I can't really think of a more addictive and quirky RPG than this, especially amidst the sea of RPG's these days that claim to do "something different".
The sheer difference between this and other RPG's comes in the fact that ghostlight and azurecorp (with reference to the previous 2 incarnations) manage to strike a perfect balance between a dark, enthralling storyline, with a lighthearted, brilliantly funny character humour. Characters include an affeminate vendor and his "chum" that follow you around the world selling things, mao the drunken talking martial artist cat, frank the hyperactive ninja, the return of skeletor himself, none other than roger bacon, and more!
The game plays beautifully, with dungeons perfectly sized to suit short bursts of RPG'ing, and upgrades and new sidequests continually thrown at you if you wish to accept them for more powerful weapons, magic, techniques, etc.
The real world settings are fantastic, get to meet famous people like al capone too, makes it even more fun to play and observe the way that they are animated and interact with your characters.
The battle system is also fresh and extremely strategic, with characters being able to link combos with eachother, but only if you use techniques appropriate to the previous move such that the techniques link together properly, and the judgement ring keeps you on your toes and rewards careful playing with more powerful attacks.
It's hard to fault this game really, ghostlight have pulled off a spectacularly fun and addictive RPG which is fresh and new but without straying too far from the previous incarnations or the tried, trusted, and loved RPG formula...the changes are however, interesting enough to draw in people who dont usually get RPGS or need a zap of something different in their adventure fix. A must buy, definately for 18 quid.