Final Fantasy: Chocobo Tales is a very original twist on the RPG formula. Instead of the usual battling and levelling up style of gameplay, you will take part in a variety of minigames utilising the DS touchscreen. In between these there is some simple puzzle-solving and the boss fights are played out in a trading card game-style duel.
The minigames themselves are all done very well, and there's enough variety from one minigame to the next to prevent them from becoming tiresome. Further, there are also various optional microgames dotted around which you can play to earn cards which are used in boss fights.
The card system is great, with 122 different cards available and the ability to completely customise your own 15-card decks, plus the option to go online and battle other people.
The game will probably last you 7-10 hours if you just aim to play the main storyline, although unlocking all the cards will take you much longer should you wish to.
Overall, the game is very fun, never too difficult and I would definitely recommend it.