfied(make as many jokes about this as you want). The main character had overcome most of his flaws in the first game and for some reason they assumed that this meant he should always have his picture in the dialogue as smiling, which honestly got rather creepy and seemed sort of weird when he was obviously angry at someone. There were some things that seemed re-hashed from the original game as well, which got frustrating.
However, it was still worth playing, and at it's current very reduced price probably well worth it. Play it at least to get to 3. The third game actually fixed a lot of the problems with this game.
yes: I recommend this product