It a dungeon crawler with what u do affecting the game aka like attacking and killing neutral people within the dungeon. A cool feature is transferring your save from 1 to 2 and the stuff u did in 1 changes what happens in 2. If you wanted too you can play them individually. The mechanics of the king field series were left in tact but it not an fps style aka 1-4 (1 only came out in Japan, 2 & 3 were statewide 1 & 2 for psx, and 4 was for ps2). I'm not too sure the purpose of it but you can gamble in town. Software was the publisher in Japan and it came out bout 5 years ago.