“This is a game that requires planning, and can punish any poor planning; though not as much as it used to. Originally, if you were foolish enough to not save your game after a few hours, a party wipe in one of many dungeons would mean you’ve lost all that progress. Now, though, a quick-save option means you are never far from safety, and although you can eventually warp to a church to save your game properly anyway, it’s a nice concession made towards the modern era of games we now find ourselves in.
But this is still a tough experience, make no mistake. Even the first boss battle will take time, and you might even lose a character. Given that it’s more than ten years old, you can expect to sometimes need to grind some levels to ensure you’re not facing extreme odds when challenging your foes.”